Evan Smith advises companies and their stakeholders in life sciences, healthcare, technology, and other sectors at every stage of growth and operations, from company conception through exit, and beyond for companies going public. This includes:

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

A recognized leader at the firm, Mr. Smith is a member of the firm’s Diversity Leadership Committee and has served as Corporate Department Co-Chair of the Boston office. He also led development of LathamDrive.com and 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/Healthcare

  • Baird Capital in venture capital investments
  • Boston Scientific in strategic investments in private companies
  • Cytrellis Biosystems in venture capital financings
  • DigitalOptometrics in strategic and growth financings
  • Fractyl Laboratories in venture capital financings
  • IntelyCare in venture capital financings
  • Immuneering Corporation in its:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Combination with Teva Pharmaceuticals
    • Initial public offering
    • Periodic reports and public filings
  • Kate Farms Inc. in growth financings
  • Laminar, Inc. in angel and venture capital financings
  • T2 Biosystems in its:
    • Initial public offering
    • Periodic reports and public filings
    • Takedown offerings
  • Topera in its merger with Abbott Laboratories


  • A123 Systems in its merger with Wanxiang America and Navitas Systems
  • A Cloud Guru in its:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Acquisition of Linux Academy
    • Sale to Pluralsight
  • Ava Labs in corporate matters and token offerings
  • Cartera Commerce in its merger with Ebates (Rakuten)
  • Copiun in its:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Merger with Good Technology
  • Cherre Inc. in early stage and growth financings
  • Drizly in its formation and:
    • Venture capital financings
    • Sale to Uber Technologies for US$1.1 billion
  • Education.com in its sale to IXL Learning
  • The underwriters in the initial public offering of EverQuote
  • The Farmer’s Dog in venture capital financings 
  • Gaia Design in venture capital financings
  • Ipswitch in its merger with Progress
  • IXL Learning in its
    • acquisition of Rosetta Stone Languages
    • acquisition of Wyzant
  • Micronetics in its merger with Mercury Computer Systems
  • Network Engines in its merger with UNICOM Systems
  • RealBlocks in early-stage and venture capital financings
  • Revelops (Logentries) in its merger with Rapid7
  • Synack in venture capital financings
  • Twitch Interactive, Inc. in its US$970 million merger with a multi-national technology company
  • TravelPerk in early-stage and venture capital financings

Bar Qualification

  • Massachusetts


  • JD, University of Toronto, 2003
  • BA, Brigham Young University, 2000