Henry Nelson Massey


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Henry "Hank" Massey counsels family-owned and other closely-held businesses on mergers and acquisitions, succession planning and day-to-day legal issues. He also assists investment advisers and broker-dealers, and aids with the formation and operation of investment funds. In addition, he represents emerging companies with their organization and capital raising. Hank's broad experience with issues faced by business owners allows him to give practical advice and effectively work as a "quarterback," coordinating Day Pitney's legal resources and experience, as needed, to help clients achieve their goals. Hank is co-chair of Day Pitney's Investment Management and Private Funds service group, and chair of Day Pitney's Entrepreneurs and Emerging Companies service group.


Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Representation of a fixed income manager in the sale of a minority interest to a multi-asset class manager

Representation of emerging companies, including those relating to Web 2.0, computer software and high-tech devices

Representation of closely held registered investment advisory firms, including regulatory, corporate, contractual, hedge fund and Investment Adviser Act matters

Representation of "angel" investors in biotech and other early-stage companies

Representation of management in the buyout of subsidiaries

Representation of a major franchisee in the acquisition of a series of independent outlets

Representation of a sponsor of a real estate private equity "fund of funds"

Representation of closely held companies considering or recently consummating sales of their businesses or purchases of other businesses for amounts ranging from $25 million to $250 million


Education and Credentials

Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Princeton University, A.B., cum laude
State of New Jersey
State of New York

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Corporate/M&A attorney, 2015, 2018-2023

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law, 2006-2024, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, 2006-2024, Securities Regulation, 2011-2024