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Negotiating Term Sheets

  • 03 Dec 2013
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Constant Contact, 1601 Trepalo Rd., 3RD Floor, The Great Room, Waltham (Exit 28, I-95/Route 128)


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Meeting Presentations:

Mark Haddad - Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, and Bill Contente - Gesmer Updegrove, Presentation

"Negotiating Term Sheets", the last meeting of 2013 for the Boston Entrepreneurs' Network, features a panel with extensive experience in the Term Sheet process faced by technology companies and their founders.  What is a Term Sheet, and how do you deal with it? The presentation will cover the issues to be addressed, what they mean, and how they impact your company going forward. Most importantly, how can you feel good about the results?


Online Registration is closed.  However, walk-in registrations are always welcome!




Mark Haddad 

Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Mark Haddad is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP. At Foley Hoag's Emerging Enterprise Center, Mark represents a broad range of startup and early stage companies, primarily in the high tech, software, clean tech and life science industries. Mark advises clients on a wide variety of legal issues, including corporate formation, founder arrangements, seed, angel and venture capital financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic transactions, as well as general corporate matters. He also represents venture capital and angel investors in portfolio investments with start-up and other companies. Mark is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has been listed in Boston Magazine as a Massachusetts Super Lawyers "Rising Star" for each of the last five years.


Bill Contente - Gesmer Updegrove

Bill Contente is a Partner of Gesmer Updegrove LLP. He represents a wide range of corporate clients, both large and small, including e-commerce companies, ASPs, a variety of internet-based companies, computer hardware and software companies, medical device companies, systems integrators, angel groups, venture capital firms and consulting firms. He has extensive experience in domestic and international licensing, "angel" and venture capital financing, secured and unsecured lending, structuring distribution and development arrangements and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Contente is a director of Launchpad Venture Group, an angel investment group, and of MassMEDIC IGNITE, which provides guidance to early-stage medical device companies. He also serves as a director and member of the executive committee of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation. He was Managing Partner of Gesmer Updegrove from 2002 through 2008, and was Chairman of the Board of Lena Park Community Development Corporation from 1997 through 2002. He co-chaired the High Technology Practice Group of the Massachusetts Bar Association from 1994 through 1999, and has served as an arbitrator for the National Futures Association since 1989. Mr. Contente is a certified mediator.


Moderator:The meeting will be moderated by William R. Byrnes (wrbyrnes@aol.com). Bill's legal practice assists entrepreneurial companies with the legal issues they face, with a focus on day-to-day commercial issues involving customers, vendors, and other third party relationships.