Elizabeth S. Davenny


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  • Boston College Law School, J.D. Order of the Coif, magna cum laude
  • Amherst College, B. A. History & French, magna cum laude

Lawyer Bio

Liz Davenny is a Partner at Gennari Aronson and has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star in Boston Magazine. Liz counsels a wide range of emerging growth companies from the technology, SaaS and enterprise software, information technology, professional services, healthcare and other industries. She has substantial experience in structuring and negotiating licensing, distribution, supply, purchasing and manufacturing agreements and has counseled clients in numerous mergers and acquisitions and financing rounds as well as general corporate governance and securities compliance matters. Liz’s work with emerging growth companies spans the entire lifecycle, from negotiating general corporate agreements to structuring strategic financings and exits.

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    Representative Engagements

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Represented French public company in $70M purchase of a U.S.-based technology consulting company.
    • Company counsel in numerous convertible debt and angel financing rounds
    • Represented private equity fund in $40M acquisition of a bioanalytical contract research company; primary attorney involved in the negotiation and finalization of documentation for subsequent add-on transaction.
    • Managed sale process, participated in several in-person negotiating sessions, and worked directly with primary owner and CEO of closely-held medical device company in $90M sale to a NYSE-listed company.


    • Company counsel for various technology companies in venture round financings
    • $150 million private placement for company in the outdoor advertising and surety insurance business
    • Company counsel in numerous convertible debt and angel financing rounds

    Professional & Community Involvement

    Liz is a member of WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology). She serves as President and Board member of Children’s Village, a non-profit childcare center in Cambridge. She also serves as a Deacon at First Congregational Church of Somerville.