Jonathan L. Kravetz, Chair of the Securities Practice Group at Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. and a senior member of the firm’s Life Sciences Practice Group, has been named the Best Lawyers in America® 2014 Boston Biotechnology Law “Lawyer of the Year.”
Best Lawyers in America, which compiles annual listings of outstanding lawyers through a rigorous peer-review process, selects a single lawyer in each specialty in each community to honor as the “Lawyer of the Year.” These lawyers have received particularly high ratings by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Mr. Kravetz represents issuers in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities under the Securities Act of 1933, serves as underwriters’ counsel to numerous investment banks, provides counseling for public companies with respect to periodic reporting and compliance issues under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, advises Boards of Directors on governance matters, works with early-stage companies in venture capital and other financings, and represents clients in a wide range of strategic transactions, including mergers & acquisitions, spin-off transactions and going private transactions. His clients span the biopharmaceutical, diagnostic, medical device and high-tech industries. Mr. Kravetz has an active international practice, representing European companies in financings, mergers & acquisitions, strategic collaborations, and other transactions with U.S. and non-U.S. companies.
Mintz has served as one of the leading law firms to the life sciences industry since the industry’s birth in the 1970s. Today, the firm advises hundreds of businesses and other organizations in all sectors of the industry -- from start-ups looking for their first funding to public companies with products on the market, as well as venture capital firms, investment banks, and research and academic institutions. Mintz attorneys provide experienced counsel to clients globally in a broad range of matters, including corporate finance and securities, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and collaborations, intellectual property, litigation, FDA and healthcare regulatory matters, employment and benefits, bankruptcy and commercial lending, immigration, and real estate. Mintz is a full-service law firm comprised of 450 attorneys with eight offices (Boston, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington, Stamford, Los Angeles, and London) and an affiliate relationship in Israel.