CompanyCompany Counsel, LLC

Skills & ExpertiseEntity Formation Questions; Founder Issues; Equity and Debt Financing; Venture Capital; Commercial Contracts; Employee Issues; Mergers & Acquisitions (M&As); General Corporate Matters

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Steve Cagnetta is a co-founder and Principal of Company Counsel, LLC, an out-sourced general counsel firm focused on representing emerging companies. He has spent the past 20+ years advising entrepreneurs and startups on the business and legal matters that arise when building companies. His areas of focus include entity structuring, founder issues, equity and debt financings, licensing agreements, commercial contracts, employment matters, mergers and acquisitions and other matters that inevitably come up during the life cycle of a company. He regularly attends and participates in the board of director meetings for his clients. His clients span a range of industries, including medical device, SAAS (i.e., fintech, crypto, healthcare IT), robotics and consulting. He also co-founded a company called Primacea, Inc., which advises and supports entrepreneurial physicians that work with pharmaceutical and medical device companies. From time to time, he has represented and advised venture and angel groups on various matters.

Prior to founding Company Counsel, Steve practiced at Hutchins, Wheeler & Dittmar, in Boston and at O’Connor, Broude and Aronson, in Waltham. Before entering private practice, Steve was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps.

Steve has been a panelist at numerous events focusing on venture capital and start-up issues and is always looking for new ways to support entrepreneurs of all types. He served for over 15 years as a member of the Board of Trustees (including as Chair) for the Christa McAuliffe Regional Community Charter Public School, a Massachusetts charter middle school located in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Steve received his Juris Doctor from Boston University and his Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Muhlenberg College. He is admitted to the bar of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.