Goodwin partners with clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility and ambition. Our 1,800+ lawyers across 13 locations in the United States, Europe and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world-class advisory services in the technology, life sciences, real estate, private equity, and financial industries. We worked closely with Goodwin Technology and Life Sciences Partner, Olivia Uitto, to develop the IP brainstorm template and IP search guide.
UMass Boston - Venture Development Center
The VDC is a thriving community of promising entrepreneurs in residence from around the world launching innovative technology and life science companies in our incubator, and talented students from our own university preparing for careers in venture capital backed companies.
Our mission is to make work visas fast and easy. Built on 10+ years of getting venture-backed founders visas, Legalpad combines software and attorneys to get the world’s best entrepreneurs and technologists working in the US.
With more than 20 years of immigration experience, the Law Office of Christine Troy has a proven track record of developing honest and effective solutions to complex immigration situations. We thrive in creative and agile problem-solving and embrace the intricacy of legal cases when other attorneys have told clients there was no hope. Our practice focuses on immigration for businesses and families.
Getson & Schatz
Getson & Schatz, P.C. is an experienced immigration law firm conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our immigration lawyers represent corporations, individuals and families in all areas of immigration law including immigrant visa and non immigrant visa applications, employment and family immigration, asylum, citizenship, and deportation defense.
Alcorn Immigration Law
With offices located in Silicon Valley, California & New York City, Alcorn Immigration Law supports clients around the world with United States inbound immigration. We obtain U.S. visas, green cards, and citizenship for entrepreneurs, investors, technology professionals, and their families. 2019 Global Law Experts Awards Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.
Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2400 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Picket Fence IP
Picket Fence IP is founded by Greg Sieczkiewiczis to partner with the best entrepreneurs and venture firms to build transformative life science endeavors. They engage at thought-inception through IPO to create, build, maintain, defend and monetize vigorous IP protection strategies.
Keltie is based in Europe but operates globally. Our teams of patent and trade mark practitioners have decades of experience handling intellectual property matters across all business sectors and industries. We act for many household names, entrepreneurial individuals, start-ups, spin-outs and large corporations who wish to identify, establish, manage and protect their IP in the UK, Europe and worldwide.
Wolf & Greenfield
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C. is among the 10 largest law firms in the country devoted exclusively to intellectual property (IP) law. Wolf Greenfield attorneys advise a diverse set of clients whose IP is at the core of their business. More than 90% of the firm’s practitioners have science or engineering degrees and more than two-thirds hold advanced degrees (MS, PhD or MD).
Foley Hoag is a dynamic law firm that represents public and private clients in a wide range of disputes and transactions worldwide. We have expertise in industries such as life sciences and healthcare, technology, energy and renewables, investment management, professional services and education. We also offer our clients market-leading international litigation and arbitration and corporate social responsibility services.
Covington & Burling
From our offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai, and Washington, we practice as one firm, holding closely to core values that start with a deep commitment to our clients and the quality of our work on their behalf, and that include an emphasis on teamwork among our lawyers and other professionals and a belief in the obligation of lawyers to make legal services available to all who need them.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 550+ attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston’s Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice.
Jeff Goldman Immigration
Jeff Goldman Immigration is a law firm devoted exclusively to all aspects of business-based and family-based immigration law. Jeff Goldman has helped several Boston founders navigate complicated immigration concerns.
Latham & Watkins
Pillar has worked with Latham & Watkins' John Chory, Stephen Ranere, and Emily Taylor on a number of deals. The firm also has a suite of resources in their LathamDrive website, which provides entrepreneurs the tools and expertise they need on various topics including formation, capital raising, liquidity, beyond IPO and more.
Company Counsel provides legal support for emerging startups. Pillar's Sarah Hodges has worked with Steve Cagnetta across several startups from inception through exit on everything from employment agreements to employee options to contracts and more. Steve is particularly helpful for startups who would prefer not to work with a big firm, and are looking for a more accessible advice. See our Pillar VC CEO Templates for several free legal documents from Company Counsel.
In 2007, Cooley launched a small office in Boston’s historic Back Bay to provide legal counsel to technology and life sciences companies and investors in the region. During the last decade, Cooley has been one of the fastest growing law firms in Boston and is now home to more than 120 lawyers, technology specialists, quantitative analysts, paralegals and staff. Cooley's clients include strategic and financial buyers and sellers in public and private acquisitions, including private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts and take-private transactions. We work with Al Browne at Cooley.
WilmerHale provides global legal representation across a comprehensive range of industry and practice areas that are critical to our clients' success. WilmerHale's Launch Program (https://launch.wilmerhale.com/) is tailored specifically to startups. Pillar's Sarah Hodges worked with the firm on the sale of Smarterer, a Boston-based startup that was acquired by Pluralsight. We work with Mick Bain at the firm.
Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton
Boston-area Business Law Firm Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC assists companies of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 1000 — in legal services areas. Pillar had a great experience working with the firm on our office lease. We work with Michael Jabbawy at the firm.
Gunderson Dettmer has been ranked the #1 law firm globally for high-growth technology and life sciences companies and investors for six years in a row by PitchBook. The firm handles the majority of Pillar's legal needs in addition to supporting growth technology and life sciences companies from start-up to maturity, and 250+ of the world's leading venture capital firms. We work with several lawyers at the firm including Jay Hachigan, Jeff Engerman and Vanessa Smith.
Looney Cohen & Aisenberg
Looney Cohen & Aisenberg LLP is a boutique law firm focusing on commercial and real estate transactions, leasing, business law, non-competition disputes and business related litigation.