BOSTON—Veteran corporate governance, transactions, and restructurings attorney Gordon Penman joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office as a Partner.

Penman has more than three decades of experience representing private and public companies in a wide range of corporate transactions and restructurings, as well as in general corporate governance matters. He serves as “outside general counsel” to many clients, guiding them through day-to-day corporate matters. Clients also rely on Penman for his counsel on mission-critical transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, sales, and venture capital and private equity investments. His specific transactional experience includes auctions; leveraged buyouts (LBOs); acquisitions and dispositions of product lines, divisions and businesses; and cross-border transactions.

His clients include companies in the life sciences (biotech, healthcare, medical devices), high tech, manufacturing, banking/financial services and marketing sectors and range from start-up entities seeking their initial round of funding to Fortune 100 corporations with transactions valued at more than $1 billion.

Womble Bond Dickinson Boston Office Managing Partner Sarah Keefe said, “Our goal since opening the Boston office has been to expand our offerings to better serve our clients. With Gordon joining our team, we now have corporate transactions capabilities locally, along with our established intellectual property and government contracts services. He is well-respected in the Boston legal community and we think he will be a great addition to the Womble Bond Dickinson team.” 

“Corporate transactions have long been a core practice at Womble Bond Dickinson,” said Jeff Hay, leader of the firm’s Corporate Service Team, which includes more than 150 attorneys in the US and UK. “We are pleased to be able to add an attorney with Gordon’s experience and track record of outstanding client service.”

In the community, Penman serves as a Trustee of the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, a non-profit organization that has provided educational services to Boston’s inner city youth for almost 200 years.