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Zachary H. Liebnick

Associate

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+1.617.348.1887

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Zachary’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and securities law matters. He regularly advises private and public companies as well as private equity funds and investors across a broad range of industries, including technology, medical devices, life sciences, industrial and manufacturing, consumer products, and financial services, such as investment advisory businesses. 

Zachary has extensive experience representing global corporations and closely held companies in mergers and acquisitions in the United States and abroad. He also regularly advises public companies on corporate governance matters and SEC disclosures.

Prior to joining Mintz, Zachary was a summer associate at a Connecticut law firm, where he worked with venture capital and private equity funds. During law school, he interned with a Fortune 500 financial services company as well as an international electronic manufacturing company, working on mergers & acquisitions, SEC disclosures, and corporate governance matters.

Zachary earned a Transactional Practice Certificate in law school and served as executive and research editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. He also interned with the Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative.

Experience

  • Brooks Automation (NASDAQ: BRKS), now Azenta (NASDAQ: AZTA), in its approximately $450 million purchase of genomics service provider GENEWIZ Group
  • LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA) in its acquisition of Blaze Portfolio, a trading and portfolio rebalancing software company
  • Astadia, a worldwide IT consulting firm, in its acquisition of Anubex, a software solutions provider based in Belgium
  • Corindus Vascular Robotics (NYSE AM: CVRS) in common stock and preferred stock PIPE financings
  • Philips Healthcare in connection with numerous acquisitions and other strategic transactions
  • PriceSmart, Inc.(NASDAQ: PSMT), an operator of membership warehouse clubs in Central America, the Caribbean, and Colombia, in its acquisition of  Aeropost, Inc., an end-to-end cross-border package delivery service and online retailer
  • LPL Financial (NASDAQ: LPLA) in its acquisition of AdvisoryWorld, a provider of digital solutions designed to help financial advisors attract and serve client assets
  • Bauwerk Group AG, a leading Swiss-based flooring manufacturer, in its purchase of Somerset Hardwood Flooring, a vertically integrated forest products company
  • Signify (f/k/a Philips Lighting) in connection with numerous middle-market mergers and acquisitions
  • Dec Group, the leading global provider of containment solutions in its acquisition of the Extract Technology business from Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC)
  • Molecular Templates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTEM) in common stock and preferred stock financings
  • F-star Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FSTX) in its reverse merger with Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SBPH)
  • Patriot Energy Group, a retail electricity and natural gas management firm, in its strategic alliance with EMEX, LLC
  • Edgile, a cybersecurity consulting provider, in its sale to Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT)
  • The Manischewitz Company, a major manufacturer of kosher foods, in its sale to Kayco, a global food distributor
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viewpoints

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC)’s new rule to ban most post-employment non-compete agreements could significantly impact M&A and private equity transactions. Assuming it withstands legal challenges, the rule will require buyers and private equity sponsors to rethink many of their asset protection strategies.

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Read about the Corporation Transparency Act, which will require many businesses and companies to disclose their beneficial ownership information to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).
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Read about the SEC’s final amendments to the shareholder-proposal requirements of Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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Read about the SEC’s proposed rule amendments related to shareholder proposals and its guidance for companies seeking to exclude a shareholder proposal under the “ordinary business exception.”
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Delaware corporations have always been required to provide certain information to their stockholders under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL), but the scope and form of that information  has naturally changed as technology advances.  A recent expansion of the type of documents that corporations may be required to provide occurred in a recent case in which the Delaware Supreme Court held in KT4 Partners LLC v. Palantir Technologies, Inc., that a corporation may be required to produce emails and other electronically stored records at the request of stockholders who bring books and records requests under Section 220.
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News & Press

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BOSTON – Mintz has served as legal counsel to wealth-management firm Lido Advisors LLC, a Charlesbank Capital Partners portfolio company, in its partnership with Colorado Financial Management (CFM).

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Mintz represented Bauwerk Group AG, a leading Swiss-based manufacturer of parquet flooring, in its purchase of Somerset Hardwood Flooring, a vertically integrated forest products company. The deal creates a global market leader in hardwood flooring with a combined turnover of $400 million at a production volume of over 120 million square feet.

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Recognition & Awards

  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Mergers & Acquisitions, Health Care Finance, and Climate Law

  • Richard W. Davies Scholar

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Involvement

  • Co-Chair of the Business Law Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association - Young Lawyers Section
  • Young Professionals Executive Committee, Genesis Foundation for Children
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