Michael J. Cavaretta

Member

Direct 781-697-2263
Fax 781-622-5933
Waltham, MA

Boston, MA

Cambridge, MA

An experienced business and transactional lawyer, Mike represents a wide range of life sciences, technology, digital media, and other innovation-based companies.

Mike's practice is focused on licensing, strategic and business development transactions, and commercial transactions. He advises clients regarding clinical trial agreements; commercial agreements; strategic alliances, including alliances for co-discovery, co-development, and co-commercialization; intellectual property licenses, including licenses for compounds, processes, platforms, and software; industry collaborations, including manufacturing, formulation, and process collaborations; university collaborations, including sponsored research agreements and material transfer agreements; and distribution agreements.

Mike is one of a select group of attorneys to have participated in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, which prepares scientists and engineers to extend their focus beyond the laboratory, and broadens the impact of particular, NSF-funded, basic-research projects.

A former in-house lawyer and business development and strategic alliances professional, Mike brings a practical perspective to clients’ legal issues with a keen understanding of the importance of agreements that facilitate rather than hinder business.

The Startup Coalition, Co-founder and Member

MIT Enterprise Forum Games and Entertainment Special Interest Group - Founder and former Chair

MassDiGI, Advisory Board Member

Speaker, Trends and Developments IP Counsel, Business Lawyers and Litigators Must Know, 21st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference 2018

Moderator, An Ounce of Prevention: How Startups Can Avoid Legal Snafus

Presenter, Game Publishing 2.0BBA Event

Presenter, Software Licensing: Battle of the Forms

Presenter, The Law of Digital Games

Moderator, Creative Communities: Building Games outside the Hub, MassDiGI symposium

Presenter, Anatomy of a Game Development Deal, Franklin M. Loew Lecture Series - Becker College

Presenter, Entertainment Law Practice in the Digital Age: New DevelopmentsBBA Event

Licensing Attorney Mike Cavaretta Bikes Mt. Washington Cyclist

An ardent cyclist, Mike is an eleven-year veteran of the Pan Mass Challenge, a two-day, 192 mile charity bicycle ride for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, in connection with which he has raised over $55,000, and he recently completed the Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, referred to by many as the toughest bicycle hillclimb in the world.