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Shipman & Goodwin LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Paciorek has joined the firm as an Associate in the Business and Corporate practice group, where he will focus in the areas of private equity and venture capital.

Michael structures financing transactions, advises on corporate governance and contract matters, and handles mergers and acquisitions on behalf of life science and technology startups, emerging and middle-market companies, and private equity funds.

“We are thrilled to welcome Michael to our team,” said Dormer Stephen, Chair of Shipman’s Business and Corporate practice group. “With his expertise in venture capital and private equity financings and mergers and acquisitions and his ability to serve as an outside general counsel to emerging growth companies in a wide range of industries, we are confident that he will be a valuable asset to our firm as we continue to grow and serve our clients.”

Michael received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for academic excellence in Technology and Law Practice. He received his J.D. with honors and a Certificate in Tax Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While at law school, he was the Executive Editor for the Connecticut Law Review. He earned his Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

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