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Peter B. Finn



Peter Finn is principally devoted to representing biotechnology and high-technology companies in all aspects of corporate law, licensing and financing. He has assisted in the launch of more than fifty biotechnology companies.

Peter represents clients in general financing, including technology transfer, joint ventures, corporate and strategic alliances, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.

Representative Experience

  • Lead venture capital financing for companies in all stages of development, in excess of $500,000,000
  • Negotiated and drafted various contracts, including Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements; Service For Fee Agreements; Material Transfer Agreements; Exclusive and Non-Exclusive Licenses; Collaborations and Strategic Alliances
  • Represented companies in connection with the sale of assets and stock in acquisitions and merger transactions and other business combinations
  • Drafted and negotiated Private Placement Memorandums (PPMs) for the sale of preferred stock in compliance with all securities laws

Recognition and Awards

  • Rated, Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney, 2001-2022
  • Selected, Massachusetts Super Lawyers List, 2006, 2008-2019

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Member, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Technology Transfer Committee and Equity Sub-Committee, 2000 to present
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Technion University, 1999 to present
  • American Jewish Committee – Member, Board of Directors (1998 to present) and Treasurer (2000–2003)
  • Jewish Big Brother & Big Sister Association – President (1992-1995) and Member, Board of Directors (1984–1997)
  • Board of Overseers of the Museum of Science – Elected 1990, and Chairman, Nominating Committee (1991)
  • Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc. – Member and Co-chairman, Board of Directors (2004 to present)
  • Maimonides School – Member, Board of Directors (1985 to present)
  • Harvard-Radcliffe Hillel Association – Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1988–1997) and Vice President (1991)
  • Needham Town Meeting Member (1980–1982)
  • Member, Board of Trustees, The Walker School, Needham, MA, 1988 to present
  • The Boston Classical Orchestra, Inc. – Founder and Member, Board of Directors (1980 to present) and President (1999–2001)

Publications and Speaking Engagements

  • Author, “The Negotiation and Drafting of a Clinical Trial Agreement,” Journal of BioLaw & Business, Aspen Law and Business Publishing Company (2006)
  • Author, “Structuring a Start-up Company for Venture Capital Financing,” Journal of BioLaw & Business, Aspen Law and Business Publishing Company (2002)
  • Author, “Material Transfer Agreements: A Battle of the Forms,” Journal of BioLaw & Business, Aspen Law and Business Publishing Company (1999)
  • Author, “The Drafting and Negotiation of Confidential Agreements,” Journal of BioLaw & Business, Aspen Law and Business Publishing Company (1998)
  • Author, “The Venture Capital Financing of Biotechnology Companies,” Adelphi National Law Journal (1996)
  • Author, “The Government Financing of Biotechnology and Medical Device Companies,” Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Corporation (1997)
  • Speaker, Association of University Technology Managers (March 2007)
  • Speaker, “The Venture Capital Financing and Structuring of Biotechnology Companies,” MIT-Harvard Conference on Biotechnology (March 2007)
  • Speaker, “An Analysis of Regulation Fair Disclosure (FD),” Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (February 2001)