Everything One Needs To Know About Due Diligence To Be Acquisition Ready

February 20, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | CIC, Cambridge, MA REGISTER!

Speaker Slides

Atty Zarubaiko – Everything One Needs to Know About Due Diligence

Stephen Zarubaiko, Esq., Law Office of Stephen Zarubaiko

Boris Nusinov Presentation on Due Diligence

Boris Nusinov, Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Center Manager Rockland Trust

Vicki Anastasi – Regulatory Presentation

Vicki Anastasi, Medical Device Executive & Strategic Advisor

Erika Dahlin-Lee: Diligence Pitfalls

Erika Dahlin-Lee, M&A Integrations and Separations Consultant, Grant Thornton LLP

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Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at CIC, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142 or online via Zoom.

Due diligence is a process used by an investor or a company to gather the information necessary to calculate risk and determine value.  Our panelists will be discussing the various aspects of the due diligence process from legal, financial and ultimate integration perspectives.  Knowing what investors and companies are looking for before they ask leads to better outcomes and exits.  Hear from a diverse panel of experts that will help you position for your future success.

By following these steps and conducting thorough due diligence, you can obtain capital and/or get acquired at a good price as potential investors and acquirers will feel well-informed as to their investment decisions and able to mitigate potential risks associated with acquisitions or investments.

More information:
This is a hybrid event. You may choose to participate in-person or online.

In-person Participation (check-in begins at 6:00 PM):
LOCATION: CIC Cambridge, One Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02142.  A valid picture ID is required to enter the building.
TRANSPORTATION: Across the street from Kendall Square T station on the Red Line.
PARKING: Nearby parking is available with low, flat rate available after 5:00
REFRESHMENTS: Pizza or light sandwiches and soft drinks will be served.

Online Participation:
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants after registration.

COST AND RESERVATIONS: This event is free for ENET members and $15 for non-members. ENET members will also have the opportunity to view a recording of this webinar if you are unable to attend or wish to view it again.  Click here to learn how to become a member. To expedite sign-in for the event, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.

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Event Schedule

February 20, 2024
6:00 pm ET
On-Site Check-in and Networking
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
up to 3 startups give a 90-second elevator pitch
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:15 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Final Networking, including the night's speakers

Panel Speakers

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Stephen Zarubaiko, Esq.

Law Office of Stephen Zarubaiko

Stephen Zarubaiko is a Business, International Business and Immigration Law Attorney with a law practice in North Andover, MA. Attorney Zarubaiko works with emerging companies and business development issues in the US and overseas. He is Licensed in Massachusetts and New York. He received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and his BA in Russian with an International Relations Concentration from the University of New Hampshire.

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Erika Dahlin-Lee

M&A Integrations and Separations Consultant, Grant Thornton LLP

Erika Dahlin-Lee is a M&A Integrations and Separations Consultant; she is a healthcare professional experienced in driving large scale, complex initiatives and she excels at rapidly assessing stakeholder needs and business requirements enabling swift deployment of skills in a variety of functional areas and organizational cultures. She is known for forging solid, long-term relationships with strategic partners to drive consensus, deliver results and identify and mitigate areas of risk; she has worked at Grant Thornton LLP since December 2021 while also working at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and prior to these positions she has worked at Centene Corporation where she was responsible for driving pre-close integration planning activities within Business Operations for Centene’s $17 billion acquisition of WellCare and she has also worked at Family Health Centers of San Diego and Health Benchmarks, Inc.  She has a B.A. in Neuroscience from Wellesley College and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, concentration in Health Services from UCLA.


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Boris Nusinov

Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Center Manager Rockland Trust

Boris Nusinov is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Center Manager for the Burlington Commercial Banking Center of Rockland Trust. Nusinov leads the Bank’s Corporate Banking team as well as developing new commercial and industrial (C&I) and leveraged finance relationships across New England. Mr. Nusinov recently joined Rockland Trust and he has over 20 years of experience across the commercial banking industry. Most recently, Mr. Nusinov served as a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking at Eastern Bank for nearly seven years. Prior to joining Eastern, he served as Senior Vice President at Santander Bank, where he helped start a de novo leveraged finance group. In both roles he was responsible for business development and client management for mid-market companies and financial sponsors. Mr. Nusinov also serves on the MBA Advisory Board of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University and he is a Free Mason at the Good Samaritan Lodge in Reading, MA. Mr. Nusinov earned his MBA from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Emerging Leaders program at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He lives in Reading, MA with his wife Debbie and two daughters, Victoria and Lexi.

Rockland Trust’s holding company is Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB), which is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. With retail branches in Eastern Massachusetts and Worcester County as well as commercial banking and investment management offices in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services to individuals, families, and businesses. The Bank also offers a full suite of mobile, online, and telephone banking services. Rockland Trust was named to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” 2023 list, an honor earned for the 15th consecutive year. Rockland Trust has a longstanding commitment to equity and inclusion. This commitment is underscored by initiatives such as Diversity and Inclusion leadership training, a colleague Allyship mentoring program, and numerous Employee Resource Groups focused on providing colleague support and education, reinforcing a culture of mutual respect and advancing professional development, and Rockland Trust’s sponsorship of diverse community organizations through charitable giving and employee-based volunteerism. In addition, Rockland Trust is deeply committed to the communities it serves, as reflected in the overall “Outstanding” rating in its most recent Community Reinvestment Act performance evaluation. Rockland Trust is an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender.

Vicki Anastasi

Vicki Anastasi

Medical Device Executive & Strategic Advisor

Vicki Anastasi has over 30 years of experience in the medical device industry, with over 20 years specifically focused on global medical device and diagnostic strategic consulting. She has held senior management roles for medical device and therapeutic companies focused in orthopedics, cardiovascular/metabolic disease and combination products. In diagnostics, she held senior positions at companies involved in the development of infectious disease and genetic-based products including companion diagnostics and precision medicine.

Moderator & Organizers

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William Mansfield, Esq.

Managing Partner, MANSFIELD LAW ~Protect Your Passion~ Co-Chair, IEEE Boston ENET

William Mansfield is an attorney licensed in Massachusetts and New York and is a registered patent attorney throughout the United States practicing locally, nationally, and internationally, including the D.C. Circuit due to high law bar exam scores. William is the recipient of the CALI Award in Intellectual Property, and he passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam. For over 20 years, William has worked on various legal matters, including the counsel of founders, startups, and small businesses since 2009.

William has worked on due diligence so that companies are acquisition ready and to close deals, including detailed analysis of a company’s intellectual property (IP) assets. With a patent portfolio analysis, William has assisted companies to raise capital from investors by demonstrating that the company’s patents were strong, valid, and enforceable, without potential infringement risks or challenges from competitors. In addition, he assists with business law, corporate law, and IP law by using trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, licensing, patents, trade secret protection, strategic partnerships, and succession planning. His work on patent prosecution, including business method, business process, electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, and e-commerce patents, has assisted business owners to achieve their goals, including securing IP protection globally.

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Maureen Mansfield

Founder, ~Protect Your Passion~, Vice Chair - Alliance, Boston ENET

Maureen Mansfield is an entrepreneur with a deep passion for all things innovative.  After sharing her startup story as a speaker with the IEEE Boston ENET (ENET) in 2011, Maureen Mansfield was asked to volunteer and currently serves as ENET’s Vice-Chair, Alliance Partners. Maureen is the Founder of Protect Your Passion that educates founders and investors about protecting their passions from a legal, business, and intellectual property perspective (including patent protection).

With over 20 years of working with founders and business owners at startups to regional offices to international F50s, Maureen is an award-winning professional and intrapreneur with expertise in business development (marketing and sales), contracts, and proprietary computer systems, which led several employers to their most profitable years while increasing market share, identifying new markets, and expanding headcount.

Maureen holds two B.A.s from the University of Iowa, a certificate in Project Management, and a M.A. from Harvard University, with selective admissions, scholarships, and honors.  Never forgetting her roots and the value of giving back, Maureen founded two charity drives and has continuously volunteered with alumni clubs, communities, church, and choir. Despite turning down a full scholarship for music, Maureen continues to “work the saxophone”, with special thanks to her mother, who bought her the first saxophone.

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