Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Conference: 12:00PM – 6:00PM | Reception: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Westin Waterfront | 425 Summer St | Boston

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Boston Bar’s inaugural Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference is an opportunity for members of Boston’s legal and business communities to gather for networking and discussions around key topics and trends at the intersection of capital investments and the law.

This half-day conference will cover a range of topics from the essentials of fund formation and term sheet negotiations, to more advanced discussions surrounding regulatory developments and recent trends in deal terms. Panelists will offer insights into challenges and opportunities ahead within the current fundraising environment and discuss best practices for attorneys to employ in their practice.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Scott C. Butera serves as commissioner of the Arena Football League, where he oversees all league operations for team franchises located in major markets in the United States, including Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. Prior to his time with the AFL, Butera held several positions in the lodging, gaming, real estate, media, and entertainment industries, including serving as president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, CEO of Tropicana Entertainment, COO of the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino, and president, COO, and executive vice president of Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. His financial background includes two decades in investment banking with UBS Investment Bank, Credit Suisse First Boston, Smith Barney, and Bear Stearns & Co. He began his career as an accountant in the financial services practice of Coopers & Lybrand in New York.

Butera earned a B.A. in economics from Trinity. He went on to earn an M.A. and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also has been a member of Trinity’s Board of Fellows. Butera is a member of the Information Services and Facilities Subcommittee and the Comprehensive Campaign Subcommittee.

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CONFERENCE AGENDA

Scott C. Butera
Commissioner of the Arena Football League

VENTURE CAPITAL

Basics of a Series A Term Sheet

Whether working with seasoned investors or first-time entrepreneurs, understanding the long term impacts of your client’s first financing is a way to add immediate value. Companies must weigh the importance not only of financial terms, but also of how corporate governance issues may affect its ultimate success. 

SPEAKERS:
Moderator – Jenna Ventorino, WilmerHale
Julie McCann, Associate Counsel, Battery Ventures
Brandon Middleton Pratt, Goodwin

COMMITTEE MEMBER LIAISON: Stephen Fox

PRIVATE EQUITY

Nuts & Bolts of Fund Formation

A discussion on the core considerations involved in forming a private equity fund.  The panel will discuss typical fund structures, non-traditional fund structures, principal legal documents, regulatory considerations, investor issues, and recent trends in private equity formation.

SPEAKERS:

Gerald Kehoe, Morgan Lewis
Adi Herzberg, Credit Suisse Asset Management
Jeremy Naylor, Cooley
Mohan Thomas, Ares Energy Investment Funds

COMMITTEE MEMBER LIAISON: Shaun R. Getchell

VENTURE CAPITAL

Recent Developments in Regulatory Landscape for Early Stage Financing

This panel will discuss the ramifications on companies and investors in early stage funding rounds of recent regulatory changes, such as the changes to Regulation D, Rule 506(b) and (c), Regulation A, and Regulation CF.

SPEAKERS:
Moderator – Joe Daniels, McCarter & English
John Hancock, Foley Hoag
David Feinberg, Feinberg Hanson
Ed Pease, WilmerHale

COMMITTEE MEMBER LIAISON: Ben Hron, McCarter & English

PRIVATE EQUITY

Recent Developments in Laws Governing PE Funds (tax, legal, regulatory, etc.)

SPEAKERS:
Lizette Perez-Deisboeck, Battery Ventures
Al Browne, Cooley
Andy Bentley, PwC

COMMITTEE MEMBER LIAISON: Nicole Peppe, Cooley

VENTURE CAPITAL

Recent Trends in Deal Terms and their Impact on Financial VC’s, Corporate VC’s, and Venture Philanthropy

  • Financial VC’s, Corporate VC’s and Venture Philanthropy VC’s: How do they differ as to investment goals, structure of investments and level of interaction with portfolio companies
  • Recent Trends in VC Deal Terms/Investment Environment and impact on the 3 types of VC’s

SPEAKERS:
Moderator – Stephen Brook, Burns & Levinson LLP
David Aronoff, Flybridge Capital Partners
Dina Ciarimboli, Third Rock Ventures
Christopher de Souza , Broadview Ventures
Alex de Winter, GE Ventures

COMMITTEE MEMBER LIAISON: Andy Merken, Burns & Levinson

PRIVATE EQUITY

Recent Trends in PE Deal Terms

SPEAKERS:

Daniel P. Riley, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
Patrick Furlong , Riverside Partners
Reed Sussman, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Ryan Carr, M/C Partners

SPEAKER

Erik Brooks
Managing Partner, ABRY

Roger Hurwitz
Managing Partner, Volition Capital

Moderator
Jody Rose
President, New England Venture Capital Association

CONFERENCE PRICING

BOSTON BAR MEMBER – $295.00
To reserve your seat, click REGISTER, then LOGIN to your Boston Bar member account.

NON MEMBER – $395.00
To reserve your seat, click REGISTER, then Login to Attend to create a New User account -or- contact Margaret DeMoura: 617.778.1946 | mdemoura@bostonbar.org.

CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPS

LAW FIRM PARTNERS

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CORPORATE SPONSOR

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For information regarding sponsorship opportunities for Boston Bar Conferences, please contact Erica Southerland: 617.778.1930 | esoutherland@bostonbar.org

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

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Jody Rose
New England Venture Capital Association

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Nicole Peppe
Cooley

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Andrew Merken
Burns & Levinson LLP

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Ben Hron
Committee Chair
McCarter & English LLP

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Shaun Getchell
Morgan Lewis

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Stephen Fox
Goodwin

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