John M. Mutkoski

John M. Mutkoski

John M. Mutkoski

John Mutkoski, a partner in Goodwin’s Corporate and Technology Companies Groups, concentrates in general corporate and securities law and has significant experience in public offerings (representing issuers and underwriters), venture capital and corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, SEC compliance, corporate governance, and technology licensing and joint ventures. Mr. Mutkoski is a key contributor to Goodwin’s Founders Workbench, an online resource for start-ups, emerging companies and the entrepreneurial community.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2005, Mr. Mutkoski was a partner in the Business Practice Group at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault in Boston.


Mr. Mutkoski has been recognized as a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” as published in Boston magazine. He has also been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers.

In 2014, Mr. Mutkoski was Lexology’s Client Choice Awards exclusive winner of the General Corporate category for Massachusetts.

Areas of Practice


Mr. Mutkoski represents publicly and privately held corporations in a variety of industries including software, hardware, communications, education, life sciences and information technology services. He also represents investment banks, private equity firms and venture capital funds in connection with private investments and public offerings in those industries.

Publicly held companies represented by Mr. Mutkoski have included Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., CIFC Corp., Phase Forward Incorporated, Albany Molecular Research, Inc., The Princeton Review, Inc., Candela Corporation, Animal Health International, Inc., Metabolix, Inc. and Concerto Software, Inc. (formerly Davox Corporation). He has also counseled numerous investment banks in connection with underwritten public offerings for such companies as Netezza, Accent Color Sciences, Idexx Laboratories, Metrika Systems, National Dentex, Number 9 Visual Technology, Philip Services, Thermedics Detection, Thermo Optek, Thermo Vision and Trident International.

Mr. Mutkoski's extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions includes PhaseForward’s merger with Oracle; Monotype’s acquisitions of Bitstream, Ascender, Fontcommerce, Design by Front and PlanetWeb; The Princeton Review's acquisitions of Penn Foster Education Group and numerous other companies, and the sale of its K-12 division to Core Education and its Test Prep division to Charlesbank; Phase Forward's acquisitions of Maaguzi, Waban Software, Clarix, Clinsoft, Lincoln Technologies and Green Mountain Logic; Candela Corporation's merger with Syneron Medical Ltd.; HealthMedia's sale to Johnson & Johnson; Direct Hit's sale to Ask Jeeves; Concerto Software's merger with Melita International; Numara Software's acquisitions of Unipress Software and Criston Software; netNumina's sale to Keane; and Concerto Software's acquisitions of Cellit and Answersoft.

Mr. Mutkoski also represents private equity and venture capital firms in connection with their portfolio investments in operating companies.



J.D., 1988
Cornell Law School
B.A., 1985
Boston University

(magna cum laude)



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