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Francis G. Pennarola

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I represent business and business owners with all of their legal needs, ranging from establishing the appropriate legal entities to preparing LLC operating agreements and shareholder agreements, and providing help in preparing and reviewing contracts. I assist buyers and sellers of businesses.

As part of business representation, I handle employment law matters and prepare and review employment agreements for both business owners and key employees. I prepare nondisclosure and confidentiality agreements to protect secrets, as well as noncompetition agreements.

I advise business owners on succession planning, both for closely held companies and those with diverse ownership. This is often a collaborative effort with accountants and financial advisors. Our depth in the estate planning field is a valuable resource I draw on.

I prepare and prosecute trademark applications and interact with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on a regular basis. I advise on trademark disputes and negotiate coexistence agreements for clients. I advise on copyright matters.

I represent medical practices, working on shareholder issues and employment agreements for physicians and other professionals.

I represent buyers and sellers of commercial real estate. I prepare and review commercial leases.

I serve as a corporate director and have experience with ESOPs.

My goal is to provide timely, efficient, and effective legal representation.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Government

Have a complex legal matter? Contact Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC online or call (203) 902-4882 for a consultation with our experienced attorneys. With offices in Danbury and Southbury, we serve clients throughout Fairfield County.

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar Association, member
  • Danbury Bar Association, member (President, 1984 to 1985)
  • National Center for Employee Ownership, member

Civic Involvement

  • 8 year member of the Newtown Legislative Council
  • 18 year member, Trustees of Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Association
  • Attorney trial referee and factfinder, Judicial District of Danbury

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York

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