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Kevin J. O

Kevin J. O'Connell



  • Business & Corporate
  • Commercial Lending
  • Business Law
  • Commercial Finance & Lending

WSG Practice Industries


Massachusetts, U.S.A.

WSG Leadership

Business & Corporate
International Trade & Transactions
Mergers & Acquisitions
WSG Regional Council
Past Member
WSG in North America Group
WSG Main Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group

Kevin gives practical advice to businesses and is a trusted advisor to many of New England's finest middle-market manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and technology companies. He maintains a sophisticated and diverse practice with a particular focus on transactional representation, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, the structuring of joint ventures and strategic relationships, and angel, venture, private equity, commercial lender, and other financings.

Kevin counsels clients in the food and beverage, health care, technology, telecommunications, energy, engineering, transportation, manufacturing, and professional services sectors on a broad range of business issues including ongoing general representation, licensing, contracts, and commercial matters. Kevin's business clients especially value his candor and pragmatism.

The principal focus of Kevin's practice is mergers and acquisitions. He has negotiated and closed countless mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and similar transactions in his 30 years of practice. Kevin serves many of his clients as outside general counsel.

Since 2017, Kevin has served as Partner in Charge of Verrill's Boston office.

Outside the office, Kevin is an active member of the community. He is a trustee of The Timothy O'Connell Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to pediatric cancer-related causes, which he and his wife, Joanne founded in loving memory of their son Timothy. Kevin has also served as a member of the boards of directors of Make-a-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and other charitable organizations. He is the Chair of the St. Mary's Parish (Holliston, Massachusetts) Cemetery Committee and a member of its Finance Council. He has coached all four of his sons in organized youth baseball, basketball, and soccer leagues. More recently, Kevin's sons have been teaching him how to play golf, a game he has played for more than 40 years.

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York


  • Boston College Law School  (J.D.)
  • College of the Holy Cross  (B.A.)
Areas of Practice

Business & Corporate | Business Law | Commercial Finance & Lending | Commercial Lending | Corporate Governance & Board Advisory | Food & Beverage | Health Care | Health Care & Life Sciences | Health Technology | Intellectual Property | Manufacturing | Manufacturing Food & Beverage | Mergers & Acquisitions | Retail Food & Beverage | Securities Law | Securities Offerings & Private Placements

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Closely Held Business

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