SOURCE: Nutter McClennen & Fish

Nutter McClennen & Fish

Nutter McClennen & Fish

September 07, 2011 11:44 ET

Nutter to Partner With Launchpad, Boston's Largest Angel Investor Group

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP, one of Boston's largest law firms, today announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with Launchpad Venture Group, the largest angel investment group in New England. Nutter's participation during the investment process aligns with Launchpad's mission of bringing the highest quality human capital to the table as it evaluates and supports new ventures.

"We are pleased to be working with Nutter and dedicating our combined experience and knowledge to the benefit of our investors and portfolio companies," said Christopher Mirabile, co-managing director of Launchpad. "Beyond just investment capital, our focus is on adding value, including the talent and experience of our members and strategic partners, to maximize each venture's chances of success."

"The partnership between Nutter and Launchpad will foster an innovative yet sound approach to investing in early-stage, technology-driven companies," said Alex Glovsky, partner at Nutter and chair of the firm's Emerging Companies Group. "We believe that our deep knowledge in deal structuring, transactional law, intellectual property, due diligence, and corporate governance, will be a perfect complement to Launchpad's experienced and highly successful investors."

With the new Launchpad partnership, Nutter deepens its already strong presence in the early stage investment community and supports a key strategic objective of the firm to catalyze growth in this sector. "Nutter's commitment to the entrepreneurship ecosystem is not only strong, but it's personal," said Glovsky, "as many of the partners in the Emerging Companies team are angel investors and former entrepreneurs."

Launchpad Venture Group is a Boston-based angel investment group that provides funding to early-stage, technology-driven startup companies addressing a significant market opportunity. Launchpad's large and active membership base includes investors from a variety of backgrounds and professions, including former entrepreneurs and industry executives from the technology, financial and service communities. Hambleton Lord and Christopher Mirabile are co-managing directors of Launchpad.

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP is a full service law firm with over 145 lawyers. Nutter's Emerging Companies Group helps early stage ventures realize value from innovation in a broad range of industries including software, hardware, technology, healthcare, life science, cleantech, mobile, consumer products, new media and robotics. With a focus on partner level service, practical solutions and value driven strategic legal advice, Nutter's Emerging Companies Group is known for its ability to help entrepreneurs and investors build, grow and protect innovative companies.

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