Robert Birnbaum, Paul Sweeney Recognized Among Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers

August 26, 2011

Foley Hoag LLP partners Robert Birnbaum and Paul Sweeney were recently listed as two of the Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers by, a website that provides tools for entrepreneurs.

Robert Birnbaum represents a number of public and private companies, with an emphasis on technology-based businesses, investment advisers and investment funds. He advises clients on a wide range of corporate and securities law matters, including public offerings, SEC compliance, mergers and acquisitions, technology licensing and distribution, venture financing, stock option and other equity incentive plans, employment agreements, and intellectual property law.

Paul Sweeney focuses on startup and emerging growth companies, venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and related business transactions. His clients operate in a wide array of industries, including social networking, computer security, information technology, enterprise software, and life sciences. He also represents angel and venture capital investors in connection with their portfolio investments in early and later stage growth companies.

The Top 20 Boston Startup Lawyers list was compiled as a result of positive feedback from other startup entrepreneurs, according to

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