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James J. Mangan

  • Senior Associate
  • Boston
James is a securities, M&A and technology attorney that offers practical advice to companies in all stages of the corporate life cycle, from start-ups seeking their Series A financing to well-seasoned public companies.


James J. Mangan is a Senior Associate in the Boston office of Pearl Cohen. He advises start-up and seasoned SaaS, blockchain, and IoT-focused companies, as well as institutional investors, on a wide range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing, corporate formation, equity incentive plans, data privacy, and intellectual property ownership, retention, acquisition and licensing.  He has experience in all manners of securities offerings, including initial public offerings, private offerings under Regulation D, and crowd funded offerings under Regulation CF, Regulation D Rule 506(c), and Regulation A.  He has provided his clients with strategies to preserve intellectual property rights while performing federal government procurement contracts.  He has also advised clients with respect to information security requirements for Department of Defense and other federal agency vendors, including NIST 800-171 and related guidelines. He has formed private equity and hedge funds in both the limited liability company and limited partnership entity structures and advised on their capital raises.

James began his career at Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP in New York City, where he advised public companies upon registered public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and 1934 Act reporting requirements. Prior to joining Pearl Cohen, his practice was based in Phoenix, Arizona where he focused on representing start-up and emerging growth technology companies.

He is a mentor at Seed Spot, a national accelerator focused on supporting social entrepreneurs dedicated to making the world a better place.