Stephen Palmer has a particular focus on the representation of growth companies. He represents public and privately held companies in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity and venture capital, equity and debt financings, joint ventures, technology licensing, corporate governance and general corporate law. Stephen has completed dozens of public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, financings and joint ventures. Representative industries of his clients include natural products, including natural and organic food and beverage companies; agtech; cloud computing and other technology companies; biotech and pharmaceuticals; digital health; and direct mail/advertising.
Stephen formerly served as General Counsel to the Massachusetts House Ways & Means Committee. Prior to law school, Stephen held positions with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services and the Executive Office of Human Services in Boston; and the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in Washington, D.C.
Stephen has been active in various charitable and religious organizations. He traveled to Nepal on a short-term mission trip to work with Prison Fellowship International and a Christian non-profit supporting education. He served as chairman of the audit committee and chairman of a capital campaign committee for a local church. Stephen formerly served as a director of a U.S. based cross-community program in Belfast, Northern Ireland and as a director and team leader of a non-profit organization building housing and running medical clinics for the poor in Guatemala. He also served as an advisory board member of Catholic Charities in Boston for more than 15 years.