Brian Goldstein > Choate, Hall & Stewart > Boston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Choate, Hall & Stewart
BOSTON, MA 02110
United States


Brian Goldstein, co-chair of Choate’s Business & Technology Practice Group, has more than 30 years of experience advising venture capital and growth equity investors and innovative, high-growth companies in health IT, healthcare services, life sciences, and medical device industries, on their most important transactions and helping them to increase the returns on their investments.

Brian regularly advises on financings, strategic partnerships and licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions, and general business counseling. His international practice includes cross-border financings and acquisitions, as well as advice on other U.S.-based activities, for companies headquartered or with significant operations in the United Kingdom/Ireland, Europe, and Israel.

Brian previously served as Assistant General Counsel at Groundwater Technology, Inc., where he handled SEC reporting; acquisitions, divestitures, and joint ventures; and the sale of a controlling interest of the company to Fluor Daniel.

Brian has advised sophisticated investment funds and globally-recognized investors and companies, including Answers Corp (WebCollage), Bain Capital Life Sciences, Perceptive Advisors (via Perceptive Xontogeny), Shire, and Transformation Capital.


University of Virginia School of Law
JD, 1988
University of Virginia
BA, 1983, with honors

Lawyer Rankings

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > M&A: middle-market (sub-$500m)

Home to over 70 attorneys, Choate, Hall & Stewart’s business department delivers representation to acquirers, investment bankers, financing sources and targets on an array of corporate transactions. In Boston, Brian Goldstein  co-chairs the practice alongside John Pitfield who, in addition to M&A, also supports companies on disclosure, governance and board level mandates, directing particular attention to the TMT, life sciences and health services industries. A key point of differentiation for the group is its proficiency in cross-border transactions, a forte which often sees it instructed as US counsel to Canadian, Israeli, British, Irish and European entities.

United States > M&A/corporate and commercial > Venture capital and emerging companies

Choate, Hall & Stewart has an experienced investor-side practice that represents several highly active venture and private equity funds. The Boston-based firm has good credentials in a range of life sciences and technology-related sectors including big data and analytics, cloud computing, fintech, cybersecurity, health, robotics, and the internet of things. Fund clients, which include 5AM Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz and Vertical Venture Partners, also benefit from the firm’s transactional expertise, where ‘the team’s experience, responsiveness, flexibility, practical advice and collaborative nature are beyond compare‘. The ‘terrific‘ practice head Brian Goldsteinmakes the cross department interactions fairly seamless‘, particularly with key areas such as IP, where partner Charles Lyon is valued for his ‘ability to take complex science and distill it to allow us to make important business and IP decisions‘. Corporate partner Tobin Sullivan is also highly active in this space.