Aeton Law Partners
CONNECTICUT BUSINESS LAWYERS
The term “Aeton” means swift and efficient. The goal of Aeton Law Partners is to provide our clients with professionally aggressive legal services by trusted and experienced attorneys in an honest, swift, and efficient manner. Our attorneys handle litigation, trials and transactions throughout Connecticut in a variety of matters including business, employment, technology, insurance, serious personal injury, and criminal law.
Our attorneys will seek to earn your trust and confidence through the services we deliver and the personal commitment to your legal problems. We do not sell legal services as a product. Rather, when you hire Aeton, you are entering into a professional client relationship where we provide the technical legal skills, but also our personal commitment to your legal case.
- Our partners are rated AV Preeminent by their peers, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards as determined by Martindale-Hubbell.
- Our partners include former partners at large law firms, published authors, and the immediate past president of the Connecticut Bar Association
- Our attorneys have been included in the select listing of outstanding attorneys in Connecticut and New England by Super Lawyers.
- Our lawyers are recognized as “Top-Rated Lawyers” by The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines.
- Our attorneys have been selected as “Top Attorneys” by both Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine.
- Our litigation attorneys include former prosecutors for the states of Connecticut and Massachusetts
- Our attorneys have received numerous 5 star reviews across various client and peer review platforms
- Our attorneys frequently speak at seminars on various topics including business law, contracts, technology, firm management and criminal law
LITIGATION, TRIAL AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION BY RESPECTED COURTROOM ATTORNEYS
Our litigation and trial attorneys include two former prosecutors as well as attorneys with training and experience from prominent law firms. Our lead trial attorneys are N. Kane Bennett and Jonathan Shapiro. Attorney Bennett has completed over 50 trials with jury trials in multiple states. He received his initial trial experience and training as a prosecuting attorney and subsequently continued his training at one of Connecticut’s largest litigation and trial law firms. Attorney Shapiro has completed over 50 trials in a variety of matters. He received trial experience and litigation training at one of Connecticut’s top large law firms. He has logged more than 75 days of trial in 2019 alone and is in the middle of one of the longest trial proceedings of record in a business trade secret case. Attorneys Bennett and Shapiro are joined by experienced trial attorneys Nate Baber, Rebecca Hartley, Chris Folsom, Brian Ward, and Dean Hanafin.
Whether working together as part of a team or individually, they handle lawsuits and trials for individuals, corporations, small businesses, and insurance companies.
We also frequently get involved in unique and specialized areas of law on a case-by-case basis. We handle cases throughout Connecticut, in state and federal court. We also handle select matters in Massachusetts and New York and several other states with assistance of local counsel. We have handled cases in Delaware, California, New York, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and Arizona to name a few. We further serve as local counsel in Connecticut to other attorneys nationwide seeking to bring claims in Connecticut.
BUSINESS LAW AND TRANSACTIONS BY EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS
At Aeton, our Connecticut business lawyers provide transactional legal services to entrepreneurs and startups, small business owners, and mature companies on all types of transactional legal matters and general business law. We represent all business sectors and provide services to include general counsel legal services, employment counseling, business formation, corporate governance documents, commercial transactions, loan closing and business financing, and the purchase and sale of businesses by asset purchase or stock purchase. Our transactional attorneys work with local and high-level tax professionals, forensic accountants, and business accountants to provide a team approach to business transactions.
EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS, NON-COMPETE, AND TRADE SECRET DISPUTES
We are regularly hired to handle various types of employment lawsuits and disputes. In particular, clients hire our attorneys to draft, review, and defend or bring lawsuits involving non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. We also have represented several companies and individuals involving claims of theft of trade secrets, stealing client and customer lists, and computer data. We work with experts to reconstruct “inside” jobs involving theft of data and client lists.
SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS, DISSOLUTION ACTIONS, PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES
In corporate disputes involving shareholder’s rights, breach of fiduciary obligations, and dissolution, we represent companies, officers and directors, and individual shareholders in pre-suit negotiations and in active litigation. We bring and defend dissolution actions involving claims of oppression by shareholders and breach of shareholder agreements. We also get hired to resolve disputes between partners and members of limited liability companies before the disputes escalate to a lawsuit. A typical case might involve breach of an operating agreement, judicial dissolutions, self-dealing or theft of funds, or violation of common law fiduciary duties or statutory duties of good faith and fair dealing. We have handled many cases through to trial involving partnership disputes or “business divorces” and break ups.
SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIMS
Our attorneys have years of experience investigating and handling serious personal injury and wrongful death claims. Our cases typically involve serious injuries or wrongful death from car or auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, fires, explosions, construction site accidents, defective products, and defective property, and industrial accidents. We have worked with experts from across the country to support our cases in all areas including engineering, cause and origin, standard of care, and biomechanics.
ATTORNEYS FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE, REGULATORY DISCIPLINE, ELECTED OFFICIALS
We defend clients on a range of criminal defense matters, such as computer crimes, computer fraud and abuse, financial crimes, white collar crime, and driving under the influence, in the Middletown and Hartford areas and throughout Connecticut. Our attorneys handle defense of ethics charges from municipalities or the office of state ethics against elected officials and professionals. We further handle professional and regulatory discipline matters for professionals including physicians, nurses and others. We have significant experience representing and advising physicians on contractual issues and medical staff privileges.
TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE MATTERS BY SKILLED TECHNOLOGY ATTORNEYS
Our attorneys provide counseling on all facets of the law related to software, hardware, IT consulting, outsourcing, intellectual property and technology development.
Our lead technology transactions attorney, David Benoit, is AV peer review rated. He has personally drafted and negotiated over $2.5 billion dollars in technology transactions on behalf of clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to technology startups. His training and experience was gained from working at a large law firm and in the corporate law department of a global financial services corporation.
INTERNET ATTORNEYS, INTERNET DISPUTES, ONLINE HARASSMENT
We handle many different types of civil litigation involving the Internet. These claims can include defamation, online harassment, invasion of privacy, copyright infringement and infliction of emotional distress. Many of these claims require the understanding and gathering of electronic evidence. Our attorneys bring the experience necessary to pursue and defend these claims. We have represented several individuals, school-aged children, and professionals targeted for online harassment, revenge porn, and stalking.
"I have been working with Kane Bennett for many years for technology legal services. He understands the technology vertical very well to protecting client / supplier relationships as well as internal business issues in human resources etc. I take comfort in his pragmatic approach to issues and issue prevention; options are quickly presented based on facts, there is no extra noise in the discussions and he is tech savvy which makes his operation efficient, and my costs / stress lower. Kane has always been a valued partner."
"Kane explained the pros and cons of each choice very clearly. He never tried to push me to choices that resulted in the most billable hours."
"I have asked Attorney Bennett for advice and direction on a number of matters. Neyah has a very high competency and I would recommend him highly to anyone needing legal advice. What differentiates Neyah is not only the level of confidence he instills and a keen insight, but most importantly the fact that he can take care of business."
"Attorney Bennett was very thorough in reviewing my case, and did an exceptional job in identifying all of the potential hazards on both sides. He has great intuition and is very adept at navigating the legal process."
Nate is knowledgeable, hard-working, and he went above and beyond for me. He was always accessible, always patient, and is the BEST attorney! I highly recommend him, and am completely satisfied.
"Nate and Kane provided exceptional service across several legal areas. In addition to being professional and thorough, they were extremely accessible outside normal business hours. Out of the several firms I have retained in the past, Aeton law has greatly exceeded my expectations. Their advice has been invaluable and much appreciated. I would recommend them to anyone."
"Nate Baber went above and beyond to deliver the best services possible. He always made sure that I clearly understood every step along the way and was available whenever I had a question or needed advice. He worked tirelessly to resolve my case as soon as possible. I was involved in the entire process and I fully trusted his expertise. I would highly recommend his services and have the utmost respect for him. Best lawyer around!"
"I have worked with other lawyers in the past but none as knowledgeable, professional, or attentive as Kane Bennett. Retaining Aeton Law partners saved me time and money while giving me peace of mind to attend to my business and be with my family. I cannot recommend Aeton Law enough if you need a competent, reliable lawyer."
"I had an excellent experience in working with N. Kane Bennett when he represented me. Kane took the time to understand my situation, advise me of my options and then worked with me to achieve the desired outcome. Due to Kane’s understanding of business, the law and technology we developed a good strategy and achieved a better than expected result in a reasonable amount of time. I highly recommend him."
"Kane Bennett is a highly effective professional. He is perceptive, detail-oriented and focused on results. He can quickly assess issues, identify problems and find solutions. He is a pleasure to work with as a professional and as a person."
"David is one of the brightest, most ethical people that I know. His business solutions are creative and effective. He brings a clear sense of ethics to all that he does. He is also a nice person. Working with David is a pleasure."
"Kane has been great to work with. He kept me in well informed through all stages of our project. I highly recommend him."
"Nate helped with a complex situation regarding my daughter’s illness. He was compassionate and kind throughout the process and went above and beyond. He was prompt in returning calls and always willing to listen. I would highly recommend Nate and would work with him again without hesitation."
"David is a great partner to work with. In my experience, he is very knowledgeable and diligent in his work. He delivers top quality results and he excels in negotiations. I learned a great deal when working with David and use lots of the lessons he taught me in my current position today."
"Have had a great experience with Aeton. As a tech startup, we relied on the firm for advice regarding IP, contracts with outside developers, trademarks, corporate structure and an assortment of other startup related issues."
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