Press Release
May 21, 2012

Goodwin Procter Expands Private Investment Funds Practice With Addition Of Thomas A. Beaudoin In Boston


Goodwin Procter, a national Am Law 50 firm, today announced that Thomas A. Beaudoin has joined the firm’s Business Law Department in its Boston office as a member of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds Practice. A leader in the field of fund formation, Beaudoin will further expand his work with venture capital funds, private equity funds and institutional investors across the U.S., Europe and Israel.

“Tom’s outstanding reputation and deep client and industry relationships will help us continue to extend our client services in this important practice area,” said Regina M. Pisa, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. “Goodwin’s strong venture capital and private equity practices, combined with our internationally recognized fund formation practice, make Tom a natural fit for Goodwin.”

“We’re delighted that Tom has chosen to join our team,” said David Watson, Chair of Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds Practice. “Many of us know and respect Tom, and we’re excited to be working together to serve clients throughout the United States and abroad.

Beaudoin comes to Goodwin from WilmerHale where he was a partner and chair of the firm’s Fund Formation Practice Group. Beaudoin received his B.A. from Boston University and his J.D. from George Washington University School of Law. He has received numerous professional honors and achievements, including recognition as a Massachusetts leader in the private equity field by Chambers USA and as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of investment fund formation and management VC funds by The Legal 500. Beaudoin is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association. Prior to joining WilmerHale in 2004, Beaudoin was with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, where he was a key partner in that firm’s fund formation practice.

Beaudoin is a frequent speaker at private equity industry sponsored events and serves on the Advisory Board to Asset Alternatives’ survey of “Private Equity Partnership Terms and Conditions.” He also serves on the Advisory Committee of The Association for Private Partnerships at Boston Private Bank & Trust Co.

Beaudoin can be reached at 617.570.1580 or

Goodwin’s Private Investment Funds Practice serves the needs of investors and fund managers in many industries and across a wide range of domestic and international private investment funds, ranging from less than $25 million to over $10 billion. This broad perspective offers clients access to cutting-edge developments and the most current market terms. Goodwin attorneys advise on every stage in the fund life cycle, and provide fund managers with the sophisticated level of counsel required for forming, advising and operating private investment funds today.

The firm’s Private Investment Funds Practice leverages the strength of Goodwin’s related Technology Companies, Life Science and Private Equity practices. These groups serve venture capital and private equity clients on a wide range of matters, from seed financings to buyouts. The firm’s growing presence across international and U.S. technology centers was recently recognized by Private Equity Analyst, in its annual ranking of the most active private equity and venture capital law firms in the United States. Goodwin Procter ranked fourth overall in total combined volume of private equity and venture capital transactions closed in 2011, with more than 780 completed deals.