Andrew J. Merken

Partner | Co-Chair, Life Sciences

Boston, MA
D: 617.345.3740
Overview
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992

B.A., cum laude, Economics, Tufts University, 1987

Andy is a Partner in the Corporate Group and the Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Group. He is also the Co-Chair of both the Life Sciences Group and the Securities Group. Andy focuses on business and transactional matters for a wide range of clients, with a particular concentration on Seed round and Venture Capital financings, recapitalizations, mergers & acquisitions, private equity transactions, and corporate governance.

In addition to his corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions work, Andy represents entrepreneurs, start-up and growth-stage companies, and investment banks, as well as venture capital investors, private foundations, family offices, and angel investors, in formation and structuring matters, equity and compensation, business contracts and general business advice and planning. Andy also represents C-level and R&D executives in employment matters, including equity compensation.

Andy works with clients in a variety of industries, including life sciences (biotech/biopharmaceutical, medical device, healthcare, digital health, and healthcare services), business services, software, financial services, venture capital, investment banking, consulting, legal services, consumer products, staffing, food services, real estate, and entertainment.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America© - Corporate Law (2017-2020)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2012, 2018-2019)

New England Best Lawyers

Memberships

Memberships

Boston Bar Association 

  • Chair, 2018 Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference
  • Advisory Committee, 2017 Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference
  • Past Co-Chair of Business Transactions Section
  • Past Co-Chair of Corporate Law Committee

Community Involvement

Community Involvement

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

  • Audit Committee

Penn Club of Boston

  • Board of Directors

Tufts University Alumni Council

Tufts Entrepreneurship Center

  • Board of Advisors

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

"Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition," Judge, Tufts University, April 2018

"Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition," Judge, Tufts University, April 2015

"Tufts $100K New Ventures Competition & 10th Anniversary Celebration," Judge, Tufts University, April 2014

"Tufts $100K Business Plan Competition," Judge, Tufts University, April 2013

Articles & Publications

Articles & Publications

"New SEC Rules Facilitate Regional and Intrastate Private Placements," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, December 2016

"What You Need to Know About the New SEC Rules on Crowdfunding," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, December 2015

"Top Takeaways from the SEC's New Pay Ratio Disclosure Rules," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, September 2015

"SEC Proposes 'Clawback' Rules for Incentive-Based Executive Compensation," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, August 2015

"Pay-Versus-Performance: SEC's Proposed Rules," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, May 2015

"SEC Proposes New Pay-Versus-Performance Disclosure Rules," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, May 2015

"SEC Rules Expand Access to Capital via Larger Private Offerings (Regulation A+)," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, April 2015

"New SEC Rules Allow Private Companies Access to Larger Amounts of Capital (Regulation A+)," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, April 2015

"Delaware Corporate Law Becomes More User-Friendly," Burns & Levinson Focus Newsletter, December 2014

"SEC Targets Insiders and Companies for Failure to Report Stock Trades," Burns & Levinson Securities Law Update, October 2014

Resources
Andrew J. Merken
Practices
  • Business, Finance & Transactions
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Middle-Market M&A and Private Equity
  • Life Sciences
  • Securities Litigation
Education

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1992

B.A., cum laude, Economics, Tufts University, 1987

Admissions

Massachusetts

Connect
vCard

Email Confirmation

Thank you for your interest in Burns & Levinson LLP. Please be aware that unsolicited e-mails and information sent to Burns & Levinson though our web site will not be considered confidential, may not receive a response, and do not create an attorney-client relationship with Burns & Levinson. If you are not already a client of Burns & Levinson, do not include anything confidential or secret in this e-mail. Also, please note that our attorneys do not seek to practice law in any jurisdiction in which they are not authorized to do so.

By clicking "OK" you acknowledge that, unless you are a current client, Burns & Levinson does not have any obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information you send us.