Thomas C. Carey

Thomas C. Carey

Partner, Chair of Business Practice

(P) 617-443-9292, ext 259

(F) 617-443-0004

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Yale University, A.B.

State University of New York  at Buffalo, J.D.



Thomas C. Carey

Thomas Carey’s clients rely on his judgment and expertise in strategic matters, particularly those involving capital-raising, licensing, mergers and acquisitions and tax planning.  He advises start-ups and established companies in outsourcing, joint ventures, corporate governance and FDA compliance matters.


  • Assisted a small biotech company in its first major capital-raising efforts, an SEC registration, and subsequent SEC compliance efforts.
  • Advised a co-founder of a natural foods company that was achieving national prominence but suffering from severe internal division.  Managed departure of the other co-founder, equity infusion for growth of business, and ultimate sale of business to a private equity fund.
  • Advised founder of a global relocation company in participation in a roll-up into a major outsourcing company, and the repurchase of the business when the roll-up faltered.
  • Serve as general counsel to numerous privately-held technology companies, providing advice on executive retention, stock option plans, tax planning and strategic contracting.
  • Provided legal counsel in numerous purchases and sales of businesses.
  • Negotiates numerous patent licenses (both inbound and outbound) involving medical devices, novel drug compounds, business methods and other technologies.
  • Managed project development and finance transactions involving major real estate parcels, marinas, landfills and other special-purpose developments.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • The Licensing Executives Society
  • American Intellectual Property Association
  • American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, The Boston Camerata

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