Firm Profile

Goodwin

Headquarters

100 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
United States
(617) 570.1000

Firm Details

 

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.

Management

Mark T. Bettencourt
Managing Partner
Mark Macenka
Chair, Business Law Department
Joanne Gray
Chair, Litigation Department
Michael Caplan
Chief Operating Officer

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 16 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Massachusetts with 80 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Corporate Law with 21 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Massachusetts in Venture Capital Law with 5 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Boston with 80 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Boston in Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Boston in Corporate Law with 21 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Boston in Venture Capital Law with 5 lawyers

Firm Practice Areas

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Technology Law
  • Venture Capital Law

Office Locations

France

France

Paris, France

12 rue d'Astorg

Paris 75008

France

33 1 85 65 71 71

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Germany

Germany

Frankfurt/Main, Germany

TaunusTurm

Taunustor 1

Frankfurt/Main 60310

Germany

49 69 6677 38500

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Central, Hong Kong

One Exchange Square, Suite 2801

Eight Connaught Place

Central

Hong Kong

852 3658 5300

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Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

26 Boulevard Royal

Luxembourg L-2449

Luxembourg

352 27 86 67 77

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United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Cambridge, United Kingdom

50-60 Station Road

Cambridge CB1 2JH

United Kingdom

44 (0)1223 645000

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London, United Kingdom

100 Cheapside

London EC2V 6DY

United Kingdom

44 20 7447 4200

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United States

United States

California

California

Los Angeles, CA

601 South Figueroa Street, 41st Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90017

United States

(213) 426.2500

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Redwood City, CA

601 Marshall Street

Redwood City, CA 94063

United States

(650) 752.3100

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San Francisco, CA

Three Embarcadero Center, 28th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111

United States

(415) 733.6000

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Santa Monica, CA

520 Broadway, Suite 500

Santa Monica, CA 90401

United States

(424) 252.6400

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1900 N Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036

United States

(202) 346.4000

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Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Boston, MA

100 Northern Avenue

Boston, MA 02210

United States

(617) 570.1000

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New York

New York

New York, NY

The New York Times Building

620 Eighth Avenue

New York, NY 10018

United States

(212) 813.8800

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