Shane J. Safer

New York

I advise public and private clients across various industries on their day-to-day legal needs and M&A transactions, both sell-side and buy-side.

Shane Safer focuses his practice on advising clients on a wide range of corporate matters, including formation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate governance matters.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Shane practiced in the New York office of a large international law firm, where he represented companies and investment firms on domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, tender offers, SEC reporting and other governance matters.


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., summa cum laude, 2015

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York


  • B2W Software, a leading provider of estimating and operations solutions for the heavy civil construction industry, in its sale to Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), an industrial technology company
  • Global biotechnology company Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO) in its $1.85 billion acquisition of PeproTech, a leading developer and manufacturer of recombinant proteins 
  • Endicott Capital, in partnership with New Mountain Capital, in the acquisition of environmental health and safety data and software solutions provider 3E from Verisk (Nasdaq: VRSK)
  • PerformLine, an omni-channel marketing compliance platform, in the acquisition of LashBack, a leading provider of email compliance monitoring
  • Tecno Fast in its acquisition of Triumph Modular, a leading provider of innovative modular space and portable storage solutions
  • A SPAC in connection with its $9 billion business combination with a leading specialized payments platform and the subsequent listing of the combined company on the New York Stock Exchange*
  • A leading global alternative asset manager in its approximately $4.8 billion acquisition of a majority stake in another global investment manager*
  • A global biopharmaceutical company in its $3.7 billion acquisition of a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for immune-mediated diseases*
  • A family-owned convenience store chain in its $645 million sale to a leading retailer of gasoline and convenience merchandise*
  • A health insurance technology company in its $625 million take-private by a leading private equity investment firm*
  • A leading specialty foundry and chip-production company in the sale of a semiconductor fabrication plant*
  • A conglomerate holding company in its investment in a fintech company providing payment solutions for the sports betting and casino gaming market, as part of a $100 million funding round*
  • A leading retailer of diamond jewelry in its acquisition of an e-commerce retailer and supply chain platform*
  • A leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces in its acquisition of a provider of online rental solutions*
  • A global provider of battery and energy storage systems in its sale of substantially all of its Americas operations to a private equity investment firm, in connection with its chapter 11 proceedings*

* handled prior to joining Foley Hoag LLP