George E. Christodoulo
Mt. Hermon School, 1967
Harvard College, AB, magna cum laude, 1971
Harvard Law School, JD, 1975
Harvard Business School, MBA, 1975
Boston Office: 617-439-4990
George E. Christodoulo is known by his clients as a dealmaker to whom they look to for advice and counsel not only early in negotiations, but also during the conceptual stage of deals. They look to George to structure, negotiate, document, and close transactions, protecting their interests in collaborative discussions. Representing individuals and privately owned entities in all aspects of corporate and employment law, George has handled over 225 merger and acquisition transactions and over 50 internal succession engagements. He heads the firm's practice team representing domestic and foreign professional service firms, including architecture, engineering, environmental, accounting, and consulting entities, in mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, ownership transition, state individual and corporate professional licensure requirements, and governance matters.
Led by George, the Lawson & Weitzen transaction team has had the honor of representing professional service firms throughout the country in many of the most significant mergers and acquisitions in their respective professions. George’s experience in negotiating, documenting, and closing transactions allows him to identify the material business and legal terms early in the discussions to afford his clients full understanding and preparation in negotiations. George regularly advises clients concerning ownership transitions, shareholder agreements, mergers and acquisitions, fiduciary duties of officers and directors, professional licensure, termination of principals/owners, and professional liability claims. George gives the same personalized attention to all his clients whether executives, investors, start-ups, emerging growth companies, small and middle market privately-owned entities, professional service organizations, or family-owned businesses.
George has lectured and spoken at American Consulting Engineer Conventions (national, regional), American Institute of Architects (national), ACEC Senior Executive Institute, Professional Service Management Association, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services (national, regional).
Before joining Lawson & Weitzen in 1997, George was a partner at Burns & Levinson and Posternak Blankstein & Lund. George also served for ten years on the Board of Trustees of Mt. Auburn Hospital, five of which he was Chair of the Nominating Committee. He has also serves as a Director, Vice Chair, and legal counsel of Harvard Student Agencies, Inc., the world's largest student run business since 1978.
Awards & Recognition
AV Rated Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell
Super Lawyer, 2004
George has edited and written articles and books regarding Small and Middle Market Company Mergers and Acquisitions, Executive Terminations, and Ownership Transition and Mergers and Acquisitions of Professional Service Organizations.
He was Executive Editor of The Insider’s Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions for A/E/P and Environmental Consulting Firms (Zweig White & Associates, Inc.; 1997), was an Executive Editor of A/E Mergers & Acquisitions Cookbook (ZweigWhite; 2007) and is the author of A Guide to Mergers & Acquisitions for A/E/P and Environmental Consulting Firms (ZweigGroup; 2015).
He is a contributing editor to Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook for Small and Midsize Companies (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 1997). George is the author of the White Paper Selling, Merging or Closing Your Practice (AIA Trust; 2014) and co-author of The Disappearing Midsize Engineering Firm (with David Wantman, PE, Florida Engineering Society Journal; May 2015).
News & Insights
4th Quarter U.S. M&A Symposium
Closing Deals in the Era of COVID-19: Presentation at A/E M&A National Symposium
Global Engineering Solutions Joins Salas O'Brien
Lakes Engineering, Inc. and New Millennium Engineering, Inc. have Merged with BCC Engineering, LLC