Lawrence H. Gennari

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Lawrence H. Gennari, a finance and transactional lawyer for more than two decades, values his role in facilitating key relationships and strategic opportunities for his clients. Larry’s clients, whether they are public companies, venture-backed or angel-financed private companies, entrepreneurs, investors or board members, look to him as one of their most trusted business advisors.
With a well-established reputation for strategic advice on both mergers and acquisitions, as well as financing strategies for growth companies, Larry’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law for rapidly growing private and public companies and their supporting executives, directors, investors and advisors. His work includes countless mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, venture capital financings, joint ventures, and public offerings as well as SEC compliance for public companies and their directors and officers.
Larry, a former partner at Choate, Hall & Stewart in Boston, also teaches at Boston College Law School, where, as an Adjunct Professor, he has taught courses on Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Advising Entrepreneurs for more than fifteen years. Larry frequently comments and contributes on corporate finance, venture capital and entrepreneurial topics in publications and as a guest speaker at industry events and seminars.
Larry earned a J.D. from the College of William and Mary, where he ranked third in his class and served as editor-in-chief of the William & Mary Law Review, as well as a B.S. (Accounting), summa cum laude, from North Adams State College, where he was the Massachusetts Society of CPA’s outstanding student.
Larry carries a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ rating and has been named a New England Super Lawyer for both mergers & acquisitions and securities and corporate finance since the inception of the publication. In a recent New England Super Lawyers edition, Larry was ranked in the New England Top 100 Lawyers category.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Law
  • Securities

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
781-218-3259  Phone
781.719.9854  Fax
University Attended:
North Adams State College, B.S., summa cum laude, 1986
Law School Attended:
College of William & Mary, J.D., 1989
Year of First Admission:
1989, Massachusetts
Massachusetts Bar Association.
Counsel to video rental chain with more than 600 locations in initial and subsequent public offerings and more than 12 mergers & acquisitions. Representation of regional public accounting firm in merger with international public accounting firm. Negotiation of "angel-round" financing and strategic acquisitions for consumer services company targeting multiple locations. Representation of telecommunications services company with multi-state locations in acquisitions, later stage institutional equity financing and senior credit facilities. Negotiation and structuring of Series A and subsequent venture financings for privately held retail supply chain software company. Securities law compliance for Nasdaq-listed technology equipment company. Structuring and negotiation of compensation/indemnification packages for CEO of venture-backed networking company.

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Needham, Massachusetts

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