July 12, 2020

Volume X, Number 194

Robinson & Cole LLP

Welcome to Robinson+Cole, an Am Law 200 firm serving regional, national, and international clients from nine offices throughout the Northeast, Florida, and California. Our 200-plus lawyers and other professionals share a simple, common goal: We’ll work hard to know you, your industry, and your business so that we can provide the service and representation that best fits your needs.

We cultivate deep relationships within our communities, the legal profession, and the industries we serve to envision "the whole picture" and to understand the factors that drive today's constantly changing world.

We share a rich history and culture of community involvement, pro bono service, celebration of diversity, and dedication to client service.  Since our founding in 1845, our past has molded us but it does not define us.  The connections we have today and will make tomorrow keep us looking to the future, refining our methods, and inventing new ways to serve you better.

Our clients range from Fortune 500 to start-up companies, as well as nonprofit and governmental organizations. To meet their changing needs, our legal services and locations have expanded over time. The strategies we propose are tailored to align with our clients' overall business needs, their risk tolerance, and their budget.

Contributing authors from Robinson & Cole LLP:

Wystan M. Ackerman Litigation lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Wystan Ackerman focuses his practice on three main areas: class actions, appeals, and insurance coverage litigation. Class Actions Wystan chairs the firm's Class Action Team and writes the...
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Lisa B. Andrzejewski Construction Law Attorney Robinson + Cole Law Firm Connecticut
Associate
Lisa Andrzejewski represents clients throughout the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, sureties, and high net-worth homeowners. As a...
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Nathaniel Arden, Health Care and Intellectual Property Attorney, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Hartford, Connecticut
Associate
Nathaniel Arden is a member of Robinson+Cole’s Health Law Group. He advises hospitals, health systems, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities on a variety of...
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Jessica D. Bardi land Use and Environmental Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm Boston
Associate
Jessica Bardi concentrates her practice on land use and environmental law and related litigation. She is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group.  Land Use and Environmental...
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Megan Baroni Environmental attorney Robinson Cole
Partner
Megan Baroni has extensive experience counseling clients on a wide variety of environmental, health, and safety issues. She frequently represents manufacturers and distributors and is a...
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Bruce Barth Benefits lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Bruce Barth, chair of the firm's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group, as well as the firm’s Employee Benefits + Compensation Team, focuses his practice on the representation of...
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Pat Begos ERISA Lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Pat Begos is a member of the firm's Managed Care + Employee Benefits Litigation Group. He has almost 30 years of litigation, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation experience, representing...
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Kendra L. Berardi Real Estate Litigation Attorney Robinson & Cole Boston, MA
Partner
Kendra Berardi focuses her practice on real estate litigation and complex commercial litigation. Kendra is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and its Real Estate and Title...
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Patrick M. Birney Bankruptcy & Reorganizations Attorney Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT
Partner
Patrick Birney co-chairs the firm's Bankruptcy + Reorganizations Group and is a member of the Business Litigation Group. Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Since 1998, Patrick has focused his...
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Lisa Boyle Health Lawyer Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Lisa Boyle chairs the firm's Health Law Group. She has spent more than 25 years representing a wide range of health care providers, including health systems, hospitals, physicians,...
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J. Tyler Butts Counsel Robinson Cole Law Firm
Counsel
J. Tyler Butts represents the insurance industry in complex first-party property insurance coverage litigation throughout the country, with a focus on litigation concerning allegations of...
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Karla L. Chaffee Real Estate Lawyer Robinson+Cole Law Firm
Counsel
Karla Chaffee focuses her practice on land use litigation and transactions. She is a member of the firm’s Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups. Land Use Litigation Karla handles...
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Shant Chalian Investment Lawyer Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Shant Chalian is chair of the firm's Investment Management practice. His overall practice is focused on fund formation, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and securities. He assists...
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Julianna M. Charpentier Real estate attorney Robinson Cole
Associate
Julie Charpentier focuses her practice on business and real estate litigation. She is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and its Real Estate and Title Insurance Team.  ...
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Ian T. Clarke-Fisher Robinson Cole Partner  Business Litigation, Labor, Employment, Benefits, Immigration Group
Partner
Ian Clarke-Fisher focuses his practice on complex commercial and employment litigation. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration...
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Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Labor & Employment Attorney
Partner
Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. She focuses her practice on counseling private sector employers, ranging from NYSE and...
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John Cordani  Intellectual Property Attorney Robinson Cole
Partner
John Cordani is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group and focuses his practice on Intellectual Property litigation. He has litigated patent, trade secret, trademark, and...
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William M. Daley Insurance Coverage Litigation and Business Litigation Attorney Robinson & Cole Providence, RI
Associate
William Maxwell Daley focuses his practice on insurance coverage litigation and business litigation.  Insurance Litigation Max is a member of the firm's Insurance + Reinsurance Group. He...
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Kevin Daly Complex Commercial Litigation Attorney
Counsel
Kevin P. Daly focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation and trade compliance issues. He is a member of Robinson+Cole's Business Litigation Group and Manufacturing Industry Team...
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Emily Deans Environmental Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Associate
Emily Deans is a member of the firm's Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, representing clients in the areas of environmental, telecommunications, and utilities law. She...
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Natale V. Di Natale Labor, Employment, Benefits & Immigration Attorney Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT
Partner
Natale Di Natale is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group and is the chair of the firm’s Labor Relations and Union Avoidance Group. He counsels employers on...
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Kathleen Dion, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Litigation Law Attorney, Hartford
Partner
Kathleen Dion, a member the firm's Litigation Section, focuses her practice on all aspects of civil and criminal litigation. She frequently handles cases related to education, government...
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Thomas J. Donlon Business Litigation Attorney Robinson + Cole Law Firm Stamford Connecticut
Counsel
Thomas Donlon’s practice focuses on appellate and complex trial matters. He is a member of the firm's Appellate Team within the Business Litigation Group. Appellate Tom has successfully...
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Conor Duffy Cybersecurity Attorney
Associate
Conor Duffy is a member of the firm's Health Law Group and its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. He advises hospitals, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities...
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William Egan Commercial Litigator
Partner
William Egan has over twenty-five years of commercial litigation and business law experience. He handles trials at the state and federal level, along with arbitrations and mediations,...
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Kristen E. Elia Associate Real Estate + Development Boston
Associate
Kristen Elia concentrates her practice on commercial real estate finance, land use, and transactional matters. She is a member of the firm's Real Estate + Development Group. Land Use...
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Niel P. Franzese Associate Construction  Dispute Resolution  Contract Procurement and Project Delivery
Associate
Niel Franzese represents all areas of the construction industry, including owners, contractors, subcontractors, sureties, and design professionals with respect to contract drafting and...
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Linn F. Freedman, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney, Providence
Partner
Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She provides guidance on data privacy and cybersecurity compliance to a full range of public...
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Alexander Friedman Associate Robinson Cole Labor, Employment, Benefits, Immigration
Associate
Alexander Friedman is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group. He represents employers in labor and employment matters. Alex counsels private sector employers...
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Deborah A. George, Robinson Cole, Cybersecurity lawyer
Counsel
Deborah George is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group as well as its Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. Deb advises clients on and focuses her practice on data privacy and...
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Michael S. Giaimo Land Use Robinson & Cole Boston, MA
Partner
Michael Giaimo practices land use, real estate and environmental law. He represents developers, businesses, institutions, government agencies, and other property owners in permitting,...
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Ivana Greco Associate Insurance + Reinsurance  Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation
Associate
Ivana Greco is a member of the Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group. Ivana has experience advising clients regarding matters pertaining to the Employee Retirement Income...
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Anna Gurevich Healthcare Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Associate
Anna Gurevich advises hospitals, physician groups, community providers, and other health care entities on a variety of health law and general business issues. She is a member of the firm's...
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Jessica A.R. Hamilton Associate Insurance + Reinsurance  Litigation  Appellate  Liability Coverage
Associate
Jessica Hamilton focuses her practice on insurance coverage and extra-contractual litigation, as well as high-exposure liability claims and other complex commercial litigation. She is a...
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The Robinson+Cole Health Law Group serves health care and life sciences clients regionally, nationally and globally. We are experienced lawyers trained to help clients meet their business...
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Edward J. Heath Partner Government Enforcement and White-Collar Defense  Litigation  Internal Investigations and Corporate Compliance  Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Partner
Edward Heath is the chair of the firm's Business Litigation Group and leads its Government Enforcement and Corporate Compliance Teams.  In 2019, Benchmark named Ed as a Local Litigation...
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Benjamin Jensen, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Hartford, Cybersecurity and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner
Benjamin Jensen represents clients in litigation and regulatory compliance matters involving technology, data privacy and cybersecurity. He is a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property...
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Michael J. Kearney Jr. Tax Attorney Robinson + Cole Law Firm Connecticut
Partner
Michael Kearney is a member of the firm’s Tax Group,  representing clients in connection with a wide range of tax matters. He is an experienced tax lawyer with a broad-based transactional...
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Choity R. Khan Construction Attorney Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT
Associate
Choity Khan represents construction industry clients including owners, contractors, subcontractors and design professionals. She is a member of the firm’s Construction Law Group, providing...
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Soo Y. Kim Robinson Cole New York Insurance + Reinsurance  Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation  Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance  Life, Health, and Disability Litigation  ERISA Benefits Litigation  E-Discovery
Counsel
Soo Kim concentrates her practice on large complex litigation that spans multiple industries and practice groups. She is a member of the firm’s Managed Care + Employee Benefits Litigation...
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Peter Knight Environmental Attorney Robinson+Cole Law Firm Hartford CT
Partner
Peter Knight is a member of the firm's Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, where he focuses on litigation, defense of agency enforcement actions, and regulatory matters. He...
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Eric Kogan Business Transaction Attorney Robinson+Cole
Partner
Eric Kogan is co-chair of the firm's Business Transactions Group and a member of its Managing Committee. He represents clients in a broad range of corporate, strategic, financial, and...
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Rachel Kushel Labor and Employment Attorney
Partner
Rachel Kushel counsels clients on all employment law and workplace human resource issues. She defends management in state and federal court litigation matters and administrative agency...
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Mitchell Lampert Securities Attorney Robinson + Cole Law Firm
Partner
Mitchell Lampert is chair of the firm's Capital Markets and Securities Practice, and he is a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group. He assists clients with transactional matters...
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Sean Lawless Security infrastructure manager Robinson Cole
Infrastructure & Security Manager
Sean is Robinson+Cole’s Infrastructure & Security Manager, a member of the firm’s Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team, and a non-attorney contributor to the Data Privacy + Cybersecurity...
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Matthew J. Lawlor Real Estate & Development Robinson & Cole Boston, MA
Partner
Matthew Lawlor focuses his practice on real estate disposition for public agencies, affordable housing finance, development, permitting, land use, and urban planning matters. He regularly...
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Leslie Levinson Health Business Attorney
Partner
Leslie Levinson is co-chair of the firm's Transactional Health Law Group and a member of both the Health Law and Business Transaction Groups. He has represented private and public...
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Paul S. Lopez Construction Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Associate
Paul Lopez is a member of the firm's Construction Group, where he represents a range of clients, including public and private owners, general contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers...
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Michael F. Maglio Partner Finance + Public Finance  Commercial and Industrial Lending
Partner
Michael Maglio's practice is concentrated in the areas of commercial and corporate finance, asset-based lending, and other secured and unsecured lending. He is a member of the firm’s...
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Michele L. Maresca Counsel  Real Estate + Development  Land Use
Counsel
Michele Maresca handles the full range of commercial real estate transactions, including representation of borrowers and lenders in financings, dispositions, acquisitions, and development...
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Virginia E. McGarrity Benefits lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Virginia McGarrity is a member of the firm's Employee Benefits + Compensation Group, counseling employers, insurance carriers, and service providers on a wide range of complex employee...
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Robert Melvin Environmental Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Bob Melvin has over 20 years of experience counseling clients on environmental, health, and safety compliance, sustainability, emergency response efforts, site remediation, and development...
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Gabrielle Mercadante Insurance & Business Attorney
Associate
Gabrielle Mercadante defends insurance, personal injury, and commercial litigation matters on behalf of clients, including insurance companies, airlines, general contractors, and large...
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Matthew Miklave Labor Employment Lawyer
Partner
Matthew Miklave has more than three decades of experience as a labor, employment, and civil rights attorney, and has served as a litigator, counselor, and contract negotiator throughout his...
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Matthew T. Miklave Employment lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Matthew Miklave has more than three decades of experience as a labor, employment, and civil rights attorney, and has served as a litigator, counselor, and contract negotiator throughout his...
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Brian Moran IP Lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Brian Moran is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Intellectual Property + Technology Groups. His practice focuses on three primary areas: intellectual property disputes;...
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James Nault Complex Litigation Attorney
Associate
James Nault focuses his practice on complex litigation, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, commercial disputes, breach of contract, and trade secret licensing disputes....
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Diana Neeves Environmental Attorney
Associate
Diana Neeves, a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, focuses her practice on environmental, energy, telecommunications, and utilities law. Litigation Diane...
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Brian Nichols Health Lawyer Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Brian Nichols is a member of the firm's Health Law Group. He represents and advises hospitals, physician groups, nursing homes, community providers, and other health care entities on a...
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Denis O'Malley Insurance Attorney
Associate
Denis J. O’Malley is a member of the firm’s Insurance + Reinsurance Group. He represents commercial insurers in a broad range of coverage matters and disputes. Prior to joining the firm,...
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Keisha Palmer, Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Keisha Palmer focuses her practice on all aspects of financing activities for entities or projects that can benefit from tax-advantaged obligations. As a member of the firm's Business...
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David Panico Tax Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
David Panico, a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group and a certified public accountant, has nearly three decades of experience providing clients with guidance on the issuance of...
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Latanae L. Parker Labor & Employment Litigation Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm Miami
Associate
Latanae Parker is a member of the firm's Managed Care + Employee Benefit Litigation Group, representing life health and disability insurers in claim-related litigation. She also has...
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Endicott Peabody IV Kit Counsel Business Transactions
Of Counsel
Endicott Peabody IV (Kit) is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Group. Kit has more than 16 years’ experience advising clients on transactional and general corporate matters. This...
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Kathleen M. Porter Partner Intellectual Property Transactions  Private Equity  Intellectual Property Counseling and Protection  Trade and Antitrust
Partner
Kathleen Porter is an intellectual property and technology lawyer in the firm's Business Transactions Group and former chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property + Technology Group. Her...
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Kathryn Rattigan Attorney Cybersecurity Data Privacy
Associate
Kathryn Rattigan is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Group and Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Team. She advises clients on data privacy and security, cybersecurity, and compliance...
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Partner
Norman Roos, a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group, concentrates his practice on transactional, regulatory, and technology matters relating to the financial services and real...
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Glenn A. Santoro Tax Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Glenn Santoro, a lawyer and certified public accountant, focuses his practice in the areas of public finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. He combines his...
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Jonathan Schaefer, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney, Hartford
Associate
Jonathan Schaefer, a member of the firm’s Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, focuses his practice on environmental compliance counseling, permitting, site remediation,...
860-275-8349
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Jacqueline Pennino Scheib IP lawyer Robinson Cole
Partner
Jacqueline Scheib chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property +Technology Group. She works with clients across a range of industries in connection with intellectual property, technology, and...
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Emilee Mooney Scott Environmental Attorney Robinson Cole
Counsel
Emilee Mooney Scott is a member of the firm's Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, with experience in facility compliance and transactional matters. Her experience includes a...
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Evan Seeman Land Use Lawyer
Counsell
Evan Seeman concentrates his practice in land use and zoning, real property litigation, and municipal law. He is a member of the firm’s Real Estate + Development Group, and he represents...
860-275-8247
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Jennifer L. Shanley Immigration Attorney Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT
Associate
Jennifer Shanley focuses her practice on U.S. immigration law, with an emphasis on business immigration matters. She is a member of the firm’s Immigration Group. Immigration Jennifer helps...
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Taylor A. Shea Corporate & Transactional Law Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT
Partner
Taylor Shea represents privately and publicly held companies in all aspects of corporate and transactional law, including commercial finance transactions, private equity and venture capital...
860.275.8305
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Kenneth A. Sherman Construction Litigation Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm Boston
Counsel
Kenneth Sherman is an experienced construction attorney with significant construction litigation and transactional experience. Ken assists project owners, developers, general contractors,...
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Rickie M. Sonpal Mergers and Acquisitions Lawyer Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Rickie Sonpal has a broad-based corporate and transactional practice that encompasses mergers and acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financing, and general...
401-709-3362
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Peter H. Struzzi Counsel Health Law
Counsel
Peter Struzzi has represented and advised hospitals, health systems and other health care entities on a variety of health law and business issues over his more than 30-year career. His...
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Melissa Lisa Thompson Healthcare Lawyer Robinson Cole Law Firm
Partner
Lisa Thompson advises companies, senior management, and their boards of directors, with a focus on the health care, life sciences and technology industries. She is a member of the firm’s...
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Jean Tomasco, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Hartford, Labor and Employment, Litigation Law Attorney
Counsel
Jean Tomasco's practice involves employer counseling and employment litigation, with an emphasis on the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and benefits litigation. She is a...
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Virginia K. Trunkes Construction & Litigation Attorney Robinson + Cole Law Firm
Counsel
Virginia K. Trunkes advocates on behalf of developers; apartment building, brownstone and condominium unit owners; cooperative boards of directors; construction managers, contractors and...
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Timothy C. Twardowski Land Use Robinson & Cole Boston, MA
Partner
Timothy Twardowski focuses his practice on land use policy, development permitting, and real estate. He is a member of the firm's Land Use and Real Estate + Development Groups. Development...
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Jeffrey L. Volpintesta Business Transactions Robinson & Cole Stamford, CT
Associate
As a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group, Jeffrey Volpintesta works with companies on a variety of corporate transactions and securities matters.  Mergers and Acquisitions...
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Anna Jinhua Wang Markets & Securities Attorney Robinson + Cole Law Firm
Associate
Anna Jinhua Wang, a member of the firm’s Business Transactions Group, assists clients with capital markets and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. She...
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Abby Warren Labor and Employment Attorney
Associate
Abby Warren is a member of the firm's Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration Group, where she represents employers in labor and employment matters. She focuses her practice on counseling...
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Jeffrey White, Robinson Cole Law Firm, Hartford, Corporate Law Attorney
Partner
Jeff White provides counseling and dispute resolution advice for manufacturers and distributors. He is chair of the firm's Manufacturing Industry Team and regularly represents clients...
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Barrett P. Wilson-Murphy Business Transactions Attorney Robinson & Cole Boston, MA
Associate
Barrett Wilson-Murphy advises clients on legal matters relating to middle market domestic and international financings and restructuring transactions. He represents financial institutions,...
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J. Michael Wirvin Partner  Private Equity  Mergers and Acquisitions  Investment Management  Business Transactions
Partner
Michael Wirvin is a member of the firm's Business Transactions Group and a member of its Managing Committee. His practice includes the representation of domestic and international clients...
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Emily A. Zaklukiewicz Labor and Employment Attorney Robinson & Cole Hartford, CT
Associate
Emily A. Zaklukiewicz focuses her practice on counseling private sector employers in all areas of labor and employment law and defending employers in federal and state court and before...
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