Gil Breiman

Partner | Chair, International Practice | Co-Chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies


Gil Breiman is actively involved with the innovation ecosystem, representing investors and entrepreneurs launching, growing, and exiting innovative businesses in a broad spectrum of high technology and life sciences fields. He regularly advises clients on international expansion in establishing and expanding overseas business.

As co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Group, Gil represents entrepreneurs, corporations, and investors in all phases of the business cycle, from incorporation, to financing (angel, strategic, non-dilutive, venture capital, private equity), to business development and growth, and mergers and acquisitions.

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J.D., cum laude, Suffolk University School of Law, 1999

M.B.A., high honors, Beta Gamma Sigma, Suffolk University, 1999

B.A., Tel Aviv University, 1993



honors & awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2005-2008)

Corporate INTL Magazine – International Corporate Attorney of the Year in Massachusetts (2014-2015)


Massachusetts Bar Association

New York Bar Association

Boston Bar Association

  • International Law Section Co-Chair (2010-2012)
  • International Transactions Committee Co-Chair (2003-2007)

New England-Israel Business Council

  • Board Member

U.S. Department of Commerce Massachusetts District Export Council

  • Vice Chair


Gil Breiman has been quoted and published articles in several publications and invited to speak at venture capital and emerging company conferences and academic settings on issues pertaining to entrepreneurship, investments and international business.

speaking engagements

“Navigating Cross-Border Transactions,” Panelist, Life Science Nation’s Digital RESI Conference, June 2021

“Funding Now and the Future: Current Trends in VC Investment,” Webinar Host, Burns & Levinson’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Group, October 2020

“International Distribution Contracts,” Presenter, Quebec New Exporters Trade Mission, July 2014

“Negotiating and Structuring International Distribution Contracts,” Speaker, Massachusetts Export Center, April 2014

“Startup Essentials: Funding and Protecting Your Idea and Business,” Speaker, Venture Cafe Legal Office Hours, March 2013/October 2012

“Startup Challenges: Yes, the Odds Are Against You,” Moderator, New England Venture Summit, December 2012

“Digging for Deals: Sourcing and Negotiating Strategic Tech Alliances in Emerging Markets,” Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel New England Chapter, December 2011

“Setting Up and Financing Your U.S. Operations,” Speaker, Recent Development in International Commercial Law CLE Conference, August 2011

“Avoiding the Pitfalls of Dental Practice Transitions,” Panelist, Burns & Levinson Dental Seminar, March 2011

“Registering Your Website Overseas and Protecting Your Intellectual Property,” Speaker, U.S. Commercial Service – Leveraging Your Website to Increase International Sales, June 2010

“International Sales, Marketing, and Global Business Management,” Speaker, U.S. Commercial Service – Certified Global Business Professional Series, May 2010