Eric J. Gouvin
Lecturer in Law
Prior to joining the Western New England University School of Law faculty, Professor Gouvin practiced corporate, commercial, and banking law with Bernstein, Shur, Sawyer & Nelson in Portland, Maine. He worked on matters for business clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, closely held concerns. He has been very involved in entrepreneurship education, having founded the Small Business Clinic at Western New England University School of Law, serving on the Board of Editors for the Kauffman Foundation's eLaw website, and being a member of the Board of Advisors for the Scibelli Enterprise Center and for the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation's Entrepreneurship Initiative. His areas of scholarly interest include corporate, banking and entrepreneurship law, often with an international or comparative perspective. He is a coauthor of the treatise Blumberg on Corporate Groups and numerous law review articles on a wide variety of topics. He has also written several lessons on corporate law for the Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) library. Professor Gouvin is an active member of the American Bar Association where he chairs the Adjunct Faculty Committee for the Section on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar, and has previously cochaired the Business Law Education Committee for the Business Law Section.
He teaches Transactional Lawyering.