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)

Caporizzo, A. William

A. William Caporizzo

Vice Chair, Transactional Department

+1 617 526 6411 (t)

Publications & News


October 6, 2015

WilmerHale Reps Skyworks in $2 Billion Acquisition of PMC-Sierra

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) announced a definitive agreement under which Skyworks will acquire PMC for $10.50 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2 billion.

September 18, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Named a Top-Tier Firm by The Legal 500 UK

In the 2015 edition of The Legal 500 UK, WilmerHale is named a top-tier firm for dispute resolution - international arbitration and crime, fraud and licensing - fraud: white-collar crime, and is recommended in six other practice areas.

September 14, 2015

LMG Life Sciences Release 2015 Rankings, Again Names WilmerHale a "Life Cycle Firm"

In its latest edition, LMG Life Sciences recognizes eight WilmerHale practice areas and 16 attorneys, and for the fourth consecutive year names WilmerHale a "Life Cycle Firm."

September 1, 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.    

August 31, 2015

The Best Times To Get A Grip On Your Startup's IP

An article by Partners Gary Schall and John Hobgood, posted on TechCrunch on August 31, 2015.

August 28, 2015

How Misunderstanding a Startup’s ‘Valuation Cap’ Can Get Expensive

John Demeter, WilmerHale counsel and a Wall Street Journal expert panelist, discusses the importance of understanding valuation caps in this article published by The Experts blog on, August 28, 2015.

August 17, 2015

WilmerHale Lawyers Named Among the 2016 Best Lawyers in America®, Seven Recognized as Lawyers of the Year

Best Lawyers in America® recognizes 99 WilmerHale lawyers and names seven partners as Lawyers of the Year in its 22nd edition. Only one lawyer in each legal practice specialty within each region is honored as a Lawyer of the Year.

July 28, 2015

The American Lawyer A-List Names WilmerHale Among Nation's Top 20

WilmerHale has again earned its place among the nation's top 20 law firms in the 2015 edition of The American Lawyer's A-List.

July 16, 2015

USCIS Clarifies Position on Worksite Changes and Need to File Amended H-1B Petitions

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued guidance on changes in H-1B (visa) work locations in the wake of the Administrative Appeals Office’s (AAO) April 9, 2015 decision in Matter of Simeio Solutions LLC.

July 15, 2015

SEC Proposes Compensation Clawback Rules

On July 1, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 to propose new rules requiring national securities exchanges to establish listing standards requiring listed companies to develop, implement and disclose clawback policies.