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 26, 2016

Corporate Board Member Names WilmerHale Among Top 25 National Corporate Law Firms

The firm has made both the directors' and general counsel lists of preferred corporate law firms in the country.

May 25, 2016

Applying the New SEC Staff Guidance on Non-GAAP Measures to Your Next Earnings Announcement

All public companies should consider and address the SEC staff's new guidance, as well as other recent developments regarding the use of non-GAAP measures, as they prepare for their next earnings announcement. To help you work through the implications of the new guidance, we discuss the new and revised CDIs, and offer our analysis of key takeaways and action items.

May 24, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels Dedrone in Raising $10 Million in Series A Funding

WilmerHale represented Dedrone—an automated, software-based drone detection platform—in raising $10 million in Series A Funding.

May 23, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels Kite Hill in $18 Million Funding Round From Lead Investors General Mills and CAVU Venture Partners

WilmerHale represented Kite Hill—a brand that makes plant-based cheeses, yogurts, cream cheese-style spreads and other dairy analogue products sold to consumers in Whole Foods Markets and directly to restaurants and wholesalers—in raising $18 million, with lead investments from General Mills' new venture unit and CAVU Venture Partners.

May 20, 2016

Securities Crowdfunding Rules Go Live

An article by Glenn Luinenburg and Jessica Wade, published by the Daily Journal, identifies the four key questions for entrepreneurs to consider as they explore whether to use the Securities and Exchange Commission's recently adopted rules to permit crowdfunding under the JOBS Act of 2012.

May 17, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels Bark & Co in Raising $60 Million in New Funding Round

WilmerHale represented Bark & Co, the company behind BarkBox, in raising $60 million in new funding to grow and expand its offerings for dogs and their people.

May 16, 2016

Congress Creates Federal Right of Action for Trade Secret Misappropriation

On May 11, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016, which enables companies to go to federal court to sue for misappropriation of trade secrets.

May 16, 2016

WilmerHale Counsels Accion Systems in Raising $7.5 Million in Series A Funding

WilmerHale represented Accion Systems Inc., a space technology startup led by MIT graduates, in raising $7.5 million in Series A funding.

May 13, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Acacia Communications in IPO

WilmerHale represented Acacia Communications, a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, in its initial public offering.

May 12, 2016

WilmerHale Reps Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals in IPO

WilmerHale represented Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of viral infections, in its initial public offering.