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Farmington Business Attorneys

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Sylvia Ho 

I have been representing small individual and family-owned businesses in Connecticut for more than 30 years in transactions and litigation matters.  I have also worked as in-house counsel for a large company overseeing human resource consultants and employment law matters.  I've owned several businesses and been involved with start-ups and growth oriented companies.  I offer start up and growth companies with affordable corporate counsel service packages which allows the business to have a fractional in-house attorney for all of its legal needs. 

(860) 255-7719
sho@sylviaholaw.com

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Practice Areas

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.

Background

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 & Massachusetts.

 

Languages:

Chinese Cantonese - Proficient

Chinese Mandarin - Comprehension

Honors & 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

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association

  • Business Law Division

  • Intellectual Property Law Division

Connecticut Bar Association

  • Business Law Section

  • Litigation Section


Massachusetts Bar  Association

  • Employment Law Section

  • Business Law Section


BNI
, Minnechaug Chapter​


Central Connecticut Chamber of Commerce

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Matthew J Patterson, Of Counsel

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I have provided fit-for-purpose intellectual property solutions for clients for more than 25 years. Before becoming an attorney, I worked as an engineer and inventor in the aerospace industry. As an attorney, I have worked as in-house counsel for start-ups and large corporations as well as counsel for a large intellectual property boutique law firm. I work with small companies and start-ups to provide them with counsel to identify, protect, license, and monetize their intellectual property. I partner with my clients to learn their business and provide business-minded solutions to their intellectual property issues. I do this at a reasonable price and without the expense of traditional law firm overhead. 

Admissions:

American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
Connecticut Bar Association
BNI, Minnechaug Chapter

Practice & Education

Areas of Practice:

I represent small business owners in all aspects of patents and trademarks including:

  • Patents

    • Patent Drafting

    • Patent Prosecution

    • Patent Portfolio Valuation

    • Patent Due Diligence

    • Freedom to Practice Opinions

    • Patent Infringement Opinions

    • Patent Prior Art Searches

    • Patent Licensing – In and Out

  • Copyright Filing

  • Trademarks

    • Trademark Searches

    • Trademark Applications

    • Trademark Opinions

  • Diligence and Support

    • Mergers and Acquisitions

    • Venture Capital

    • Litigation

    • Company Formations

Education:

BS Mechanical Engineering 1983, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

 

MBA 1989, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

JD 1994, Western New England University, Springfield, Massachusetts

 

Licensed to Practice law in Connecticut and before the USPTO in any jurisdiction

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Seth M. Wilson, Of Counsel

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For over 22 years I have provided practical operational solutions as in-house counsel and a litigation and commercial attorney. I provide growth stage companies with corporate advisory; commercial agreements (including international relationships); Trade secrets protection and strategic patent guidance;Trademark, Copyright, Intellectual Property Licensing and Unfair Competition prosecution and defense;  Licensing and regulatory compliance issues, including highly regulated industries;  Commercial and General Litigation; Insurance claims and coverage disputes; Government contracting, bid protests and appeals; Human Resources/Employment and Labor/Non-Competition Agreements; Due Diligence, Negotiations and Purchase and Sale of Companies.

Admissions:

Connecticut, Massachusetts

US Federal District Court, CT & MA

United States Patent & Trademark Office

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Julie A. Morgan, Of Counsel

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I have represented closely-held businesses, such as partnerships, family owned businesses and corporations for over 20 years in commercial transactions and litigation before state and federal courts. I have been also served as a Receiver appointed by the Superior Court to oversee a financial business.  I have also served as an attorney for the Bankruptcy Trustees in the United State Bankruptcy Court for Connecticut. Before becoming an attorney, I worked for a national bank as a commercial real estate appraiser. My background in real estate and banking helps with advising clients on property purchases as well as representing them before municipal boards and appeals to superior courts on tax valuation issues. I believe that experiences with business operations and valuation give me a unique perspective in assisting my clients as a corporate advisor and as an advocate.

Admissions:

Connecticut, US Federal District Court, CT

US Federal Bankruptcy Court,  CT

Practice & Education

Areas of Practice:

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

  • Litigation

  • Mediation

  • Bankruptcy

  • Eminent Domain

  • Property Taxation

  • Real Estate Valuation

  • Personal Property

  • Land Use

  • Probate

Education:

University of Connecticut, B.A., 1991

​Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1998

 

1998, Connecticut; 2001, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

Hartford County, Connecticut and American Bar Associations.