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Nutter Represents iResearch in Its Acquisition by CenExel

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Nutter served as legal counsel to iResearch, a leading multi-specialty clinical research center with locations in Decatur, GA and Savannah, GA, in connection with its acquisition by CenExel. The Nutter team was led by Shannon Zollo and included Josh French, AJ Santaniello, and Tim Rennie on corporate matters; Michael Mooney on tax matters; and David Rubin and Natalie Cappellazzo on labor and employment matters.

iResearch has deep experience conducting Phase I-IV studies, having supported more than 200 clinical trials in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The primary therapeutic areas served by iResearch include psychiatry (depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia), neurology (Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, sleep), vaccine, women’s health, and dermatology studies. Following this acquisition, iResearch will benefit from the CenExel site network’s fully integrated and collaborative processes, which include centralized budgeting, business development, contracting, standard operating procedures, rater training, and quality management, among other functions. Read more about the transaction.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents domestic and international corporations, publicly traded and privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. Nutter’s corporate law practice handles a variety of equity and debt financings, as well as the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, and proxy contests.

About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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