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100 NORTHERN AVENUE, BOSTON MA 02210, USA
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Work +617 570 1000
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William Schnoor

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Goodwin

Position

Partner Co-Chair, Technology & Life Sciences

Career

Bill Schnoor, a partner in and co-chair of the firm’s Technology Companies & Life Sciences Group and one of the leaders of Goodwin Procter’s interdisciplinary practice focusing on investments in alternative energy and clean technologies, concentrates in the areas of business and securities law, private equity and acquisitions. He joined Goodwin Procter in 2005, after a 21-year career with Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP.

Education

J.D., 1983 Yale Law School B.A., 1980 Yale University (summa cum laude)


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Goodwin has extensive experience structuring domestic and cross-border commercial transactions involving technology and IP assets. The practice’s scope of work includes standalone technology transfer transactions and other strategic technology transactions arising from private equity and venture capital investments, public offerings and private financing, as well as M&A deals, joint ventures and strategic alliances. The team acted for Trooly, a background-check start-up, in its sale to Airbnb; and assisted Sencha, which develops and licenses software frameworks and tools, with its sale to Idera. Equity capital market highlights included advising the underwriting syndicate on the $3.9bn IPO of camera company Snap, the creator of the Snapchat app; and acting for JP Morgan Securities, Goldman, Sachs & Co and Morgan Stanley & Co as lead book-running managers in the IPO of global hotel search platform trivago, which raised approximately $330m. John Egan, William Schnoor, Stuart Cable and Stephen Charkoudian are notable Boston contacts; and in Silicon Valley, Lawrence Chu, who leads the firm’s West Coast technology M&A practice, Michael Russell, Anthony McCusker and William Growney Jr are also highly rated. Andrew Goodman in New York and Jason Breen in Los Angeles are other names to note.

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