Paul D. Broude



Paul Broude is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, where he represents a wide range of publicly and privately held companies, entrepreneurs and private equity funds in technology and other business ventures. He is a member of the Transactional & Securities and Private Equity & Venture Capital Practices, former co-chair of the firm's Technology Industry Team, and a member of the Life Sciences Industry Team and the Health Care Industry Team.

Representative Experience

  • Representing issuers, investment banking firms and private equity investors in equity and debt financings, including public offerings, private placements, venture capital and other financings
  • Representing a wide variety of buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions, including acquisitions of publicly held companies
  • Representing management groups and boards of directors in "going private" transactions
  • Representing private equity firms in fund formation, investing, compliance issues and day-to-day matters
  • Structuring and negotiating licensing arrangements and strategic partnerships
  • Counseling entrepreneurs and established businesses on a wide range of day-to-day legal and business issues, including securities laws compliance, corporate governance issues and compensation planning for key executives

Thought Leadership

Paul is a frequent speaker on issues related to emerging businesses, including financing alternatives, securities issues, mergers and acquisitions, and domestic and international licensing and joint venture arrangements.

He has participated in programs on such issues sponsored by the Massachusetts Software Council, the Smaller Business Association of New England, the Boston Business Journal, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the Massachusetts Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education Program. Paul also has served as a representative to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Council on Capital Formation.


Paul is a graduate of the Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1982) and Brandeis University (B.A. magna cum laude, 1979).

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Paul is a member of the American and Massachusetts Bar Associations and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts.


Paul has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. The Legal 500 recognized Paul for his work in the area of mergers & acquisitions and he has been named numerous times to the Massachusetts Super Lawyers® lists, an honor received by only 5% of Massachusetts attorneys.

Community Engagement

Paul was the founding chairperson of the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, and is a former member of the board of trustees of Gateways: Access to Jewish Education.