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January 23, 2018

HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN, CT (January 23, 2018)…Murtha Cullina LLP is pleased to welcome Andy I. Corea and Marc T. Finer as Partners in the Business and Finance Department.

Mr. Corea has an intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on trademark counseling and prosecution, as well as enforcement, litigation, and licensing for clients in the United States and internationally. He has been lead counsel in numerous matters before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and has represented clients in federal court cases throughout the country.  He also advises several private equity companies regarding intellectual property issues.

Mr. Corea has been practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property law since 1999 – first as a trademark examining attorney for the USPTO and then with an intellectual property boutique firm, where he served on the firm’s management committee.

“We are pleased to add Andy’s trademark expertise as we continue to grow our IP Group.  His extensive experience in trademarks complements the IP Group’s existing skills and allows us to offer comprehensive IP services to our clients,” said Anthony P. Gangemi, Chair of the Murtha Cullina Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Mr. Finer provides effective and innovative federal tax, multistate tax and business planning solutions for corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, investment entities and individuals. He regularly advises clients on federal, state and local income, compliance and reporting tax issues from operating businesses and investments.

Mr. Finer's work includes counseling clients on a variety of transactions, including business and asset acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, mergers, reorganizations and divestitures, real estate purchases and sales, entity formations and liquidations and insurance and financial products. An integral part of Mr. Finer's practice includes advising real estate professionals and investors on structuring tax-deferred exchanges under IRC Section 1031, strategies to minimize the impact of the 3.8% net investment income tax and real estate/controlling interest transfer taxes, real estate dealer versus investor issues and capital gain planning. 

“Marc is a strong addition to our Firm,” said Thomas M. Daniells, Chair of the Murtha Cullina Business and Finance Department. “He brings with him knowledge and experience that will be extremely valuable to our business and tax clients.”

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 100 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, insurance recovery, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality. 

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive member firm in Connecticut for Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. For more information, visit

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