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Shannon S. Zollo

Partner / Boston


Shannon S. Zollo is a partner in Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department and chair of the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions practice group. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, executive compensation, and corporate governance.

Early stage and middle market clients frequently rely on Shannon to serve as their outside general counsel. He has extensive experience in advising investor and executive management clients on private equity and venture capital transactions, mergers, acquisitions, and corporate governance.

Active in numerous professional and civic organizations, Shannon is the co-founder of Exit Planning Exchange (XPX), a multi-disciplinary community of professional advisors who help owners build and transition the value of their businesses, and a member of the board of directors of the TB12 Foundation, LLC, a non-profit organization formed by Tom Brady that is dedicated to maximizing the health, well-being, and athletic potential of elite young American amateur athletes. In addition, he is a member of ACG Boston (Association for Corporate Growth), a member of the board of directors of SMART TEAM Institute of Youth Sports Safety, and a member of the board of trustees of Cristo Rey Boston High School. Shannon has served on both the Finance Committee and the Town Council of Franklin, Mass.

Shannon often presents and is quoted in the media on business issues, including transactions, financing, and emerging trends in private equity and venture capital. He is fluent in Portuguese.

Prior to joining Nutter, Shannon was a partner at a prominent Massachusetts law firm. Previously, he served as general counsel at a telecommunications company.

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  • Northeastern University School of Law, J.D.
  • Brigham Young University, Sc.B


  • Massachusetts
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