October 18, 2012 -

Baer Crossey and MCD Law Partners Finalize Merger

Addition of Two New Partners: Christopher McDemus and Amanda Goff


(PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 11, 2012) Baer Crossey LLC, a Center City-based law firm and MCD Law Partners, LLC, a suburban Philadelphia-based boutique firm, have merged to provide their innovative startup, emerging growth and middle market corporate clients with continued business, commercial and technology law expertise but with an expanded corporate transactional focus. Christopher McDemus, founder and sole partner at MCD Law Partners, has joined Baer Crossey as an equity owner and Managing Partner in the firm. He has spent over 17 years helping start, build, grow and exit early stage, emerging growth and later stage companies as both a deal lawyer at several global law firms and as an executive and entrepreneur with a number of private companies. Additionally, Mr. McDemus is known nationally for his blog, VC Deal Lawyer.

“The merger fast tracks Baer Crossey’s emergence as provider of an affordable suite of legal products and services for corporate clients of all sizes in the Philadelphia region and beyond,” said Andrew Baer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the firm. “The merger signifies our commitment to help our start-up and corporate clients not only navigate the quickly evolving landscape of technology and business law, but to execute more complicated mergers and acquisitions as well as angel, venture capital and private equity financings,” commented Baer. “Chris has a tremendous reputation with clients in the Philadelphia region for offering pragmatic and actionable advice and being able to close deals. His extensive experience in M&A and venture financing transactions will be invaluable.”

As part of its growth strategy, Baer Crossey continues to seek opportunities to augment their legal products and service offerings and subsequently attract experienced talent that will support future growth.

In addition to the merger and Mr. McDemus joining Baer Crossey, Amanda Goff has joined Baer Crossey as a Partner. With extensive experience and expertise in corporate law developed at a global law firm, Ms. Goff represents emerging growth companies, seed and venture capital investors, institutional investors and strategic investors in investment transactions. She will work with Baer Crossey’s corporate clients in business formation and planning, debt and equity offerings with seed and venture capital investors, acquisitions and dispositions of private companies, and joint venture and strategic partnerships.

“We are extremely pleased to have Chris and Amanda join our dynamic team here at Baer Crossey. It’s important for the firm to continue to add attorneys that have the expertise and depth of understanding of business formation, acquisition and investment strategies, and commercial technology and licensing agreements to support the needs of our growing client base,” said Michael Crossey, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Baer Crossey.


About Baer Crossey LLC
Baer Crossey LLC is a technology and emerging growth law boutique that delivers next-generation counsel for innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs, as well as efficiency-minded corporate clients.  Founded by former Morgan Lewis and Wolf Block attorney-entrepreneurs and based in the prestigious Rittenhouse Square neighborhood of Philadelphia, the firm offers a cutting-edge yet affordable suite of products and services.  Baer Crossey partners with emerging growth companies and also assists established businesses, non-profits and artists to navigate the creative economy and the fast-evolving landscape of technology and emerging business law.  Baer Crossey’s attorneys come from large law firms and corporate legal departments, but they are also entrepreneurs, software and app developers, and bloggers themselves as well as proud sponsors of Philadelphia-area bootstrapping organizations and the arts.

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