Life Sciences TRANSACTIONAL
The representation of landlords, tenants, developers and investors in life sciences transactions calls for sophisticated experience in light of the peculiar issues associated with startup, heavy upfront investment, integrity of laboratory space, environmental matters, security, decommissioning, and related concerns. Over the past several years, we have represented owners and developers in the development and leasing of more than three million square feet of life sciences space. Our unsurpassed experience in this sector includes the acquisition, development and leasing of numerous properties, as well as complex restructurings of distressed leases and projects.
Barnett, Keith R.

Keith R. Barnett

Partner

+1 617 526 6930 (t)

keith.barnett@wilmerhale.com

Boulger, Sean T.

Sean T. Boulger

Partner

+1 617 526 6870 (t)

sean.boulger@wilmerhale.com

Burke, Robert D.

Robert D. Burke

Partner

+1 617 526 6470 (t)

robert.burke@wilmerhale.com

Burton, Douglas L.

Douglas L. Burton

Partner

+1 617 526 6270 (t)

douglas.burton@wilmerhale.com

Jakubowski, Paul

Paul Jakubowski

Partner

+1 617 526 6948 (t)

paul.jakubowski@wilmerhale.com

Edwards, Stephen M.

Stephen M. Edwards

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6067 (t)

stephen.edwards@wilmerhale.com

Gold, H. David

H. David Gold

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6425 (t)

david.gold@wilmerhale.com

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Susan M. Kincaid

Special Counsel

+1 617 526 6577 (t)

susan.kincaid@wilmerhale.com

Experience

Representative matters include:

  • Representing a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in the development of its "Laboratory of the Future" in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Representing a publicly traded life sciences REIT on numerous acquisitions, joint ventures, developments and leases, including:
    • the acquisition of the 1,200,000-square-foot Technology Square and Life Sciences Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts;
    • the formation of a joint venture to develop and lease a 415,000-square-foot life sciences facility in Boston's Longwood medical area;
    • the development of a 1,500,000-square-foot life sciences campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts;
    • the development of a 750,000-square-foot international sciences facility in Toronto's Discovery District;
    • the leasing of a 50-building New England portfolio of office laboratory buildings;
    • the development of 91,000 square feet of office laboratory space in New York's East River Science Park;
    • the development of a build-to-suit full-building lease in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and
    • the development of a 70,000-square-foot lease at Technology Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  • Representing the developer of the acquisition, joint venture, financing and lease-up of a 400,000-square-foot life sciences campus in Lexington, Massachusetts.
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company in the development and expansion of its R&D and manufacturing facilities in Milford, Massachusetts.
  • Counseling numerous life sciences companies in their leasing of laboratory space.

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May 26, 2017

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2017 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners announced its rankings for the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, with WilmerHale listed among the nation's best in 50 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 86 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

January 12, 2017

Life Sciences Law Firm Index Ranks WilmerHale Among Top 10 Deals Firms

The Index identifies the most active and relevant law firms for life science companies.

May 27, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices Recognized in 2016 Edition of Chambers USA

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its final rankings for the 2016 edition, with WilmerHale ranking among the nation's best in 47 practice area categories. Chambers also ranked 82 WilmerHale lawyers as leaders in their respective fields.

October 22, 2014

Progress Software Announces Intent to Acquire Telerik

WilmerHale client Progress Software Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Telerik AD, a leading provider of application development tools.