Thomas Beaudoin is a partner in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Investment Funds practice. A leader in the field of fund formation, Mr. Beaudoin advises venture capital and private equity funds, and his clients include premier venture capitalists in the United States, Israel and other technology centers, as well as small and mid-sized private equity funds. He also represents institutional investors in the United States and abroad in their investments in all types of private investment funds. Mr. Beaudoin’s clients include Canaan Partners, Emergence Capital Partners, Accomplice, Kreos Capital, Pitango Ventures, Viola Group and WestView Capital. He joined Goodwin in 2012.





Professional Activities

Mr. Beaudoin served on the Advisory Board to Asset Alternatives’ survey of “Private Equity Partnership Terms and Conditions,” as well as on the Advisory Committee of The Association for Private Partnerships at Boston Private Bank & Trust Co. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2012, Mr. Beaudoin was partner at WilmerHale, where he chaired its Fund Formation Practice Group. Previously, he was partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault.


Mr. Beaudoin has been recognized as a Massachusetts leader in the private equity field in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He was named a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of investment fund formation and management: venture capital funds in 2009 edition of The Legal 500 United States, as well as a “New England Super Lawyer” in corporate law from 2008-2011 by Boston magazine.  He is listed in Legal Media Group’s 2008 Guide to the World’s Leading Private Equity Lawyers, in the 2008 and 2011 editions of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers, and in Best Lawyers in the area of private funds law. Mr. Beaudoin has been consistently recognized for his exceptional private equity practice in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers, and he has been listed in each edition of Who’s Who Legal: The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers since 2004. He has also been recognized by the 2017 edition of The Legal 500 in the area of investment fund formation and management: private equity funds.

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J.D., 1986
The George Washington University Law School
B.A., 1978
Boston University
(cum laude)



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