Jane D. Goldstein
Jane is co-head of the firm's mergers & acquisitions group as well as the technology, media & telecommunications group. Jane is also head of the firm’s retail & consumer brand practice group, maintaining an office in both New York and Boston. She advises a wide range of public and private companies and their boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, securities regulation and general legal matters, and frequently represents investment banking firms serving in a financial advisory role. Jane has extensive experience counseling U.S. companies in the retail and consumer products industry. Some of her clients include DAVIDsTEA, Keurig Green Mountain, Oscar de la Renta Ltd., Castanea Partners, General Catalyst, and Joseph Altuzarra. Jane is also co-managing partner of the firm’s Boston office and a member of the diversity committee.
- Represented adidas AG in its sale of Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co. Inc., a sports clothing company specializing in nostalgia headwear and apparel.
- Represented Webster Capital in its partnership with Margaritaville to acquire a stake in Lifestyle Brands, LLC, the apparel and consumer products division of Margaritaville.
- Represented Marquee Brands LLC in its acquisition of British men’s clothing brand Ben Sherman and its related intellectual property assets from Oxford Industries, Inc.
- Represented DAVIDsTEA, a provider of a selection of loose-leaf teas, pre-packaged teas, tea sachets, and tea-related gifts and accessories, in its IPO.
- Represented Reebok International Ltd. in its sale of The Rockport Company.
- Represented The Strategic Alternatives Special Committee for Market Basket in the $1.5 billion sale of Market Basket, Inc., a chain of discount supermarkets in the northeast.
- Represented Joseph Altuzarra, a designer of women's luxury goods, in its sale of a minority interest to Kering SA.
- Represented Castanea Partners in its investment in Essentia Water, its sale of Vitamin Research Products (VRP), and in its acquisitions of Donald J. Pliner, Inc. and Proenza Schouler, LLC, leading footwear and accessories designers, and the Thymes, LLC, a creator of curated fragrance collections across the bath and body and home fragrance categories.
- Represented Charlesbank Capital in its acquisition of HDT Finance, a provider of solutions aimed at creating and controlling environmental conditions to protect equipment and personnel.
- Represented Keurig Green Mountain in its acquisitions of Van Houtte, Inc., Diedrich Coffee, Timothy's Coffees of the World, Inc., and Tully’s Coffee Corporation.
- Represented Timberland Company, a footwear company, in their $2.23 billion sale to V.F. Corporation.
- Represented The Special Committee of Ness Technologies, an information technology company, in its $337 million sale to Citi Venture Capital.
- Quoted, “Buyers Struggle To Stomach Valuation Gap Amid Uncertainty,” Law360 (July 6, 2017)
- Co-Author, “Delaware Supreme Court clarifies fiduciary duties in sale context,” International Law Office (April 8, 2015)
- Co-Author, “Rural Metro decision results in significant liability for financial adviser,” International Law Office (November 19, 2014)
- Co-Author, “Appraisal decisions: deal consideration as fair value,” International Law Office (September 17, 2014)
- Jane Goldstein, Christian Westra and Justin Voeks, “Despite favourable ruling, Sotheby's settles with activist investor,” International Law Office’s Corporate/M&A Newsletter (September 3, 2014)
- Jane Goldstein and Jeffrey Koh, “Facial validity of fee-shifting provisions in bylaws of Delaware non-stock corporation,” International Law Office’s Corporate/M&A Newsletter (August 11, 2014)
- Jay Freedman, Jane Goldstein and Larissa Smith, “Financial adviser liable for aiding and abetting board breach of fiduciary duties,” International Law Office (May 7, 2014)
- Peter Welsh, Jane D. Goldstein, Jason Freedman and Robert Moreno, “Court relies on deal price to assess fair value in appraisal action,” International Law Office (April 2, 2014)
- Jane D. Goldstein, Peter Welsh and Martin Crisp, “Court refuses anti-suit injunction despite forum selection clause” International Law Office (March 26, 2014)
- Peter Welsh, Jane D. Goldstein, Jason Freedman and Robert Moreno, “Retail rivals launch competing merger proposals and defensive manoeuvres,” International Law Office (March 12, 2014)
- Jane D. Goldstein, Peter Welsh, Patrick Diaz and Martin Crisp, “Privileged pre-closing communications belong to surviving corporation,” International Law Office (March 5, 2014)
- Jane D. Goldstein and Mark S. Popofsky, “Combatting PAE abuses with the current antitrust arsenal,” InsideCounsel (February 21, 2014)
- Jane Goldstein and C. Thomas Brown, “New York state court finds Kenneth Cole's go-private to be sound,” International Law Office (February 19, 2014)
- Jane D. Goldstein and C. Thomas Brown, “Delaware court advances unified standard for controlling shareholder buy-outs,” International Law Office (November 6, 2013)
- Colleen Conry, Jane Goldstein, Natalie Logan and Alicia Suarez, “The Aftermath of Bangladesh: Best Practices in Foreign Markets,” Chain Store Age (August 5, 2013)
- Howard Glazer, Jane Goldstein and Tara Fisher, “Duty to negotiate in good faith gets enforced,” International Law Office (November 27, 2013)
- James Lidbury and Jane Goldstein, “Process makes perfect,” International Law Office (November 27, 2013)
- Jane Goldstein and C. Thomas Brown, “Delaware court advances unified standard for controlling shareholder buy-outs,” International Law Office (November 6, 2013)
- Jane Goldstein, “M&A in 2012: Out with the Old, in with the New?” Deal Lawyer (January/February 2012)
- Speaker, Shareholder Activism and the Corporate Response, West Coast Legal Briefing Teleconference (September 2014)
- Speaker, Mergers & Acquisitions, Stanford Law School Eighteenth Annual Directors' College (June 2012)
- Speaker, Delaware Law Developments 2012: What All Business Lawyers Need to Know, Deal Lawyers Roundtable - Practicing Law Institute (PLI (June 2012)