Transactional

WilmerHale’s Corporate and Transactional Department encompasses our Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Corporate, Fund Formation, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Tax, Technology Transactions and Licensing, and Emerging Company practices. With exceptional depth and breadth of experience across a broad range of domestic and international transactions, the department provides sophisticated legal representation to public and private companies, startup enterprises, partnerships, entrepreneurships and finance participants in a wide variety of industry sectors.

Including more than 300 seasoned corporate transactional lawyers and business counselors, the corporate practice serves public and private companies, investment banks, venture capitalists, families and individual entrepreneurs throughout the world. The team draws on the resources of many of our other transactional practices, and on lawyers with intellectual property and litigation expertise. This collaboration among practices enables WilmerHale to provide all of our clients with the highest levels of knowledge and experience across a multitude of business matters.

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Singer, Steven D.

Steven D. Singer

Chair, Transactional Department

+1 212 295 6307 (t)

steven.singer@wilmerhale.com

Caporizzo, A. William

A. William Caporizzo

Vice Chair, Transactional Department

+1 617 526 6411 (t)

william.caporizzo@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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April 22, 2015

Yale Law Women Names WilmerHale Among Top Ten Family Friendly Firms

For the sixth time, Yale Law Women at Yale Law School selected WilmerHale for inclusion on its prestigious list of Top Ten Family Friendly Firms.

April 17, 2015

WilmerHale Partners Discuss Curtain Wall Litigation Disputes

WilmerHale Partners Brent Gurney and Andy Cohn recently discussed construction disputes, specifically those dealing with the legal and contract issues affecting curtain walls, in a WilmerHale video highlight entitled "Construction Dispute Management Capabilities."

April 16, 2015

WilmerHale Expands Life Sciences and Emerging Company Practices in Silicon Valley with New Partner

WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Samuel Coates as a partner in the Palo Alto office. Mr. Coates joins the firm as a member of the Corporate, Emerging Company and Life Sciences Practice Groups.

April 10, 2015

Tax Time Alert: Key Things to Know About Founders Preferred Stock

An article by John Demeter published to Xconomy on April 10, 2015.

April 10, 2015

Technical and Scientific Experience

Our ability to provide superior legal representation to technology companies is greatly enhanced by the academic and industry experience of our lawyers in a wide variety of technical and scientific fields.    

April 8, 2015

Silicon Valley Robot Block Party Draws Enthusiastic Crowds to WilmerHale

Crowds of investors, fans and students celebrated the region's thriving robotics industry and its many innovators at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party hosted by WilmerHale and Silicon Valley Robotics.

April 7, 2015

Akamai Acquires Octoshape

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced that it acquired Octoshape in a cash transaction. Octoshape's services are designed to help optimize the quality of video streams for over-the-top content and to enable Internet Protocol television solutions.

April 2, 2015

Final Section 162(m) Regulations Clarify Transition Rules for Newly Public Companies and the Per Participant Limit Requirement

Following the issuance of proposed regulations in June 2011, the Internal Revenue Service issued final regulations on March 30, 2015 clarifying certain exceptions to the compensation deduction limitation imposed by Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.

March 27, 2015

2015 M&A Report

Our 2015 M&A Report contains a detailed review of, and outlook for, the global M&A market. Other highlights include a comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions, updates on takeover defenses and the current climate around proxy access, and a look at the use of social media by public companies and activist shareholders in contested situations.

March 27, 2015

2015 Venture Capital Report

The 2015 Venture Capital Report offers an in-depth analysis of, and outlook for, the US and European venture capital markets. The report features industry and regional breakdowns; an analysis of trends in venture capital financing, convertible debt and VC-backed company M&A deal terms; and a look at important considerations for startup founders weighing the costs, benefits and optimal timing for company incorporation.