Ian C. Butler is a member of the Commercial Law, Real Estate, and Cannabis Law Departments in the firm’s Glastonbury office, where he counsels both individuals and institutional clients in commercial transactions and financing matters, including business formation, licensure, mergers, acquisitions, as well as real estate transactions and leases, zoning and permitting. Attorney Butler also counsels clients in intellectual property matters including trademark and copyright applications, trade secrets, IP contracts and licensing.
Attorney Butler is a member of the firm’s Cannabis Law Department and represents medical and recreational cannabis businesses and entrepreneurs in all aspects of establishing, operating, and exiting legal cannabis businesses. He has represented medical marijuana dispensary applicants in the license application phase, including leasing, zoning, and entity structuring. He has also served as local counsel to several cannabis investment companies in multi-million-dollar transactions involving Connecticut medical marijuana producers and dispensaries.
Attorney Butler is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law (2017) where he focused on Business Law and Intellectual Property Law. While in law school, Attorney Butler spent three semesters working with small business owners on intellectual property matters in the Law School’s Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Clinic, for which he was awarded the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. Attorney Butler also served as Online Publications Editor of the Connecticut Law Review, which has published some of his work. Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Butler worked as law clerk in the corporate legal departments of two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in Connecticut.
Attorney Butler holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Central Connecticut State University (2014). He is a lifetime Connecticut resident, a native of the Town of Wethersfield, and an alumnus of Wethersfield High School (2010). He is a member of the Hartford County and Connecticut Bar Associations and the World Intellectual Property Organization. Attorney Butler has been selected to the Connecticut Rising Stars® list published by Super Lawyers® every year from 2019 to present. Details on the Connecticut Super Lawyer selection process can be found at https://www.superlawyers.com/connecticut/selection_details.html.