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Partner - Michael L. Widland

Michael L. Widland

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Michael Widland has developed an extensive practice in public transportation, corporate law, not-for-profit entities, commercial financing, restructures, workouts and reorganizations. He represents major corporate clients, developers and lenders. His representation of lenders has included commercial banks, savings institutions, asset-based lenders, insurance companies and leasing companies in secured and unsecured lending.

Distinctions

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Association for Transportation Law
  • Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys

Community Involvement

  • Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk: Secretary, Board of Trustees (1997-present)
  • Stamford Center for Arts: Chairman of the Board; Board of Trustees (1991-present)
  • Connecticut Legal Services: Trustee (1994-present)
  • Mill River Park Collaborative: Trustee (2005-present)
  • Town of Weston Planning and Zoning Board (1993-2005)
     

Multiple Acquisitions by Publicly-Traded Client

Represent client, a publicly-traded company headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut which provides clients with a wide range of products and services in the areas of IT advisory services, measurement, research, decision support, analysis and events, in the following transactions:

  • Acquisition of The Warner Group, a management consulting concern specializing in IT used in the public sector
  • Acquisition of System Builder Summit, an events concern that partners private label brand PC vendors with vendor component products and services
  • Acquisition of the North Carolina-based telecommunications consulting business Rendall and Associates, Inc.
  • Acquisition of a minority interest in InfoRay Holding N.V., a Netherlands and U.S.-based company which develops, markets and distributes monitoring solutions which enable e-businesses to better manage their performance and operations
  • Acquisition of the Colorado-based IT consulting business of Solista Global LLC
  • Acquisition of the assets of the Sector5 Summit
  • Sale of the assets of its Health Care Management Organization (HCMO) business

$65,000,000 Structured Financing

Handled $65,000,000 structured financing for Stanadyne, a worldwide designer and manufacturer of fuel filtration systems, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and valve train components, with almost $300 million in annual sales and an Exchange Act reporting company, with facilities in Connecticut, North Carolina, Florida, France, Italy, India and Brazil.
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law, LL.B., 1965
  • American International College, B.A., 1962

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
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