Managing Partner: Stephen E Goldman
Number of partners: 114
Number of lawyers: 209
Robinson+Cole provides legal solutions to businesses, from start-up ventures to Fortune 100 companies and from nonprofits and educational institutions to state and municipal governmental entities. Since 1845, the firm has expanded to meet the changing needs of clients, representing them in a wide range of matters, including corporate; business and insurance litigation; tax and tax-exempt; finance; public finance; construction, land use, environmental and utilities, and real estate; health law; labor, employment, immigration, and benefits; intellectual property and technology; data privacy and security; and government relations. The firm and its lawyers are ranked prominently by many leading legal surveys and rating services, including Chambers USA, US News & World Report‘Best Law Firms’, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and Best Lawyers.*
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Main Areas of Practice:
Services provided by Robinson+Cole fall into four areas through which a broad range of legal solutions are available to regional, national, and international clients.
The firm provides an array of services to business clients, including corporate and business transactional services such as banking and finance; digital media; distribution and franchise law; e-commerce; emerging company, private equity, and venture capital; intellectual property and technology; life sciences; M&A; securities; and technology and outsourcing transactions. The firm also has sophisticated practice capabilities in the areas of bankruptcy and reorganizations; employment, including counseling and training, employee benefits and compensation, litigation, noncompetition and trade secrets, OSHA compliance, labor relations, and immigration; finance; health care; privacy; public finance; local, state, and federal taxation; tax-exempt organizations; and trade and antitrust law.
Land Law Services:
For clients who lease, own, manage, develop, or buy and sell real estate assets, the firm has assembled a team of more than 65 professionals with extensive experience in land law matters, including those covering the ownership or leasing of real estate and real property rights; real estate finance; land use and zoning; and real estate development, including affordable housing and community development; construction; crisis management and emergency response; energy, petroleum, telecommunications, and other utilities-related uses; and environmental, sustainability, and climate change matters.
The firm’s extensive litigation capabilities are provided by a multi-disciplined group of nearly 60 lawyers who represent clients in all types of disputes, including antitrust/unfair competition; consumer class action defense; white-collar defense; bankruptcy and reorganizations; trade secrets; securities; breach of contract; employment litigation; intellectual property litigation; and data privacy and security.
Additionally, the firm has deep experience in admiralty and maritime law; asbestos litigation; construction litigation; e-discovery and information management; health litigation; products liability; real estate litigation and title insurance matters; and matters pertaining to religious organizations. A particular strength of the firm is its insurance and reinsurance capability, which encompasses matters such as fidelity and surety; fire and explosion; large loss property subrogation; liability coverage; marine and inland marine; professional liability insurance; property insurance; and reinsurance and excess insurance. The firm’s lawyers are adept at putting clients in the position either to try their cases or to settle them if in their best interest. The firm also offers clients sophisticated capabilities in the areas of alternative dispute resolution and appellate matters.
The firm offers its clients services that encompass all aspects of administrative and legislative lobbying, issue and crisis management, press and public relations, and grass roots organizing in the states of New York and Connecticut. The firm’s lobbyists help clients achieve their objectives, whether they be the passage, defeat, or modification of legislation or regulations, financial assistance for a development project, or state or local government procurement of client products and services. The firm’s team has successfully lobbied on a variety of issues, including insurance, economic development, tax, labor, health care, public utility, environment, banking, finance, transportation, and gaming.