Chairman: Robert S. Insolia
Managing Partner: Mark T. Bettencourt
Goodwin’s 1,000 plus lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia excel at complex transactions, highstakes litigation, and world-class advisory services in the financial, life sciences, private equity, real estate, and technology industries. The firm’s unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and the investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets Goodwin apart. To learn more, visit www. goodwinlaw.com
Main Areas of Practice:
Complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world class advisory services in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries.
A sophisticated, versatile team of transactional lawyers provides broad market perspective, serves as a business partner on strategic transactions, and advises clients on structuring and developing new and innovative products and services. Areas of expertise include buyouts and acquisitions, capital markets, debt finance, financial restructuring, growth equity, impact and responsible investing, mergers and acquisitions, new company formation, private investment funds, REITs and real estate mergers and acquisitions, search funds, tax, and venture capital.
World-Class Advisory Services:
Experienced regulatory lawyers, including many former high-ranking government officials and regulators, guide clients through the complex conundrum of government regulations with insight and ingenuity – always with an eye toward maximizing business opportunities while minimizing risk. Areas of expertise include antitrust and competition, banking, environmental, ERISA and executive compensation, FDA, FinTech, global trade, investment management, labor and employment, and privacy and cybersecurity.
Goodwin litigators provide cost-effective, resultsoriented representation in high-profile matters. The firm employs a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach, helping clients settle disputes, mitigate risk, defend their interests, and, in most cases, avoid trial altogether. Areas of expertise include appellate, business and commercial, government investigations and enforcement, environmental, financial industry, intellectual property, labor and employment, privacy and cybersecurity, products liability and mass torts, securities, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and white collar defense.
London-based lawyers have extensive real estate experience and significant expertise in fund formation, private equity and the leisure and hospitality industry, including work on numerous cross-border transactions. This expertise encompasses all aspects of real estate fund structuring and investment, including segregated accounts/investment management mandates; structured acquisitions of real estate; joint ventures; club deals; multi-investor funds; and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as operating company investments, financing and the workout of distressed investments.
Goodwin’s Asia practice, based in Hong Kong, covers a broad range of corporate transactions in China, India and across Asia, advising on matters of Indian, United States and Hong Kong law. Practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic transactions, private equity, venture capital, securities and capital markets, fund formation, investigations, and dispute resolution.
Goodwin's Frankfurt team offers a high level of specialization and experience in private equity, venture capital, real estate, finance and tax. The practice's clear focus on these areas and the fact that Goodwin has one of the worldwide leading tech and life sciences practices brings the practice into a unique position to operate at the intersection of capital and innovation. Goodwin's Frankfurt office is fully integrated into the firm’s international network and operates seamlessly across disciplines and offices. This, together with an industry knowledge in the firm's focus areas, enables the practice to provide high end services to international and domestic clients in particular on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional transactions.
Goodwin’s Paris-based lawyers, who have been recognized as one of the leading private equity and mergers and acquisitions teams in France, specialize in leveraged buyouts, private equity and public-toprivate transactions for French and foreign private equity funds. Goodwin’s private equity practice is focused primarily in the middle market. The practice’s deep market knowledge and industry relationships help clients secure deals and build equity value across a broad range of sectors.
Goodwin’s Luxembourg office works seamlessly with the firm’s existing London-based Luxembourg desk to serve as a single solution for the firm’s global clients raising and deploying capital in Europe. With a market-leading funds practice in the United States and Europe and an on-the-ground presence in Luxembourg, Goodwin is uniquely positioned to serve multi-national financial institutions, fund sponsors and asset managers looking to do business in this favored international jurisdiction.
Goodwin opened its Cambridge office in 2019 in the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen, home to one of the world’s largest and most innovative life sciences clusters as well as some of the most disruptive technology and life sciences companies. The firm’s on-the-ground presence in Cambridge further expands our lawyers’ ability to support clients in these sectors through our unique capital-meets-innovation platform in Europe, and solidifies Goodwin’s position as the leading firm in the UK and European life sciences and technology markets.
Goodwin represents a diverse client base, ranging from emerging companies to established multination als. The firm’s clients present complex issues and expect cost effective results to be delivered under tight deadlines. Client service begins with knowing the clients, their business and their competitors. With this information, lawyers leverage their specialized skills and expertise to deliver responsive, knowledgeable and practical legal advice.