Corporate Law

The pressure to act quickly, move strategically, and meet financial targets has never been greater than in today's business world. Whether you are a CFO, in-house counsel, a PE general partner, or a serial entrepreneur, your mind is constantly on high alert: how will you make the best strategic investments, stay ahead of complex regulatory and government changes, mitigate the growing risk of data security breaches, or deal with ethics and compliance issues?

Robinson+Cole's corporate lawyers understand your pain points and work hard to alleviate them. We make sure we understand not only how you prefer to handle your legal matters but also how your business operates, your stake in the market, and your long-term business objectives. This approach helps us to efficiently resolve your current matters, anticipate your future needs, and guide you to minimize or manage your business risk.

Since 2012, we have handled an aggregate value of approximately $4.9 billion in transactions that span the continent and cross international borders. Our deep industry knowledge includes sectors as diverse as software, technology, media, consumer and branded products, apparel, financial services, and health care. We are strategically positioned where the world's largest companies do business, with a footprint that covers the finance, technology, and research-rich corridor from New York to Boston. Whether you are a Fortune 100 multinational with a large in-house legal department, a fast-track emerging company, or a financial sponsor, our full-service team can assist you with your critical corporate needs.

    • 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 title insurers and lenders in litigation, resolution, and recoupment of multimillion-dollar mortgage frauds, overfinancing scams, and defalcations.
      • Represented a Connecticut city in the structuring and negotiation of a 20-year Wastewater Treatment System Service Agreement valued at more than $72 million relating to the maintenance and operation of the city’s wastewater treatment facility by a private contract operator.
      • 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.
      • Representation of Nasdaq-listed developer and manufacturer of high-efficiency distributed electric power generation.
      • Representation of U.S. subsidiary of a Scandinavian steel manufacturer in a technology joint venture with a $1 billion-plus agricultural equipment company.
      • U.S. counsel for global oil trading subsidiary of German holding company.
      • Representation of U.S. subsidiary of Australian company specializing in building products technology for civil construction and building development.
      • Mergers and Acquisitions

      • Representation of The Nielsen Company (U.S.) LLC - a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement and trade shows - in more than 10 investment, merger and acquisition, and tax restructuring matters.

      • 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.

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        Robinson+Cole Receives 37 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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        Business Transactions Group Involved in Investment Transaction with Connecticut Specialty Chemical Supplier

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      • August 25, 2017

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        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners

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        Robinson+Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and 3 National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Law Firms Survey

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        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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        Robinson+Cole Earns Legal 500 US Ranking

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        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Thirteen New Lawyers

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        Chambers USA Recognizes Robinson+Cole Lawyers and Practice Groups

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        Robinson+Cole Lawyer Appointed to National Conference for Community and Justice Board of Directors

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        Matthew Guanci Appointed to the ACG Connecticut Board of Directors

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        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

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        Adam Anderson Serves as Panelist for Transactional Practices Discussion

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        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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        Robinson+Cole Welcomes 10 New Lawyers

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        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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        Robinson+Cole Earns Six Practice Area Rankings in Chambers USA 2015

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        Kristen Bandura Elected to CTTMA Board

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        Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

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      • August 11, 2014

        Taylor Shea Elected to My Sisters' Place Board of Directors

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      • July 17, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Welcomes Six New Lawyers

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      • July 14, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Earns Legal 500 US Ranking

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        Robinson+Cole Wins ACG New York Champion’s Award

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        Robinson+Cole Finalist for the 4th Annual ACG New York Champion’s Award

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      • May 29, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Earns Rankings in Chambers USA 2014 in all Connecticut Practice Areas

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

      • November 8, 2010

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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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