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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July 24, 2016

Don't Make Founders' Equity Even

An article by Gary Schall, posted on TechCrunch on July 24, 2016 and as a WilmerHale Launch blog post.

July 20, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Aushon BioSystems in $6.14M Series C Financing

Aushon BioSystems, a global provider of protein biomarker measurement and analysis products and services via an innovative, cost-effective multiplex immunoassay platform, announced that it held the initial closing of a $6.14 million Series C Financing.

July 20, 2016

WilmerHale Advises PerkinElmer in €500M Eurobond Offering

PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader focused on improving the health and safety of people and the environment, announced that it has completed a public offering of €500 million aggregate principal amount of 1.875% Senior Notes due 2026 at an issue price of 99.118% of the principal amount.  

July 19, 2016

Why You Don't Need to Found Your Startup in Silicon Valley

An article by Ed Pease, published on Entrepreneur.com, discusses three vital areas in which a startup—with a bit of creativity and persistence—can assemble critical resources and position itself to thrive outside of Silicon Valley.

July 18, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Intercept Pharmaceuticals in $460M Public Offering

Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases, has announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of $460 million aggregate principal amount of 3.25% convertible senior notes due 2023.

July 13, 2016

Civil Fines Jump Across Agencies Under Inflation Adjustment Act

Civil fines across federal agencies have recently been increased dramatically under the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) (Sec. 701 of Public Law 114-74), with some more than doubling. Companies violating the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Improvements Act, the Securities and Exchange Act, or the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), among others, could soon face civil monetary penalties that are up to 150% higher than the existing levels. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the 2015 Act would increase the federal government's revenue by $1.3 billion over the next ten years. 

July 5, 2016

WilmerHale Advises Syros Pharma in Initial Public Offering

WilmerHale advised Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a life sciences company, in its initial public offering.

June 30, 2016

WilmerHale Reps The Muse in $16M Round of Financing by Icon Ventures

The Muse, an online career resource targeting millennials, with more than 50 million users per year, announced that the company has closed a $16 million round of financing led by Icon Ventures.

June 28, 2016

WilmerHale Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in Germany 2016

For the second consecutive year, nine WilmerHale lawyers from the Berlin and Frankfurt offices were listed to Best Lawyers in Germany.

June 24, 2016

Brexit – Major Upheaval and Change

As the UK leaves the EU, in light of the seismic result of the recent United Kingdom referendum, there will be an immense amount to do, for the UK and the remaining EU, and for companies that are either based in, or have interests in the UK.