Wesley Holmes, Managing Partner of the Boston office and a capital markets lawyer, advises issuers and underwriters on a full suite of equity and debt products. He draws on nearly two decades of experience advising on hundreds of matters with a particular focus on the life sciences and technology industries.

Mr. Holmes represents both public and private companies at all stages of the business lifecycle, as well as investment banks, private equity funds, and their portfolio companies. He regularly advises on:

  • Public securities offerings (IPOs and follow-on offerings)
  • High yield debt offerings
  • M&A Finance
  • Private offerings, including venture financings

He also counsels public companies regarding their public reporting obligations, corporate governance matters, and other issues related to public company status.

Mr. Holmes combines his Boston roots with a Wall Street sensibility to help clients efficiently and effectively access capital.

Mr. Holmes’ experience includes advising issuers or underwriters in offerings by the following issuers:

Healthcare & Life Sciences

  • Akebia Therapeutics
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Axcella
  • Cara Therapeutics
  • Castle Biosciences
  • Centrexion Therapeutics
  • Checkmate Pharmaceuticals
  • ContraFect
  • Evelo Biosciences
  • Fusion Pharmaceuticals
  • Homology Medicines
  • Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
  • Kaleido Biosciences
  • Lyra Therapeutics
  • Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation
  • Nano-X Imaging
  • Ra Pharmaceuticals
  • Rubius Therapeutics
  • scPharmaceuticals
  • Selecta Biosciences
  • Seres Therapeutics

Public and Private Companies

  • Amphenol Corporation 
  • Atkore International Group
  • Azure Power
  • HC2 Holdings
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated
  • MetroPCS Communications
  • Orion Engineered Carbons S.A.
  • Priceline.com Incorporated
  • REV Group
  • Sirius XM Radio
  • TerraForm Power
  • Tervita Corporation
  • Univar
  • Velti

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • JD, Boston College Law School, 2001
  • BA, Boston College, 1998