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Emily E. Taylor

Boston | Boston Waltham
  • 200 Clarendon Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • USA

Emily Taylor is a partner in the Boston office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Emerging Companies Practice. She represents life sciences, technology, retail, and other high-growth companies as they structure and form new businesses and provides strategic advice throughout their life cycle. In addition to providing practical advice on day-to-day corporate matters, Ms. Taylor regularly handles complex business transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings, debt and equity financings, and commercial collaborations.

Ms. Taylor also spends time mentoring entrepreneurs and small businesses, including through her work with the Lawyers for Civil Rights where she hosts business law seminars throughout the year and speaks at the annual BizGrow Conference. She is a frequent speaker at industry events held by organizations such as the Boston Bar Association and the Healthcare Financial Management Organization and has served on various industry committees, including as co-chair of the Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Committee of the Boston Bar Association and as a vice chair of City Year's Legal Community Breakfast.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Taylor practiced at the Boston office of another leading law firm. Before attending law school, she worked for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Ms. Taylor has advised clients on a wide variety of business transactions, including the following:

  • Ginkgo Bioworks in its venture capital financings and the spin-out of Motif FoodWorks
  • LogMeIn in its acquisition of various acquisitions, including Nanorep, Jive Communications, and the GoTo business of Citrix Systems
  • Rent the Runway in its venture capital financings
  • Smart Destinations in its sale to Big Bus Tours
  • Ardelyx in its PIPE financing and follow-on public offering
  • Wayfair in its acquisition of DwellStudio, its late-stage financing, IPO, and 144A convertible note offering
  • Baxter International in its acquisition of Cheetah Medical
  • AnchorOps in its sale to FastPay
  • T2 Biosystems in its follow-on public offering
  • Data Device Corporation in its acquisition of Emrise Electronics
  • SmartSky Networks in its venture capital financings
  • Inova labs in its sale to ResMed
  • Formation8 in its investments in Memebox and Radius
  • Agency Oasis in its sale to Rightpoint

Ms. Taylor has also provided a wide range of corporate advice to numerous other companies, including:

  • 1366 Technologies
  • 64-X
  • A123 Systems
  • Diva Technologies
  • Drift
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • Hydrow
  • LandIt
  • Laser Light Engines
  • Leisure Pass Group
  • Motif FoodWorks
  • Platelet Biogenesis
  • Signpost
  • SpectraWAVE
  • Tapple
  • Tinyhood
  • Tracksmith
  • Wild Willett Food
  • ZappRx
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