Ryan M. Rourke Reed

Associate - Boston

Ryan Reed
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Ryan Reed is an associate in the firm’s Business Department. He 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, equity and debt financings, employment agreements, exits and general corporate governance. Ryan also advises public companies with respect to ongoing periodic and current reporting requirements; Section 16 matters; 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

  • New England Treatment Access, LLC (NETA), a leading Massachusetts-based cannabis company, in its sale to Surterra Wellness.
  • Organogenesis Inc., a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of product solutions for the Advanced Wound Care, Surgical and Sports Medicine markets, in its merger agreement with Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp.
  • Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation in its sales agreement with Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. for an up to $25 million ATM offering.
  • Parsagen Diagnostics Inc., a medical device company, in its sale to QUIAGEN N.V., a Netherlands-based holding company that is the leading global provider of Sample to Insight solutions.
  • Zosano Pharma Corporation:
    • $50.0 million underwritten public offering of common stock
    • $29.3 million underwritten public offering of common stock
    • $7.5 million PIPE of units (common stock and warrants) with warrants exercisable for an additional $14.4 million
  • Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock which raised $64.0 million for Enanta’s development of new compounds for combination treatment regimens for Hepatitis C. 
  • Xcovery Holding Company LLC, a biopharmaceutical company, in multiple financing rounds, including a strategic investment by and collaboration with Betta Pharmaceuticals.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • FoodShouldTasteGood, Inc., a natural foods maker, in its sale to General Mills, Inc.
  • 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.
  • Innovent Biologics, Inc., a Chinese biopharmaceutical company in multiple venture financing rounds.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • RCN Telecom Services, LLC in its Rule 144A and Regulation S Senior Note Offering.
  • Archimedes Systems, Inc., a personal financial planning company, in its sale to Wealth Management Systems Inc.
  • ABRY Partners, in connection with its minority investment in One Source Networks, a cloud and managed services partner for large enterprises.
  • Corelink Data Centers, LLC, in connection with the sale of substantially all of its assets to the Zayo Group.
  • OPNET Technologies, Inc. in its strategic acquisition of Clarus Systems, Inc.
  • Columbia Capital, in its strategic investment in IntelliBatt, a California-based battery back-up and predictive services company.
  • 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
  • Member of the Board of Directors of The Marble Collection, a Massachusetts non-profit organization focused on the cultivation of creativity and excellence in the arts by engaging teen artists and writers through a publication process that affirms their voices and deepens their learning
  • 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