Main Areas of Practice
At Goodwin, we partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,000-plus lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. Our unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets us apart. To learn more, visit us at www.goodwinlaw.com.
Financial Industry: From transactional law to compliance to enforcement to litigation, the practice’s lawyers across Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., London, and Frankfurt, offer a single point of counsel and experience on transactional, advisory, and litigation matters.
Private Equity: The group is a market leader in the expansive middle market sector, having earned a reputation for notable buyouts, growth equity deals and growth company representations in key sectors such as technology, healthcare, financial and business services, consumer and manufacturing.
Technology: Consistently rated in the top five most active law firms for venture capital, IPOs and M&A, the practice supports clients at all stages of the corporate life cycle with legal advisory related to company formation, IP protection, licensing, commercial agreements and venture financing to IPOs, M&A, corporate governance, board matters and more.
Life Sciences: Goodwin’s life sciences lawyers are deeply experienced in corporate governance, financing and M&A transactions, collaborations and licensing, regulatory matters, and intellectual property law. As part of its interdisciplinary approach, the practice collaborates with lawyers in Goodwin’s patent litigation, products liability, employment and tax practices to protect client interests and to advocate on their behalf.
Real Estate Industry: From locations across the United States and Europe, Goodwin’s real estate industry lawyers are experts in tax, securities and ERISA matters and help structure, negotiate and close complex public and private equity and debt financings, joint ventures, portfolio and REIT M&A, cross-border transactions, hospitality and leisure deals, and large-scale development work.
Intellectual Property: With superior experience – from scientists who have worked in the field, to litigators with International Trade Commission and federal court experience – this top-ranked practice works with clients to secure preliminary injunctions, declaratory and summary judgments, favorable results in Markman proceedings, advantageous settlements, victories at trial and appellate relief. The group takes cases from pre-suit investigations through discovery and trials.
Securities Litigation: The practice’s cases range from defending high tech and biotech companies in class action securities fraud litigation brought following restatements of earnings or the release of bad business news, to resolving shareholder derivative challenges, to multibillion dollar mergers and acquisitions.
White Collar Defense: Fortune 500 companies, corporate executives, directors and other individual business leaders repeatedly turn to Goodwin when faced with the most sensitive, complex and potentially damaging white collar litigation. That is because Goodwin has successfully represented clients in many of the most high profile white collar matters in recent memory.
Law Firm of the Year Awards
- Private Equity Law - BL in France (2022)
Top Listed National Awards
- Top Listed in the United States in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 17 lawyers
- Top Listed in the United States in Technology Law with 5 lawyers
Top Listed State Awards
- Top Listed in Massachusetts with 89 lawyers
- Top Listed in Massachusetts in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 12 lawyers
- Top Listed in Massachusetts in Corporate Law with 24 lawyers
- Top Listed in Massachusetts in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 8 lawyers
- Top Listed in Massachusetts in Real Estate Law with 6 lawyers
- Top Listed in Massachusetts in Venture Capital Law with 6 lawyers
Top Listed City Awards
- Top Listed in Boston with 89 lawyers
- Top Listed in Boston in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 12 lawyers
- Top Listed in Boston in Corporate Law with 24 lawyers
- Top Listed in Boston in Mergers and Acquisitions Law with 8 lawyers
- Top Listed in Boston in Real Estate Law with 6 lawyers
- Top Listed in Boston in Venture Capital Law with 6 lawyers
"Law Firm of the Year"
Firm Practice Areas
- Banking and Finance Law
- Bet-the-Company Litigation
- Corporate Law
- Environmental Law
- Mergers and Acquisitions Law
- Real Estate Law
- Tax Law
- Technology Law
- Venture Capital Law