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Daniel R. AveryDaniel R. Avery

(617) 574-4131
davery@goulstonstorrs.com
Fax: (617) 574-7566
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Boston
400 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110-3333


Education
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A., 1985

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1988
Admissions
Massachusetts

Overview

Public and privately-held international and domestic companies with cross-border and multi-country M&A transactions turn to Dan Avery, a Director, for legal representation. Over the past few years, Dan has been involved in the acquisitions or dispositions of more than 30 different businesses located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia for domestic and international corporate buyers and sellers. Dan also represents companies involved in the retail, entertainment, music and sports industries. Dan is a Co-Chair of the Goulston & Storrs Corporate group.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of private equity firm in multiple acquisitions and dispositions, and of their portfolio companies in general corporate matters.
  • Representation of Boston Culinary Group, a leading provider of food and beverage concessions services, in its merger with Centerplate, Inc., a Kohlberg & Co., portfolio company.
  • Representation for various restaurant chain acquisitions.
  • Representation of global security products company, including various manufacturing, sales and distribution facilities within China, in its $30 million sale to a public company buyer.
  • Representation of London-based global telecom company (London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ traded) in its phased disposition of 13 separate companies in the US and Europe, and in its acquisitions of various businesses in the US, Europe and Latin America.
  • Representation of one of China’s top online media, communications, commerce and mobile value-added services company (NASDAQ traded), in four technology company acquisitions within China.
  • Representation of leading Chinese online travel company (NASDAQ traded) in connection with $60 million investment by US public company and its M&A activities within China.
  • Representation of German bioinformatics company (Deutsche Boerse traded) in connection with M&A and technology licensing matters.
  • Numerous naming rights and strategic sponsorship transactions for venue owners and sponsors in the sports and entertainment sectors.
Professional and Community Involvement
Awards and Recognition
  • Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent TM
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2004, 2008 - 2013
Speaking Engagements
  • Panelist, Mergers & Acquisitions, "Being Bought ... The Art Form," sponsored by SBANE, November 2006
Press Releases
num: 15
publicationsArticles: "Seeking a Share of China Trade," The Boston Globe
publicationsArticles: "U.S., Chinese Business Practices Becoming More Compatible," Mass High Tech
publicationsArticles: "Made in China: In-House Lawyers Confront Explosion of Chinese Business Activity," New England In-House
publicationsArticles: "Impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on non-US Foreign Private Issuers", Financier Worldwide
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: The 'Materiality Scrape'," Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report.
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: 'Sandbagging' and 'Anti-Sandbagging' Provisions," Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Disclosure Schedule Updating," Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
clientAdvisories: InBrief Volume 2, Number 3
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Use of Knowledge Qualifiers for Representations and Warranties," Bloomberg BNA Securities Regulation and Law Report
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Indemnification as an Exclusive Remedy," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
pressReleases: Goulston & Storrs Lends Experience to American Bar Association Working Group behind 2013 Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study: Firm’s Depth of Knowledge in Private Company M&A Trends Also Showcased on its What’s Market? Microsite
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Waiver of Jury Trials," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Exclusion of Consequential Damages," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
publicationsArticles: "Trends in M&A Provisions: Stand-alone Indemnities," Bloomberg BNA Mergers & Acquisitions Law Report
January 2014
Goulston & Storrs Lends Experience to American Bar Association Working Group behind 2013 Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study: Firm’s Depth of Knowledge in Private Company M&A Trends Also Showcased on its What’s Market? Microsite
October 2013
Goulston & Storrs Captures 47 Spots on the 2013 Massachusetts Super Lawyers List; 14 on the 2013 Massachusetts Rising Stars List
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