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About Me

William F. Swiggart is a Boston based attorney who incorporates and
grows start-ups, and facilitates transactions such as debt and equity
investments, IP licenses, and mergers & acquisitions. He registers
and defends trademarks and copyrights, and also helps resolve business
conflicts, both on and off the Internet. He has served as General Counsel to Bitstream Inc., and to ON Technology Corporation. Mr. Swiggart has thrice been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, most recently in 2009.


Mr. Swiggart is a frequent lecturer on topics of licensing,
technology, & start-up issues to groups such as the New England
Corporate Counsel's Association, the Mass. Bar Association, and the MIT
Enterprise Forum. He helped found, and served as first President of the
Princeton Entrepreneurs’ Network, Inc.,
a 501(c)(3) qualified organization that promotes entrepreneurship via
national and regional events. He is a founding member of the AIGC. In his spare time, Mr. Swiggart manages Beacon Angels, LLC, an angel group that invests in early stage companies.


Practice Areas


  1. Business: 50%
    32 years, 563 cases
  2. Intellectual Property: 25%
    27 years, 78 cases
  3. Internet: 25%
    18 years, 38 cases

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Contact Info

197 Portland Street
Boston, MA, 02114



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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New EnglandSuper Lawyers2009
MemberConnecticut Law Review1981
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ManagerSwiggart & Agin, LLC1999 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Angel Capital AssociationManager, Beacon Angels2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Sale of a Generic Domain NameSold for an amount in the seven figures
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Publication NameTitleDate
Video Leadership Seminars, West LegalEdcenterStructuring & Negotiating Technology Licensing Agreements2008
Business Law Today (ABA)Enemy by E-Mail2004
Mass High TechAngel groupings emerge for series A financings2004
Internet Law for the Business LawyerBook, Contributing Author2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Princeton UniversityHistoryA.B.1977
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Early Stage Angel and Venture EventSetting up your Company for Angel Funding2009
Buying and Selling a Business in MassachusettsMilestones to Selling a Business2003