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Firm Expands CT Footprint, Opens Office in New Haven

September 14, 2015

Shipman & Goodwin LLP has opened its newest office in New Haven, Connecticut at One Century Tower. The firm’s presence in New Haven will expand its current involvement in the critical life sciences community as well as other key industry sectors integral to the Greater New Haven region, including real estate, health care and education. The firm also has offices in Hartford, Stamford, Greenwich and Lakeville, Connecticut and Washington, DC.

“It simply made sense to have a location in downtown New Haven,” said J. Dormer Stephen, firm partner and Co-Chair of the Business and Finance practice. “The business environment here is dynamic, and we are excited to be engaged in work with life science, healthcare technology and biotechnology companies,” he said. “Our team is adept at assisting industry participants at every stage of development, from startup and emerging companies to late stage companies.”

“Our addition of an office here is also a natural step to help us meet the changing business and regulatory needs of our clients in the region,” said partner Joseph Williams, who practices land use and environmental law and currently works with clients in New Haven and the surrounding area. “We are increasingly active here in real estate development, and have a strong track record of handling land use, transactional, environmental, energy and construction matters,” he said.

City of New Haven officials are also pleased with the firm’s move. “The arrival of Shipman & Goodwin LLP to New Haven enhances the city’s prominence as a select destination for major law firms,” Mayor Toni N. Harp said. “We believe New Haven is ideally positioned as a commercial gateway to New England and a regional powerhouse for legal education – at Yale and Quinnipiac – and forensics at the University of New Haven.”

“We’re delighted to welcome as new neighbors this distinguished law firm, its attorneys, staff and global clientele,” Mayor Harp added.

Throughout Connecticut, New England and nationally, Shipman & Goodwin is recognized for its depth of knowledge and experience in representing businesses, institutions, government entities and nonprofit organizations. The firm also has a long-standing commitment to corporate citizenship and the community. Both the firm as well as its attorneys and staff support many charitable and civic organizations through board memberships and contributions of time and resources. In an effort to expand this support in Greater New Haven, the firm has announced a significant donation to the New Haven Legal Assistance Association, the area’s pro bono legal services organization.

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