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David A. Menard Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Hartford
Email: dmenard@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6047
Fax: 860-240-6150

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Connecticut

Education

  • George Washington University (J.D., with honors, 2002)
  • Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 1997)

David A. Menard


David Menard is a Partner in the Business Law Practice Group and is the Chair of the Firm’s Entrepreneur Group.  He represents clients in the areas of private equity, emerging growth companies, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and commercial agreements, trademarks, copyrights and securities law.  In the private equity and venture capital area, David has represented both companies and investors in debt and equity offerings, and has provided both pre and post-investment general corporate law guidance to emerging growth companies in various industries, including high tech, software, bio-science, manufacturing, audio and video, retail, steel and solar energy. In addition to equity financings, David advises clients on a variety of business matters throughout their life cycle, including formation, supply and sales channel contracts (such as U.S. and foreign manufacturing, distribution and sales arrangements, software and technology licensing, trademarks and branding, and equity compensation arrangements).

David has represented clients in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions involving both local and international businesses with small, medium and large market caps. David regularly works with the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group on transactional matters, and has advised hospitals, physician practices and health care industry associations on a variety of business law matters. In the securities area, David advises both privately and publicly-held companies with respect to the issuance of securities, including initial and secondary public offerings and shelf registrations, periodic SEC reporting matters, stock exchange listing standards, and ongoing securities regulatory matters.

In addition to his law practice, David serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut by mentoring in entrepreneur programs at reSET in Hartford CT, the University of Connecticut, Bridgeport University, the Community Economic Development Fund and elsewhere.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Trust and the Connecticut chapter of Conscious Capitalism.  David also serves as co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s committee to draft Benefit Limited Liability Company legislation for Connecticut.  Finally, David is also a co-host of the CTSTARTUP podcast, which shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs and growth companies in Connecticut.

David regularly makes presentations on a variety of business law subjects. The following is a list of his more recent topics:

• Crowd Funding

• Brand Development and Protection

• Equity Compensation for Employees

• Preparing Your Company for Sale

• Generating Revenue through Licensing

• Debt Financing

• Equity Financing

• Distributor and Dealer Arrangements

• Introduction to Asset and Stock Purchase Transactions

• The Purchase Transaction Agreement

• Doing Business in the Cloud

• Executive Employment Agreements

• Joint Ventures

David has also been interviewed by the printed press for his knowledge in certain areas of corporate law.

While at George Washington University Law School, David was the Senior Managing Editor of the “Public Contract Law Journal.” In addition, David completed internships with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and Major Crimes sections.

  • Board of Directors, Crossroads Venture Group
  • Chair, Murtha Cullina Recruitment Committee
  • Chair, Murtha Cullina Entrepreneur Initiative
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Connecticut Law Tribune 2013 New Leader in the Law
     
Overview

David Menard is a Partner in the Business Law Practice Group and is the Chair of the Firm’s Entrepreneur Group.  He represents clients in the areas of private equity, emerging growth companies, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and commercial agreements, trademarks, copyrights and securities law.  In the private equity and venture capital area, David has represented both companies and investors in debt and equity offerings, and has provided both pre and post-investment general corporate law guidance to emerging growth companies in various industries, including high tech, software, bio-science, manufacturing, audio and video, retail, steel and solar energy. In addition to equity financings, David advises clients on a variety of business matters throughout their life cycle, including formation, supply and sales channel contracts (such as U.S. and foreign manufacturing, distribution and sales arrangements, software and technology licensing, trademarks and branding, and equity compensation arrangements).

David has represented clients in a variety of merger and acquisition transactions involving both local and international businesses with small, medium and large market caps. David regularly works with the Firm’s Health Care Practice Group on transactional matters, and has advised hospitals, physician practices and health care industry associations on a variety of business law matters. In the securities area, David advises both privately and publicly-held companies with respect to the issuance of securities, including initial and secondary public offerings and shelf registrations, periodic SEC reporting matters, stock exchange listing standards, and ongoing securities regulatory matters.

In addition to his law practice, David serves as a mentor to entrepreneurs throughout Connecticut by mentoring in entrepreneur programs at reSET in Hartford CT, the University of Connecticut, Bridgeport University, the Community Economic Development Fund and elsewhere.  He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Social Enterprise Trust and the Connecticut chapter of Conscious Capitalism.  David also serves as co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s committee to draft Benefit Limited Liability Company legislation for Connecticut.  Finally, David is also a co-host of the CTSTARTUP podcast, which shines a spotlight on entrepreneurs and growth companies in Connecticut.

David regularly makes presentations on a variety of business law subjects. The following is a list of his more recent topics:

• Crowd Funding

• Brand Development and Protection

• Equity Compensation for Employees

• Preparing Your Company for Sale

• Generating Revenue through Licensing

• Debt Financing

• Equity Financing

• Distributor and Dealer Arrangements

• Introduction to Asset and Stock Purchase Transactions

• The Purchase Transaction Agreement

• Doing Business in the Cloud

• Executive Employment Agreements

• Joint Ventures

David has also been interviewed by the printed press for his knowledge in certain areas of corporate law.

While at George Washington University Law School, David was the Senior Managing Editor of the “Public Contract Law Journal.” In addition, David completed internships with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of International Affairs and Major Crimes sections.

Memberships
  • Board of Directors, Crossroads Venture Group
  • Chair, Murtha Cullina Recruitment Committee
  • Chair, Murtha Cullina Entrepreneur Initiative
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Recognition
  • Connecticut Law Tribune 2013 New Leader in the Law
     
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Connecticut
Education
  • George Washington University (J.D., with honors, 2002)
  • Boston College (B.A., cum laude, 1997)
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