Evan S. Kipperman

Biography

Evan is dedicated to helping growth-stage companies, publicly held middle-market companies, family offices, high-net-worth individuals, private equity firms, and other clients achieve their business goals. A Partner in the firm's Corporate Department and Co-chair of its Emerging Companies and Venture Capital Practice Group, Evan is known for his ability to quickly grasp complex situations, deliver business-minded legal advice, and help clients surmount obstacles.

Evan focuses on corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financing, securities law, licensing arrangements, and general corporate matters, across a broad range of industries that includes software/information technology, life sciences, digital media, financial services, manufacturing, educational technology, consumer products, and food and beverages.

For example, he recently assisted in

  • The $550 million sale of a privately held software company to a private equity buyer.
  • Major acquisitions both for a manufacturer of doors and window frames and for an international consumer electronics company.
  • The $2.2 billion sale of a publicly traded provider of high-bandwidth connectivity.
  • Securing hundreds of millions of dollars in financing for dozens of growth-stage companies.

In addition to handling specific transactions, Evan regularly serves as outside general counsel for privately held companies at various stages of development, ensuring that they are appropriately structured, scalable, and positioned for growth.

An active member of the business and investment community in the heart of the corridor connecting Boston and New York, Evan cultivates a network that includes organizations such as Crossroads Venture Group, Connecticut Technology Council, BioCT, MIT Enterprise Forum, Angel Investor Forum, the Entrepreneurship Foundation, the Refinery, Angel Capital Association, and the Association for Corporate Growth, as well as academic institutions such as Columbia University, New York University, University of Connecticut, and Yale University.

Before joining Wiggin and Dana, Evan was an associate at a prominent New York law firm, where he gained extensive experience advising U.S. and international public and private companies in a wide range of industries, with regard to mergers and acquisitions, securities transactions, and general corporate matters.

Evan received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was a senior editor at the Journal of International Economic Law. He received his B.A. in international relations and political science from the University of Pennsylvania.

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School  (J.D., 2005)
  • University of Pennsylvania  (B.A., 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York