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William W. Bouton III

In Memoriam: (1953-2019)

We mourn the passing of our long-time partner and friend, Bill Bouton. Bill was a nationally-renowned banking lawyer, a leader of the Connecticut bar, a brilliant strategist, a mentor to many, a tenacious advocate, and a wise and trusted counselor.

Bill graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and the University of Connecticut School of Law. He practiced law with Tyler Cooper & Alcorn and its predecessor firm, Alcorn, Bakewell & Smith, from 1980 to 2008, and with Hinckley Allen from 2008 to 2019. His practice ranged from leading clients through extraordinarily large and complex corporate transactions to counseling family businesses on matters large and small.

Bill was a talented and passionate athlete who excelled in a number of sports, most notably soccer, which he played at Ohio Wesleyan. He was a proud, loving and devoted father and grandfather, and a generous and caring friend. We were blessed to have known him and we are proud to have had him as a partner.

News & Insight

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The New Connecticut LLC Act

June 21, 2017

The new Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “New CT LLC Act”) will be taking effect July 1, 2017. The New CT LLC Act is based on the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act adopted by the Uniform Laws Commission and replaces the Connec…

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SEC Adopts Final Crowdfunding Rules

November 19, 2015

On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final crowdfunding rules as required by Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”). The proposed crowdfunding rules were released just over two years…

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SEC Adopts Final Rules on Pay Ratio Disclosure

September 22, 2015

On August 5, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted a final rule to implement the “CEO pay ratio” disclosure mandated by Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. New Item 402(u) of Regulati…

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Diversity Rules for Financial Institutions— The Final Standards and the Implications for Businesses

July 9, 2015

Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Act mandated the creation of an Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) in each agency covered by Dodd Frank, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit I…

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SEC Adopts Final Rules for “Regulation A+”

April 9, 2015

On March 25, 2015, following the mandate of Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules that update and expand Regulation A, which provides an exemption from registration …

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Firm News

38 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2018

The Super Lawyers has selected 38 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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51 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America 2019

August 15, 2018

Hinckley Allen is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized 51 attorneys in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, including seven “Lawyers of the Year.” Only one lawyer in each specialty in each region is honored as a “La…

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Hinckley Allen Represents First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. in $544 Million Transaction

June 20, 2018

Hinckley Allen is representing First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBNK), the holding company for Farmington Bank, in connection with First Connecticut Bancorp’s acquisition by People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), the holding company fo…

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Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

October 18, 2017

The Super Lawyers has selected 39 Hinckley Allen attorneys as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.Super Lawyers, a Thomson…

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52 Hinckley Allen Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers of America

August 18, 2017

Noble F.Jomarie T.Robert J.James J.Leon C.John J.William W.Christine K.

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Chambers USA 2017 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 26, 2017

The Chambers USA 2017 edition, has named 18 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields.The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2017 guide include: William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Christopher H.M. Ca…

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Chambers USA 2016 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

June 10, 2016

The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2016 guide include: E. Jerome Batty; William W. Bouton III; Christine K. Bush; Stephen J. Carlotti; Michael J. Connolly; Scott E. Cooper; Margaret D. Farrell; Robert G.

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Hinckley Allen Partner William W. Bouton III Named “Lawyer of the Year” in Corporate Law by Best Lawyers

August 17, 2015

William W. Bouton III, a partner at Hinckley Allen, was named the Best Lawyers® 2016 Corporate Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford, CT. As chair of the Firm's Corporate and Business Law Group, Bill’s practice is focused on corporate and busine…

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Chambers USA 2015 Ranks Hinckley Allen Attorneys and Practices

May 19, 2015

Publication Recognizes 20% of the Firm’s PartnershipThe Chambers USA 2015 edition, released on May 19, has named 21 Hinckley Allen attorneys as leaders in their fields The Hinckley Allen attorneys featured in the Chambers USA 2015 guide include: E. Jerom…

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Case Study

Hinckley Allen Representing First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. in $544 Million Transaction

Hinckley Allen is representing First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBNK), the holding company for Farmington Bank, in connection with First Connecticut Bancorp’s acquisition by People's United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), the holding company for …

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Hinckley Allen Represents Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. in its Acquisition of Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Co.

Hinckley Allen represented Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWFG), a Connecticut bank holding company of Bankwell Bank, in its acquisition of Quinnipiac Bank & Trust Company. The acquisition will add approximately $100 million in assets to Bankw…

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Hinckley Allen Represents Cynosure, Inc. in $287M Transaction

Hinckley Allen recently represented Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO) in its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (formerly NASDAQ: PMTI), a leading researcher and developer of innovative aesthetic light-based systems for hair removal and other co…

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Hinckley Allen Represents The Wilton Bank in $5M Acquisition

Hinckley Allen recently represented The Wilton Bank, Connecticut in a recent merger with Bankwell Bank, owned by parent company, Bankwell Financial Group, Inc., a bank holding company headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut.The acquisition will add to…

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Hinckley Allen Represents Rockville Financial Inc. in $369 Million Transaction with United Financial Bancorp, Inc.

Hinckley Allen represented Rockville Financial Inc., and its subsidiary Rockville Bank in its historic merger of equals with United Financial Bancorp, Inc. and its subsidiary United Bank. Although the legal acquirer, Rockville adopted the United name. The …

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Hinckley Allen Represents Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. in its IPO

Hinckley Allen represented Bankwell Financial Group, Inc., a bank holding company that, through its subsidiary Bankwell Bank, serves the banking needs of residents and businesses throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, in its $48.6 million initial public…

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Representation of a regional charter school management organization

Hinckley Allen has provided general representation to a charter school management organization which operates 17 public charter schools in the states of Connecticut and New York. The firm assisted with expansion plans, purchase of schools and negotiation o…

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Events

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M&A vs. Organic Growth: Challenges and Opportunities Affecting Community Banks in New England in 2016

February 10, 2016

Financial Managers Society Meeting offered through the Connecticut Bankers Association.The competitive landscape for community banks is intensifying. Success in 2016 must include defensive tactics to ward off potential legal exposure and reputational …