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Firm Profile

McCarter & English, LLP

Firm Profile

Wilmington

  • Profile
  • Renaissance Center
  • 405 North King Street, 8th Floor.
  • Wilmington
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801

Firm profile submitted by McCarter & English, LLP

Chairman: Michael P Kelly
Managing Partner: Joseph T Boccassini
Number of partners in US offices: 206 Number of other lawyers in US offices: 194


McCarter & English, LLP has 400 attorneys with offices in Boston, Hartford, Stamford, New York, Newark, East Brunswick, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Washington, DC. In continuous business for more than 170 years, the firm is among the oldest and largest in America. McCarter represents Fortune 500 and mid-cap companies, including many of the country’s leading financial, industrial and commercial enterprises, in a full range of legal services.



Bankruptcy & Restructuring:

Commercial law including contracts, commercial transactions, creditor committee issues, fraud, foreclosure, shareholder disputes, lender liability, collection, corporate and bankruptcy aspects of commercial entities, and all facets of debtor-creditor relations, including appointment as trustee in bankruptcy matters.

Business Litigation:
Represents businesses and government agencies against customers, suppliers, shareholders, partners and competitors. Handles traditional business torts, antitrust, contractual disputes, class actions, intellectual property litigation, civil RICO, consumer fraud claims, securities litigation, white collar criminal defense, and related appeals. Responds to regulatory audits and other inquiries. Appears in virtually every ADR forum.

Construction:
Contract drafting, negotiation and administration; litigation, mediation and ADR; bid protests; and construction insurance procurement and coverage disputes.

Corporate:
Mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth companies, private equity, project development and finance, syndicated loans, investment management, impact investing, business technology and complex sourcing, international, banking and financial services, and SBICs.

Employee Benefits:
Plan qualification rules under the Internal Revenue Code, plan administration and related ERISA fiduciary issues and executive compensation. Designs employee pension and welfare benefit plans, including tax qualified pension, profit-sharing, 401(k), ESOP and non-qualified deferred compensation plans; health, life, disability, severance, fringe benefit and cafeteria plans; and VEBAs.

Environment & Energy:
All aspects of environmental and energy law, including permitting, enforcement and air and water control regulations, as well as the full scope of energy industry transactions and issues related to rural electric cooperatives, municipal electric and natural gas systems.

Financial Services Litigation:
Regulatory advice, internal investigations, litigation and arbitration for chartered banks, investment houses, hedge funds, private equity firms, financial advisers, broker-dealers, life/health/disability insurers, third-party administrators, and plan fiduciaries. Handles white-collar defense in actions brought by the SEC, FINRA, DOJ, State AGs and others, as well as parallel proceedings.

Intellectual Property:
120 intellectual property professionals, most with graduate degrees in relevant science and engineering fields, , including 32 PhDs, an MD, 33 engineers and an FDA counselor. Clients include prominent names in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, high-tech and life sciences fields for which the firm is building and managing complex patent portfolios to protect blockbuster drugs and critical technologies.

Insurance Coverage:
Handles claims under all commercial lines of coverage, around the country and abroad. Counsels policyholders by assessing their potential risks, considering new insurance products and analyzing their existing insurance programs. Services also includes, cyber security and data privacy risks.

Labor & Employment:
Represents employers in litigation ranging from single plaintiff cases to class actions. Lawyers also appear before administrative agencies in discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, unfair labor practices and breach of contract cases. Lawyers also draft and negotiate non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements.

Private Clients:
Advises individuals on strategies to minimize income, estate, gift and generation skipping tax exposure. Estate, retirement, charitable gift and business planning services to help clients to achieve their personal and financial goals.

Product Liability:
Represents manufacturers and sellers of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, industrial and consumer products in federal and state court trials and appeals. Counsel of record in more than 200 reported product liability decisions and mass tort, class action and multidistrict cases, with a focus on consumer fraud class actions brought under federal and state statutes.

Public Finance:
General, moral and special obligation bonds; bond and tax anticipation notes; certificates of participation; variable and fixed-rate obligations; demand bonds; pooled bonds; stripped municipal securities; credit-enhanced obligations and current and advanced refundings.

Real Estate:
Represents owners, lenders, banks, life insurance companies, investors and developers in the acquisition, sale, financing, leasing and development of real estate. Also handles land use planning, zoning and tax abatement/ appeal matters, including appearances before administrative and judicial bodies.

Tax:
Tax controversies, multistate tax advice regarding business operations and acquisitions, business tax planning and real estate tax appeals. Advises on maximizing tax credit opportunities ranging from research and development incentives to low-income housing tax credits.


International Work:
Represents US and foreign entities in international purchase and sale, export control compliance, distribution, licensing and joint venture agreements; M&A; patents, trademarks and trade secrets matters; litigation and foreignbased arbitrations; and architectural, finance, leasing and indenture trustee agreements. Work is focused particularly in China, India, Israel, Europe and Latin America.


OFFICES

NEW JERSEY
Newark: Tel: 973 622 4444 Fax: 973 624 7070
East Brunswick: Tel: 732 867 9777 Fax: 732 393 1901

CONNECTICUT
Hartford: Tel: 860 275 6700 Fax: 860 724 3397
Stamford: Tel: 203 399 5900 Fax: 203 399 5800

DELAWARE
Wilmington: Tel: 302 984 6300 Fax: 302 984 6399

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Washington: Tel: 202 753 3400 Fax: 202 296 0166

MASSACHUSETTS
Boston: Tel: 617 449 6500 Fax: 617 607 9200

NEW YORK
New York: Tel: 212 609 6800 Fax: 212 609 6921

PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia : Tel: 215 979 3800 Fax: 215 979 3899

Branches

  • Four Gateway Center,
  • 100 Mulberry Street,
  • Newark,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 07102
  • Tel +1 973 622 4444
  • Fax +1 973 624 7070
  • Website : www.mccarter.com
  • 245 Park Avenue,
  • 27th Floor,
  • New York,
  • USA
  • NY 10167
  • Tel +1 212 609 6800
  • Fax +1 212 609 6921
  • 1600 Market Street,
  • Suite 3900,
  • Philadelphia,
  • Pennsylvania
  • USA
  • PA 19103
  • Tel +1 212 979 3800
  • Fax +1 212 979 3899
  • Renaissance Center,
  • 405 North King Street, 8th Floor.,
  • Wilmington,
  • Delaware
  • USA
  • DE 19801
  • Tel +1 302 984 6300
  • Fax +1 302 984 6399
  • 1015 15th Street, NW. 12th Flr.,
  • Washington, DC,
  • District of Columbia
  • USA
  • DC 20005
  • Tel +1 202 296 2960
  • Fax +1 202 296 0166
  • 265 Franklin Street,
  • Boston,
  • Massachusetts
  • USA
  • MA 02110
  • Tel +1 617 449 6500
  • Fax +1 617 607 9200
  • Financial Centre, Suite 304A,
  • 695 East Main Street,
  • Stamford,
  • Connecticut
  • USA
  • CT 06901
  • Tel +1 203 399 5900
  • Fax +1 203 399 5800
  • City Place I,
  • 185 Asylum Street,
  • Hartford,
  • Connecticut
  • USA
  • CT 06103
  • Tel +1 860 275 6700
  • Fax +1 860 724 3397
  • Two Tower Center Blvd, 24th Flr.,
  • East Brunswick,
  • New Jersey
  • USA
  • NJ 08816
  • Tel +1 732 867 9777
  • Fax +1 732 393 1901