McCarter & English Hartford Office


Guides growth companies through the challenges of building a successful business.

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Our representation of early-stage companies often focuses, at least initially, on the following:

  • Creating the business using the most effective/efficient choice of legal entity.
  • Helping the founders establish fair and well-constructed agreements.
  • Transferring underlying intellectual property to the business, including negotiations with inventors, universities and other technology owners
  • Building compensation and incentive arrangements for current and future employees.
  • Identifying, attracting and negotiating all stages of funding -- from seed-stage to public offerings, with an emphasis on friends/family, angel investor and venture capital funding -- but with full knowledge of the ins-and-outs of SBIRs, STTRs, etc.

In addition, we actively help our clients -- directly or through interdisciplinary teams -- draw on the expertise of other groups within McCarter and English to:

  • Effectively manage employment issues, including compensation and benefit plans, immigration issues, compliance matters, etc.
  • Create programs to aggressively protect the company's IP through patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, etc.
  • Address all manner of day-to-day legal matters, contracts, leases, etc. and resolve day-to-day legal claims and disputes.
  • Assist with tax issues, as well as work with both the company and its founders to minimize taxation at all levels.


  • Antitrust
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Business litigation
  • Business technology and complex sourcing
  • Class action/multidistrict litigation
  • Construction and infrastructure
  • Corporate, securities and business transactions
  • Crisis management
  • Cybersecurity and data privacy
  • E-discovery
  • Environment and energy
  • Executive compensation
  • Family law
  • Franchising and distribution law
  • Government contracts and export controls
  • Government investigations and white-collar criminal defense
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Impact investing
  • Insurance coverage
  • Intellectual property/information technology
  • International
  • Israel
  • Labor and employment law
  • Product liability
  • Project development and finance
  • Public finance
  • Public strategy
  • Real estate
  • Redevelopment
  • Tax and employee benefits
  • Trusts, estates and private clients
  • Venture capital and emerging growth companies

Contact Info

Contact: Eric E. Grondahl

Street: 185 Asylum St.

City: Hartford

State: CT

Zip: 06103

Phone: 860-275-6700


Website: McCarter & English


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