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Joshua D. Fox


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Josh advises entrepreneurs to help them build their businesses and complete successful fundraising transactions and exit events.

Josh’s practice focuses on representing founders and start-ups, beginning with the formation of a business entity and continuing through a sale of the company or an IPO. He serves as outside corporate counsel to his clients, functioning for most as their general counsel, to help solve problems and take advantage of opportunities in their businesses. He regularly advises clients regarding company formation issues, financings (including angel, venture capital and strategic) and mergers and acquisitions.

The businesses that Josh works with are typically in the life sciences industry — drug development, devices and diagnostics — and in the technology sector, including digital health, software and technology-enabled services.

In addition, Josh frequently speaks on topics related to entrepreneurship, financing, exit strategies, and company best practices at start-up and industry events, and publishes tips and insights for start-ups in law, business and technology journals and blogs.

Josh actively engages in pro bono work, and he is a lecturer at the Boston University School of Law, teaching a class on venture capital financings that he created. 


  • Harvard Law School (JD)
  • Tufts University (BA, summa cum laude)

Recognition & Awards

  • Conservation Law Foundation, Legal Food Hub: Distinguished Service Award (2019)
  • The Legal 500 United States: Recommended for Finance: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Managers (2016)
  • Boston Magazine: included on the list of New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2008, 2010 – 2016)
  • Boston Bar Association, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law: Civil Rights Recognition Award (2010)
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Member, Leadership Council, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Member, Alumni Council, Tufts University
  • Member, Board of Visitors, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University
  • Past president and member, Board of Directors, Tufts Lawyers Association
  • Past mentor, BUILD

Recent Insights

News & Press



Life Sciences M&A Merger Report Hero

BAND TOGETHER: Corporate & Cultural Convergence in Life Sciences M&A

June 24, 2020 | | By William Whelan, Joshua D. Fox

The Mintz and Mergermarket report on recent M&A activity in the life sciences sector examines deal drivers and companies’ post-closing integration experiences.
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News & Press

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In New Report, Dealmakers across the Life Sciences Industry Identify Top Deal Drivers, Successful Integration Strategies, and More.
An article published by The American Lawyer highlighted the arrival of Joshua Fox in Boston and Stephen Osborn in San Francisco as Members in Mintz’s Corporate group.

The article noted that “Osborn and Fox are the latest hires in Mintz’s growing corporate practice, which also had two notable hires in March. The Boston-based firm is enjoying record revenue and profit highs after four straight years of growth.”


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