Neil McLaughlin

Founder and Head of M&A Practice

Neil McLaughlin is a senior lawyer who has practiced over 20 years at leading national law firms, including Kirkland & Ellis, Proskauer Rose and Goodwin Procter (where he was a partner in the Corporate Department).

Neil has developed a sophisticated law practice, encompassing a broad range of corporate and business matters. He has extensive experience handling a variety of complex transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, stockholder arrangements, and executive employment and compensation matters. These matters often require the negotiation and structuring of complicated multiparty agreements, which allows Neil to bring to bear his superior skills as an advisor, negotiator and legal draftsman. Neil also has had a leadership role in over $5 billion in M&A deals across a broad range of industries, including IT services, 3-D printing, telecommunications and broadcasting, medical devices, real estate, marketing and sales consulting, and hospitality. On behalf of private equity investors, he has led deal teams on investments, recapitalizations, acquisitions and divestitures. Neil has frequently represented entities in the execution of an acquisition program including addressing issues relating to acquisition financing, executive compensation and business integration. He has also worked on many equity financings including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and PIPES. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of RasLabs, LLC which is developing Synthetic MuscleTM for use in prosthetics and other medical devices and in robotics.  RasLabs won the 2013 MassChallenge Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Award.

Neil earned his law degree from Boston University School of Law  (cum laude), his MSPA from the University of Massachusetts – Boston, and his undergraduate degree from Connecticut College.