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Scott A. Samuels

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Education

  • George Mason University (JD, 1996)
  • Cornell University (BA, 1992)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Pennsylvania

Scott advises technology and life science companies and investors on a broad range of corporate transactions, including the formation and growth of start-up and emerging companies, private and public offerings, customer agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and SEC disclosure and governance matters.

As it relates to his focus on start-up and earlier stage companies, Scott advises his clients on formation, financing, equity compensation, contracts, and employee/consultant agreements, and also coordinates with the firm’s specialists in IP, employment, immigration, and other areas as needed. Scott also devotes a significant portion of his practice to counseling later stage companies on IPO and M&A exits, as well as public companies on public offerings, SEC disclosure, and corporate governance matters.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Scott served as a law clerk for a federal judge in the US District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. During law school, he interned for the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and in the telecommunications section of the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, and he was editor-in-chief of his school’s law review.

Representative Clients & Matters

Scott represents software, hardware, clean technology, and life sciences companies in a wide variety of start-up, financing, transactional, and general corporate matters, including:

Start-Up & Early Stage Financings

  • TetraScience, an Internet of Things (IoT) developer of web-connected research tools
  • Mass Medical Angels (MA2), an angel investor group
  • Long River Ventures, a venture firm investing in technology and life science companies
  • Azure Dynamics, a provider of electric and hybrid-electric powertrains for light-duty trucks

General Corporate

  • Propelics, a provider of enterprise mobile application strategic services and solutions
  • Logiq3, a provider of software and services for the life insurance and reinsurance industries
  • Menck Windows, a manufacturer of ultra high-efficiency windows and doors
  • Averna Test Systems, a provider of testing solutions for communications and electronics device-makers

Initial Public Offerings

  • BG Medicine, Inc. (Nasdaq: BGMD), Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ITCI), and Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICPT)

SEC Disclosure, Public Offerings & Corporate Governance

  • ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ARIA), Intra-Cellular Therapies (Nasdaq: ITCI), and Myriad Genetics (Nasdaq: MYGN)

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Boston Biomedical, FoldRx, ION Torrent, MacGregor, Vertex

Recognitions & Awards

  • The Legal 500 United States: Healthcare: Life Sciences (2013)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Securities & Corporate Finance (2005 – 2007)