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Willard F. Pinney, Jr. Murtha Cullina LLP Of Counsel

Of Counsel

Hartford
Email: wpinney@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6016
Fax: 860-240-6150

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut

Education

  • University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude, 1968)
  • Yale University (B.A., 1965)

Willard F. Pinney, Jr.


Willard Pinney is a member of the Firm’s corporate law practice. He has more than 40 years of experience representing both public and private companies in the areas of corporate and securities law. Willard has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, contracts, private equity transactions and general company representation. He formerly served as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Private Equity Group. Willard is a past chair of the Firm’s Corporate Department and Executive Committee.

  • Advisory Council to the Banking Commissioner on the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act, Chairman (1988 to 1999) and a member (1977 to present)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law Section; Member of Executive Committee (Chairman 1994-1996)
  • Listed as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer (Band I) in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law in 2014 and 2012  and in the area of Corporate Law in 2013 and 2011 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law since 1989 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas  of Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Corporate Finance from 2007-2012  (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

Overview

Willard Pinney is a member of the Firm’s corporate law practice. He has more than 40 years of experience representing both public and private companies in the areas of corporate and securities law. Willard has extensive experience with mergers and acquisitions, contracts, private equity transactions and general company representation. He formerly served as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Private Equity Group. Willard is a past chair of the Firm’s Corporate Department and Executive Committee.

Memberships
  • Advisory Council to the Banking Commissioner on the Connecticut Uniform Securities Act, Chairman (1988 to 1999) and a member (1977 to present)
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law Section; Member of Executive Committee (Chairman 1994-1996)
Recognition
  • Listed as a leading mergers and acquisitions lawyer (Band I) in Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers & Partners-Publishing (ChambersandPartners.com)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions Law in 2014 and 2012  and in the area of Corporate Law in 2013 and 2011 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities/Capital Markets Law since 1989 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas  of Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Corporate Finance from 2007-2012  (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

Education
  • University of Michigan (J.D., cum laude, 1968)
  • Yale University (B.A., 1965)
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