The litigation and transactional attorneys at Goldman Gruder & Woods, LLC are ideal referral and partnering sources for out-of-state attorneys in need of Connecticut local counsel.
Our firm’s knowledge of local practices and procedures, rate structure and flexibility make for easy relationships with general counsel and out-of-state or multi-state clients.
Litigation Services. Our experienced litigators have handled many suits that were referred by general counsel for clients required to commence or defend lawsuits in Connecticut’s State and Federal courts, including U.S. Bankruptcy Court. Typical cases include business litigation, foreclosure, eviction, consumer protection defense, and bankruptcy matters. The firm is sufficiently flexible to work with referring counsel and the client to make certain that our role serves the client’s interests and comfort level within a prescribed budget.
- The firm often serves as sole counsel, reporting regularly to referring counsel.
- GGW sometimes serves as co-counsel, advising referring counsel on items of local law, reviewing referring counsel’s work to ensure compliance with local rules and practices, and arguing motions before local judges.
- Our firm frequently divides a case with referring counsel in a manner by which different firms take primary and secondary responsibility for different aspects of the case, including discovery.
Transactional Matters. Goldman Gruder & Woods, LLC often serves as Connecticut counsel in transactional matters to issue opinion letters, review and analyze zoning issues, provide necessary background, interface with local attorneys or governmental officials on local or issue-specific matters, and review title issues, procure title searches and issue title insurance policies. Our transactional attorneys have also been engaged to attend the Connecticut portion of closings when out-of-state general counsel desire a physical closing but their clients’ budgets do not make travel feasible.
Referring counsel should contact Michael Goldman for transactional matters and Matthew Woods for litigation matters.