Ryan M. Rourke Reed

Associate - Boston

Ryan Reed
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Ryan Rourke Reed is an associate in the firm’s Business Department. His practice focuses on general corporate and securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital. He represents public and private companies in a broad range of strategic transactions including matters regarding formation, founder’s arrangements, financings, exit strategies and general corporate governance.  Ryan advises public companies with respect to ongoing periodic and current reporting requirements; Section 16 matters; preparation for annual and special stockholder meetings; and coordination of responses to any related SEC review regarding same. He also advises non-profit organizations with respect to formation and general governance matters, as well as non-profit mergers and collaborations.

Education:

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011
  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., cum laude, 2006

Languages:

English

Representative Experience

  • Represented Xcovery Holding Company LLC, a biopharmaceutical company, in multiple financing rounds, including a strategic investment by and collaboration with Betta Pharmaceuticals.
  • Represented Tyrogenex, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, in multiple financing rounds, including a strategic investment by Brace Pharma, the U.S. investment company of EMS S/A.
  • Represented Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock which raised $64 for Enanta’s development of new compounds for combination treatment regimens for Hepatitis C.
  • Represented Accela, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government, in connection with its acquisition of each of PublicStuff, Springbrook Software, SoftRight, Decade Software, Kinsail and Envista.
  • Represented Bolt Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of marine seismic energy sources and replacement parts for offshore energy exploration, in its sale to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated.
  • Represented FoodShouldTasteGood, Inc., a natural foods maker, in its sale to General Mills, Inc.
  • Represented Healthjump, Inc., in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of DataTrade Solutions, Inc., a Healthcare IT consulting, development and support company.
  • Represented Innovent Biologics, Inc., a Chinese biopharmaceutical company in multiple venture financing rounds.
  • Represented Evaporated Metal Films Corporation, a subsidiary of Dynasil Corporation of America, in connection with its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of DichroTec Thin Films, LLC, a Rochester, NY-based optical thin film coating manufacturer.
  • Represented Dynasil Corporation of America, in connection with the sale of its X-Ray Florescence (XRF) Lead Paint Detector product line to PROTEC Instrument Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of its long-time distributor, French firm Laboratories PROTEC S.A.
  • Represented RMD Instruments Corp., a subsidiary of Dynasil Corporation of America, in connection with the sale of its Navigator gamma probe business to Dilon Technologies Inc.
  • Represented James Russell Engineering Works, a manufacturer of aluminum and stainless-steel cryogenic transport trailers used for hauling liquid oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, and liquefied natural gas, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to Worthington Industries Inc.
  • Represented RCN Telecom Services, LLC in its Rule 144A and Regulation S Senior Note Offering.
  • Represented Archimedes Systems, Inc., a personal financial planning company, in its sale to Wealth Management Systems Inc.
  • Represented ABRY Partners, in connection with its minority investment in One Source Networks, a cloud and managed services partner for large enterprises.
  • Represented Corelink Data Centers, LLC, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to the Zayo Group.
  • Represented OPNET Technologies, Inc. in its strategic acquisition of Clarus Systems, Inc.
  • Represented Columbia Capital, in its strategic investment in IntelliBatt, a California-based battery back-up and predictive services company.
  • Represented Dyax Corp., a biopharmaceutical company, in its $30,000,000 registered direct offering to existing institutional investors.

Professional Experience

  • Summer Clerk, Honorable Mary Orfanello, Quincy District Court

Honors

  • Accepted to 2016 Boston’s Future Leaders Program, a year-long program led by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce for 80 of the region’s most talented emerging professionals that includes sessions at both Harvard Business School and Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School
  • Boston College International and Comparative Law Review, Articles Editor

Involvement

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Supporter and Former Teacher, Paraclete Center (an after-school program in South Boston)
  • Supporter and Former Donations and Accounting Manager, Maranyundo Initiative (a Boston-based non-profit that built and supports an all-girls middle school (and soon to be high-school as well) in Nyamata, Rwanda)
  • Co-presented “Benefit Corporations: Massachusetts, Delaware, and Why Tax-Exempt Organizations Should Use Them” at the Boston Bar Association (March 2014)
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  • Massachusetts