Robert L. Birnbaum

Partner - Boston

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617.832.1106

617.832.7000

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Mr. Birnbaum is an experienced corporate partner who has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Massachusetts Super Lawyers and The Legal 500. He represents a number of public and private companies, with an emphasis on technology-based businesses in the life sciences and information technology, and funds that invest in them. He has provided legal counsel to Avitide, Inc.; Combined Therapeutics, Inc.; MicroCHIPS, Inc.; Robert Reiser & Co., Inc.; Compass Therapeutics, LLC; WuXi NextCODE Genomics, Inc.; Arsanis, Inc.; L2, Inc.; US HealthVest; Cubic Asset Management, Inc.; Adimab, Inc.; Memsic, Inc.; Living Proof, Inc.; Polaris Venture Partners; Cambridge Associates; and many others.

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Education:

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Harvard College, A.B., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Counseling the Private Company, MCLE
  • Keeping [Trade] Secrets All in the Family, Electronic Business
  • Taxation of High-Technology Companies, Taxation for Accountants
  • Use of Nominee Trust, Massachusetts Law Quarterly
  • Issuance and Transfer of Capital Stock, Massachusetts Law Quarterly
  • Lease Financing for Manufacturers of Computer Peripheral Equipment, Business Lawyer

Honors

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 
  • Listed in The Legal 500 US Volume 1 (Corporate & Finance)
  • Listed in MASSACHUSETTS SUPER LAWYERS
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Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • California

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Tax Court