Harris Beach is adding an attorney with deep experience advising clients in search of growth and successful outcomes in high-tech industries to its Corporate Practice Group.
Ian R. Connett has worked across several cutting-edge verticals during his legal career, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Biotechnology. As a former general counsel to high profile pre-IPO companies in the fast-paced technology sector, and previous founder and CEO of Connett PC, a legal operations and general counsel boutique helping clients achieve over $100 million in financing growth and exit capital, Ian brings a wealth of experience and positive industry reputation when representing founders, corporate executives, company boards and investors on a diverse range of potential subjects, including corporate, transactional, compliance and intellectual property matters.
Prior to re-joining Harris Beach, Ian founded Connett PC and served as general counsel to several prominent startup ventures, including Pymetrics, Inc., a leading Series B software provider in the Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Human Resources sector. Ian also previously served as head of legal for the prominent AdTech venture Collective, Inc., and as corporate counsel to a multibillion-dollar global technology distributor headquartered in New York State. Ian began his legal career in Harris Beach’s Business and Litigation Group in 2012.
The Corporate Practice Group at Harris Beach features a team of experienced attorneys regularly representing and supporting domestic and international businesses of all sizes and at all stages of growth, including mid-sized and closely held organizations; emerging and growing businesses; and some of the largest private and public organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The team counsels counsel clients in a broad range of industries, including industrial and product manufacturing, construction, real estate development, health care, pharmaceuticals, financial services, food and beverage, energy, mining, cannabis, renewable energy, gaming, hospitality and blockchain/cryptocurrency.
The Corporate Practice Group is well known for its corporate financing and related transactions work, with deep experience that includes merger and acquisition activity, capital market transactions, debt transaction, equity offerings, venture capital, mezzanine finance, private equity, corporate matters and compliance, and emerging and entrepreneurial business planning.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in Washington, D.C., New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.