Josef B. Volman

Partner | Co-Chair, Business Law

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3895
Overview
Bar Admissions

Connecticut

Massachusetts

New York

Education

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1991

Erasmus International Law Program of Leiden University of Holland

B.A., Tufts University

For over 25 years Joe has built his reputation as a deal maker in the business community. He dedicates himself to partnering with clients, serving as their strategic advisor to drive growth and realize the maximum return on their investments. By devising creative, results-focused solutions, his clients are able to take their businesses to the next level, and by tapping into his vast network, he regularly facilitates capital raises and connects business partners to source deals.   

As co-chair of the Business Law group, his practice focuses on the representation of entrepreneurs and investors, startup and emerging companies, and PE/VC funds through all phases of the investment process. Joe also has significant experience representing family-owned businesses, public companies and investment banking firms. He arms himself with the requisite business acumen in specific industries—technology, life sciences, media and entertainment, sports and hospitality—in order to provide the necessary practical advice that gets the deal done. In addition to significant international experience,  Joe is skilled at seamlessly guiding clients through public offerings, securities compliance, buying/selling private/public companies, and venture financings as well as through a variety of early- and late-stage private/public equity and debt financings.

Experience

Experience

Life Sciences

  • Sale of Indevus Pharmaceuticals to Endo Pharmaceuticals
  • Acquisition of Valera Pharmaceuticals by Indevus Pharmaceuticals
  • Public offering of stock of Biostage, Inc.

Technology

  • Coretelligent in investment by Veronis Suhler
  • Matrix Software in multiple acquisitions
  • Sale of Manhattan Software Company to Trimble
  • Purchase of software company by NYSE Company

 Media and Entertainment

  • Sale of Midroll to Scripps
  • Employment agreement with Time Warner/AOL on behalf of AOL CEO
  • Negotiated rights deals with MLB.com, ESPN and NASCAR
  • Representation of independent film producer

 Sports & Sports Tech

  • Owner of the new Springfield NBA Development League Team
  • Sportvision in sale to Sports Media Technologies
  • Acquiror of Boston National Lacrosse League franchise
  • Minor league baseball team in majority sale to Seattle Mariners

Hospitality, Including Restaurants, Restaurant Suppliers and Franchises

  • Critically-acclaimed Chefs Michael Schlow, Chris Coombs and William Koval
  • Regional franchisee of Qdoba Mexican Grill in opening of 12 local restaurants
  • Starbucks Baked-Goods Manufacturer in sale to major food manufacturer and supplier
Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America©  - Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (2013-2018)

National Law Journal - Mergers & Acquisitions and Antitrust Trailblazer (2017)

Memberships

ACG Boston

  • Chapter President and Board Member

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

  • Board Member

Tufts Hillel

  • Board Member

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

articles

"Reducing M&A Risks With Caps And Baskets," Law360, May 2017

interviews

"Collaborating on Patents and Deals: Two Law Firm Partners Build a Powerful Niche Working with Startups," Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2017
Resources
Josef B. Volman
Practices
  • Innovation Program
  • Business, Finance & Transactions
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Middle-Market M&A and Private Equity
  • Life Sciences
  • Sports
  • Canada Cross-Border
  • Franchise
  • Family-Owned Business
  • International
  • Securities Law & Litigation
Education

J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, 1991

Erasmus International Law Program of Leiden University of Holland

B.A., Tufts University

Admissions

Connecticut

Massachusetts

New York

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