Connecticut

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
Wiggin & Dana

Founded in 1934, Wiggin and Dana is among the top firms in Connecticut with locations in New Haven, Greenwich, Hartford and Madison. Wiggin and Dana serves as United States counsel for many European companies and it has a global reach throughout its offices based in New York, Philadelphia, Palm Beach and Washington DC. The firm is primarily known for its M&A practice and is also active in real estate. 

In Connecticut, Wiggin and Dana has a strong focus on middle-market M&A transactions in a range of sectors, such as biopharma, technology, construction, health care, manufacturing, media and utilities. Over the research period, the firm has represented family offices and private equity firms and it also acted as local counsel on large M&A transactions. 

In the M&A space, the firm represented electronic toll collection services company Highway Toll Administration on its acquisition by global investment firm Platinum Equity Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Another interesting transaction saw the firm advise Hudson Technologies on its acquisition of Airgas-Refrigerants. 

The real estate team works in a broad range of transactions including acquisitions, sales, developments, leasings and financings. Over the research period, the group was very active on real estate financing transactions. One interesting mandate saw the firm representing Jackson Laboratory, a non-profit research institute based in Bar Harbor, Maine, regarding an agreement involving $291 million in state bond funding, the construction of the genomic research institute and a research collaboration agreement with the University of Connecticut.  

In 2018 the firm lost M&A partner Scott Kaufman who joined Sullivan & Worcester.