Location: East Brunswick, NJ
Specialty: Corporate finance, M&A for tech and tech-enabled companies
ESQ Service Area Firm – Large
McCarter & English, LLP is recognized as an expert in high-tech companies and intellectual property. The firm was one of the co-founders of the New Jersey Technology Council, which is a statewide organization dedicated to providing information, networking and mentoring opportunities to the technology community. McCarter & English is also a sponsor and active member of the Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital & Technologies (PACT). In New York, partner David Sorin is the only lawyer represented on the New York Venture Capital Association’s board. The firm sponsors many of the technology meetups in the region, including the Brooklyn Tech Meetup and the NJ Tech Meetup in Hoboken.
QUICK TIP “Not every good idea represents a good business, and not every good business is a financeable business.”
McCarter & English works with virtually every major university in R&D programs and licensing transactions, so that technologies can be commercialized and brought to the marketplace. It is important to the firm to not just provide services, but help nurture the appropriate environments for technology companies to be formed, get financed and flourish. This focus is the result of a long history of dedication to those industries McCarter & English believes will be the economic drivers of the future. In a similar vein, recognizing the importance of the energy sector for the national economy, the firm in 2014 merged with another firm in Washington, DC, which specializes in energy law matters.