Stephen D. Brook

Partner | Co-Chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3722

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 represents public, private and start-up companies in various industries including technology (hardware and software), biotechnology/pharmaceuticals, energy, consumer, manufacturing, media, sports, entertainment, fashion and online services.

Steve also represents private equity and venture capital firms, investment banks and family offices. He has vast experience with corporate and transactional matters, including venture financings, PIPEs and public and private offerings of equity and debt securities, mergers, acquisitions and sales. He serves as general counsel to his corporate clients advising on corporate governance, securities law compliance, joint ventures, strategic alliances, licensing and general matters.

Steve is recognized as a leading lawyer in counseling executives, management teams and employees with their agreements, compensation and other arrangements into and out of companies. He represents numerous and notable high level executives at Fortune 100, 500 and multinational companies in such matters. He also represents many companies with their employment-related needs.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Massachusetts Rising Stars (2010 and 2009)



Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Pro Bono Work

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

Speaking Engagements

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 attorneys Stephen Brook and Jeffrey Knight of Burns & Levinson who provided us with a rich overview and important considerations for the future. It is a welcomed and refreshing discourse they brought to our campus this afternoon.”

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

Additional Speaking Engagements

"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

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications


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


"Taking Care of Business," The National Law Journal, December 2005

Stephen D. Brook
  • Securities & Capital Markets
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Business, Finance & Transactions
  • Middle-Market M&A and Private Equity
  • Executive Compensation & Counseling
  • Cannabis Business & Law Advisory
  • Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities Litigation
  • International
  • Entertainment & Media
  • Sports

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, DePaul University College of Law

B.A., Syracuse University




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