Harvey E. Bines - Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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Harvey E. Bines

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Harvey E. Bines is a partner in the Corporate Finance and Investment Management Practice Groups in our Boston office. He practices primarily in the areas of international and domestic corporate finance and domestic corporate governance, investment management law, securities law, including the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act, and corporation, limited liability company and partnership law. Mr. Bines counsels domestic and foreign clients, and advises clients respecting domestic and offshore investments and transactions. He initiated the firm's ZAG-SW partnership with Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co., represents U.S. and Israeli clients, and supervises the firm's ZAG-SW operations.

Mr. Bines was formerly an associate professor of law at The University of Virginia School of Law (investment law, torts) and an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School (corporate finance). Mr. Bines has advised and lectured in Israel, Ireland and Central and Eastern Europe. He has served as a board member of an NYSE-listed company and of an NASD company. Mr. Bines has lectured in the United States and in China, England, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary on private-equity investment, institutional investment and public and private investment companies and other collective investment vehicles.

Additional Information

Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Experience Representative Client Work
    • Represented public and private clients, including regulated entities, in domestic and offshore mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, asset dispositions and equity financings, refinancings and restructurings, in large and small transactions
    • Advised institutional investors on issues arising under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the prudence and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA, and the Prudent Investor Rule under common law and state and federal statutes
    Universidad Nacional de LanúsJ.D. 1970University of Virginia School of LawJ.D. 1970
    Massachusetts, Virginia, and Boston Bar AssociationsAmerican Law InstituteAlbert Schweitzer Fellowship

    Client Comments

    "Harvey Bines is a brilliant, outstanding lawyer. He is very creative. He works extremely hard to serve client interests."

    -Lionel L. Fray
    President and CEO
    AOA Geophysics, Inc.

    "Mr. Bines is the smartest lawyer I have ever known. He is also among the very smartest, savviest people I have known. He has been my attorney for years and has never let me down. I trust him explicitly to optimize outcomes for my company and me."

    -Jack Maguire
    Chairman and Founder
    Maguire Associates, Inc.

    "I have had the pleasure of working with Harvey in my capacity of being CFO of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (a national/international not-for-profit 501(c) (3) entity based here in Boston) since Nov 10 2003, so we are now in our fifth year working together. His knowledge on a wide range of not-for-profit issues, investment issues, tax and liability issues, financial processes, audit considerations, and strategic considerations (as we have expanded) has been priceless to us. It is no coincidence that over the past five years our net assets have more than doubled; our sites existing (or in the process of set up) around the U.S. have increased by 50 percent, and we still have no debt whatsoever and no law suits or difficulties pending anywhere here or around the nation. His ready availability to help on questions large and small is a huge asset for us. Finally, his help in stewarding our financial situation as we grow has recently led, I have no doubt, to the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship receiving the highest grade - four stars - from Navigator in its evaluation of not-for-profits in the U.S. " for sound fiscal management." We have already received two charitable gifts from individuals who read about the award and wrote us a check. Harvey is someone for whom I have the utmost respect, and that is a real credit to Sullivan & Worcester LLP. "

    "Mr. Bines is my company's corporate counsel and he is, without question, the best business-minded attorney I have ever worked with. Mr. Bines combines a superb legal acumen with a practical, results-driven approach and he is unparalleled at negotiation, formulating legal strategy, thinking through issues and potential pit-falls, and structuring innovative transactions. If you need a smart, tough, practical lawyer who protects your company's interests, this is your man"

    Office Location

    One Post Office Square
    Boston, MA 02109
    United States

    Lawyer of the Year Awards

    2015 Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Compliance Law of the Boston Metro Area
    Harvey E. Bines has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

    Practice Areas

    Corporate Compliance Law
    Corporate Governance Law
    Corporate Law
    Securities / Capital Markets Law