Gabrielle A. Bernstein


I provide sophisticated, practical advice to help clients navigate complex, often novel challenges and achieve ambitious goals.

Gabrielle Bernstein advises private investment funds, including private equity, venture capital and hedge funds, in all aspects of their business, including formation, structuring and transactions, and assists investment advisers with a range of regulatory compliance matters.

Gaby also maintains a general corporate practice, advising public and private companies in connection with mergers and acquisitions and other strategic business transactions, and offering guidance on corporate governance and other ongoing business issues.


  • The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2011
  • Wellesley College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Experience Overview

  • Mill Road Capital, a private equity firm focused on publicly traded micro-cap companies in the U.S. and Canada, including the formation and operation of its flagship series of buyout funds
  • Clean Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage clean energy innovations, including in its formation and the formation and operation of its flagship series of venture capital funds
  • True Green Capital Management, an institutional asset manager specializing in distributed power generation, in the formation of a private equity fund holding a portfolio of commercial solar PV projects
  • Fenway Sports Group in a joint venture between Fenway Sports Management and Crossroads Presents, which is affiliated with Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and managed by longtime concert promoter and Live Nation New England President Don Law, for a new live music venue next to Fenway Park
  • Medumo, a Boston-based startup focused on patient experience, in its sale to European technology company Philips
  • Rive Technology, in the acquisition of its business and assets by W.R. Grace & Co. (Nasdaq: GRA), a provider of specialty chemicals and material
  • Recorded Future, a threat intelligence company, in the $780 million sale of a controlling interest in the company to Insight Partners
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ALXN), a global biopharmaceutical company, in its acquisition of Syntimmune for up to $1.2 billion
  • Crystal Rock Holdings (Nasdaq: CRVP), a marketer and distributor of water, coffee and other home and office supplies, in its sale to Cott Corporation (Nasdaq: COT) for approximately $35 million
  • Acer Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ACER), a pharmaceutical company, in connection with its merger with biotechnology company Opexa Therapeutics and concurrent $15.7 million financing
  • Body Labs, a creator of 3D body model technology, in its acquisition by Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN)
  • Computer-aided engineering company Exa Corporation (Nasdaq: EXA) in its $400 million sale to French software company Dassault
  • International Data Group in its acquisition by China Oceanwide and IDG Capital
  • Startup company Carillon Technologies in its initial funding to assist the U.S. Government and government contractors in accelerating the identification, adaption and deployment of advanced commercial technologies
  • Global investment firm Cambridge Associates in the sale of a minority stake in the company to a group of clients led by Sofina, a Belgian investment company
  • Onshape, a cloud-based 3D design software company, in its $80 million equity financing led by Andreessen Horowitz with participation from existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Commonwealth Capital Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Mill Road Capital in a $31.5 million private placement in Noodles & Company (Nasdaq: NDLS), a fast-casual restaurant headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado
  • Mill Road Capital in its take-private acquisition of consumer electronics company Skullcandy
  • EMC Corporation (Nasdaq: EMC), a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver information technology as a service (ItaaS), in a $50 million Series B financing for Barefoot Networks, a computer networking company
  • Belmont Technology, a company applying new generation computer platforms to new ideas in the CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM/PLM marketplace, in its $25 million Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates

Honors & Involvement

  • The University of Chicago Legal Forum, Managing Editor
  • 100 Women in Finance x
  • American Bar Association 
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association