Stephen D. Brook

Partner | Co-Chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

overview

Steve Brook is co-chair of the firm’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Group and a partner in the firm’s Corporate, Securities, and Life Sciences Groups. He is also a member of the firm's Executive Committee.

He represents public, private and start-up companies in various industries including technology (hardware and software), biotechnology/pharmaceuticals, construction, consumer, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, media, sports, entertainment, fashion and online services. He serves as general counsel to his corporate clients advising on corporate governance, securities law compliance, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing and general matters. Clients include unicorns on the 50 CNBC Disrupter List and TB12, Tom Brady’s brand and investment company.

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education

J.D., DePaul University College of Law

B.A., Syracuse University

admissions

Massachusetts

honors & awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2010 and 2009)

community involvement

Pro Bono Work

Steve is proud of the work he has done in the charitable and pro bono area, including the following:

articles

Articles

“SEC Liberalizes Resales of Restricted Securities By Amending Rules 144 and 145,” Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, January 2008

Quotes

“Taking Care of Business,” The National Law Journal, December 2005

speaking engagements

Steve recently spoke at Harvard Law School regarding financial regulation for crypto and block chain companies.

“As an entrepreneur and Harvard Law Student, I am fascinated by the potential harnessed in block chain technology, which is why as the President of the Tax Law and Financial Regulation Student Association at Harvard Law School, we were absolutely thrilled to host attorney Stephen Brook of Burns & Levinson who provided us with a rich overview and important considerations for the future. It is a welcomed and refreshing discourse he brought to our campus this afternoon.”

– Serge Pustelnik, President, Harvard Law School, Tax Law and Financial Regulation Student Association

Additional Speaking Engagements

“Raising Strategic/Corporate Venture Funding – What You Need to Know,” Moderator, New England Venture Summit, December 2023

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

“Recent Trends in Deal Terms and their Impact on Financial VC’s, Corporate VC’s, and Venture Philanthropy,” Moderator, Boston Bar Association’s Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, June 2017

“Letters of Intent in Mergers and Acquisitions: Drafting and Negotiating Preliminary Deal Terms,” Lead Presenter, Strafford Webinar, September 2015

“Recent Developments and Trends in Public Company M&A and Financings,” Panelist, November 2010