Edwin L. Miller , Jr. - Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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Edwin L. Miller , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Edwin L. Miller Jr. has practiced corporate and securities law for over 40 years. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in scores of IPOs, secondary stock offerings and other public market transactions that have raised billions of dollars. Mr. Miller has represented venture capital firms and technology companies in venture financings throughout his time in practice. More recently, he has concentrated on the representation of emerging technology companies, including completing a number of recent initial public offerings. In addition, Mr. Miller has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, representing both acquirers and sellers. Mr. Miller was the first associate and a partner for over 20 years at Boston's Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, a leading "technology law" firm.

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Experience — Over 100 other issuer-side and underwriter-side IPOs and other public financings. Recent issuer-side IPOs include Mazor Robotics (surgical device); Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD drug development); Bio Blast Pharma; and several companies currently in registration
  • Sell-side M&A transactions include X-Café LLC (coffee extracts) to Kerry (Ireland) ($30 million); Ibrix (file serving software) to Hewlett-Packard (price undisclosed); SMaL Camera Technologies to Cypress Semiconductor ($40+ million); Ciphent Inc. (internet security software and services) to Accuvant (price undisclosed); and Cambridge Analog Technologies (semiconductors) to Maxim Integrated Products (price undisclosed)
  • Buy-side M&A transactions include the purchase by Iron Mountain of Connected Corporation ($120 million), LiveVault ($50 million), Stratify ($160 million) and Mimosa Systems ($110 million); the acquisition/spinoff of Travel Centers of America by Hospitality Properties Trust ($2 billion); the purchase by Taconic Farms of the Xenogen Biosciences division of Caliper Life Sciences; and the purchase by Konarka Technologies of Siemens’ photovoltaics business in Germany
  • Representative clients: American DG Energy (co-generation); Charles River Analytics (advanced government research); Evologie (skin care); Ferric Inc. (semiconductors); Natel Energy (low-head hydro technology); Pillar Investments (Beirut) (investment banking).
  • Harvard UniversityJ.D. 1973
    Boston Bar AssociationAmericans for Children of the Middle East, Inc.

    Client Comments

    "Edwin Miller is an outstanding general counsel for our small specialty pharmaceutical company."

    "Edwin Miller is a great lawyer. He is very experienced, responsive, and effective in working with others, and very clear when communicating with clients. Ed is a "common sense" lawyer that gets the point really quickly without wasting valuable time and money."

    -Anthony Loumidis
    CFO, Tresurer, and Secretary
    American DG Energy Inc.

    "Edwin Miller is intelligent and practical."

    "Ed Miller is the most efficient and prompt attorney that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. His knowledge in nearly all areas of business is remarkable and when he doesn't immediately know the answer, he immediately refers me to someone who does. There is absolutely no delay in response, in completing a task, or in conferencing with other attorneys when necessary. He is straight forward, honest, ethical, and fair in all areas. I recommend him whenever given the opportunity and will always use his services when necessary."

    -Cathy Kalenian
    X Cafe LLC

    "This is my second start-up and Ed Miller has helped both times in an impeccable fashion. He understands very well all the needs of start-ups, and he helps put together the right documentation for incorporation. He also explains all major issues in a no-nonsense way, and focuses on the right elements. In the first company, Ed helped with three rounds of financing, all contracts, and legal issues, along with a successful exit (M&A). All relationships and issues with the board, with the investors, and even with employees, were dealt with professionally and thoroughly. I strongly recommend Ed; he is very knowledgeable, bright, and quick. "

    -Maurizio Arienzo
    President and CEO
    NovaWare Inc.

    "Ed Miller is one of the best corporate lawyers I've had the pleasure of working with. He is an expert in securities law. He solves our legal issues fast and with great efficiency. Most importantly, he is completely straight with us and strives to always do the best for his client."

    -Raul Brauner
    President & CEO
    Bio-Tree Systems Inc.

    "Ed Miller has been outside corporate counsel of Konarka since founding, as well as counsel to several other start-ups that I have founded/co-founded previously over the years. He is extremely competent, pragmatic, time responsive, as well as time and cost efficient when working with start-ups from incorporation, funding, growth, and maturity through IPO/M&A liquidity. I highly recommend Ed to any of my fellow serial entrepreneurs who might be seeking a counsel and counselor with a wealth of experience and real-world legal assistance. "

    -Howard Berke
    Konarka Technologies, Inc.

    "I have known Ed for more than 10 years in the context of a number of high-tech startups out of MIT and other businesses. It's rare, even in Boston, to find counsel with Ed's depth and breadth of knowledge, experience, and expertise with entrepreneurs and high-tech startups, as well as corporate America's technology and business leaders. What is most impressive about Ed is his engaging style, clarity, and practical approach to resolving issues and finding solutions. In a complex technology and global business environment, Ed provides welcome guidance, insight, unexpected opportunities, and, when needed, patience. He has both the professional wisdom and personal interest that every young entrepreneur needs on his or her team. My experience with Ed has been uniformly positive, consistently professional, and always a pleasure. It is my pleasure to offer this appraisal and recommendation on his behalf."

    -George Kenney
    Associate Director, Materials Processing Center & Microphotonics Center
    Massachusetts Insititute of Technology

    "I have worked with Ed for many years. He is very good at not losing the forest for the trees, and at getting things done."

    "Ed Miller is that very rare breed of lawyer who is a deal maker instead of a deal breaker. Ed's expertise in his areas of specialization is unsurpassed. He is an authority on technology companies and M&A; he not only teaches courses on those subjects at BU School of Law, but he has written books on the topics as well. He analytically looks at every project from all possible angles and thoroughly educates the client. When we need his services he gets back promptly and is always in communication with us, often after hours, and is always enjoyable to work with. I could not recommend any lawyer more highly."

    -Mark Cohen
    Executive Director
    Boston Foundation for Sight

    Office Location

    One Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109
    United States

    Practice Areas

    Securities / Capital Markets Law (Capital Markets, Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Transactions, Venture Capital)
    Securities Regulation