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Michael K. Barron’s corporate transactional practice focuses on advising companies including startups through their entire life cycle, entrepreneurs, and venture capital investors. Areas of concentration include formation and governance, early- and later-stage debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions including cross-border transactions, investments, joint ventures and strategic partnerships, restructurings, employment and executive compensation, and intellectual property matters, including trademark and technology licensing. With over 30 years of experience, Michael is a trusted advisor to his clients in a variety of industries including technology, biotech, medical device, pharmaceutical, healthcare, and retail.
Michael is passionate about working with early-stage companies and from the beginning of his legal career has promoted the development and growth of emerging technology and life sciences companies. In 1995, Michael founded the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX), a trade association to help promote the development and growth of the internet and digital technologies industry in New England. MITX serves more than 7,000 New England professionals involved in internet and digital technologies industry and is now part of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Michael has been a founder, board member, and advisor to a number of other trade associations focused on life sciences and digital healthcare, including The Antibody Society. In addition, Michael helped found Acera School, a K-10 STEM school in Winchester, Massachusetts, and serves on the school board.
Michael is recognized by Boston magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer and is included in the Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America. He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest designation available.
Mergers and Acquisitions
AV Preeminent Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized, Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004–2006, 2011–2020)
Recipient, Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) Industry Achievement Award (2016)
Member, Biotech Industry Organization (BIO)
Member, Boston Bar Association
Member, Licensing Executives Society (LES)
Member, Massachusetts Biotechnology Council
Member, MITX Committee of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Member, HealthTech Build