Joshua E. French

Senior Attorney

Direct 781-697-2276
Fax 781-622-5933
Waltham, MA

Boston, MA

Josh advises clients involved with, or preparing for, M&A transactions, counseling companies on both the buy and the sell sides. He provides guidance on a wide range of legal issues, including incorporations, debt and equity finance, and corporate governance.

Josh is actively involved with clients in all phases of the business life cycle, from corporate formation to fundraising to liquidity events, serving as outside general counsel to many privately-held emerging and middle-market companies from a variety of industries. He works closely with senior management to help companies address and resolve a myriad of business issues.

Josh is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group and of its M&A Practice Group, and served on the Firm’s Marketing Committee.

  • Represented Diversified Project Management, Inc., a leading provider of owner’s project management services in the New England region, in connection with its acquisition by STV.
  • Represented Integra Companies, Inc., a leading single-source provider of fluid handling solutions for high purity applications, in connection with its acquisition by VWR.
  • Represented Adaptive Computing Enterprises, Inc., which develops scheduling and optimization software for an adaptive ecosystem for high-performance and cloud computing systems, in connection with a variety of general corporate matters and financings.
  • Represented Brightwurks, Inc. (dba Help Scout), which provides help desk solutions to small and middle-market companies, in connection with its Series A financing and general corporate matters. 
    Read the Case Study here.
  • Represented Domino Data Lab, Inc., a SaaS provider which develops a platform for analysts and data scientists to run, scale, share and deploy analytical models, in connection with its Series A financing and general corporate matters.

Boston Bar Association

National MS Society, Committee Member - Climb to the Top

Venture Capital Investment Competition, Judge

Speaker, The Evolution of Financing, TiE ScaleUp

Office Hours, Topic: Corporate Law and Equity, TechSandBox

Panelist, the unPanel, TechSandBox

Corporate Attorney Josh French Cheers Duke University

Josh is a very proud Duke University alumnus and a fan of the school’s athletic program, particularly its men’s basketball team. He is a committee member for the National MS Society’s annual Climb to the Top event, in which participants ascend over 1000 stairs annually to raise money for MS research. Josh and his spouse also love to travel when they have the chance, recently visiting Turkey, Spain, Peru and other locales.

  • Boston College Law School, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Duke University, B.A.
  • Massachusetts Bar
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