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Steven C. Browne

Managing Partner

Steven C. Browne is the managing partner of the firm and a partner in the Corporate Practice Group. He concentrates on business and securities law, with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, corporate finance, private equity financing transactions, public offerings, SEC compliance, and technology transfer and licensing.

He is general counsel to public and privately held companies in a variety of industries and at all stages of growth. He represents a range of technology companies, from startup to global public company. He also represents private equity firms in complex structured finance transactions as well as early and later stage financings. Steven is trusted counsel to boards of directors on corporate governance and related matters.

Experience

  • Represented Citrix Systems in numerous acquisitions, including its $470 million acquisition of XenSource Inc., its $320 million acquisition of Netscaler Inc., its $235 million acquisition of Expertcity.com, and its acquisitions of Bytemobile, Virtual Computer, Inc., Podio ApS, EMS-Cortex Ltd., App-DNA Group Ltd., RingCube, ShareFile, Cloud.com, VMLogix, Netviewer, Paglo Labs Inc., Vidsoft gmbh, Caymas Systems, QuickTree Inc., Deterministic Networks Inc., thinGenius Ltd., Aurema Inc., Ardence Inc., Orbital Data Corp., Reflectent Software Inc., Teros Inc. and Net6 Inc.  He also represented Citrix in its spinoff of Interval Zero and in asset purchase or technology transfer transactions with Full Armor Corporation, Aurema Inc., Sepago GmbH, Motivus Software Ltd. and others. Additionally, Steve has represented Citrix in numerous strategic investment transactions.
  • Represented Oracle Corporation in numerous acquisitions, including its acquisitions of Greenbytes, Corente Inc., BitzerMobile, BigMachines Inc., Compendium, Nimbula, Tekelec Global, DataRaker, Inc., SelectMinds, Inc., Involver, Skire, Collective Intelect, Vitrue, ClearTrial LLC, FatWire Software, Ksplice, Inc., Datanomic Ltd., Pillar Data Systems, Inc., Passlogix, software assets of eServGlobal, Market2Lead Inc., Convergin Inc., Silver Creek Systems, Sophoi Inc., AppForge, Conformia Software, Relsys International, Skywire Software, Empirix Inc., AdminServer Inc., Moniforce B.V., LogicalApps Inc., Bridgestream Inc., Bharosa Inc., LODESTAR Corporation, Demantra Inc., 360Commerce Inc., Global Logistics Technologies Inc., ProfitLogic Inc., Tangosol Inc., Secerno Limited and Ndevr Pty Ltd.
  • Represented Sapient Corporation in its acquisition of (m)PHASIZE, a leader in the fast-emerging field of cross-channel marketing analytics
  • Represented Sapient Nitro, in its acquisition of Second Story, an interactive studio known for its work in creating immersive experiences that fuse digital interactivity with physical environments
  • Represented MSD Capital, the largest DIP Lender to ATP Oil & Gas Corp. in the formation of a consortium of DIP Lenders to acquire assets of ATP Oil & Gas in a 363 sale
  • Represented Concord Communications in its $350 million acquisition by Computer Associates
  • Represented Investors Financial Services in several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of financial services businesses and units of Barclays Global Investors, Chase Manhattan Bank, Sanwa and BankBoston
  • Represented Red Diamond Capital in several acquisitions, including its acquisitions of High Tech Rubber Inc. and Morris Ginsberg & Sons
  • Represented nSuite in its sale to Symantec
  • Represented Sippican Inc. in its leveraged acquisition and financing by the Carlyle Group
  • Represented Sippican Inc. in its acquisitions of Hycor Inc., VIZ Manufacturing Inc. and Spears Associates
  • Represented Netifice Communications in its $70 million acquisition of MegaPath Networks
  • Represented Emptoris Inc. in several acquisitions, including its acquisition of Zeborg Inc. and Intigma Holdings
  • Represented Bluesocket Inc. in its acquisition of Pingtel Corp.
  • Represented Fidelity Ventures in numerous venture capital financings and its acquisition of e-Credit.com Inc.
  • Represented Volition Capital as a selling shareholder in Best Buy’s acquisition of mindSHIFT Technologies
  • Represented TranSwitch Corporation in its initial public offering and several acquisitions
  • Represented numerous venture capital firms in numerous venture capital financings
  • Represented numerous issuers and underwriters in public offerings and other capital markets transactions

REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS

  • Citrix Systems Inc. (Nasdaq) — World leader in providing cloud, collaboration, networking and virtualization technologies
  • Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq) — World’s largest enterprise software company
  • Raytheon Company (NYSE) — A technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world
  • Parametric Technology Corporation (Nasdaq) — Leading provider of product lifecycle management solutions
  • Sapient Corporation (Nasdaq) — A global services company that helps clients transform in the areas of business, marketing and technology
  • MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings — A holding company with interests in a diversified portfolio of public and private companies
  • Volition Capital — A venture capital fund investing in growth equity opportunities across different technology sectors
  • MegaPath — Leading provider of broadband connectivity, managed IP data, voice and security solutions for distributed enterprises
  • MSD Capital — Investment firm engaging in a broad range of investment activities across a wide variety of asset classes
  • TruTouch Technologies — A leading provider of non-invasive sobriety verification systems
  • Senator Investment Group — Investment firm engaging in a broad range of investment activities across a wide variety of asset classes
  • Columbia Capital — Venture capital firm specializing in the communications and information technology industries
  • Ironsides Partners — A private hedge fund management company

Events

  • Panelist, The Boston Area Legal Market: Opportunities & Risks, Sandpiper Partners, LLC, Boston (June 3, 2014)
  • Panelist, Law and Innovation, Cornell Law School Symposium on Law, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, New York (Feb. 8, 2013)
  • Panelist, Selling the Privately Held Company, Boston Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Boston (Jan. 15, 2013)
  • Panelist, The State of Boston Legal Business 2012, The National Law Journal Boston Managing Partners Breakfast, Boston (June 6, 2012)
  • Panelist, Have Traditional Rainmaking Strategies Changed? What Does the New Legal Market Look Like and How Could New Business be Effectively Developed?, Cornell University Law School Program, Boston (Feb. 29, 2012)
  • Panelist, Cross Border M&A and Licensing, Association of Corporate Counsel All Day Program — Small World, Big Issues: Your Increasingly International 21st Century Practice, Boston (Nov. 16, 2010)

Publications

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Executive Board, Cornell Law School Alumni Program

Awards & Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Venture Capital Law (2007-2014) and Securities Law (2010-2014)
  • Chambers USA, Corporate/M&A (2005-2014)
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2004-2011, 2013)
  • Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America
  • BTI Consulting’s Client Service All-Star Team (one of 117 lawyers nationwide)
  • Past Editor, Cornell Law Review

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