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William A. Durkin III

MANAGING PARTNER

Practice Areas

  • General Business Representation

  • Start-Ups and Emerging Companies

  • Corporate Finance and Securities

  • Debt Finance

  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Real Estate Private Equity

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Non-Competes, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secret Protection

  • Employment Policies and Practices

Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1980

Bill Durkin has served as the firm’s Managing Partner since 1993. He advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financings, and general corporate matters, and represents owners, lenders and tenants in commercial real estate transactions. He has represented early stage businesses in connection with their organization, contract, employment, capital raising, financing and related growth issues, as well as investors in early stage and established businesses.

Bill is a past President of the Fairfield County Bar Association and was a member of the Association’s Board of Directors from 1997 through 2008. He has also served as a member of the Association’s Executive Committee, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Association, and as Co-Chair of its Business Law Committee. Bill is a Director of KEYS, a charitable organization serving children in the Bridgeport area, and a member of the Real Estate Finance Association of Connecticut. He is a former trustee of the Brunswick School in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2012, and Executive Committee Member from 1997 through 2008, during which time he chaired the Board’s Law Committee. He is also a former Trustee of the Darien Library and Stamford Symphony, and a former Director of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP).

Representative Matters

  • Financial Services

  • Hedge Funds

  • Technology

  • Private Equity

  • Software Developers

  • Manufacturing

  • Consumer Goods Producers

  • Sales, Marketing, and Services

  • Commercial Real Estate Landlords, Tenants, Investors, Owners and Developers

Sample transactions include representation of:

  • Purchaser in acquisition of OEM manufacturer to automotive industry

  • Sale of leading paper brokerage business to international trading company

  • Purchaser in acquisition of financial services software companies

  • Subsidiary of a European manufacturer of medical devices in its organizational and transaction requirements

  • Hedge Fund in sale of broker dealer subsidiary

  • Manufacturer of sophisticated electronic components for industrial and military use

  • Healthcare services company in start-up, capital raising, and general corporate matters

  • Nasdaq listed company in 30 office leases across the United States

  • Leading consumer goods manufacturer in acquisition of warehouse and office facilities

  • Automobile dealership in real estate and corporate matters

  • Hedge Fund in acquiring and leasing 500,000 plus square feet of office space in multiple locations

  • Financial services firm in 60,000 square foot headquarter lease and subleases

  • Owner/Developer of commercial office park as leasing counsel

  • High net worth individuals and families in private equity investments

Education

  • St. Lawrence University, BA, 1976

  • Syracuse University College of Law, 1980