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James E. Dawson

Co-Chair of the Life Sciences practice group / Boston

Overview

James E. Dawson is a partner in the Corporate and Transactions Department, co-chair of the Life Sciences and Medical Devices practice group, and previously served on the firm’s Executive Committee for 11 years. He practices in the areas of corporate and securities law, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private placements and emerging companies. While focused on the representation of life sciences companies, including biotech and medical device companies, he also counsels private equity funds, technology companies and executives.

Jim has handled well in excess of 100 mergers and acquisitions of both publicly held and private buyers and sellers.  He has handled the formation of numerous entities. He has represented public companies and handed all facet issues under the securities laws, including public offerings and mergers. He also represents numerous companies headquartered in Europe and Asia doing business in the U.S.

Jim is a member of the American and Boston Bar Associations and a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee and Corporate Law Committee. He has been a frequent lecturer at Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. He is also an active member of Boston Harbor Angels.

Experience

Experience

  • WegoWise, Inc.

    Nutter represented WegoWise, Inc., a provider of cloud-based software solutions to owners and managers of buildings to help understand, track, and improve building utility efficiency, in the sale of substantially all of its assets to AppFolio, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPF), a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions in the real estate and legal markets.

  • Epoxy Technology Inc.

    Nutter advised Epoxy Technology, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance specialty epoxy, UV, and hybrid adhesives, in its acquisition by Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrials and health care business services companies.

  • Collaborative Consulting, LLC

    Nutter represented Collaborative Consulting, LLC in its acquisition by CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A), a leading provider of information technology and business processing services, through its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, CGI Technologies and Solutions Inc.

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Honors

Honors

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2005-2010
  • Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019

Education & Admissions

Education

University of Nebraska Law School, J.D., with high distinction, Order of the Coif
University of Nebraska, B.A., with distinction

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Nebraska

Industry Expertise

Jim is a member of the American and Boston Bar Associations and a former co-chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Securities Law Committee and Corporate Law Committee, as well as an active member of Boston Harbor Angels.

Noteworthy

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, 2005-2010

Super Lawyers Business Edition, 2011

The Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2019

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