Eric D. Belsley, Ph.D.

Partner - Boston

Eric Belsley
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617.832.1184

617.832.7000

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Dr. Eric Belsley counsels private equity, venture and other private investment funds on their formation, structuring and governance, and represents portfolio companies and angel, venture capital and private equity investors in structuring financing transactions, acquisitions and exits. He advises private companies on their financing, governance and growth. Eric's corporate work also includes guidance to public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions; complying with filing and other SEC requirements; the use of limited liability companies and other tax flow-through vehicles; and general corporate matters.

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Education:

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005
  • Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1993
  • Yale University, B.A. in Mathematics, magna cum laude, with distinction in the major, 1988

Representative Experience

  • Advises private and public companies in mergers and acquisitions and asset sales
  • Counsels private equity funds with formation, securities compliance and initial and follow-on investment rounds
  • Helps public companies comply with filing and other SEC requirements
  • Represents Internet, software and other private companies and angel and venture capital investors in venture financings
  • Provides detailed spreadsheet modeling of liquidation provisions, distribution waterfalls and other complex financing arrangements
  • Assists Internet, software and other start-up companies with formation, debt and equity financing and general corporate matters

Professional Experience

  • Teaching Assistant for Professor Jane Kent Gionfriddo, Boston College Law School (2004-2005)
  • Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Miami, FL (1995-1999)
  • Course Head and Teaching Fellow, Harvard University (1989-1993)
  • "Rates of convergence of random walk on distance regular graphs," PROB. TH. AND REL. FIELDS 112, 493-533 (1998)

Honors

  • Senior Editor, UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE REPORTER-DIGEST (2004-2005)
  • Fellow, National Science Foundation (1989-1992)
  • Bok/Danforth Certificates of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (1990-1993)
  • DeForest Prize for Proficiency in Math, Yale University (1987)
  • Anthony D. Stanley Prize for Excellence in Math, Yale University (1988)

Involvement

  • Boston Bar Association, Member
  • Violinist, Newton Symphony Orchestra (currently on leave)
  • Provides free web hosting services for selected local organizations
  • Trustee, Kinhaven Music School (2001–2003)


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