Beth J. Felder


Beth J. Felder is a partner in the firm’s Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices, as well as the Technology Industry Team. She focuses primarily on venture capital investments, middle market mergers and acquisitions, private equity and debt offerings, intellectual property issues, and general business planning.

Beth represents venture capital and private equity funds, as well as private companies in all stages of growth, in the emerging technology and life science industries. She also acts as special mergers and acquisitions counsel for private companies in the manufacturing, service, technology, health care and life science sectors, most frequently representing the sellers or their management teams.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a private equity fund in a single asset continuation transaction and related new fund raise.
  • Representation of a venture capital fund in numerous venture investments in the life science sector.
  • Representation of various private companies in sales and acquisitions ranging from US$500,000 to over US$150m.
  • Representation of private companies in secured debt financings ranging from US$750,000 to US$150m.
  • Representing and counseling companies and management teams of private companies in sale transactions with respect to structure, business terms, ongoing employment, and other arrangements.
  • Representing and counseling companies in various development stages with respect to formation, operational and employment issues, contract negotiation, financing, and exit strategies.
  • Representing companies in structuring and negotiating software development, reseller, OEM (original equipment manufacturers), license, and other technology agreements.
  • Representing companies and investors in venture capital investments.
  • Representing companies and individuals with respect to shareholder agreements, employment agreements, and other management compensation issues.

Awards and Recognition

  • Recognized by the Legal 500 for her work in the area of venture capital and emerging companies (2013)
  • Recognized as one of the top venture capital investment attorneys in Massachusetts by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2010)

Presentations and Publications

  • Beth has lectured on various issues related to representation of portfolio companies in venture capital financings, preparing companies for sale and the structuring of strategic relationships.
09 September 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Stone-Goff Partners in Extension of JSI Partnership

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal adviser to Stone-Goff Partners, a business services-focused private equity investment firm, in its recent investment in John Staurulakis, LLC (JSI), the leading nationwide provider of specialty consulting and engineering services to rural broadband telecommunications operators.
12 January 2022 Press Releases

Foley Represents Jay Packaging in Sale to Rohrer Corporation

Foley & Lardner LLP served as legal advisor to Jay Packaging Group, a premier specialty printing and thermoforming company based in Rhode Island, in its sale to Rohrer Corporation, a leading retail-packaging designer and manufacturer.
11 January 2022 Press Releases

Foley Advises JP Griffin in Acquisition by Hub International Limited

Foley & Lardner LLP has acted as legal advisor to JP Griffin Companies LLC, a national employee benefit consulting firm specializing in the design, implementation and management of complex multi-site, multi-state employee benefit programs, in its acquisition by Hub International Limited, a leading global insurance brokerage and financial services firm
03 October 2019 Press Releases

Foley Represents Whistle in Acquisition of Vertical Networks

Foley & Lardner LLP represented the sports and media company Whistle in its acquisition of Vertical Networks, a mobile-first content studio founded by Elizabeth Murdoch and backed by Snap. The acquisition will help Whistle expand its investment in lifestyle content.
06 November 2017 Press Releases

Foley & Lardner Advises Black Duck Software on Pending Sale to Synopsys

Foley & Lardner is advising Black Duck Software, Inc. on its pending sale to Synopsys. Massachusetts-based Black Duck is a leading provider of automated solutions and open source software. Synopsys provides high-quality, silicon-proven IP solutions for SoC designs.
1 October 2015 Events

2015 FOLEYTech Summit

Please join us for the 2015 FOLEYTech Summit. In its 11th year, the FOLEYTech Summit continues to offer the top-notch industry insight and compelling speakers you have come to expect from Foley & Lardner LLP, while embracing the broader horizons of technology.