The team of advisors that make up start@Carmody is dedicated to serving the needs of start-up and emerging companies at every stage of growth. We offer comprehensive legal services to protect your idea, get it to market and beyond.


We represent start-ups from a wide range of industries: from meal kit delivery to international sports training to drone manufacturing. Our experience includes counseling start-ups on initial organizational matters; friends and family, angel, and venture capital investments, including equity, debt and convertible debt instruments; comprehensive intellectual property protection; equity, phantom equity, and other employee benefit and incentive plans; privacy protection and data security counseling from prevention to breach response; commercial, distribution, customer, software, and technology contracts; succession planning, mergers, acquisitions, and liquidation events.

Within Your Budget

We want you to stay focused on your business, not on lawyers and fees. We take a staged approach to delivering our services within your timeline and with financial arrangements that work for you. This includes a free initial consultation where you tell us about your business and goals, and we help you identify and prioritize your risks. Each discrete task identified may need a different approach when it comes to cost, including fixed fees, caps and incremental charges. We believe that our success depends on your success.

Industry Connections

start@Carmody has a number of community connections and a network of start-ups, entrepreneurial groups and service professionals, including sponsorship and participation in the MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut. Through these affiliations, we have access to resources and initiatives like Upward Hartford that we use to benefit our clients.

Visit Us

Visit the team at our space in Upward Hartford, a co-working environment dedicated to nurturing small businesses, start-ups, innovators and entrepreneurs in the greater Hartford area or at one of our other offices in New Haven, Stamford, Waterbury, Litchfield and Southbury.

No matter where you are in your venture, start@Carmody.

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