Neil H. Aronson is one of New England’s most respected corporate and securities lawyers. Boston Magazine recently recognized Neil as one of Boston’s Top 100 Lawyers and Neil also holds Martindale-Hubbell’s AV® Preeminent rating - ranking him at the highest level of professional excellence. Neil represents many of New England’s most innovative and growing companies, many of them leading edge developers of new technologies in high technology, social media, medical devices and life sciences as well as rapidly growing service-based and retail businesses.
Neil has extensive experience in advising companies from the earliest stage of formation through venture capital financings, IPOs and M&A events, including several of the largest acquisitions by public companies of venture-backed companies. Neil also actively counsels clients in critical licensing, development and distribution arrangements. Neil also often serves as legal counsel to the special committees of boards of directors and advises companies generally on corporate governance matters. Prior to forming Gennari Aronson, LLP, Neil was a partner at Mintz Levin, an Am Law 100 firm, where he served as the Chair of the Business and Finance Section from 1999 to 2005. From 1984 through 1997, Neil was a partner with O’Connor, Broude & Aronson, the first corporate law firm on Route 128 representing emerging businesses.
Neil is active in leading discussions on legal issues of critical importance to emerging companies. He serves as a member of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions, the National Venture Capital Associations Committee on Model Legal Forms and is a regular lecturer at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Program on financing, M&A and technology licensing and outsourcing topics.
Neil earned his J.D. from Cornell Law School and a B.A. from Boston University, summa cum laude, with distinction, where he was named to Phi Beta Kappa in his junior year.