C. Forbes Sargent III is chair of the firm’s Corporate Department, chair of the Nonprofit Group and co-chair of the Employment Law Group. His practice includes general representation of emerging and established businesses in all areas, including business formation, bank and venture capital financing, private placements, equity investments, mergers and acquisitions, and sales and distribution contracts. He represents clients in shareholder issues, including buy-sell agreements and shareholder disputes, with an emphasis on closely held businesses. With a clientele that includes a number of technology companies, Forbes practices extensively in the intellectual property area, including copyrights, trademarks, Internet law, advertising law, and technology issues including software licensing. He also represents a number of product developers and manufacturers, including those in the food product industry. Forbes also advises a variety of nonprofit corporations, including schools, social service agencies, and local affiliates of national charities on general corporate and charitable matters including entity formation, charitable and tax-exempt qualification, corporate and governance issues, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions, and financial restructuring and dissolution. Colleagues describe Forbes as sincere and genuine in his commitment to his family and to charitable activities, particularly for The American Cancer Society. He spends much of his free time as a soccer dad, attending his children’s games and coaching his son’s under-12 team. Author: "Electronic Media and the Workplace: Confidentiality, Privacy and Other Issues," Boston Bar Jour., May-June, 1997 V. 41 #3; with Kenneth J. Mickiewicz, "Demoulas v. Demoulas Super Markets, Inc.; Directors' and Shareholders' Duty of Loyalty in Self-Dealing Transactions Involving Corporate Opportunity," Boston Bar Journal, Vol. 42, No. 1, January/February 1998. Speaking Engagements and Publications: • “Massachusetts Data Privacy Regulations to Take Effect on March 1, 2010,” with Suzanne D. Wann, Sherin and Lodgen LLP client advisory, January 2010 • “The Pros and Cons of Affiliations and Mergers: Look before You Leap,” Massachusetts Nonprofit Network/Associated Grant Makers 2009 Conference, November 2009 • “In tough economy, charity can begin at the office,” New England In-House, with Michael M. Sullivan, July 2009 • “Non-Competes: Will the Challenging Economy Lead to Change in the Law?,” The Commonwealth Institute Newsletter, with Lisa J. Avery-Peck, April 13, 2009 • “When Employment Law Goes Criminal: Practical Advice for Addressing Criminal Conduct in the Workplace,” panelist, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education seminar, September 2008 • Author of several articles for Boston Bar Journal fiduciary duties of majority shareholders in closely held corporations • Has lectured for Massachusetts Center for Legal Education in the area of tort and contract issues pertaining to privacy and the Internet.