You are invited to an executive seminar focused on:


How are the economy, the capital markets and regulatory changes impacting public company transactions, and what might that mean for your company?

Burns & Levinson LLP, Canaccord Genuity and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP invite you to join us for the upcoming executive seminar, Recent Developments and Trends in Public Company M&A and Financings. The seminar format will be a panel discussion followed by an opportunity to network.

We welcome the submission of questions in advance to help you get the most out of the program. Please submit to by Thursday, November 4, 2010 and we will try our best to incorporate these questions into the program.

As an added value, this program qualifies for one hour of CPE credit.

Please RSVP by November 4 to Judy Davis at 866.671.7787 (RSVP) /

Josef B. Volman is Co-Chair of Burns & Levinsonís Business and Securities Law Groups. He focuses on the representation of entrepreneurs, start-up and emerging companies, private equity and venture funds, investors, public companies and investment banking firms in his core industry focus areas, which include: Technology and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Sports, and Hospitality, including restaurants, restaurant suppliers and franchises. Mr. Volman has significant experience in public offerings, securities compliance, buying and selling private and public companies, venture financings, fund formation and a variety of early and late stage private and public equity and debt financing transactions.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street, 8th Floor
Boston, MA

4:00 - 4:30pm

4:30 - 5:30pm
Panel Discussion

5:30 - 6:30pm
Networking, Beer, Wine and
Hors d'oeuvres


Stephen D. Brook is a Partner in Burns & Levinsonís Business and Securities Law Groups. He has a general corporate and securities practice and represents public, private and emerging growth companies in a variety of corporate and securities matters, including the structuring and financing of start-up ventures, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, formation of joint ventures, licensing and commercial transactions. Mr. Brook also has represented investment banks, private equity firms and venture capital firms in public and private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.

Andy Viles serves as Managing Director and Head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions in Canaccord Genuity's Investment Banking Group. He joined Canaccord Genuity in 2003 as U.S. General Counsel. Mr. Viles advises growth companies on M&A transactions and strategic alternatives, corporate divestitures, fairness opinions and other financial advisory matters. He also acts as chair of the firm's US capital commitment committee for financing transactions in which the firm is involved. Prior to joining Canaccord Genuity, Mr. Viles was a Partner at the Boston law firm Goodwin Procter LLP focusing on a mergers & acquisitions (including LBOs and restructurings), corporate finance, and capital markets practice.

Robert M. Burke, III is a Partner in McGladrey & Pullenís Assurance practice and leads the technology industry practice in New England. He has over 20 years of audit and business advisory experience. Mr. Burke works with companies throughout their life cycle, from emerging companies raising their initial capital, to high growth companies expanding globally, to companies contemplating a liquidity event through the public markets or a merger. He is highly accomplished in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions for both public and private companies. Mr. Burke has extensive experience in SEC accounting and reporting matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Please visit: Parking is available at 125 Summer Street (entrance on Lincoln Street) for $37.00. Some other parking options within a three block radius are: Garage At Post Office Square ($9.00 flat rate after 4pm), 240 Devonshire Street, One Lincoln Street, One De Lafayette Place and Two Financial Center. Burns & Levinson is also conveniently located near public transportation. Closest T stops are South Station and Downtown Crossing.

Please RSVP by November 4 to Judy Davis at 866.671.7787 (RSVP) /

Burns & Levinson is a full-service law firm with over 125 attorneys based in Boston with offices in Providence and New York. The firm has grown steadily and strategically throughout the years and has become a premier law firm with regional, national and international clientele. The firm has expertise in corporate law, securities, mergers & acquisitions, finance, venture capital, private equity, tax, bankruptcy, lending and leasing, real estate, business litigation, government investigations and white collar crime defense, intellectual property - including patent law, and a large private client group - including estate planning, probate and trust litigation, divorce and other family law issues. In addition, the firm has a wholly-owned subsidiary office in Montreal, Quebec, to service its Canadian clients. For more information, visit Burns & Levinson at

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