Carmody & Torrance LLP and Sandak Hennessey & Greco LLP (SHG), two prominent law firms in Connecticut, announced today that they have combined. With the addition of the 15 attorneys from SHG, the combined 77-attorney firm will have regional experience and reach throughout Connecticut and the Northeast.
On January 1, 2014, the firm began operating as Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP. The combination was led by Carmody & Torrance’s Managing Partner, Brian T. Henebry, who will continue to serve as the firm’s Managing Partner, and Jay H. Sandak, the Founding Partner of Sandak Hennessey & Greco (SHG).
The combined firm will expand the geographic reach and practice areas of both firms. SHG’s extensive experience in Commercial Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use, and Litigation together with its relationships throughout Fairfield County, makes it a natural fit for Carmody & Torrance,” said Brian Henebry, “our firm has been looking for the right match within Fairfield County, and we knew this was it. Both firms share the same focus: achieving the clients’ objectives, getting results and doing so efficiently at a reasonable cost.” Carmody & Torrance, founded more than a century ago in Waterbury, and with deep roots in New Haven County, has long enjoyed a great reputation for its outstanding Litigation, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Business and Transactional Representation, Energy and Utility, Healthcare, Municipal Law, Trust and Estates, White Collar Defense, Environmental and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices.
Kevin Greco of SHG will lead the combined firm’s Personal Injury practice area, continuing to serve clients statewide.
Jay Sandak said, “our attorneys are excited to practice together as Carmody Torrance Sandak and Hennessey. We have discovered that both firms have the same dedication to professional and personalized service to our clients. Our combined forces truly create a ‘1 + 1 = 3’ situation. We have broadened the service that we can offer our clients with a deeper bench of trial lawyers and with the sophisticated financial and business transactions practice of the Carmody attorneys. At the same time, working with Carmody attorneys will allow us to expand our practices statewide to better serve our current and future clients.”
“This combination is an important strategic expansion allowing us to offer clients deeper legal know-how and a broader geographic reach. Our firms share the same culture: we are committed to highly personalized, cost effective client service, an efficient business model, and a professional environment where our colleagues know and respect one another,” says Henebry.
Carmody & Torrance and SHG’s lawyers and practices have regularly been recognized among the top in Litigation and Labor and Employment by Chambers USA Guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Benchmark Litigation. Many of the firm’s attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers in America and the Super Lawyers lists. The combined firm represents publicly traded companies, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, municipalities, government entities, utility and energy corporations, private companies and individuals.
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP has offices in New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, and Southbury.
About Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP
Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey LLP serves the legal needs of Connecticut’s business community and individuals across the region. A combination of two of Connecticut’s mid-sized firms, its commitment to partner level attention, pragmatic advice, and results-driven approach remains unchanged.