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Jack is a seasoned corporate lawyer with more than three decades of experience. He is known for navigating clients through complex transactions, and is consistently recognized as a leader in the mergers and acquisitions field. In addition, Jack’s expertise covers the areas of venture capital financing, private equity, technology transactions, and capital markets.

Throughout his legal career, Jack has provided counsel on the formation, financing, acquisition, and operation of companies in the technology, internet/media, e-sports, telecommunications, clean tech, manufacturing, life sciences, financial services, healthcare, real estate and services industries.

Jack also works with clients in connection with a wide variety of corporate matters that include: SEC reporting and compliance; risk assessment and compliance programs; supply, distribution, license, service, and joint venture relationships; employment and compensation arrangements; shareholder challenges; internal investigations; and corporate governance matters.

Credentials

Work Experience

  • Hinckley Allen
    • Partner (2018-Present)
  • Pierce Atwood
    • Partner (2013-2018)
  • Goodwin Procter LLP
    • Partner (2005-2012)
    • Associate and Partner (1988-1999)
  • McDermott, Will & Emery
    • Partner (2000-2004)
  • Ministry of Privatization of the Czech Republic
    • Foreign Legal Advisor (1993)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Corporate Law (2015-2022)

Charitable & Civic Involvement

  • Masonic Angel Fund, Trustee
  • North Shore Rovers, Special Needs Soccer Club, Co-Founder and Head Coach

Bar Memberships

  • Massachusetts

News & Insight

Publication

The SPAC Train Rolls On

July 21, 2021

This article was featured in Lawyers Weekly on July 15, 2021.Over the past year, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a series of announcements seemingly designed to cool down the red-hot market for special purpose acquisition companies, or SPAC…

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SPACs Meet SEC Headwinds

May 24, 2021

Amidst the ongoing surge in the number of special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) undertaking initial public offerings of securities and the SPACs’ related business combinations with private targets (commonly referred to as “de-SPAC transac…

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"Should I Hire a M&A Banker?"

May 3, 2021

This question was posed to me recently by a client looking to sell its business, and the answer was an emphatic “yes.” Every situation is different and should be reviewed in light of its specific facts and circumstances, but in most cases the answer wi…

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57 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® in America 2022

August 19, 2021

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that 57 attorneys are recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 7 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 15 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inaugural "Ones to W…

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59 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2021

August 20, 2020

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 59 attorneys in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including 12 “Lawyers of the Year.” Best Lawyers® has also recognized 10 Hinckley Allen attorneys in their inau…

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56 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2020

August 15, 2019

Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®. Since its first publication in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers compi…

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Who's Who at Hinckley Allen: Jack Steele

March 4, 2019

Jack is a seasoned corporate lawyer with over 30 years of experience. He is known for navigating clients through complex transactions, and is consistently recognized as a leader in the mergers and acquisitions field. In addition, Jack’s expertise covers …

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Corporate & Business Partner Jack Steele Joins Hinckley Allen

October 12, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to welcome Jack Steele as a Partner in the firm’s Corporate & Business Group. Jack is a corporate attorney who has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, venture capital financing…

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