William R. Kolb
As Coordinator of the firm's Business Department and Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Practice Group, William Kolb is recognized in Chambers USA, Massachusetts SuperLawyers and The Legal 500 for his experience in transactional matters. He has represented both buyers and sellers (including a special board committee) of public and private companies, particularly those involved in the technology industry. William also works closely with technology companies on licensing matters, including complex in-bound and out-bound licenses of various intellectual property rights.
William also advises companies and their underwriters in public securities offerings, including clients such as Allaire, Aware, Banc of America Securities, Charles River Associates and Credit Suisse First Boston. He also provides these and other clients with counsel on compliance with the securities laws, Sarbanes-Oxley and other governance issues. In addition, his transactional work includes representation of high-growth and emerging companies seeking venture capital and strategic investments.
William has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1984.
Bars and Court Admissions
The following is a brief summary of William's experience and accomplishments:
Sale of Powersoft to Sybase
Purchase by Charles River Associates of InteCap
Sale of L.E. Mason to Thomas & Betts
Purchase by PRI Automation of Promis Systems
Purchase by Inverness Medical of Applied Biotech
Sale of Allaire to Macromedia
Sale of Concerto Software to Melita (represented the special committee of the board)
Sale of FirstSense Software to Concord Communications
Purchase by LSI Logic of IntraServer Technology
professional / civic involvement
Massachusetts Software Counsel, Member
American, Massachusetts, and Boston Bar Associations, Member.