Law doesn’t stand by itself and is not always the key driver of a business decision. We strive to “get it” so that we can get it done efficiently and profitably.”

Jane E. Freedman

Principal and Founder

Jane has been practicing corporate and transactional law for over 25 years. After spending 7 years at large Boston law firms, Jane moved in-house, first to Raytheon and then to OneBeacon. During this time, she honed her corporate legal skills and business acumen to oversee major business deals, board issues, SEC matters and contracts (among other areas) and provide advice and support to her business colleagues on operational issues, finance matters, real estate and more. Today, Jane helps clients navigate legal matters so they can make intelligent (and profitable) business decisions, while reducing their overall risk and liability.

Aside from her day job, Jane serves on the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees at Emma Willard School. In the past, she has served as a Trustee, Co-Chair of the Governance Committee, and on the Executive Committee, of EWS, as well as a director of other non-profit boards. Jane also sits on the board of a private B2B/B2C company and the advisory board of a national private real estate management firm. She often speaks on women’s issues and corporate law issues, including lecturing on U.S. corporate law in Eastern Europe for the School of American Law of Chicago-Kent Law School.

Jane’s a member of the American Bar Association, the Women’s Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association, the Wellesley Lawyers Network and The Boston Club. She’s a member in good standing of the New York State and Massachusetts bars. For the past 7 years, Jane has been voted a Massachusetts Super Lawyer. She was also selected as a member of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Massachusetts, the Top Women in the Law and received the Leaders in the Law award from Lawyers Weekly.

Jane Freedman Law, LLC is a certified Women-Owned Business as designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supplier Diversity Office. Jane attended Wellesley College (cum laude) and Suffolk University Law School (Dean’s List, cum laude). She attended the University of Geneva in Switzerland for one year and is fluent in French.

When Jane is not working, she spends her time running, biking, playing tennis, skiing, traveling and hanging out with her husband, Jeff, and two super-cute kids (Julia and Josh) their crazy golden retriever, Jasmine, and their Corgi puppy, Sir James Oliver (or Jamie).

Areas of Expertise

  • Startups/Emerging Companies
  • Corporate and Board Matters
  • Financings
  • Transactions (Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures, JVs)
  • Securities Law
  • Private Equity

Awards & Accolades

  •  Super Lawyer (2016–present)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in MA
  • Top Women in the Law
  • Leader in the Law

Maurine Jo Neiberg

Intellectual Property Attorney

Maurine Jo (Maury) Neiberg concentrates her practice in patent, computer law, copyright, trademark and other intellectual property matters. Prior to establishing her practice with Jane Freedman Law, Maurine practiced in the areas of intellectual property, patent and insurance defense law with Latham & Watkins, Holleb & Coff, and Tressler Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess in Chicago.

A significant part of Ms. Neiberg’s practice has been devoted to counseling clients on matters related to computer software and the Internet. She has expertise in software development agreements, domain name disputes and copyright registrations for software. She also has an extensive trademark practice. She teaches intellectual property law on a part-time basis for the School of American Law and Chicago Kent Law School in Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Georgia, Greece, Thailand and China.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Ms. Neiberg worked as a software engineer in applied research in artificial intelligence and wrote software for corporate bond traders at Goldman Sachs. She earned her J.D. from the University of Chicago, her Sc.M. from Brown University in Computer Science and her B.A. in Computer Science and History from Wellesley College.

Ms. Neiberg is licensed to practice in Illinois, before the Northern District of Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark office as a member of the patent bar. Her publications include “Temporal Methods: Multi-dimensional Modeling of Sequential Circuits” published in Annals of Mathematics and Artificial Intelligence, and Model-based Diagnostic Reasoning Using VHDL in Performance and Fault Modeling with VHDL, JM Schoen, Editor, Prentice Hall.

Ann Canavan

Finance Manager

Ann Canavan has over 20 years of experience in accounting and business services, including 4 years in the audit practice at Price Waterhouse (now PWC) and 8 years at State Street Bank as Vice President in investment custody and administration. Ann has also spent time performing financial functions for several small businesses. Ann is a graduate of Colby College. She has been an active volunteer with Best Buddies International and her local PTO, serving as PTO President for 2 of those years. In her spare time she enjoys golf, tennis and skiing with her family.

Alicia Wyman

Corporate Attorney

Alicia Wyman is a general corporate, transactional, real estate and finance lawyer with over thirty years of experience. She has represented companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, high-tech and telecom, from start-up phase to publicly-traded.

Alicia provides a broad array of corporate services, such as structuring, negotiating and managing the formation of companies; private issuances of securities; mergers; acquisitions; joint ventures; and strategic alliances. She also reviews and negotiates commercial leases, real estate purchase and sale agreements, and real estate development agreements as well as various operational contracts, including IT agreements, with principal vendors, suppliers and customers; works with CFOs on various corporate finance and restructuring transactions, including venture capital, high-yield and senior debt; provides legal counsel to corporate officers regarding corporate governance, employment, equity plans, and operational issues and litigation avoidance and pre-litigation strategies; and advises corporate boards of directors of for-profit and charitable corporations regarding fiduciary duties and potential liability exposure in connection with transactions and events.

Prior to affiliating with Jane Freedman Law, Alicia was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, Mintz Levin and Holland & Knight’s Boston offices. She is a graduate of Smith College and Boston University School of Law.

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