Joel Papernik is partner at Mintz Levin. Joel concentrates on corporate, commercial, and securities matters as well as strategic transactions and corporate structuring. He is a member of the firm’s Opinions Committee and has also served as a member of the firm’s Policy Committee. He has extensive experience counseling high-technology businesses and the individuals creating them. He frequently guides acquisitions, collaborations, and licensing transactions in the life sciences industry. As more life sciences companies have extended their activities from discovery to development, his practice has been more involved with development and later stage activity.