Jeffrey P. Somers

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Now Of Counsel, and primarily serving in an advisory capacity to the firm, Jeff is an AV-rated attorney with more than 40 years of diversified business law experience. His practice has focused on general corporate and securities matters, corporate governance, finance, M&A and international business transactions, securities laws compliance for investment advisers, formation of private investment funds, and IP transfer and licensing.Representing businesses in all stages of their lifecycle, from start-up to maturity, Jeff has provided counseling in matters such as choice of business entity, equity and debt financing, mergers and acquisitions, and executive compensation. He has extensive experience in biotech collaborative research, development and licensing transactions, as well as university/hospital technology transfers. He represents investment advisers, including several international firms, regarding U.S. federal and state regulatory matters, and he advises clients on the formation, operation and regulation of private investment funds. Jeff has regularly represented disinterested members of Boards regarding their fiduciary obligations in connection with business transactions and other matters.At the start of his legal career, Jeff was a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC, he was a partner for more than 20 years with Gadsby Hannah LLP (now McCarter English), Boston.

Areas of Practice (1)

  • General Corporate Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
781-622-5930  Phone
University Attended:
Boston College, A.B., 1965; Kenyon College
Law School Attended:
Boston College, LL.B., 1968
Year of First Admission:
1968, Massachusetts
Boston (Chairman: Business Law Section, 1993-1995; Securities Law Committee of the Business Law Section, 1989-1993), Massachusetts and American Bar Associations.

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Waltham, Massachusetts

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