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James P. O'Hare

Partner

One Post Office Square
30th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
jim.ohare@nelsonmullins.com

Jim O'Hare represents technology-based companies, their boards of directors, and investors in the areas of general corporate matters, mergers & acquisitions, dispute resolution, and public and private financings. Mr. O'Hare also represents private equity funds, including funds of funds, in their formation, capital raising and portfolio investment activities. Mr. O'Hare has served clients as a...

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Jim O'Hare represents technology-based companies, their boards of directors, and investors in the areas of general corporate matters, mergers & acquisitions, dispute resolution, and public and private financings. Mr. O'Hare also represents private equity funds, including funds of funds, in their formation, capital raising and portfolio investment activities. Mr. O'Hare has served clients as a lawyer, a public company general counsel and senior executive, and an investment banker.

lawyer, a public company general counsel and senior executive, and an investment banker.

Jim O'Hare represents technology-based companies, their boards of directors, and investors in the areas of general corporate matters, mergers & acquisitions, dispute resolution, and public and private financings. Mr. O'Hare also represents private equity funds, including funds of funds, in their formation, capital raising and portfolio investment activities. Mr. O'Hare has served clients as a... lawyer, a public company general counsel and senior executive, and an investment banker.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Corporate Representation
    • Represents companies and their investors in a variety of corporate organizational, governance and transactional matters, including M&A transactions, complex financings, reorganizations, restructurings, technology licensing, joint ventures, strategic investments, international transactions and venture capital investments
    • Representative industries include:
      • Software
      • Internet and Social Media
      • Information Technology Products and Services
      • Business Services
      • Research and Development Services
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
    • Represents private equity funds, including funds of funds, on fund formations, portfolio investments, internal governance, divestments and distributions
    • Advises buyers and sellers in secondary transactions involving both fund interests and direct investments
    • Represents companies seeking venture capital from traditional institutional funds and non-traditional sources, including angels and corporate investors
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Represents emerging growth, middle-market and large companies in connection with public and private acquisitions and dispositions, involving both stock and cash and ranging from several million dollars to more than $500 million
  • Public Offerings
    • Represents issuers and underwriters in connection with initial and secondary public offerings in industries including:
      • Software
      • Information Technology Services
      • Medical and Dental Products and Services
      • Industrial Products
      • Life Sciences
      • Financial Services

Representative Transactions

  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Dispositions
    • Professional services companies delivering strategic consulting, software development and implementation, transaction processing, systems monitoring, court reporting, and education management services
    • Software and hardware products companies, including remote access software, enterprise software applications, financial accounting systems, facility security systems, education monitoring and management, building control systems and VOIP software and hardware products
    • Industrial products, including personal safety equipment, industrial solvents, flooring products and wastewater treatment equipment
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
    • Representation of principals of existing European venture capital organization in expanding its institutional investor base in a follow-on fund formation
    • Representation of research and development organization in commercialization of its intellectual property portfolio through the creation of affiliated venture capital fund
    • Representation of information technology services company in organization and governance of corporate venture capital fund
    • Representation of fund of funds in its global investment activity, including both direct and secondary investments

Previous Professional Experience

  • Adams, Harkness & Hill (2000-2001) - Managing Director responsible for US Software Investment Banking
    • Engagements included strategic M&A advisory services, valuation analyses, advisory services to special committees of public company boards of directors, and public and private placements of securities
    • Provided investment banking services to emerging growth technology companies, principally in software and IT services sectors
  • Cambridge Technology Partners (NASDAQ:CATP) (1996-2000) - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
    • Member of the senior executive team of $750 million management consulting and systems integration firm providing services to Global 1000 clients from 55 worldwide locations (North & South America, Europe, Australia and Asia)
    • Outside General Counsel to Cambridge Technology Partners (1992-1996)
  • Partner, Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault and K&L Gates (Boston offices)

Education

  • Boston College Law School, JD, magna cum laude (1983)
  • University of Notre Dame, AB, Economics (1980)

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

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