Emerging Companies

The Satterlee Stephens LLP emerging companies practice advises clients at every stage of the business cycle – from formation to incubation to strategic growth and exit opportunities. Our clients do business in a diverse array of industries and we counsel them on formation, financing, licensing, employment relationships, corporate governance, securities filings, initial public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions.

Full-Service Assistance For Developing Ventures

As a full-service law firm, Satterlee Stephens LLP is uniquely positioned to provide a variety of services to emerging companies. We provide immigration services to companies hiring talented employees from overseas, intellectual property assistance to both domestic and foreign clients with their copyright, trademark and service mark needs in the United States and internationally, and tax services extending to a broad spectrum of M&A transactions, joint ventures and other transactional business dealings, securities offerings and venture-capital investments. If the need arises, Satterlee Stephens is highly regarded for its expertise in litigation, arbitration, negotiation and alternative dispute resolution. We have a staff of exceptionally talented trial lawyers, with broad trial and appellate experience in federal and state courts at all levels around the country.

Thomas Scot Wolinetz

Thomas Scot Wolinetz is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.


He concentrates his practice in the area of corporate law with a focus on corporate and finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and finance and corporate governance.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wolinetz was an associate at a prominent Manhattan law firm and a Legal Intern at the New York office of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Enforcement.

Rina R. Patel

Rina R. Patel is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Ms. Patel practices corporate and securities law and focuses her practice on representing clients in domestic and cross-border stock and asset acquisitions and sales, mergers, joint ventures and public offerings as well as in assisting with corporate governance, commercial contract and public company disclosure related matters.

Michael D. Baird

Michael Baird is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

He concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, public finance and banking. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Baird was an associate in the corporate department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York.

Mr. Baird is admitted to practice in New York.

Mr. Baird earned his undergraduate degree (A.B.) from Princeton University, his master of business administration (M.B.A.) from Villanova University, and his law degree (J.D.) from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a James Kent Scholar.

William R. Ziegler

William R. Ziegler is of Counsel to Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

He has practiced corporate, banking and securities law since 1968.  Mr. Ziegler holds directorships in several corporations, including Grey Wolf, Inc., Geokinetics Inc., Flotek Industries, Inc. Somerset Production Co., Vesta Corp. and La Crosse Milling Company.  He specializes in financial, transactional and regulatory matters, including mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, commercial and industrial financing transactions, workouts and debt restructurings, and securities offerings. 

Marybeth Riordan

Marybeth Riordan is of Counsel to Satterlee Stephens LLP, practicing primarily in the areas of general corporate, business and securities law, with emphasis on transactional and regulatory matters.

Dwight A. Kinsey

Dwight A. Kinsey is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Kinsey concentrates in the areas of corporate and public finance.  He has over 30 years of experience in handling all types of corporate and securities matters, including both domestic and foreign public and private offerings, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic collaborations.  Mr. Kinsey has represented a number of companies from incorporation through their initial public offering and beyond, including numerous follow on debt and equity offerings.

James J. Coster

James J. Coster is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP and is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department and Chairman of the Executive Committee. 

Mr. Coster is a trial attorney with experience in a broad array of complex commercial litigation, particularly on behalf of financial institutions.

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