Bill Asher

Secretary of the MassVentures Board
Retired Partner
Choate, Hall & Stewart, LLP

Bill Asher has served as legal counsel and adviser to growth companies in technology and life sciences businesses for more than 35 years. As a partner at Boston law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP since 2005, and previously at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP, Mr. Asher brings deep experience in corporate finance and securities law, venture capital, M&A and strategic transactions, and corporate governance.  He was one of only 15 lawyers nationwide recognized in 2014 by The Legal 500 as an elite “Leading Lawyer” in Middle-Market M&A and was also listed for Life Sciences.  Mr. Asher was named the 2014 Boston “Lawyer of the Year” for both Corporate Compliance Law and Securities Regulation by Best Lawyers.  He has been listed for many years in Chambers USA and Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Mr. Asher presently advises investors and entrepreneurs in early stage growth companies on business development, financing and strategic planning. He also serves on the advisory committee for the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Annual Index published by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.