Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office Hosts Delegation from Portugal Ventures

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The Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted a delegation from Portugal-based Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, Portugal Ventures, as part of a roadshow of the Massachusetts technology ecosystem.

The Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP hosted a delegation from Portugal-based Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, Portugal Ventures, as part of a roadshow of the Massachusetts technology ecosystem. The event was held Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014.

Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate & Securities and Intellectual Property & Technology Groups presented “A Legal Overview for Early-Stage Companies” to Portugal Ventures’ executive management team along with several Board Members representing 31 portfolio companies in the biotech, medtech, and information and communications technology/web/mobile sectors. This educational program focused on legal issues that early-stage foreign companies face when entering the US market. Presenters and topics included:

  •     Terence P. McCourt, Boston managing shareholder of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig and chairman of the Boston office’s Labor & Employment practice, welcomed the delegation and provided an overview of the firm.
  •     David J. Dykeman, Boston patent attorney and shareholder, co-chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Life Sciences & Medical Technology Group and co-chair of the firm’s IP Group in Boston, served as the panel moderator.
  •     Barbara A. Jones, shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Group, discussed corporate formation and governance issues.
  •     Roman Fayerberg, Boston patent attorney and firm associate, presented on the fundamentals of IP and patent protection strategy for early stage high-tech companies, and provided best practices to develop, protect and monetize IP assets in the era of U.S. and European patent reform.

Dykeman, Jones, Fayerberg and McCourt shared their insights on the lifecycle of an early stage company.

About Portugal Ventures

Portugal Ventures is a Venture Capital and Private Equity firm, focusing its investments in innovative, scientific and technology-based companies as well as in companies from the more traditional Portuguese Tourism and Industrial sectors, with significant competitive advantages and export oriented to global markets. They firm partners with exceptional entrepreneurs, assisting them in achieving new levels of competitiveness and success at all stages of development of their companies and operating in a number of different sectors.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Boston Office

Founded in 1999, Greenberg Traurig’s Boston office is home to more than 60 attorneys practicing in the areas of corporate, emerging technology, governmental affairs, intellectual property, labor and employment, life sciences and medical technology, litigation, public finance, and real estate. An important contributor to the firm's international platform, the Boston office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys with both public and private sector experience. The team offers clients the value of decades of legal experience and hands-on knowledge of the local business community, supported by the firm's vast network of global resources.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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