About

Harvey E. Bines is a partner in the Corporate Finance and Investment Management practice groups in our Boston office. Harvey initiated the firm’s ZAG-SW partnership and supervises ZAG-S&W’s operations.

He practices primarily in the areas of international and domestic corporate finance and domestic corporate governance, investment management law, securities law, including the Investment Company Act and Investment Advisers Act, and corporation, limited liability company, and partnership law.

With a roster of domestic and foreign clients, Harvey advises clients in relation to domestic and offshore investments and transactions. He also advises public and private clients, including regulated entities, in domestic and offshore mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, asset dispositions and equity financings, refinancings, and restructurings, in large and small transactions. He has advised institutional investors on issues arising under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the prudence and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA, and the Prudent Investor Rule under common law and state and federal statutes.

Harvey was formerly an associate professor of law at The University of Virginia School of Law (investment law, torts) and an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School (corporate finance). He has advised and lectured in Israel, Ireland and Central and Eastern Europe. He has lectured in the United States and in China, England, the Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary on private-equity investment, institutional investment and public and private investment companies and other collective investment vehicles.

He has also served as a board member of an NYSE-listed company and of an NASD company.

Representative Client Work

  • Represented public and private clients, including regulated entities, in domestic and offshore mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, asset dispositions and equity financings, refinancings and restructurings, in large and small transactions
  • Advised institutional investors on issues arising under the Investment Company Act, the Investment Advisers Act, the prudence and prohibited transaction provisions of ERISA, and the Prudent Investor Rule under common law and state and federal statutes