Biography

Stephen M. Kane is a Managing Director and member/shareholder of the firm. He is Chair of the Business, Corporate and Securities Practice Group and concentrates on corporate, commercial, securities and financial matters. His complex and diverse practice embraces all aspects of the organization and operation of corporations and other business ventures, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, intellectual property, employee relations and compensation, finance, lending, securities law and real estate. He represents corporations, investors and entrepreneurs in numerous industries including social media, software, venture capital, manufacturing, health care and video interactive technology industries. Steve lives with his wife Cindy in Newton, Massachusetts.

Representative Matters

Representation of companies and executives in employment and equity incentive matters.

Representation of an internet company in its initial public offering and ongoing SEC compliance.

Representation of both companies and venture capital funds in venture capital financings.

Representation of several technology companies in connection with the licensing of their intellectual property, solutions and services.

Representation of both buyers and sellers in scores of mergers, acquisitions and divestures.

Representation of minority stockholders in the $2.1 billion sale of a media, manufacturing and real estate conglomerate.

Honors

Named a 2015 Top Rated Lawyer in Banking, Finance, Business, Commercial and Securities by Martindale-Hubbell.

Served as a member of the Business Law Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association from 2004-2007.

Named a “New England Super Lawyer” by Boston Magazine 2005-2016.

Awarded the highest ranking by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory (AV – Legal Ability Rating: Very High to Preeminent).

Community Involvement

Coach of several youth sports teams over many seasons

Member of the Board of Directors of Newton Girls Basketball Association (2003-2005)

Member of Board of Directors (1995-1999) of Newton North Little League and also Co-President of the league in League’s State Championship season (1998)

President (2008-2016) of Columbia Alumni Association of Boston

Director (2005 - present) and Member of the Board of Columbia University Alumni Association (2011 - 2017)

Professional Affiliations

Boston Bar Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association

American Bar Association