General Corporate Services

We advise U.S. and foreign-based clients in connection with incorporation and formation of business entities, joint ventures, corporate governance, compensation, recapitalization, and the structure and terms of contracts for the sale and distribution of products and services, such as management agreements, services agreements, distribution agreements, agency relationships, requirements contracts, technology licenses, manufacturing agreements, and supply contracts.

We also counsel clients with respect to the application of the Uniform Commercial Code, creditors' rights, antitrust and trade regulation compliance, international sales conventions, and protection of trade secrets, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights.

Our clients benefit from the advice of our lawyers specializing in intellectual property; labor, employment, and benefits; finance; environmental, construction, and real estate; litigation; and tax law. Our experience enables us to cost-effectively meet all of the legal needs of large companies with complex transactions.

Corporate Governance

Robinson+Cole regularly advises publicly listed and private clients and their boards of directors and officers with respect to corporate governance matters as well as evolving local, state, and federal laws and regulations. We counsel management and boards of directors both through ordinary operational issues and with respect to unusual transactional matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience in the following areas:

  • best practices with respect to corporate bylaws and certificates of incorporation
  • conflict-of-interest, related party transactions, executive compensation, and ethics policies for boards, officers, and senior management
  • board and committee governance matters, including structure
  • director and officer liability, insurance, and indemnification
  • director and officer fiduciary duties and responsibilities
  • compliance and risk management policies and programs, including codes of conduct, anti-corruption, and data security
  • shareholder communications
  • voting policies, voting agreements, and other corporate control efforts
  • special committee representation and internal investigations
    • Experience
      • Represented a worldwide provider of business information in relocating its world headquarters from New York City to Connecticut, including negotiating the State of Connecticut economic incentive package.
      • Represented a major electric heating appliance manufacturer in connection with issues relating to its North American restructuring of United States and Canadian based affiliates.
      • Represented a multibillion dollar energy corporation in general contracting issues.
      • Advised foreign businesses on establishing U.S. operations, including entity formation and qualifications, BE-13 filings, employee outsourcing and leasing arrangements, benefit, option and ERISA issues, tax strategies, import/export issues, and review of manufacturing, distributor and licensing agreements.
      • U.S. counsel for global oil trading subsidiary of German holding company.
      • Venture Capital and Equity Financings

      • Representation of EVOL Foods, an organic and natural food manufacturer, in a variety of corporate matters and financing transactions, including a revolving line of credit for working capital purposes.

    • News
      • November 8, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Adds New Counsel in Four Markets

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      • February 12, 2014

        Robinson & Cole Welcomes Eight New Lawyers

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      • November 12, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Promote Manufacturing Blog at SBANE's Prospectus 2013

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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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      • August 22, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces Annual Pro Bono, Mentor, and Community Service Awards

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 18, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Lawyers Support The Stowe Center

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      • June 10, 2013

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 17 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

      • January 18, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Announces 2013 Partner Promotions

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      • November 7, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives 32 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 11, 2012

        Rickie Sonpal Joins Robinson & Cole as New Transactions Lawyer in Rhode Island

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      • June 7, 2012

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Five Practices, Names 16 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

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      • October 14, 2011

        Governor Malloy Celebrates Company Robinson & Cole Helped Relocate to Connecticut

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      • September 12, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • June 29, 2011

        Three Robinson & Cole Attorneys Elected James W. Cooper Fellows

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      • June 17, 2011

        Chambers USA Ranks Robinson & Cole in Six Practices, Names 12 Attorneys as Leading Lawyers

      • November 8, 2010

        Program Examines Impact of the Dodd Frank Act on Non-financial Businesses

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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