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Trusted Private Equity and Venture Capital Adviser Jose DeMedeiros Joins Locke Lord as Partner in Boston Office

January 9, 2023

(BOSTON) January 9, 2023 Jose F. DeMedeiros has joined Locke Lord’s Boston office as a Partner in the Firm’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Practice Groups. DeMedeiros brings deep experience in M&A and private equity across a broad range of industries.

DeMedeiros joins Locke Lord from Ropes & Gray and focuses his practice on representing private equity firms and strategic investors in the structuring and negotiation of mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, cross-border transactions, minority investments and divestitures. He regularly advises private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on general corporate governance, compliance, equity and general operational matters. Previously, DeMedeiros worked in various positions throughout state and local government, including several years as an elected member of his hometown’s city council.

“Joe is an incredibly talented and personable lawyer, and his comprehensive experience structuring and negotiating complex transactions and supporting a broad range of well-known private equity clients with their intricate matters makes him a fantastic addition to our Boston office,” said Christine McCay, Managing Partner of Locke Lord’s Boston office and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Debt Finance Practice Group. “Private Equity is one of Locke Lord’s five Key Sectors, and adding a Partner of Joe’s caliber is reflective of our continued commitment to growth in this area not only in the Northeast but across the country.”

DeMedeiros serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Massachusetts Foundation, which oversees several programs and initiatives to promote the growth and well-being of the five campus University system. He is also an active member of the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association.

“Locke Lord has an unparalleled entrepreneurial culture along with a diverse client base, and I am excited to have the opportunity to work closely with the Firm’s talented transactional team,” said DeMedeiros. “The Firm’s platform is ideal for me to continue developing my practice while providing the highest level of client service.”

Locke Lord is a leader in middle-market private equity and growth equity deals, and the Firm’s substantial experience allows for it to provide creative and pragmatic advice regarding deal structures, market terms and industry trends. Locke Lord’s private equity team provides guidance on all aspects of buyouts, portfolio company operations, and strategic initiatives and exit transactions. Middle-market funds work with the Firm’s teams to gain critical advantages in connection with their platform and add-on transactions.


About Locke Lord LLP
Locke Lord is a full-service law firm with global reach and 20 offices designed to meet clients’ needs in the United States and around the world. The Firm has a history that spans more than 135 years and is a leader in the middle market arena. Locke Lord focuses on providing the highest levels of commitment, quality and service to clients across its five Key Sectors: Energy and Infrastructure; Finance and Financial Services; Insurance and Reinsurance; Pharmaceutical; and Private Equity. In addition, the Firm advises clients across a broad spectrum of other industries, including fund formation, venture capital, health care, public finance, real estate, technology, cybersecurity and white collar, while providing a wealth of experience through its complex litigation, intellectual property, tax, regulatory and transactional teams.