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Overview

Vincent maintains a versatile practice in the areas of labor and employment and general corporate law. Vincent’s clients including closely held and public businesses, non-profit organizations, independent schools, municipalities and start-ups. In many cases, he acts as such clients general counsel.

Vincent’s labor and employment practice focuses on counseling and advising employers on all aspects of the employment relationship. He works with clients to manage risks and formulate strategies to avoid litigation and to comply with regulatory obligations. Vincent regularly represents employers in mediations, arbitrations, labor negotiations, contract negotiations and defends employers before administrative agencies such as the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, State Board of Labor Relations and federal and state Departments of Labor. Vincent is frequently invited by employers and industry groups to speak and present training seminars on a variety of common employment issues.

Vincent also regularly represents clients in many other aspects of their operations, including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions and leasing, contracts and corporate governance matters.

Experience

  • Vincent represented a municipal employer in connection with three concurrent union organization campaigns covering three bargaining units. Vincent then successfully negotiated “first contract” collective bargaining agreements with all three unions.
  • Acts as principal outside employment counsel to a large, multinational engineering outsourcing firm. He works closely with the client to develop and implement human resources strategies, multistate employment policies and strategies for enforcing restrictive covenants.
  • Acts as outside general counsel on all employment and corporate related matters to several large wholesale distribution companies operating throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.
  • Acts as outside general counsel on employment, education and business related matters to a local, private independent day school.
  • Represented dentist in purchase of interest in dental practice
  • Assisted in representation of multiple borrowers in multimillion dollar bank qualified tax exempt bond financing transactions.
  • Represented national bank in negotiating and closing financing for local and international companies
  • Represented national consulting company in corporate, contracts, and licensing issues.
  • Successfully represented regional symphony orchestra in objection to petition filed by labor union to represent orchestra musicians. Obtained dismissal of petition by State Board of Labor Relations on the grounds that musicians were properly classified as independent contractors and therefore not covered by State Labor Relations Act.
  • Conducted an extensive “top to bottom” human resources audit for a leading manufacturer of defibrillators, then worked with the client to develop strategy for implementation of numerous recommended changes.
  • Negotiated and documented labor and employment related provisions in numerous M&A transactions, including the sale of a subsidiary of one of the largest utility companies in the United States and the sale of a non-profit private school to a for-profit entity.
  • Regularly drafts employment agreements, handbooks and other employment-related documents on behalf of employers.
  • Obtained numerous dismissals and negotiated settlements of CHRO and EEOC complaints alleging various claims of discrimination against for-profit and non-profit employers.
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of sexual harassment complaint involving chief executive of company.
  • Successfully represented a software company in a wage and hour audit by the State of Connecticut Department of Labor.

 

Distinctions

  • Selected as a “New Leader in the Law” by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2016
  • Selected for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in the area of Employment & Labor, 2011-2015
  • Selected for inclusion in Connecticut Super Lawyers – Rising Stars in the areas of Employment & Labor and Business/Corporate, 2011-2016
  • Waterbury Bar Association Scholarship Award, 2005
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Employment Law, 2005
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Quantitative Methods, 2006
  • Completion of UConn Law School Tax Certificate Program
  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Waterbury Bar Association (former Chair of Young Lawyers Section 2010-2012)
  • Board of Directors, Connecticut Italian American Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Western Connecticut Chapter
  • Human Resources Association of Greater New Haven
  • Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce, Young Professionals of Waterbury Region
  • United Way of Greater Waterbury Emerging Leaders

Community

  • Board of Directors, Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
  • Associate Member Board of Directors, Children’s Community School, Waterbury, CT
  • Former full board member (2007-2013) and Chair of Finance Committee (2011-2013), Children’s Community School

 

Testimonials

Vincent has provided well researched, thoughtful legal advice to [our company] concerning employment law matters. He is easy to work with and very responsive. I highly recommend him to any company on the subject of employment law.

Events & Speaking Engagements

Tips from the Top 2 + Mentoring Kick-Off

5:30pm Robinson+Cole

How to Avoid Common Wage & Hour Pitfalls

8:30am Carmody Law Stamford Office