Attorneys Alexander H. Pyle

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shareholder | Boston, MA

Alex, Chair of the Business Transactions Group, has been representing emerging companies and entrepreneurial individuals and helping them achieve their business goals for over 25 years. His clients are passionate about their ideas and driven by a vision of how those ideas can be applied to real-world problems in areas such as software, social media, educational technology, communications and life sciences as well as more traditional fields.

Alex assists clients throughout the life cycle of their businesses, from initial formation and seed funding to angel and venture capital financing, and mergers and acquisitions. Along the way, he helps structure equity-based compensation arrangements, negotiate technology development, licensing and distribution arrangements and provides practical advice on day-to-day legal issues. Alex seeks to develop long-term working relationships with his clients, and has worked with many companies from inception through successful sale.

Key Cases

  • Served as counsel to Edison Partners in connection with Series B investment in Zagster.
  • Advised Airmar Technology on acquisition of the Materials Systems division of Channel Technologies Group, LLC.
  • Represented owners of pop culture convention on sale to European buyer.
  • Served as counsel to Embryotech Laboratories Inc. in it $7.25 million acquisition by Hamilton Thorne Ltd.
  • Represented NetProspex in $125 million sale to Dun & Bradstreet.
  • Represented Crimson Hexagon in $20 million Series C financing.
  • Represented GxP Automation in acquisition by Albireo Energy.
  • Serves as outside general counsel to numerous venture and angel backed technology companies.
  • Represented RentGrow in acquisition by Yardi Systems.
  • Advised developer of eBook technology for the educational market in financing transactions, equity compensation matters and sale to leading textbook distributor.
  • Served as U.S. counsel to publicly traded Canadian communications equipment company in connection with multiple acquisitions of U.S. companies totaling over $35 million and private placements of securities to U.S. investors.
  • Represented internet company in connection with strategic acquisition of key competitor and related debt and equity financings.
  • Advised French interactive media company in connection with acquisition of business unit from major U.S. media company.
  • Represented stockholders of government contracting firm in connection with an acquisition of the firm for more than $25 million.
  • Represented national franchising business in connection with Series B Financing.
  • Represented educational institutions in various licensing and transactional matters.
  • Represented a private investor group in numerous acquisitions and dispositions of businesses totaling over $18 million, including a television station, photography companies and consulting firms.

Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • State of New Hampshire

Civic Involvement

  • Board of Directors, The ICA Group, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Local Enterprise Assistance Fund, Inc.
  • Regular presenter at continuing legal education programs