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Education & Nonprofits

Public Finance

  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to Merrimack College with respect to new money bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to College of the Holy Cross with respect to refunding bonds issued by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and bank loan amendments.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts School Building Authority with respect to its $395 million subordinated dedicated sales tax bonds. The proceeds were used by the Authority to repay its commercial paper program that was expiring. Proceeds of the commercial paper program were used to make grants for school construction. This was the first subordinate lien transaction done for the Authority outside of the context of direct subsidy bonds.
  • Serving as counsel to Boston College on all financing matters for over 20 years, including recently in connection with the potential issuance of revenue bonds to fund capital projects at the College.
  • Served as borrower counsel to Bowdoin College for a recent bond refunding.
  • Served as bond and borrower counsel to College of the Holy Cross in connection with refunding bonds and bank line of credit amendments.
  • Represented indenture trustees, bond insurers and bondholders in the default and workout of numerous charter schools located throughout the country.
  • Served as bond counsel and general counsel to the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority for brand new student loan refinance program, offering a flexible program for borrowers, including both fixed rate and variable refinancing options to lower rates and consolidate repayment. . Our work included the public offering of debt as well as the legal work on all the documents for the new loan program and the extensive consumer protection regulation.
  • Served as bond counsel to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in connection with bonds and notes issued for the financing of various capital projects for institutions of higher education and hospitals.

Corporate

  • Represented Next Generation Children’s Centers, a family-owned business, in its merger with Cadence Education, Inc.

Litigation

  • Obtained a favorable post-trial decision in the Delaware Court of Chancery for corporate and individual clients charged with breaches of fiduciary duties.
  • Represented Project OHR, a nonprofit provider of home attendants, in two hybrid class actions and collective actions relating to issues that arise from overtime exemptions for certain domestic employees under federal and state law. We defeated both collection action certification under FLSA as well as Rule 23 class action.
  • Representing Chelsea’s Light Foundation, a non-profit organization working to protect children from sexual predators, in trademark and contractual matters.
  • Representing The Brain Observatory, a non-profit research and public benefit organization, in trademark and licensing matters.
  • Represented the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation as amicus curiae in a case involving First Amendment freedom of speech.

Intellectual Property

  • Represent a leading nonprofit clinical research center, hospital, and graduate school which is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. The center is focused on the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases, and has been designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest acknowledgment granted by the National Cancer Institute. The firm's attorneys have represented the hospital in developing and implementing strategies for procuring patents in a variety of chemical and biomedical technologies.
  • Serves as lead patent counsel for academic teaching hospital in Rhode Island. We prepare and prosecute patent applications with inventors with joint appointments at the hospital and a world-renowned university in a wide variety of medical disciplines. Recent issued patents cover field such as treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, method of detecting sepsis, liver stem cells, and diagnosing metastatic breast cancer. We advise our client on patent strategy, commercialization, and licensing negotiations.

Employment

  • Provide employment and contract advice and terms to the Compensation Committee of the Board of Trustees of New England Institute of Technology. We routinely evaluate and provide recommendations on executive compensation levels in consideration of IRS’ intermediate sanctions regulations and advise on legal requirements for Form 990 executive compensation reporting.

Real Estate

  • Represented a state institution and subsidiary in connection with the permitting and construction of a biologics manufacturing, filling, and distribution facility in Boston.

Health

  • Assisted a university health system with a significant data breach (several hundred thousand patients) stemming from the hack of an unsecured cancer patient data bank. Managed federal response and mitigation measures including a revised research data security plan.
  • Provided strategic counsel to a University regarding the creation of its integrated health care services and physician network.
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The Mintz trademark team provides extensive pro bono trademark and copyright support to The Schwartz Center, a nonprofit named for late Mintz attorney Kenneth B. Schwartz that advocates for compassion in healthcare. Mintz has helped the center license its programs to healthcare organizations.
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Mintz serves as bond counsel to the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank. Mintz helped the bank design and implement a new financing structure for the Vermont State Colleges System by advising on disclosure statements, preparing audits for the IRS and addressing tax issues.
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Mintz secured dismissal of class claims alleging personal injury of every student who had attended the Eagleton School during a period of reported altercations between staff and students. Mintz demonstrated that elements of the class claims could not be satisfied through proof common to the class.
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Mintz is helping a university and its medical school analyze its relationships with its affiliated academic faculty practice plan and teaching hospital. Mintz attorneys are counseling the parties on ways to structure their contractual arrangements to ensure compliance with the Stark Law.
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Mintz defeated a purported Fair Labor Standard Act collective action and a New York Labor Law minimum wage and overtime class action for nonprofit home health attendant agency Project OHR. The FLSA decision set a SDNY precedent, and Project OHR settled with the two plaintiffs on favorable terms.
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Mintz helped University Physicians, Inc. practice plans that serve the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University (SOM) and Rhode Island Hospital reorganize as Brown Physicians, Inc. (BPI). The affiliation created a close relationship among SOM, BPI, and the six faculty practice plans.