Neal Beaton, J.D., practices in the areas of life sciences, corporate and commercial transactions, and intellectual property. He is experienced in mergers and acquisitions, particularly on behalf of non-U.S. parties; venture capital and minority investments; pharmaceutical and intellectual property licensing, joint development and other technology agreements; joint ventures; distribution agreements; shareholder agreements; employment agreements; trademark and copyright protection; antitrust compliance; and corporate and visa planning. Beaton has represented Japanese, European and U.S. pharmaceutical companies, biotech companies and not-for-profit entities dedicated to treating and eradicating diseases in worldwide, U.S. and Japanese pharmaceutical licenses as well as in research, collaboration, joint venture and equity investment agreements. Beaton has a law degree from Harvard Law School and an A.B. in government/international relations from Harvard College. He has bar admissions in the state of New York and various federal courts.