Middle-Market M&A and Private Equity

Deal-savvy counsel for growth



Burns & Levinson is focused on sophisticated, partner-led, cost-effective representation of middle-market buyers and sellers in a range of transactions. Whether it’s a $1 million add-on, a $50 million acquisition or a $500 million exit, we bring a practical, business-minded approach to our clients and the matters we work on. Our clients require an innovative but sensible method to solving legal and business issues, so we work to continuously provide cutting-edge solutions and strategies.

We work directly with clients and understand the nuances of the most complex commercial transactions, and have a passion for working with entrepreneurs and investors.  We add value by being dealmakers and by providing solutions for our clients’ daily business matters while helping them find opportunities to grow their business. We bring buy-side and sell-side experience to each transaction and relationship throughout the lending industry. This combination of leadership and efficiency make Burns & Levinson the right firm for middle market private equity and mergers & acquisitions.

We advise clients in complex financing transactions around the globe. We have a deep understanding of the private equity process, and offer clients innovative and sensible strategies for negotiating and structuring investments. We believe that a close understanding of the economic and business realities of each deal is critical to efficient deal management and effective representation.

Our attorneys have extensive experience representing both private equity firms and portfolio companies in a variety of industries such as technology, life sciences, medical devices, software, sports, energy, cleantech, Internet, media and entertainment, telecom, and healthcare. Our relationships and connections in these industries prove to be invaluable as they allow us to learn and acquire the specific nuances of transactions particular to that field. We are also highly skilled and efficient at handling cross-border transactions, and have a strong presence regionally, nationally, and internationally in countries such as Canada, China, Europe, and Israel.

Every deal is different, and we bring together a hand picked team to collaborate on each client’s unique situation. This includes attorneys with expertise in corporate law, finance, securities, tax, intellectual property, and employment and employee benefits.

After a deal has closed, we continue to advise our private equity clients in regards to their ongoing relationships with their portfolio companies. We stay abreast of the evolving standards by which clients evaluate investments and the market terms of venture investments. Most importantly, we work closely with our clients to help them cultivate quality, long-term relationships with the emerging growth companies they invest in.




Meet the team