Beth J. Felder



Beth J. Felder is a partner and private equity lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on middle market mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, private equity and debt offerings, intellectual property issues and general business planning. She is a member of the Private Equity & Venture Capital and Transactional & Securities Practices, as well as the Technology Industry Team.

Ms. Felder represents clients in all stages of growth, from start-ups to public companies. Her practice focuses on venture capital and securities transactions, particularly for high growth and emerging technology businesses in the telecommunication, internet, software, biotechnology, wireless and service areas.

Ms. Felder also frequently acts as special counsel in connection with the mergers and acquisitions of private companies in the manufacturing, service, technology, health care and life science sectors, most frequently representing the sellers or their management teams.

Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Felder was an associate at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

Representative Experience

Her experience includes the following:

  • 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

Ms. Felder also represents "middle market" private and public companies in mergers, acquisitions and financing transactions as well as strategic alliances. Her recent deal experience includes:

  • Representation of a public company in a $150M private bond placement
  • Representation of public and private companies in sales and acquisitions ranging from $500K to over $150M
  • Representation of private companies in secured debt financings ranging from $750K to $150M


Ms. Felder 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.


In 2013, Ms. Felder was recognized by the Legal 500 for her work in the area of venture capital and emerging companies. She has been recognized as one of the top venture capital investment attorneys in Massachusetts by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2010).


Ms. Felder received her J.D. from George Washington University Law Center, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif (1991) and served as an editor on the Law Review. She received her B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania (1986).


She is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.