Brian McNeil is an associate in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Private Equity Group. He joined Goodwin in 2014.

Mr. McNeil’s practice focuses primarily on mergers, acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, and other general corporate matters in a broad range of industries. Specifically, he has experience representing corporate strategic, search fund and private equity clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing private mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, including assisting private equity funds with the purchase, ongoing representation and sale of portfolio companies. He also advises emerging growth companies at all stages of maturity, including formation, initial funding, expansion and exit. 

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Mr. McNeil’s recent M&A experience includes representing:

  • Ampersand Capital Partners and 1315 Capital in their acquisition of Genoptix, a provider of comprehensive testing solutions in hematology and solid tumor molecular profiling, from Novartis.
  • SessionM in its acquisition of LoyalTree.
  • Gemvara in its sale to Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) subsidiary.
  • Explorica in its sale to WorldStrides, a Carlyle Group portfolio company.
  • Basswood Capital in its acquisition of Rogers Software Development.
  • Nautic Partners in its sale of Theorem Clinical Research to Chiltern.
  • AMG Wealth Partners in its acquisition of myCIO Wealth Partners.
  • Paydiant, a mobile wallet tech company, in its sale to PayPal, an eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) company.
  • Charlesbank Capital Partners in its sale of Oncore Manufacturing to Natel Engineering.

Mr. McNeil has also represented numerous companies in connection with venture capital financings and search funds in connection with initial fundraising and pre-acquisition advisory matters.

Professional Experience

Mr. McNeil was a summer associate at Goodwin in 2013.  While in law school, Mr. McNeil was a senior editor for the Boston College Law Review.  Prior to law school, Mr. McNeil taught mathematics and coached football in eastern North Carolina as a Teach for America corps member.

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J.D., 2014
Boston College Law School
(cum laude)
B.B.A., 2009
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(summa cum laude)
B.A., 2009
University of Massachusetts Amherst
(summa cum laude)



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