LAW OFFICES OF SYLVIA HO, ​LLC

FARMINGTON CONNECTICUT BUSINESS LAWYER 

16 Spring Lane 

Farmington, Connecticut 06032

(860) 830-8852 

sho@sylviaholaw.com

Why is my Law Firm dedicated solely to Small Businesses?

The answer lies in passion for entrepreneurship.   I inherited this passion from my grandfather, a successful entrepreneur,  who started by working hard and saving enough money to buy a luncheonette in the 1940s.  He put all his savings into his business and did not have enough money to live in an apartment so he slept on the counter of his luncheonette until he could turn enough of a profit.  As his business grew, he employed other people, who in turn were able to feed their families and educate their children.  Eventually, his success helped me pay for my law school education.   That's the story of Main Street America.  Behind every small business is a person or several people, and families.  I know many stories about small business owners and the hardships and triumphs they experienced. I want to help business owners protect and grow their businesses.


For over 25 years, I have represented closely-held businesses in Connecticut.   I strive to be a trusted advisor and fierce advocate for my clients. I have learned that the bedrock of the attorney-client relationship is built upon trust and open communication. My job is to actively listen, and find efficient legal solutions to meet my client's needs.

I collaborate with clients to ensure that they meet their business goals.  They must feel comfortable with the advice they get from a competent and trusted professional, and I offer an hour of free legal consultation in order for potential clients to make this decision with me mutually. 




Education:

BA cum laude and Special Honors 1983, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

JD 1987 Boston College, Newton Centre, Massachusetts

Clerkship: Law Clerk to the Justices of the New Hampshire Superior Court

Licensed to Practice in Connecticut.


Languages: 

Chinese Cantonese - Proficient

Chinese Mandarin - Comprehension


Honors and Community Service:

Connecticut Attorney Trial Referee appointed by Connecticut Supreme Court Chief Justice (2013)

Connecticut Superior Court Arbitrator appointed by Chief Administrative Judge of Superior Courts (2013)

Special Education Hearing Officer appointed by Connecticut State Board of Education ( 2011)

Committee for Foreclosure Sales appointed by Chief Administrative Judge of Hartford Superior Court  (2013)

Commissioner, Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (2011-2014)

Volunteer Attorney, Statewide Legal Services  - Connecticut Bar Association 2016 pro bono Honor Roll


Areas of Practice:

I represent small business owners in all aspects of business law, including:


  • Formation and Dissolution of companies.

  • Business Owners Asset Protection

  • Women & Minority Business Certification to do business with governments & large corporations

  • Bid protests and appeals

  • Financing Negotiations/ Documentation and Disputes.

  • Human Resources/Employment and Labor/Non-Competition Agreements 

  • Negotiations and Purchase and Sale of Companies and Real Estate

  • Licensing and regulations compliance issues

  • Trademark, Copyright and Unfair Competition prosecution and defense

  • Administrative hearings

  • Commercial and General Litigation

  • Insurance claims and coverage disputes over commercial losses

  • Commercial Landlord and Tenant and Lease Negotiations and Litigation

  • Trusts & Estate Planning  & Probate Litigation for Small Business Owners & Family owned Businesses.


Professional Memberships:

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Asian Pacific Bar Association

BNIGreater Hartford Chapter

Member of the Abundance 360 Digital Community, an international community of innovators and entrepreneurs


Law Offices of Sylvia Ho, LLC is a member of the Connecticut Business and Industries Association (CBIA)


References available prior to engagement