Life Sciences

Advocates for breakthrough life science advances



Burns & Levinson provides sophisticated legal and business advice to life sciences companies throughout their life cycle – from technology and product licensing, patent and trademark procurement and enforcement, and strategic partnering and acquisitions to public and private financings, cross-border transactions, and export regulation compliance.

We represent life sciences companies and entrepreneurs around the globe in diverse industries including: biotechnology, clinical diagnostics, colleges and universities, health care IT, health care providers, medical devices, medical equipment providers, and pharmaceuticals. Our team includes attorneys who are fluent in Hebrew, Hindi, Spanish and Mandarin, and conversant in Japanese, so we can work with your global partners in their language when necessary.

We bring a proactive, hands-on, interdisciplinary approach to every client’s project. There are no cookie-cutter solutions. Everything we do is customized to match each client’s unique circumstances and to maximize value for our clients.

Our broad range of services includes: corporate transactions; patent and trademark prosecution and litigation; employment agreements, proprietary information and non-disclosure agreements, and employment policies; IP freedom-to-operate opinions; export regulations; general corporate, tax and securities representation (including SEC reporting, public/private offerings, corporate governance and investor relations); government contracts; HIPAA issues; manufacturing and supply agreements; public and private debt, equity, royalty and other financing transactions; research agreements; start-up and corporate organization; strategic partnering (including joint venture and development agreements); technology and product licensing; and trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and counterfeiting complaints.

Most importantly, we are connectors. We introduce clients to our extensive network of life sciences executives, consultants, venture capitalists, investment bankers, accountants, and entrepreneurs – individuals who can help your company identify licensing or collaboration partners, raise capital, provide research and development services, design and perform clinical studies, and more.




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