Meet Will Perkins

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Contact Will:
1.617.348.4449
WSPerkins@mintz.com
Full Bio at Mintz.com 

After 20 years of working with technology businesses, I enjoy it just as much today as I did when I helped incorporate my first client. I started my career during the dotcom boom and I’ve stayed with the tech sector ever since. There is nothing I enjoy more than seeing a start-up grow from hopes and dreams to products and revenue. Similarly, when working with investors, strategic and financial, I get the same joy in seeing their funded companies grow and prosper. I provide emerging companies with entity formation and financing strategy and advise many growing businesses on business transactions — venture finance, mergers and acquisitions, and licensing and commercial partnerships. I’ve also closed over $1 billion in strategic investments for leading, global technology businesses.

Professional details

  • Super Lawyers: Included on the list of Massachusetts Rising Stars (2005 – 2008, 2010)

  • The Legal 500 United States: Recommended, M&A/corporate and commercial – Venture capital and emerging companies (2013, 2017)

Education

  • JD, University of Virginia School of Law

  • AB, Harvard College

Fun facts: 

I love gardening, Vermont and snowboarding. I found my way to law school after studying geology (long story). Recently, attending a college reunion caused me to add up the number of roommates I had over my four years. 17! The reason for the revolving door of roommates wasn’t me — you can ask them! I have started two companies and one of them went commercial. I love talking about those experiences so please ask me about them over a coffee sometime.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be…

Moving far more quickly through my lengthy list of books to be read.

My favorite app is …

Shazam. After almost 10 years on my iPhone, it still seems like magic whenever I use it.

Android or iPhone?

iPhone, since the original.

If I were starting a company ….

I did! There isn’t enough space here to share all the details, so please, again, ask me about it. It is an entertaining tale!

Companies I’ve helped to grow and thrive:

  • Forward F1rst

  • GrainPro

  • Finch Therapeutics

  • RadioPublic

  • Zeal Technology

  • Tensha Therapeutics

  • Aquitas Solutions

  • Guardvark, LLC

  • TheRNGR, LLC