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 Andrew J. Merken

Andrew J. Merken

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Office Phone: 617.345.3740
Location: Boston, MA
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Andy represents early and late stage private and public companies, particularly high tech and life sciences/health care companies, in transactional, corporate finance and corporate governance matters, including formation, seed and venture stage financings, mergers & acquisitions, equity and compensation matters, stockholder disputes, contract negotiations, public offerings, SEC and stock exchange compliance, and securities transactions and disclosure issues. Andy also represents public companies and investment banks in public offerings, PIPE financings, shelf takedowns and mergers & acquisitions.

Andy represents investors in venture capital funds, private foundations, family offices and individual angel investors in raising capital and making portfolio company investments and research grants, and also in acquisitions and corporate governance matters related to their portfolio companies. Portfolio company investments by Andy’s clients are generally in software, healthcare, healthcare IT, biotech, medical device, and biopharmaceutical companies.

Additionally, Andy represents C-level executives in employment matters, including equity compensation.

Andy frequently writes and speaks on a variety of corporate and securities law topics. He has written dozens of client advisories and news articles and has spoken to numerous legal, business and student groups on issues facing emerging growth businesses, both public and private.

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  • 6/19/2009, Boston Business Journal - Experience, cost controls count in the hunt for VC
    Andrew Merken was quoted in this article by Linda Goodspeed.
  • 2/6/2009, Mass High Tech - Inside Legal Services: Lawyers testify about what entrepreneurs should ask of them
    Andrew Merken was quoted in this article regarding legal services and entrepreneurs.
  • 10/27/2008, National Law Journal - Crisis Brings SEC Filing Challenges
    Andrew Merken was quoted in this article by Sheri Qualters discussing the impact the financial institution shakeup has had and will have on public companies regarding what exactly needs to be reported, and when, to the SEC.
  • 1/27/2007, The Patriot Ledger - MASS. MARKET: Poison pill popularity waning among larger firms
    Andrew Merken was quoted in this article by Jon Chesto.

Recent Articles and Publications:

What You Need to Know About the New SEC Rules on Crowdfunding
Securities Update, December 2015

Top Takeaways from the SEC's New Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules
Securities Law Update, September 2015

SEC Proposes “Clawback” Rules for Incentive-Based Executive Compensation
Securities Law Update, August 2015

Pay-Versus-Performance: SEC's Proposed Rules
Securities Law Update, May 2015

Speaking Engagements:

Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition & 10th Anniversary Celebration, 4.7.2014
Location: Tufts Medford Campus, Alumni Lounge
Role: Panelist
Andrew Merken was a Judge at the Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition & 10th Anniversary Celebration.
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Tufts $100,000 Business Plan Competition, 4.24.2013
Location: Tufts Medford Campus, Alumni Lounge
Role: Panelist
Andrew Merken was a Judge at the Tufts $100,000 Business Plan Competition.
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Speaker: "Unwinding Massachusetts Business Trust/QSUB Groups", 1.20.2004
Andrew Merken was a speaker on "Unwinding Massachusetts Business Trust/QSUB Groups" at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) event on January 20, 2004.

Moderator: "Mergers, Meltdowns, Money and Marketing - The Future of Boston's Legal Community and How to Prepare for It", 1.8.2004
Andrew Merken was the moderator for "Mergers, Meltdowns, Money and Marketing - The Future of Boston's Legal Community and How to Prepare for It," sponsored by The Young Lawyers Group of Combined Jewish Philanthropies on January 8, 2004.