AREA OF PRACTICE

Corporate

Biography

Alvin Benjamin Carter III is an associate in Brown Rudnick’s Corporate Practice Group in the Boston office.

Alvin advises private and public company clients in a broad range of corporate and transactional matters, including debt and equity financings, corporate governance, entity formation, asset assignments, and state and federal securities compliance. Alvin also represents clients in intellectual property maters, including responding to USPTO office actions and brand licensing. He has represented clients in varying industries including emerging companies, venture capital, entertainment, medical technology, financial services, fashion and FinTech, among others. Prior to Brown Rudnick, Alvin interned for State Street Corporation where he reviewed and drafted contracts, license agreements and other related IP documents.

While in law school, Alvin was the Legal Officer for NU IDEA Venture Accelerator where he assisted student entrepreneurs focused on software, hardware, medical devices and services, publishing, food, clothing and consumer products. Prior to that, Alvin served as a legal intern for the Office of the Inspector General, where he conducted legal research on a broad variety of topics related to the OIG’s statutory authority to prevent fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public funds.

Awards

Representation

Assists Endeavor Catalyst with co-investments with venture capital and growth equity fund, into the equity financing rounds of +25 Endeavor Entrepreneur companies.

Advised CBS Television Studios regarding multijurisdictional communications compliance in connection with a smartphone application released in Latin America.

Represented life sciences companies in connection with multiple rounds of equity financing.

Formed multiple entities and assisted with early stage corporate matters for an emerging pharmacy.

Represented early stage emerging growth company on corporate matters and governance.

Represented multiple clients in USPTO office action responses.

Advised blockchain companies on regulatory and securities laws matters.

Assisted startups with entity formation and ongoing corporate governance.

Education

Northeastern University School of Law – J.D., 2018
Harvard University Extension School – ALM, 2013
Northeastern University – B.S., magna cum laude, 2007

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts
Publications
"When New Entrepreneurs Navigate Intellectual Property: IP Matters That Really Matter in University-Based Venture Incubators," American Bar Association’s Landslide Magazine, Vol. 10 (July/August 2018)
"Statutorily Stifling: The Legal Burden Copyright Places on the Hip-hop Community," Northeastern University Law Review: Extra Legal
"When Relying on Fair Use Isn't Fair: Creating Around the Copyright Act," Harvard University Fair Use Week Annual Blog
"Law student affinity mentoring forges the path to diversity and inclusion in Boston," Massachusetts Bar Association’s Massachusetts Lawyers Journal (February 2017)
"M&A Led to Investors Successfully Bidding $4 billion on the UFC: A Fan Speculates Legal Future," ABA-YLD Entertainment & Sports Newsletter (August 2016)
Speaking Engagements
Panelist, Northeastern University School of Law/Multicultural Law Student Association 1L Diversity Welcome Reception (October 25, 2019)
Moderator/Panelist, FOR THE CULTURE: A Dialogue with Randall “Sickamore” Medford, Harvard University’s Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (April 5, 2018) - https://youtu.be/-OryDsLCv3A
Moderator, Civility in The Law, Mass. Bar Association judges panel at Northeastern University (March 21, 2017)
Facilitator/Moderator, Pioneers of African American Cinema screening w/ DJ Spooky, Hiphop Archive Research Institute x Harvard Art Museum (November 17, 2016)
Moderator/Panelist, Black Portraiture{s} II Conference, Hiphop Archive and Research Institute (HARI): Owning the Hiphop Body, Florence, Italy (May 29-31, 2015)
Awards and Honors
Named as “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys by National Black Lawyers (NBL)
Northeastern University School of Law's Saul Lefkowitz Trademark Moot Court Team Co-captain
American Intellectual Property Law Association Jan Jancin Award Recipient
Executive Lt. Governor American Bar Association's Law Student Division