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Howard Bobrow

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HOWARD BOBROW is a business and transactional lawyer in the firm’s Business & Finance practice group, is a member of the firm's Executive Committee, and is co-chair of the Venture Capital practice group. His practice is primarily devoted to mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital.

Howard is a trusted advisor to private equity funds, venture capital funds, and emerging growth companies. He counsels private equity and venture capital funds and other institutional investors, as well as angel investors, on all aspects of acquisitions, dispositions, capital formation, and private placements.

Howard has a wide range of experience with structuring and closing a myriad of early-stage and growth-stage capital formation transactions, including technology validation, technology transfer, technology licensing, seed investment, early-stage investment and follow-on investment transactions.

He also represents private equity and venture capital funds in connection with their organization and formation, the fundraising process, governance matters, investments in portfolio companies, and compliance with the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers of Act of 1940.

Howard has been selected for inclusion in the 19th edition of Best Lawyers in United States as  2013 “Lawyer of the Year” for Venture Capital Law in Cleveland. He has also been named a Leading Lawyer by Inside Business magazine and is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate Law for 2013 - 2015. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Corporate Law and Venture Capital Law since 2007.

He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Venture Association. Howard has also guest lectured at the Weatherhead School of Management on the topics of the economics and structure of private equity and venture capital.