Goodwin Procter LLP has announced the addition of Kingsley L. Taft, Ph.D. to the firm's Life Sciences, Technology & Emerging Companies, and Intellectual Property practices. He joins the firm as partner in its Boston office.
Mr. Taft represents pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies in all aspects of their businesses and legal affairs, including general corporate matters, private financings, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and other business transactions. He often assists start-up, early-stage and later-stage private companies with their general corporate affairs.
In addition, Mr. Taft represents life sciences companies, both public and private, with complex licensing transactions, such as joint ventures, strategic alliances and R&D and commercialization collaborations that are common to the industry.
Mr. Taft has significant experience within the life sciences industry, in which he has represented private and public companies in matters ranging from private placements, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions to joint research and development collaborations, joint ventures, supply agreements and contract alliances.
Goodwin Procter also has announced that the firm has been chosen to receive an award from The Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project for its outstanding commitment to pro bono on behalf of asylum seekers and immigrants in detention.
In recent months, Goodwin Procter attorneys and legal staff have been successful in obtaining asylum for two individuals, and since 1997 have assisted countless others involved in the PAIR program. Goodwin Procter has taken on 16 PAIR cases. Six individuals have been granted asylum and several others continue to receive pro bono services while their cases move toward resolution.
The PAIR Project is a not-for-profit organization, organized by a coalition of legal services and civil liberties organizations, which is committed to helping asylum seekers and immigrants in detention.