Jane D. Goldstein

Partner

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  • JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1989; Editor-in-Chief, Annual Review of Banking Law
  • BA (French Language and Literature), magna cum laude, Boston University, 1982

Qualifications

  • Massachusetts, 1989
  • New York, 2012
  • French
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of Green Mountain Valley School, Waitsfield, Vermont
  • New York City Bar Association Committee on Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Control Contests

Jane D. Goldstein

Partner

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 Keurig Green Mountain, Oscar de la Renta Ltd., General Catalyst, Castanea Partners and Joseph Altuzarra. Jane is also the chair of the firm's Women's Forum and a member of the Diversity Committee.

Experience

  • 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 Charlesbank Capital in its acquisition of HDT Finance, a provider of solutions aimed at creating and controlling environmental conditions to protect equipment and personnel.
  • Represents Keurig Green Mountain, which operates in the specialty coffee industry in North America, in its corporate and securities matters, including its acquisitions of Van Houtte, Inc., Diedrich Coffee, Timothy's Coffees of the World, Inc., Tully’s Coffee Corporation.
  • Represented The Special Committee of Ness Technologies, an information technology company, in its $337 million sale to Citi Venture Capital.
  • Represented Timberland Company, a footwear company, in their $2.23 billion sale to V.F. Corporation.
  • Represented Castanea Partners in its acquisitions of Health Resources, LLC, Vitamin Research Products, Inc., manufacturers of nutritional supplement products, Donald J. Pliner, Inc., a leading footwear and accessories designer, and the Thymes, LLC, a creator of curated fragrance collections across the bath and body and home fragrance categories.

Awards

  • IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Leading Lawyer (2013-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (2015)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2010-2014)
  • Expert Guides’ Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law (2014)
  • Legal 500 (2013-2014)
  • “Dealmaker of the Week,” The American Lawyer (2010)
  • Lawdragon 500 (2011-2013)
  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2012-2014)
  • IFLR1000 (2014)

Insights

Publications

  • 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)
  • 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)

Presentations

  • 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)