Neal N. Beaton is the firmwide Co-Leader of the International and Cross Border Transactions practice. He practices in the area of corporate and commercial transactions, intellectual property, international trade and business immigration law. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions (particularly on behalf of non-U.S. parties); venture capital and minority investments; pharmaceutical and intellectual property licensing, joint development and other technology agreements; joint ventures; distribution agreements; shareholder agreements; employment agreements; trademark and copyright protection; antitrust compliance; and corporate and visa planning. He has been particularly active in representing Finnish and Japanese clients. Among the transactions he has handled were the largest acquisition at the time by a Japanese corporation outside Japan and numerous acquisitions or other transactions in the wireless equipment, biotech and other fields.
Prior to its combining with Holland & Knight in 2001, Mr. Beaton spent his entire legal career with Gilbert, Segall and Young.
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