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Joseph B. LaRocco

Joseph B. LaRocco

Business Attorney, Formations, Contracts, Startups, and Online Businesses
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  • Connecticut
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Biography

Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq. has represented business clients, partnerships, business owners, entrepreneurs and business professionals regarding transactions involving contract drafting, breach of contract claims, marketing, distribution, licensing and conflict resolution. He also handles Construction law and Connecticut Home Improvement Contract disputes and drafting contracts to comply with the Connecticut Home Improvement Act.

Over the years he has advised clients on how to structure their business, corporation, limited liability company (LLC), joint venture, partnership and strategic relationships. He has also prepared employment agreements, made introductions, provided networking opportunities for his clients and worked with corporate attorneys to meet the needs of his clients.

He has represented various clients on a transactional basis as their legal adviser providing deal structuring and due diligence, as well as contract review, drafting and closing services. He has also assisted companies looking to enter into licensing and distribution agreements with their products on an international basis.

Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq. has advised many individuals and small businesses with planning and strategy, corporate restructuring, international product sales and capital raising options. He has advised clients on deal structure, term sheet proposals, funding and financing options.

Attorney LaRocco has also advised clients on website development agreements, marketing agreements, technology contracts and strategic relationships with larger companies. He is a shareholder, US Counsel and Director of Strategy for Picality Limited which created Tweet Eye social media scheduling software. Enterprise Ireland has funded Picality Limited €50,000 to develop and rebrand its product, execute its brand development plan and increase sales.

Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq. is a graduate of Southwestern University School of Law and Pace University.

Practice Areas
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Formations, Contracts and Disputes
  • Online Business Law
  • Home Improvement Contract Disputes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation up t 15 mins.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the type of transaction.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq. has represented corporate clients, partnerships, business owners, entrepreneurs and business professionals regarding transactions involving contract drafting, breach of contract claims, marketing, distribution, licensing and conflict resolution. He has advised clients on structuring, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), joint ventures, partnerships and strategic relationships. He has also prepared employment agreements, made introductions, provided networking opportunities for his clients and worked with corporate attorneys to meet the needs of his clients. Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq. has advised many individuals and small businesses with planning and strategy, corporate restructuring, international product sales and capital raising options. He has advised clients on deal structure, term sheet proposals, funding and financing options, and has closed over $100 Million in transactions.
Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1983) | Law
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While attending law school worked for a talent agent in Burbank. While attending law school clerked for the Attorney General's Office.
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Professional Associations
State Bar of Connecticut
Member
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Why do Business in the GCC, Part One: Significant GDP Purchasing Power,
NBIZ Magazine®, October 2013;
Regulation A
NBIZ Magazine®
Angels: An Entrepreneurs Best Friend
NBIZ Magazine®
Financing Tools: Insights into Regulation D, ,
The Investment Reporter® Volume 10, Issue 1, 1999
Websites & Blogs
Website
Joseph B. LaRocco - Attorney at Law
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Corporate Business Advice
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. Do shareholders have the right to access Board of Directors Meeting Minutes in the State of Connecticut?
A: According to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 33-946, shareholders of a Connecticut corporation are entitled to inspect the records of the company, including Board of Directors meeting minutes. If the company is uncooperative with a verbal request, then according to Connecticut State Business corporation law, found in Chapter 601 of the Conn Gen. Statutes, the shareholder must give the corporation a signed written notice (at least five business days before the date on which he wishes to inspect and copy) demanding to examine the company's records at the company's principal office. A shareholder may inspect and copy the records only if: (1) His demand is made in good faith and for a proper purpose; (2) he describes with reasonable particularity his purpose and the records he desires to inspect; and (3) the records are directly connected with his purpose. Sec 33-947(d) allows the corporation to charge a reasonable fee for labor and copies and provides: "(d) The corporation may impose a reasonable charge, covering the costs of labor and material, for copies of any documents provided to the shareholder. The charge may not exceed the estimated cost of production, reproduction or transmission of the records." Pursuant to section 33-945, those records include: (a) A corporation shall keep as permanent records minutes of all meetings of its shareholders and board of directors, a record of all actions taken by the shareholders or board of directors without a meeting and a record of all actions taken by a committee of the board of directors in place of the board of directors on behalf of the corporation. (b) A corporation shall maintain appropriate accounting records. (c) A corporation or its agent shall maintain a record of its shareholders, in a form that permits preparation of a list of the names and addresses of all shareholders, in alphabetical order by class of shares showing the number and class of shares held by each. (d) A corporation shall maintain its records in the form of a document, including an electronic record, or in another form capable of conversion into paper form within a reasonable time. (e) A corporation shall keep a copy of the following records at its principal office: (1) Its certificate of incorporation or restated certificate of incorporation, all amendments to them currently in effect and any notices to shareholders referred to in subsection (l) of section 33-608 regarding facts on which a document is dependent; (2) its bylaws or restated bylaws and all amendments to them currently in effect; (3) resolutions adopted by its board of directors creating one or more classes or series of shares and fixing their relative rights, preferences and limitations, if shares issued pursuant to those resolutions are outstanding; (4) the minutes of all shareholders' meetings and records of all action taken by shareholders without a meeting for the past three years; (5) all written communications to shareholders generally within the past three years, including the financial statements furnished for the past three years under section 33-951; (6) a list of the names and business addresses of its current directors and officers; and (7) its most recent annual report delivered to the Secretary of the State under section 33-953.
Q. Hi. I wanted to start a small business, I wanted to name it after a fictional character from a movie.
A: Dave: It really depends on whether or not the name is copyrighted. Even if it is not, the production company or studio that has the rights to the movie, and that is protected by copyright. They can decide to sue you claiming that since the movie is copyrighted, so is the name of the fictional character. Your best approach would be to contact them and get a waiver or a licensing agreement from them that allows you to use that name. Better to find out know instead of putting all that time, effort, and money into the project only to have a big law firm send you a cease and desist letter, or worse, two years from now sue you after you have built up a brand name. Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq.
Q. The previous owner of our property stole land from our neighbor to expand driveway 10 years ago who legally owns It now
A: Adverse possession is recognized under Connecticut Law and requires a 15 year period, pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 52-575. Adverse possession is a method of acquiring title to real estate, accomplished by an open, visible, and exclusive possession uninterruptedly for a 15-year period. Do not let your neighbor cut into your property, call the police if she does and explain to them this is a civil matter and your neighbor needs to bring you to court, she cannot dig into your driveway.
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Joseph B. LaRocco - Attorney at Law
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Shelton, CT 06484
Telephone: (203) 599-1928