Gerald P. Hendrick: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Gerald P. Hendrick

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Counseling
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Cross Border
  • Technology
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Public Policy & Government Relations
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Banking & Financial Institutions
University Providence College, A.B., 1971; Universite de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
Law SchoolSuffolk University, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Massachusetts; 1975, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Board of Trustees
Director, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, 2008-present
Council, Boston Bar Association, 2010-present
Trustee, Massachusetts Bar Foundation, 2012-present
Society of Fellows, Boston Bar Foundation

BornBoston, Massachusetts, September 14, 1949

Jed serves as general counsel to numerous public and private companies in diverse industries. He also advises closely-held businesses and their boards of directors regarding stockholder and fiduciary matters.

Among his clients are healthcare providers, lease finance companies, mutual insurance companies, technology companies, manufacturers, marketers and distributors of durable and consumer goods, software and food products, agricultural cooperatives, professional service organizations, and real estate investment and development entities. For those clients, Jed handles complex commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures and entity formations, both domestic and cross-border.

Jed is the immediate past Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Boston office, and also served as a co-chair of the Firm's Business Law Department. He currently serves as Department Chair of the Public Policy and Government Relations Department, and serves on several Firm management committees.
•Acts as counsel on numerous commercial and corporate matters for a large regional health care system.

•Acts as counsel to Japanese client in forming joint ventures in Central and South America.

•Acts as outside general counsel to one of the nation's largest cranberry producers, with operations in the U.S. and Canada.

•Acts as general counsel to one of the nation's largest specialized commercial finance companies that leases and rents micro ticket equipment, and provides other financing services.

•Counsels Boards of Directors and Special Board Committees of public companies involving external and internal investigations.

•Represented majority stockholder interests, created a vehicle and process to appraise, auction, and negotiate with multiple suitors for the acquisition of 100% of the stock of a large regional daily newspaper, and media client, including complex negotiations with minority interests.

•Acts as outside general counsel to an international publishing client.

•Leveraging deep industry experience, assisted the nation's largest dairy farmers' cooperative, headquartered in the Mid-West, to acquire, obtain regulatory approvals for, and subsequently divest numerous Northeast dairy processors.

•Spearheaded regional food manufacturer's strategic analysis and renegotiation of burdensome consent decree with the Department of Justice, permitting enhanced growth opportunities.

Before Edwards Wildman

Jed served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel for Dennison Manufacturing Company, a worldwide Fortune 500 manufacturer and marketer of stationery products, printing and identification systems. His responsibilities included global law and intellectual property matters, and certain non-legal executive functions, such as environmental, real estate investment and development, facilities management, engineering, and quality assurance. Prior to Dennison, Jed held the position of Senior Vice President-Administration, General Counsel and Secretary at H.P. Hood Inc., the largest regional manufacturer and distributor of food products (dairy, cheese, citrus) in the Northeast. At Hood, Jed was the senior executive responsible for the law, human resources, quality assurance, regulatory and consumer affairs functions.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Jed has been and continues to be an active participant in many local and regional projects, including:
Boston Bar Association, member of the Council
Director, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Society of Fellows, Boston Bar Foundation
Trustee, Massachusetts Bar Foundation
Boston Public Schools, Volunteer Tutor
Boston Plan for Excellence Principal for a Day Program, Boston Public Schools
Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Author and Faculty - Member on various seminar panels


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.

Participation on Beacon Award Selection Committee
June 2013
Suffolk University Law School Mid-Winter Networking Reception and Career Panel Discussion
January 27, 2010 event
Leading the Business of Law
February 2, 2009 event

Edwards Wildman's Jed Hendrick to Serve on Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Foundation's 2014 John & Abigail Adams Benefit
September 10, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jed Hendrick to Serve on Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Foundation's 2014 John & Abigail Adams Benefit
September 10, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jed Hendrick to Serve on Steering Committee of the Boston Bar Foundation's 2014 John & Abigail Adams Benefit
September 10, 2013
Edwards Wildman Sponsors 2013 Beacon Award for Diversity & Inclusion, Reports the Boston Bar Association
August 30, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jed Hendrick Comments on Aftermath of Boston Bombings in The Wall Street Journal
April 22, 2013
Edwards Wildman in the Media: Matt McTygue Named Partner-in-Charge of Firm's Boston Office
April 22, 2013
Edwards Wildman Names Matthew McTygue Partner-in Charge of Boston Office
April 18, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jed Hendrick Honors Leo Boyle at Massachusetts Bar Foundation Event, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
February 25, 2013
Jed Hendrick Elected as Trustee of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation
February 4, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jed Hendrick and Adam Samansky Comment on the Criteria for Elevation to Partnership in the Boston Business Journal
January 14, 2013


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Gerald P. Hendrick

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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