Michael R. Jabbawy

Michael R. Jabbawy

Associate
Michael R. Jabbawy

Michael Jabbawy is an associate in the firm's Technology Companies Group.

Mr. Jabbawy advises technology and other emerging companies at all stages of maturity, including formation, initial funding, expansion and exit. He also represents leading private equity and venture capital funds in connection with portfolio company investments, and on-going SEC filing compliance matters. Mr. Jabbawy counsels issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and represented buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions. He also regularly advises companies on intellectual property, employment, equity compensation and corporate governance matters.

Mr. Jabbawy is a key contributor to Goodwin’s Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community. He joined Goodwin in 2011.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Jabbawy was an associate in the New York office of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP.

Recognition

While attending law school, Mr. Jabbawy was a senior member of the Brooklyn Law School Journal of Law & Policy.

Areas of Practice

Experience

  • Invaluable, a live auction / e-commerce platform provider, in its $33.75 million growth equity financing, led by Insight Venture Partners
  • Disruptor Beam, a video gaming company, in its $5 million Series A equity financing, led by GrandBanks Capital, Common Angels and Midverse Studio
  • Advanced Practice Strategies, a medical education software company, in its $14 million growth equity financing, led by River Cities Capital
  • Spark Capital in its lead investments in Upworthy’s $12 million Series A equity financing and eToro Group’s $30 million Series D equity financing
  • Insight Ventures as a selling shareholder in Wix.com Ltd’s initial public offering
  • Goldman Sachs as lead underwriter in ecommerce software platform provider Demandware’s initial public offering of common stock on the New York Stock Exchange and subsequent follow-on offering
  • Fleetmatics Group PLC, a leading global provider of commercial fleet management solutions, in its initial public offering of common stock on the New York Stock Exchange and three subsequent follow-on offerings
  • Broadhop, a provider of next-generation policy control and service management technology for carrier networks, in its sale to Cisco
  • SiGe, a semiconductor company which designs and offers radio frequency integrated circuits and multi-chip modules, in its sale to Skyworks Solutions

Pro Bono

Mr. Jabbawy is an active member of the Neighborhood Business Initiative, a program founded and run by Goodwin to bring pro bono legal services to low-income entrepreneurs in underserved communities. He is also a member of the Volunteer Lawyer for the Arts of MA, an organization which provides legal services to artists in Massachusetts. Mr. Jabbawy has also provided pro bono legal services to the Art Resource Collaborative for Kids, a non-profit that empowers children with arts education to fosters culture and community. He is also a regular participant in the firm’s Project Citizenship clinic.

Credentials

Education

J.D., 2007
Brooklyn Law School

(cum laude)

B.A., 2004
Cornell University

Admissions

Bar

Massachusetts
New York
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