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Shipman & Goodwin LLP

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Firm Overview:
Shipman & Goodwin is a full-service law firm with more than 165 attorneys in offices throughout Connecticut, New York and in Washington, DC, serving the needs of local, regional, national and international clients. Main areas of practice include: appellate; business and finance; corporate/M&A; environmental; health law; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; labor, employment and benefits; litigation; real estate and land use; school law; state attorneys general; tax; and trusts and estates.

Main Areas of Practice:  

■Represents larger, institutional clients and middle market buyers/sellers in middle market transactions
■Represents repeat strategic buyers growing through an acquisition strategy
■Represents private equity funds acquiring and disposing of control positions in target companies ■Represents senior and mezzanine lenders and equity sponsors in funding of acquisitions
■Significant experience in tax, ERISA, intellectual property, and other areas essential to a sophisticated mergers and acquisitions practice

■Assists businesses, state and local government agencies and individuals with compliance, environmental permitting, financing, and business and real estate transactions
■Unique national practice experienced in facilitating conveyance of contaminated properties and environmental management of large remediation projects
■Provides guidance on all major federal and state environmental programs, including solid and hazardous waste, coastal zone management, tidal and inland wetlands, water quality, and stormwater management
■Extensive experience in state and federal courts with cost recovery actions, insurance matters, underground storage tanks, toxic torts, and the state and federal Environmental Protection Acts

Health Law:
■Thorough knowledge of legal solutions for complex issues affecting health care industry
■Provides analysis and counseling on regulatory and corporate compliance, governmental audits and investigations (such as state and federal recovery audit contractors, Medicare and Medicaid audits); data privacy and security, including HIPAA issues and privacy breaches; corporate needs, including governance, mergers and acquisitions, and physician/hospital strategic alliances; and information technology and software licensing
■Represents clients in all major industry sectors including: hospitals and health care delivery systems, individual providers and provider groups, ACOs, continuing care and skilled nursing facilities, and clinical laboratories
■Represents companies involved in bioscience industry including: biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and software companies; medical device manufacturers; tissue banks; and venture capital firms

Insurance & Reinsurance:
■National practice handling all aspects of sophisticated matters, including trial court and appellate litigation, settlement negotiations, and dispute resolution
■At the forefront of cutting-edge insurance issues
■Represents insurers in range of matters, from hazardous products and environmental insurance coverage to complex bankruptcies, construction defect claims and claims of bad faith
■Appears frequently in state and federal (bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy) courts throughout the country

Labor & Employment:
■Provides guidance on full range of labor relations and employment matters, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, pre-employment screening, hiring and onboarding, wage and hour, FMLA, immigration, workers’ compensation, collective bargaining and NLRB claims
■Represents private sector employers (startup, middle market and Fortune 500 companies) in major industries, manufacturers, schools and colleges, hospitals and health care providers, wholesalers and retailers, financial institutions, private equity firms and service businesses
■Represents public employers, service organizations and other non-profit enterprises, including municipalities, municipal boards and commissions, local and regional school boards, and state agencies

Litigation: General Commercial:
■Extensive experience with wide spectrum of sophisticated business litigation matters
■Specialty areas include complex disputes involving trademarks, unfair competition, non-compete agreements, trade secret misappropriation, patents, software/ technology licensing, securities claims, breach of fiduciary duty, financing agreements, and franchising
■Represents market leaders in key industries such as financial services, information technology, telecommunications, agricultural cooperatives, petroleum marketing, franchising, and health care networks and providers

Real Estate & Land Use:
■Unique and diverse team handling complex transactions and all aspects of real property ownership and development, including acquisition, deal structuring, land use and permitting, construction contracting, leasing, public and private debt and equity financing, and workouts and restructuring
■Practice includes extensive experience with retail, office, multi-family, industrial, warehouse, mixed-use, entertainment and other types of commercial property
■Represents foreign and domestic clients including: private developers; institutional owners, banks, REITs, lessees and investors in real property; traditional mortgage lenders; commercial real estate investment funds and sovereign wealth funds; and government entities
■Team includes nationally recognized land use and affordable housing specialists
■Dozens of land use cases litigated in state and federal court

■Extensive procedural experience in handling federal, state and administrative appeals and navigating complex rules and requirements
■Successful representation has included commercial and contract disputes, product liability claims, zoning and land use issues, intellectual property prosecution and defense, bid and procurement disputes and environmental regulation matters
■Provides guidance on post-trial mediation, amicus curiae briefs and special projects

State Attorneys General:
■Multi-disciplinary team led by former Connecticut Attorney General and former Connecticut Deputy Attorney General
■Represents clients in enforcement actions brought by state attorneys general, including government inquiries, investigations and litigation in critical areas such as data privacy and protection, consumer protection, financial services, health care, charitable organizations, antitrust and environmental regulation