Robinson+Cole Elects New Partners and Counsel

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Am Law 200 law firm elects four lawyers to partnership and elevates two to counsel

These six lawyers have made significant contributions to our clients and to our firm’s successes and it is a pleasure to congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions.

Robinson+Cole is pleased to announce the election of four new partners and the promotion of two associates to counsel, effective January 1, 2016. The lawyers elected to partner are Adam Anderson, Megan E. Baroni, Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson, and April F. Condon. The lawyers promoted to counsel are Alaine C. Doolan and Michele L. Maresca.

“These six lawyers have made significant contributions to our clients and to our firm’s successes and it is a pleasure to congratulate them on their well-deserved promotions,” said John B. Lynch Jr., managing partner. “They provide exceptional service and value to our clients and offer a deep knowledge in their respective legal fields.”

New Partners

Adam Anderson (Business Transactions, Hartford) – Mr. Anderson focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate, venture capital, and finance matters. He regularly counsels clients in a wide range of merger and acquisition transactions, such as acquisitions and dispositions of public and private companies in the media and technology industries. A significant portion of Mr. Anderson's practice involves providing advice on corporate and business matters for ongoing clients, including start-up and emerging growth companies. He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

Megan E. Baroni (Environmental + Utilities, Stamford) – Ms. Baroni focuses her practice on environmental litigation; federal and state administrative compliance, including remediation of contaminated properties; and transactional environmental issues. Much of her litigation work focuses on representing private parties in disputes under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and other federal and state environmental laws. Ms. Baroni is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

Britt-Marie K. Cole-Johnson (Labor, Employment, Benefits + Immigration, Hartford) – Ms. Cole-Johnson counsels boards of directors, senior management, and human resources professionals in all areas of employment law, with a focus on sensitive, high-risk personnel issues and investigations as well as compliance and training. She regularly advises clients regarding personnel policies, affirmative action compliance, pay equity, discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, disability and reasonable accommodations, leaves of absence, employment contracts, separation agreements, and reductions in force. Ms. Cole-Johnson also represents employers across various industries in litigation involving discrimination, wrongful termination, workers’ compensation retaliation, and other employment claims before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut.

April F. Condon (Real Estate + Development, Stamford) – Ms. Condon has deep experience in structuring, negotiating, documenting, and closing complex and varied real estate transactions. She regularly represents clients in complex commercial lease negotiations for office, industrial, and retail space throughout the United States. Ms. Condon also has extensive commercial real estate development, conveyancing, and title experience. Additionally, she has experience in the preparation and negotiation of design and construction contracts and has worked on projects involving both commercial and retail space. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

New Counsel

Alaine C. Doolan (Business Transactions – Intellectual Property, Hartford) – Ms. Doolan’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of intellectual property and technology, licensing, brand management, and Internet-related law across various industries, including food and beverage, fashion and merchandising, software, and health care. She has experience in the protection of corporate brands, including the prosecution, maintenance, enforcement, protection, and licensing of trademarks, copyrights, and domains. She also handles opposition, cancellation, and appeal proceedings before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. In addition, Ms. Doolan works with a network of international associates to serve the foreign intellectual property needs of the firm's clients. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut.

Michele L. Maresca (Real Estate + Development, Hartford) – Ms. Maresca has a diverse real estate development practice that includes leasing, land use, title, finance, and transactions. She negotiates, documents, and closes complex real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and entitlements, often in support of a specific development project. Ms. Maresca serves as counsel to developers and municipalities involved in public-private partnerships and negotiates complex development agreements and ground leases for projects with both public and private components. She leverages her prior experience as a land use planner to assist clients in resolving land use and real estate issues affecting development projects. She is admitted to practice law in Connecticut.

About Robinson+Cole
Robinson+Cole is a service mark of Robinson & Cole LLP, an Am Law 200 firm with 200 lawyers in nine offices serving regional, national, and international clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Since 1845, Robinson & Cole LLP has expanded to meet the changing needs of clients. The firm represents corporate, governmental, and nonprofit entities, as well as individual clients, in a wide range of matters, including corporate; business and insurance litigation; tax and tax-exempt; finance; public finance; land use, environmental and utilities, and real estate; health law; labor, employment, and benefits; intellectual property and technology; data privacy and security; and government relations. For more information, please visit

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