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Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude

University at Buffalo, B.A., cum laude


New York
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Lawrence Goodman
Co-Chair, Corporate
Chair, Mergers and Acquisitions Group
New York
PHONE: +1 212 696 6099
FAX: +1 917 368 8999

Mr. Goodman is a partner in the Private Equity and Venture Capital group and the Mergers and Acquisitions group. He focuses on private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and securities, and is experienced in general corporate and international matters.

Mr. Goodman’s private equity and venture capital practice covers a wide range of services, including assisting entrepreneurs, startups, fund-less sponsors, and both foreign and domestic private equity and venture capital funds investing in portfolio companies worldwide. These investments include mezzanine debt, convertible securities, and preferred and common equity, and can take the form of minority investments or acquisition of the entire enterprise. Mr. Goodman’s merger and acquisition clients consist of public and private operating companies undertaking uncontested domestic and cross-border stock or asset purchases.

Mr. Goodman’s securities practice includes representing U.S. and foreign issuers/borrowers and underwriters/lenders in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, with a particular focus on representing Latin American, European and Australian issuers. He also counsels companies, boards of directors and board committees on corporate governance, fiduciary duties and similar issues.

Mr. Goodman has represented clients operating in various industries, including nanotechnology, biotechnology and life sciences, telecommunications, commodity trading and mining, shipping and transportation, food and beverage, hotel and lodging, and manufacturing.

Sources note to Legal 500: USA that Mr. Goodman is “an incredibly astute, business-sensitive attorney who epitomizes the word ‘counsel’; he devotes time, energy and intellect to every matter and client.” In 2018, Legal 500: USA cited him as one of the top 25 leading lawyers in the country for mid-market M&A.


Unipharm, Inc.
        Member, Board of Directors

Bay State Cable Ties, LLC
        Member, Board of Directors

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's DNA Learning Center
        Member, Corporate Advisory Board


Legal 500: USA – Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions and Buyouts (Middle-Market), 2014-2018.
Legal 500: USA – Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” for mid-market Mergers and Acquisitions, 2018.


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