Chad J. Porter

Partner | Vice Chairman, Finance


Chad Porter handles a wide range of business law matters including mergers and acquisitions, commercial financing arrangements, private equity transactions, and securities transactions and compliance.

Chad is known for his reliability, responsiveness, and extensive transaction experience. Chad stands out for his commitment to client service, communication and effective situational and problem management skills. His business acumen and over 20 years of experience enable him to educate clients on market standards and how to navigate and approach issues to get desired results. These traits work in concert with Chad’s command, assertiveness and ability to drive a deal over the finish line.


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 2001

B.S., magna cum laude, Honor Society, Southern New Hampshire University, 1998



honors & awards

Lawdragon 500 Leading Dealmaker (2024)


M&A Transactions

  • Mergers, acquisitions, and sales of a variety of companies and commercial assets with transactions ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to over $500 million, including
    • Private equity backed acquisitions and dispositions across numerous industries, including technology, professional services, healthcare, consulting, distribution, manufacturing, consumer products and services and staffing
    • Merger involving global distribution company, including anti-trust filings in numerous countries
    • Acquisition of chemicals companies in U.S., China and Mexico
    • Acquisition of technology company, including subsidiary formation and acquisition in U.S. and India
    • Sale of a public pharmaceuticals company involving merger and tender offer
    • Roll up of several international distribution companies
    • Acquisition of a public pharmaceuticals company involving registered public offering and joint proxy statement
    • Finance, merger and going private transaction involving a public wind turbine company
    • Numerous rollover equity, equity redemption, business combination and joint venture transactions


  • Representing lenders and agents in numerous bilateral and syndicated asset based, commercial, and real estate transactions throughout the U.S. and internationally, including:
    • Syndicated lending facility to public company
    • Structured numerous credit facilities for major lending institutions secured by collateral and multiple properties throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico
    • Sales of a debt facilities from one lender to another
    • Real estate financing and development facility for a major lending institution secured by multiple properties throughout the U.S.
    • Unitranche credit facilities
    • Structured complex transactions relating to secured party rights and remedies, including  foreclosures, forbearances, restructurings, and secured party sales and acceptances


  • Representing various U.S. publicly listed companies with respect to reporting obligations, Board of Director oversight and other governance matters, equity compensation, as well as securities related transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, tender offers, exchange offers and public and private securities offerings.  Respective transactions include representing NASDAQ and NYSE listed companies with respect to:
    • IPOs
    • Numerous registered public offerings and private placements of common stock, warrants  and other convertible securities
    • Convertible note offering and related tender/exchange offer
    • Royalty financing
    • Finance, merger and going private transaction
    • Sale tender offer and merger
    • Public company spin-off, registration and listing
    • ATM and private equity line transactions
    • Various acquisitions, including U.S. and internally based companies


Boston Bar Association



“Pharmaceutical Firms Join Forces in ‘Unique’ Deal Worth $600 Million-Plus,” Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, April 2009