Evan G. Smith

  • Partner
  • Eevan.smith@lw.com
  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA
  • T +1.617.948.6089


Evan Smith advises emerging and venture-backed companies and their stakeholders in the life sciences and technology sectors at every stage of growth and operations.

Mr. Smith counsels clients from company conception through exit, and beyond for companies going public. This includes:

  • Early-stage company formation and strategy
  • Angel and venture capital financings
  • Licensing, and other commercial and strategic transactions
  • Employment matters
  • Securities law compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Public securities offerings

Mr. Smith also regularly represents clients in strategic investments, acquisitions, and commercial collaborations.

In addition to his client work, Mr. Smith has served as Corporate Department Chair in Latham’s Boston office and has managed the office’s training and career development, and paralegal programs. He also edited Latham’s Emerging Companies Book of Jargon.


In addition to providing day-to-day corporate advice to many companies, Mr. Smith has advised:

Life Sciences
  • Boston Scientific in numerous strategic investments in private companies
  • Fractyl Laboratories in venture capital financings
  • T2 Biosystems in:
    • Its initial public offering
    • Takedown offerings
  • Topera in its merger with Abbott Laboratories
  • Kate Farms Inc. in growth financings
  • CoreMap, Inc. in early stage financings
  • Laminar, Inc. in angel and venture capital financings
  • IntelyCare in venture capital financings
  • Immuneering Corporation in:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Its combination with Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Epirus Biopharmaceuticals in venture capital financings and a reverse merger
  • Radius Health in:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Its initial public offering
  • Twitch Interactive, Inc. in its US$970 million merger with Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Drizly in its formation and venture capital financings
  • A Cloud Guru in multiple venture capital financings and in its acquisition of Linux Academy
  • Ipswitch in its merger with Progress
  • Cherre Inc. in early stage and growth financings
  • RealBlocks in early stage and venture capital financings
  • Education.com in its sale to IXL Learning
  • IXL Learning in corporate matters and acquisitions
  • A123 Systems in its merger with Wanxiang America and Navitas Systems
  • Blockchain.com in corporate matters and its venture capital financings
  • Cartera Commerce in its merger with Ebates (Rakuten)
  • Copiun in:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Its merger with Good Technology
  • The underwriters in the initial public offering of EverQuote
  • Revelops (Logentries) in its merger with Rapid7
  • Network Engines in its merger with UNICOM Systems
  • Synack in venture capital financings
  • TravelPerk in early stage and venture capital financings

Thought Leadership

  • Term Sheet Tips For Emerging Companies Seeking Venture Money -  March 18, 2013
Recommended – Venture Capital and Emerging CompaniesThe Legal 500 US 2016
Bar Qualification
  • Massachusetts
  • JD, University of Toronto, 2003
  • BA, Brigham Young University, 2000
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Technology
  • Emerging Companies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Public Company Representation