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Joseph B. LaRocco

Joseph B. LaRocco

Business Attorney - Contracts, Startups, Formations, and Online Businesses
  • Business Law, Communications & Internet Law
  • Connecticut
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Joseph B. LaRocco, Esq. has represented business clients, partnerships, business owners, entrepreneurs and business professionals regarding transactions involving the sale or purchase of a business, contract drafting, internet terms of service and privacy policies, master service agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

Joe is a Connecticut business contracts attorney that advises startups as well as growing small business owners. He is an experienced business attorney representing clients during the startup phase, sale or purchase of a business. He advises them on various contracts, Joe is an experienced business attorney representing clients during the startup phase, sale or purchase of a business. He advises them on various contracts, technology issues, internet issues, and starting a web-based platform or APP.

Attorney LaRocco has also advised clients on website development agreements, marketing agreements, technology contracts and strategic relationships with larger companies.

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 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. 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, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Communications & Internet Law
    Internet Law, Media & Advertising, Telecommunications Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Business Formations, Contracts and Disputes
  • Corporate Law
  • Online Business Law
  • Home Improvement Contract Disputes
  • Free Consultation
    Free consultation up to 15 mins.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Depending on the type of transaction.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of Connecticut Judicial Branch
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Joseph B. LaRocco - Attorney at Law
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.
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1983) | Law
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
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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
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Joseph B. LaRocco - Attorney at Law
Business and Corporate Law Advice
Legal Answers
13 Questions Answered
Q. Can I use a virtual address to form my LLC in Connecticut?
A: Yes. The directions to filing provide as follows: "PRINCIPAL OFFICE: Include street number, street name, city, state, and zip code. No P.O. Box." -- Also, in Connecticut a limited liability company must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Connecticut. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business, so a Regus business office is acceptable as long as it accepts your mail as part of the monthly fee you are paying them.
Q. I will like to appoint a new director to the board of a delaware c corp and amend bylaws.
A: You have to look at the bylaws to see how and when directors can be added to the corporation. If the bylaws are silent on that matter, it may require a majority vote of shares held by the shareholders to increase the number of directors. Do the bylaws all for annual appointment of directors or can the company call a "special meeting" and then vote in the new director? Is unanimous vote or majority vote required to appoint a new director? So, the first step is to take a careful read of the bylaws regarding (1) what is required to amend the bylaws and (2) how many directors does the company allow for, and (3) what percentage vote is required to appoint directors?
Q. Can I start a business. That hires another business to do the work?
A: Yes, this is commonly done in many businesses including web-development, construction, various service businesses, and software development. The only exception would be if you sign a contract with the customer stating you will do all the work or that you represent you "will not" subcontract the work to another company. In that situation you may be liable for breach of contract or misrepresentation, but interestingly enough, your client would have to prove damages. So, if they were not damaged by you outsourcing the work, their claim of breach of contract is meaningless if they suffered no damage and the work was properly done. Insurance and liability is another issue you will need to consider when hiring someone else to do work. DISCLAIMER: The above response should not be construed as legal advice. The above response is intended for general information purposes only and may not be quoted or referred to in any other publication or proceeding without the prior written consent of attorney Joseph B. LaRocco. Further details are necessary for a complete understanding of the subjects covered by this response. This response should not be construed as offering legal advice, and the specific advice of legal counsel is recommended before acting on any matter after a full disclosure of all facts involving the matter on which legal advice is sought.
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Joseph B. LaRocco - Attorney at Law
One Reservoir Corporate Center
4 Research Drive, Suite 402
Shelton, CT 06484
Telephone: (475) 244-5141
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed