N. Kane Bennett

N. Kane Bennett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Middletown, CT

Aeton Law Partners LLP
 | 101 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 105
Middletown, CT 06457
Phone: 860-724-2163
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2016
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Employment & Labor (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Bennett started his career as a prosecutor.  As an assistant district attorney in a high crime area, he was in the courtroom every day. He tried numerous jury and non-jury cases to verdict and questioned hundreds of witnesses under oath in court proceedings. In addition to his experience as a prosecutor, Attorney Bennett spent seven years practicing at one of Connecticut's largest litigation and trial firms where he was named a Partner. His experience included the handling of cases involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, business disputes, and commercial litigation.

Attorney Bennett's practice at Aeton includes representation of individuals and businesses in a range of matters such as breach of contract, business disputes, trade and commerce, technology, employment, construction, real estate, trade secrets, and products liability. In addition, he provides general counsel services to individuals and businesses throughout Connecticut related to litigation, technology, human resources and employment, contract, and risk management issues. Further, Attorney Bennett handles matters on a select basis in Massachusetts and other states, including commercial disputes, product liability cases, and personal injury matters. 

He is the author of the Connecticut Business Litigation blog, which covers commentary on laws, lawsuits, and legal issues impacting the Connecticut business comnunity.

 

About Kane Bennett

Admitted 1998, Connecticut

Professional Webpage: www.aetonlaw.com/Our-Partners/N-kane-Bennett.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • The AV Rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards., AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Invited to serve as contributing author and board member for Smart Litigator Connecticut, an online practice resource for Connecticut lawyers. , Board Member, ALM Media, 2013
  • The AV Rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards., AV Preeminent, Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • The AV Rating is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards., AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2012
  • Selected as a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance in 2011 upon the recommendation of an advisory board following evaluation for high ethical standards and accomplishment in the profession of law. , Selected as Member, Council on Litigation Management, 2011
  • Greater Hartford's Top Attorneys, Hartford Magazine, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance is the only national organization created to meet the needs of professionals in the claims and litigation management industries. Founded in 2007, the CLM currently has approximately 20,000 Members and Fellows — a number that grows by hundreds each month. Membership for attorneys is by invitation only. , 2013
  • Member of Connecticut and Massachusetts Bar Associations., 1999

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Lawyers for Children America

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Co-author of business torts section of Connecticut Civil Discovery Forms. , Co-Author, Connecticut Civil Discovery Forms, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012
  • Presenter at section meeting for Small Firm practice group section of CBA. , Presenter, Design and Management of the Lean Law Firm, Connecticut Bar Association, 2011
  • Panelist an annual meeting of Connecticut Bar Association. , Presenter, Dare to Go Digital: How a 21st Century Law Firm Can Increase Productivity and Profits by Smart Use of Technology, Connecticut Bar Association, 2011
  • Commentary on lawsuits and legal issues impacting Connecticut businesses, Author, Connecticut Business Litigation Blog, 2009

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Defendant's verdict.  This business litigation dispute involved two Connecticut business partners in the financial services industry. Attorney Bennett represented the Defendant. The partnership ended after 6 years. The Plaintiff subsequently sued the Defendant claiming that Plaintiff was under compensated for the entire 6 year period. Both sides retained experts in forensic accounting. Multiple depositions took place prior to trial. Prior to trial, Attorney Bennett successfully precluded the Plaintiff's lead financial expert from testifying for misconduct. Attorney Bennett later won the trial for the Defendant after showing that Plaintiff's second expert (retained shortly before trial, but permitted to testify over objection) was wrong about the accounting and the agreement terms for compensation. Attorney Bennett also showed that the opinions of Plaintiff's accounting expert were unreliable and flawed. The Plaintiff recovered no damages., 2013
  • Obtained $400,000 settlement by stiplulated judgment on eve of trial against former employees of technology company. Three employees secretly started a new business before resigning at different times to maximize their ability to take confidential information and business  opportunities of employer.  Employees were senior technology engineers and they attempted to cover their tracks after improperly taking key customer data and an important database.  Case invovled substantial computer forensic work with experts to prove misappropriation.  Attorney Bennett also uncovered evidence that one employee had destroyed an original confidentiality agreement and two others stored a stolen database at a third party location., 2012
  • Obtained successful settlement on the eve of trial for over $500,000 arising out of former employees' theft of confidential information and unfair competition.  Case involved employees starting a competing business without disclosing it to their employer.  Case involved circumstantial proof through computer generated evidence and accounting data.  Case involved discovery in three states and judicial proceedings in two states. Multiple experts were retained by both parties. , 2012
Office Location for N. Kane Bennett

101 Centerpoint Drive
Suite 105
Middletown, CT 06457

 

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Last Updated: 2/23/2017

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