Business & Transaction Law


Business Formation • Business Governance • Succession Planning • Business Dissolution & Liquidation • Partnership Agreements • Lease Agreements • Contract Development & Negotiation • Zoning Issues • Non-compete & Non-disclosure Agreements • Corporate Counsel • Mergers & Acquisitions • State & Local Permits


Business law is the branch of law governing a broad range of commercial activities. More specifically, business law encompasses the rules and legal issues related to the formation, organization, planning, governance, commercial transfer and control. At the Old Saybrook law firm of Cloutier & Cassella, our attorneys represent entrepreneurs, closely held family businesses and a diverse range of local and regional companies.

Our legal services range from analysis, planning, and development of new ventures, entity formation, business counseling, and corporate governance, to a wide range of transactions in the area of banking, real estate, restaurant, marina, telecommunications, and retail operations.

When you seek our legal advice to guide your business endeavors, our attorneys work closely with you to develop your vision, whether your objective is building a new enterprise, preserving a family business or the continued growth and prosperity of an established company. Our firm takes pride in helping you see the big picture, anticipating obstacles, avoiding pitfalls and developing strategies to ensure you achieve your business goals. For trusted legal advice and practical solutions for the daily challenges your business presents, we invite you to call Cloutier & Cassella at (860) 388-3456 to explore how an attorney/client relationship with our firm can benefit you.