Transactional

Clients ranging from startups and individual entrepreneurs to mature public and private companies, multinational corporations and financial institutions rely on our experienced counsel to turn challenges into business opportunities. 


WilmerHale's Transactional Department includes skilled business counselors and former industry professionals prepared to handle even the most complex transactions and issues, as well as former senior staff members from US government agencies who provide a wealth of regulatory insight. This seasoned team advises clients from a wide array of technology, life sciences and regulated industries, including biotechnology, medical devices, communications, digital media, financial services, energy and cleantech, aviation, education, real estate, retail and the nonprofit sector.

To provide every client with the highest levels of knowledge and experience across a multitude of matters, our Transactional Department attorneys regularly collaborate with the firm's intellectual property, regulatory, securities and litigation authorities. Leading legal publications—including Chambers, The American Lawyer, Law360, The Legal 500 and JUVE—regularly rank our practitioners as the most sophisticated and skilled in the business.

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Singer, Steven D.

Steven D. Singer

Chair, Transactional Department

+1 212 295 6307 (t)

steven.singer@wilmerhale.com

Caporizzo_William_lo

A. William Caporizzo

Vice Chair, Transactional Department

+1 617 526 6411 (t)

william.caporizzo@wilmerhale.com

Publications & News

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May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Life Sciences Transactions

Recognized both globally and nationally for its leading life sciences practice, WilmerHale has more than four decades of experience representing biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device companies at all stages of growth, as well as venture capitalists and investment banks.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Strategic Alliances, Joint Venture and Licensing Transactions

Our corporate, licensing, intellectual property and regulatory lawyers regularly handle a broad range of strategic alliance, joint venture, licensing,
collaboration, product development, outsourcing, manufacturing, distribution and similar agreements, including many significant deals that are helping to shape the future of science, technology and commerce.

May 3, 2016

Selected 2016 Technology Transactions

For more than four decades, we have represented technology clients in venture capital financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions; handled their licensing, outsourcing, services, joint venture, development and distribution transactions throughout the world; protected their innovations through patent prosecution and portfolio development; defended their interests in enterprise-critical patent litigation; and navigated regulatory issues vital to their success.

May 3, 2016

WilmerHale Represents MKS Instruments in Acquiring Newport Corporation and Securing $980 Million Acquisition Financing

WilmerHale represented its long-time client MKS Instruments, Inc., a global technology provider, in closing its acquisition of Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonics solutions, for approximately $905 million.

May 2, 2016

WilmerHale Expands West Coast Corporate Practice With Two Partner Hires

WilmerHale is pleased to welcome Partners Christopher Rose and Eric Hwang to the firm's Los Angeles and Palo Alto offices, respectively.

April 26, 2016

Chambers Europe 2016 Recognizes WilmerHale Lawyers and Practices

Thirteen WilmerHale lawyers and five firm practices have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Chambers Europe: Leading Lawyers for Business

April 15, 2016

Kala Pharmaceuticals Announces Closing of $68 Million Series C Financing

On April 13, 2016, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative ophthalmic products based on its proprietary mucus-penetrating particle technology, announced that it closed a $68 million Series C preferred stock financing.

April 14, 2016

Keith Barnett Joins American College of Real Estate Lawyers

Members are elected to the fellowship for their outstanding legal ability, experience and high standards of professional and ethical conduct in the practice of real estate law.

April 4, 2016

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.    

March 31, 2016

Amended California FEHA Regulations Take Effect on April 1 and Impose New Requirements on Employers

On April 1, 2016, amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations, dealing with the prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, go into effect.