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Wiggin and Dana Opens Boston Office, Adds Private Equity Partner Daniela Badiola Spanos

July 1, 2024 (Update):  Wiggin and Dana has opened its office in Boston’s Financial District

Wiggin and Dana LLP announced today that it will open an office in Boston in June, formalizing its long-time presence in a key market for clients in industries including life sciences, technology, healthcare, financial services, and aerospace and defense. The office will be anchored by Corporate Partner Daniela Badiola Spanos, who joins the firm from Choate Hall & Stewart, as well as Wiggin and Dana Life Sciences Chair Patti Kavee Melick and Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Partner Paul Hughes, who previously served as the firm’s Managing Partner.

The Boston office will offer clients full-service capabilities, with many of the firm’s attorneys licensed to practice in Massachusetts. Establishing a Boston presence is the latest milestone in Wiggin’s continued growth strategy, following the opening of a new Florida office earlier this month.

“A renowned research center and technology hub, Boston is home to pioneering start-ups and established companies at the top of their industries,” said Hughes. “We’re in an excellent position to serve these innovators, combining the sophistication of a big firm with the flexibility of a boutique—all while delivering exceptional value.”

“Our clients and attorneys have long done business in Boston, and we’re excited to deepen our connection with this innovative, dynamic city as we continue our strategic growth,” said Managing Partner Tim Diemand.  “Boston has some of the best legal talent in the country, and we’re excited to leverage this as we grow our presence in the city,” added Melick.

Badiola Spanos represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in an array of complex transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, growth equity and venture capital financing, platform growth acquisitions, strategic transactions, leveraged buy outs and bankruptcy sales.  In addition to her extensive experience in the technology and health care sectors, Badiola Spanos represents clients from industries as diverse as manufacturing, retail, automotive and food.

“Wiggin and Dana’s entrepreneurial platform and client-centered approach, which immediately drew me to the firm, will be an important differentiator in the Boston market,” said Badiola Spanos. “The close attention, efficiency and collaboration the firm offers its clients is important in ensuring lasting relationships with clients and crafting deals that reach the best possible outcome.”

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