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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 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 Best Lawyers in America since 2007 and is honored as 2013 and 2017 “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 - 2017.

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.