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April 10, 2018
Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli welcomes another corporate and transactional attorney to its Boston office in Shareholder James F. Coffey. Coffey, who is the firm’s fifth shareholder in Boston, will focus his practice on mergers and acquisitions and has significant experience in venture capital and corporate finance transactions.

As a new member of Polsinelli’s national Corporate & Transactional Practice Group, Coffey brings experience having represented companies in a wide variety of industries, including life sciences, health care, banking and financial services, energy, digital media, IT, manufacturing, consumer products and more. He is the second corporate and transactional attorney to join Polsinelli’s Boston office within the last month, with Shareholder Dan Adams also adding to the firm’s growth in the New England region.

 “Jim is one of the top corporate and transactional attorneys in the Boston area, and is well-known for his superior M&A work,” said Polsinelli Corporate & Transactional Practice Group Chair Jonathan Henderson. “He brings nearly three decades of experience to our team, which will greatly benefit our clients in achieving their M&A related strategic business goals.  Jim has experience in several key sectors, which benefit our corporate and transactional team and other practices of the firm as we work together in advancing our client’s legal needs.”

Previously, Coffey has advised public and private companies in tender and exchange offers, public and private offerings, the formation of partnerships and joint venture and strategic alliances, both domestically and overseas. He has also represented both borrowers and lenders in commercial loan transactions, as well as in distressed situations. He has served as lead counsel in corporate reorganizations, bankruptcies, workouts, receiverships, assignments for the benefits of creditors, distressed asset sales and complex corporate restructurings.

Coffey is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Mergers and Acquisitions and is a member of the IAM Patent 1000. He has been recognized as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics magazine, and is also AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell peer review system. Outside of his legal work, Coffey is a member of the prominent angel investment group Boston Harbor Angels.

Coffey earned a J.D. from the New England School of Law and holds an LL.M. degree from the New York University School of Law. He completed his undergraduate coursework, cum laude, at Providence College.

Polsinelli’s Boston office was launched in 2016 to support its clients’ complex national intellectual property matters, with a heavy focus on the New England region’s thriving biotech, medical device, software, engineering and health care needs. The Boston office’s scope has since expanded to cover an array of other legal services, including M&A and various corporate and transactional needs.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with approximately 800 attorneys in 20 offices.  Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 20 best-known firms in the nation3. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, mid-market corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. www.polsinelli.com  |  Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP

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