Veteran Tech Lawyer Gil Arie Named to Co-Chair Foley Hoag’s Technology Industry Practice
February 28, 2013
Foley Hoag LLP has named Gil Arie to co-chair its Technology Industry Practice.
Partner Gil Arie will lead the practice, which is one of Foley Hoag’s largest with a combination of early-stage and established clients, including LevelUp, uTest, Linkable Networks and EMC Corporation. The Technology Practice recently launched TEC@FoleyHoag, a monthly meet-up and ongoing resource for technology industry entrepreneurs, investors and professionals. It is based in Boston’s Innovation District, where Foley Hoag is headquartered.
Gil Arie practices in the areas of emerging companies, venture capital, “angel” funds, mergers and acquisitions, cross- border transactions and general corporate law. He focuses his work in enterprise software, analytics, cloud computing, storage and databases, virtualization, networks and infrastructure, physical and computer security, electronic media, e-commerce, telecom and mobile technologies, water technologies, and medical devices. Much of his work with emerging and established companies focuses on equity and debt financing transactions, and on general corporate and business matters. Mr. Arie has developed deep expertise in assisting management teams in the process of scaling and accelerating the growth of their companies. Mr. Arie’s international experience extends to assisting early-stage and mature foreign companies operating in the U.S. to structure, form and conduct business operations, and assisting U.S. companies to structure, form and conduct business operations abroad. He is an industry leader in assisting Israeli startups with raising capital in the U.S., assisting U.S. investors in Israel, and representing Israeli and U.S. buyers and sellers in U.S.-Israel M&A transactions. Mr. Arie serves as a mentor and judge at the Harvard Business School Business Plan Competition, and is a frequent moderator and speaker at industry events. Mr. Arie is a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Israel Business Council.
“For well over 40 years, Foley Hoag has been a leading law firm representing technology clients, from startup companies and their investors to large-cap public companies. With Gil leading the practice, we look forward to continuing our longstanding role as a leader in the technology industry,” said Bill Kolb, co-managing partner of the firm.
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