Bingham

Bingham

Michael A. Conza

Partner

Michael A. Conza is co-leader of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. He has more than two decades of experience representing privately held and publicly traded companies, investment banks and venture capital firms. His practice is primarily targeted toward the representation of emerging growth companies, with strong emphasis on companies in the software and communications industries. He concentrates his practice in the areas of general corporate representation, corporate finance and acquisitions.

Experience

  • Representing Kayak Software Corporation in connection with its $1.8 billion merger with priceline.com
  • Represented KAYAK Software Corporation in connection with its initial public offering of Class A Common Stock
  • Represented Honeywell International Inc. in connection with its joint venture with Safran to deliver an innovative electric green taxiing system for new and existing aircraft
  • Represented multiple privately held growth companies in venture capital financing transactions, including CloudBees, LuckyLabs, Yesware, IDSS Holdings, Affinnova, Protagonist Therapeutics, Consilience Software, VideoIQ and Trade Area Systems
  • Represented various venture capital firms in equity financing transactions, including Matrix Partners, Flagship Ventures, Lilly Ventures, Fidelity Ventures and Queensland BioCapital
  • Represented Kayak Software Corporation in its acquisition of SideStep Inc.
  • Represented Groove Mobile Inc. in its sale to Livewire Mobile Inc.
  • Represented OpenAir Inc. in its sale to NetSuite Inc.
  • Represented TRU Holdings Inc. in its acquisition of the assets of Sage Laboratories Inc.
  • Represented Musclemaster Inc. in connection with several acquisitions, including Unlimited Nutrition, Affordable Supplements and Extreme Sports Nutrition
  • Represented Oracle Corporation in several transactions, including the acquisition of ProfitLogic Inc.
  • Represented Honeywell International Inc. in connection with several acquisition and joint venture transactions
  • Represented RakutenUSA Inc. in connection with several acquisitions and other transactions
  • Represented LinkShare Corporation in connection with its acquisition of TrafficStrategies.com
  • Represented numerous issuers and underwriters in public and quasi-public offerings

Events

  • Moderator, FundingPost, Boston, Mass. (June 2013)
  • Moderator, Corporate Development and Private Equity, ACG Technology Conference, Boston, Mass. (February 2013)
  • Moderator, MIT Start-Up Clinic (September 2012)
  • The Capital Network Roundtable Series:
  • Topic Expert, Company Valuation and Metrics (November 2012)
  • Topic Expert, Company Valuation Metrics and Analysis (February 2012)
  • Moderator, Negotiation and Valuation (February 2011, January 2012)
  • Topic Expert, Company Valuation Metrics and Analysis (March 2010, April 2011)
  • Panelist, Can Your East Coast Start-up Raise Money from West Coast VCs? (August 2010)
  • Topic Expert, Understanding Equity Compensation Arrangements (April 2010)
  • Mentor and guest speaker, Preferred Stock Term Sheets, TechStars Session (May 16, 2011)
  • Panelist, How to Craft a Winning Round Term Sheet in 2007: A Guide for VCs & Entrepreneurs (October 2008)
  • Panelist, Starting Off on the Right Foot: Winning Early-Stage Deal Terms for VCs & Entrepreneurs (November 2007)

Memberships

  • Boston Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Legal 500, Corporate (2013)
  • Super Lawyers, Massachusetts (2004–2013)
  • Lawdragon 500, Dealmakers in America (2007)
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editorial board, Duke University Law Review
  • Graduated at top of the class, Duke University School of Law (1989)

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