Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C. has over 70 attorneys and offices in Hartford, New Haven and Stamford. The firm was founded over 30 years ago and represents clients including individuals, large publicly-held corporations, as well as medium and small businesses, debt and equity investors, public agencies and municipalities. The Firm’s primary practice areas include Business Law, Tax and Estate Planning, Employment Law, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Public Finance and Municipal Law and Real Estate Law. The Business Law practice group handles all aspects of business law, from business formations to sophisticated financings and acquisitions to high technology and intellectual property matters. The Employment Law practice group counsels employers in all aspects of employment matters, including employment, non-competition and retention agreements, management training, personnel policies, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and union issues. The firm litigates employment issues before administrative tribunals and state and federal courts. The Firm has developed a large and growing high technology and intellectual property practice, representing manufacturers, software developers, distributors, licensees and investors in technology ventures. The Firm has significant experience in negotiating and drafting technology transfer agreements, particularly in cross-border transactions, software and other technology licensing agreements and is experienced in copyright and trademark registrations and related intellectual property protection issues.