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William J. Bussiere, Jr.


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Will focuses his practice on corporate and securities law matters. He has represented public and private companies in all stages of their life cycles, including company formation, venture capital and debt financing, EB-5 investment funds, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets transactions, and securities law compliance. He also advises companies on corporate governance matters, commercial contracts and equity compensation plans. Will is also a member of the firm’s Sports & Entertainment Practice, with a focus on business contracts and charitable foundations for professional athletes.

Before joining Mintz, he was an associate in a boutique Massachusetts law firm, where his practice included advising clients on corporate matters, real estate transactions, and financing and development of affordable housing. Prior to this, he was a litigation associate in the Boston office of a Northeast law firm. Will also was a legal fellow to the general counsel of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (now known as the Boston Planning & Development Agency), where he focused on large project review, regulatory compliance, municipal asset management, and tax agreements.

While in law school, Will was Note Editor for the Boston University Law Review, and he served as a law clerk for the Boston University Office of General Counsel. He also was a legal intern for the WGBH Educational Foundation, and a judicial intern with the Massachusetts Appeals Court.


  • Boston University School of Law (JD, cum laude)
  • Providence College (BA, summa cum laude)

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LLCs and Convertible Debt – Too Good to be True?

November 26, 2018 | Article | By Scott Pinarchick, Will Bussiere

Founders choosing a structure for their business are often drawn to the limited liability company, or LLC, for its overall flexibility in both taxation and governance matters. And founders seeking access to early capital, not to mention seed investors themselves, are often drawn to the convertible note as a simple, less expensive means to raise funds. But LLCs and convertible debt don’t always mix.