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Joshua E. French

Of Counsel / Boston

Overview

Joshua E. French is Of Counsel in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department. He focuses his practice on advising clients in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity finance, corporate governance, and incorporation.

Clients in all stages of their business life cycle engage Josh to serve as their outside general counsel. He has extensive experience advising privately-held emerging and middle-market companies on navigating corporate formation, fundraising, and liquidity events. Senior management at companies in a wide range of industries work closely with Josh to solve their complex business challenges.  Additionally, Josh serves as lead counsel to venture capital investors in connection with venture and growth equity investments in operating companies as well as the management of such investors’ portfolio companies.

Josh has served as a judge of the Venture Capital Investment Competition, a business plan competition in which students are the investors and entrepreneurs pitch to them. He has presented on financing, corporate law, and equity at TiE ScaleUp and TechSandbox, programs that help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

Josh is a committee member for the National MS Society’s annual Climb to the Top event, in which participants ascend more than 1,000 stairs to raise funds for MS research.

Prior to joining Nutter, Josh was a senior attorney at a prominent Massachusetts law firm. He is a member of the Boston Bar Association.

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Education & Admissions

Education

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Duke University, B.A.

Admissions

  • Massachusetts

In the Community

Josh is a committee member for the National MS Society’s annual Climb to the Top event, in which participants ascend more than 1,000 stairs to raise funds for MS research.

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