Benjamin Ferrucci: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Benjamin Ferrucci

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Fund Formation
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Benefits & Compensation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Start-up Companies
  • Tax
  • Healthcare
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
  • Educational Institutions
  • Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
University Tufts University, B.A., 1988
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, J.D., 1993; New York University, LL.M., Tax, 1994
Admitted1994, Massachusetts; 1995, Illinois; 1998, New York
BornBoston, Massachusetts, September 7, 1966

Mr. Ferrucci has extensive experience counseling in matters of executive compensation and ERISA related corporate matters. He represents public and private equity and management-side clients in negotiation of compensation packages including but not limited to providing counsel on market conditions, developing strategic objectives, and advising on the advantages and disadvantages of different investment structures in relation to founders' stock, options, and profits interests. Mr. Ferrucci advises funds, companies, boards and management teams in employee benefits and compensation matters involving retention, incentive and equity plans and negotiates employment, change in control, and non-compete agreements, all in accordance with relevant statutes and regulations, including Internal Revenue Code Sections 409A, 280G, 162(m), and 83.

Mr. Ferrucci also counsels clients as well as other attorneys in connection with ERISA matters and related tax, securities law, corporate governance, and accounting issues in corporate mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies and reorganizations, and ordinary course operations.
•Negotiated employment agreements for chief executive and senior level officers of numerous large-cap public companies and private portfolio companies.

•Participated in obtaining several IRS private letter rulings including with respect to master and group trusts.

•Assisted special trustee in termination of qualified retirement plans.

Central and Eastern Europe (CEEMENA)
North America


Edwards Wildman Represents Boston Dynamics in Its Acquisition by Google

Edwards Wildman represented Boston Dynamics, an MIT robotics spinoff which the firm has advised for two decades, in its acquisition by Google, Inc. Boston Dynamics is renowned for designing legged machines that balance and walk on legs.

Edwards Wildman Team Leads Merger of Vision Insurance Companies

In July 2013, an Edwards Wildman deal team led by Andrew Hughes and Paul Mahoney of our Providence office represented clients Nautic Partners, a private equity firm with than $2.5 billion of capital under management, and Superior Vision, a Nautic Partners portfolio company based in California, in Superior Vision's execution of a merger agreement providing for the acquisition of Block Vision, a Maryland-based national provider of vision insurance coverage.

Disposal of Avangate Group to Francisco Partners

Our cross-border team comprising lawyers from the Chicago, London, Boston, LA, New York and Providence offices, successfully represented the sellers (comprising Romanian serial tech entrepreneur Radu Georgescu, 3TS Capital Partners' CEE technology fund and the management team) in connection with the disposal of the Avangate Group to Francisco Partners.

Sale of Baja Broadband Cable Systems by M/C Partners and Columbia Capital

Our lawyers acted as lead counsel to M/C Partners and Columbia Capital in the $267,500,000 sale of cable systems by their affiliate, Baja Broadband LLC, to a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.

Edwards Wildman Team Advises Sole Shareholder in Sale of Stock

An Edwards Wildman team of attorneys advised the sole shareholder of Micronics, Inc., a New Hampshire, USA- and Stoke-on-Trent, England-based manufacturer of filtration products and equipment used in mining, water treatment and food and beverage industries, in a March 28, 2013 sale of his stock to an entity formed by Vance Street Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm.

Enanta Closes IPO

In 2013, our Business Law lawyers represented Enanta Pharmaceuticals, in its initial public offering (IPO), which raised $64 million for Enanta's development of new compounds for combination treatment regimens for Hepatitis C.

Advised Modified Polymer Components, Inc. in a Strategic Merger with Biomedical Structures, LLC

A team of Edwards Wildman lawyers advised Modified Polymer Components, Inc. in a strategic merger with Biomedical Structures, LLC.

Stemline Therapeutics, Inc IPO

In January 2013, Edwards Wildman corporate, finance, insurance and intellectual property team members from Boston and Chicago advised Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. on its Initial Public Offering.

Forma Therapeutics Series C Preferred Stock Financing

In 2012, a team of lawyers in Boston represented Forma Therapeutics in the Series C1 Preferred Stock financing in portfolio tracking shares to Lilly Ventures and Novartis Bioventures.

Acquisition of a Minority Interest in Pharmaceutical by Ampersand Capital Partners

An Edwards Wildman team in Boston represented the private equity firm Ampersand Capital Partners in the May 2012 acquisition of a minority interest in Eaton Veterinary Pharmaceuticals company.

Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Rev. Rul. 2014-18
June 2014
ERISA Overview Seminar
October 2, 2013 event
ERISA Overview - Complimentary Seminar
October 2, 2013 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - First Circuit Holds That Private Equity Fund is a Trade or Business Subject to Potential ERISA Control Group Liabilities; Broader Tax Consequences Possible
July 2013
Client Advisory - IRS Proposes Regulations Under Code Section 162(M)
June 2011
Client Advisory - IRS Clarifies Section 403(b) Plan Termination Provisions
April 2011
Client Advisory - Two New Reporting Requirements Confront Employers In 2011 - Section 6039 Information Returns And Cost Basis Reporting
December 2010
Client Advisory - SEC Proposes Rules on Required Say-On-Pay and Golden Parachute Votes
November 2010
Client Advisory - IRS Releases Correction Program for Document Errors in Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans
February 2010
Private Equity Tax Practices 2009
June 15-17, 2009 event

Edwards Wildman Represents Local Robotics Firm in Its Acquisition by Google, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
December 19, 2013
Edwards Wildman Represents Boston Dynamics in Its Acquisition by Google
December 17, 2013
Edwards Wildman Trio Writes Article on How US Airways V. McCutchen Spurs Revision of ERISA Plans in Law360
April 29, 2013
Edwards Wildman Closes Stemline Therapeutics IPO in First Biotech IPO of 2013
February 5, 2013
Edwards Wildman Advises CoreLabs and Ampersand Capital Partners in Two-Step Acquisition, Reports The Deal
January 31, 2013
EAPD Congratulates Fusepoint, Inc.
June 1, 2010
EAPD Represents ABRY Partners in $1.2 Billion Acquisition of RCN Corporation
March 5, 2010
EAPD Success on Behalf of Aetna
July 31, 2009
Atlantic Tele-Network to Acquire Divestiture Properties from Verizon Wireless
June 9, 2009
The Firm is Recognized in the American Lawyer
July 7, 2008

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Benjamin Ferrucci

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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