Walter A. Wright, III

Walter A. Wright, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business & Corporate Attorney in Westwood, MA

Trinity Law Group LLC
 | 200 Lowder Brook Drive, Suite 2600
Westwood, MA 02090-1189
Phone: 781-329-0088
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (30%),
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (20%),
  • Closely Held Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Walter Wright’s greater Boston firm Trinity Law Group was designated a Top Law Firm in the National Business Edition of Super Lawyers (2012) and is a recipient of three ACQ5 Global M&A Awards. Martindale-Hubbell has selected Trinity Law Group as a “Preeminent Law Firm."
Walt Wright is one of the elite lawyers in Massachusetts, New England and nationally, according to Super Lawyers, the peer-based rating service of Thomson Reuters, in which he has been named for Business/Corporate law for the past 12 years having been named to the Top 100 Super Lawyer list in Massachusetts. He is recognized by his clients and peers for his outstanding work in all aspects of corporate law and business law, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate organization, corporate financing, technology and software licensing, strategic alliances, venture capital, private equity and corporate governance. He has particular expertise in counselling high growth, emerging and start-up companies, entrepreneurs, venture capital investors and C level executives. He draws from the depth and breadth of his experience and competence to provide advice, representation and guidance superior to the counsel sought at much larger firms. He is proud to have nurtured leading companies from inception through exit and to provide invaluable counsel to extremely successful entrepreneurs and industry visionaries.
Wright consistently receives Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating of AV® 5.0 for legal ability and ethical standards, the highest rating available. Wright currently holds the highest rating (10.0 -Superb) on Avvo, an online legal services website which rates the nation's lawyers on factors including career achievements, experience and industry recognition. Walter Wright was named “GAMECHANGER OF THE YEAR (M&A)” for Boston by ACQ Global in 2015. Walt Wright is also named in the Corporate Counsel edition of Super Lawyers as one of the “Top Attorneys in Corporate and Securities Law” across the United States. American Lawyer selected Wright as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions" and "Top Rated Lawyer in Securities Law" in 2014. He also received three consecutive ACQ Global Awards for "Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year - Massachusetts." "Described in the press as “an entrepreneur’s best friend”, a business publisher characterizes him as “a seasoned veteran who has done countless deals and can help make sure you get the best terms possible.” Walter Wright is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, limited to the top one percent of lawyers in the nation in recognition of outstanding dedication to the welfare of his community and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

About Walter Wright, III

Admitted: 1983, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage: http://trinitylg.com/walter-a-wright/

Honors and Awards:

  • ACQ Global Award - Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year - Massachusetts. ACQ5 is a leading M&A magazine news site. Serving the finance sector since 2003, it provides its Global audience of over 111,000+ subscribers with the information behind the headlines. ACQ5, the English-language magazine news portal is read exclusively by senior executives holding power and authority at major organisations. Our readership are the people who will select and authorise the purchase of your products and services. The magazine is intended for CEO's & CFO's as well as other corporate finance and private equity executives from all corners of the globe., 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers - Massachusetts, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2008
  • Magna Cum Laude, Boston College Law School, 1983
  • Magna Cum Laude, Tufts University, 1979
  • for superior qualities of leadership, scholarship and industry, New England Youth of the Year,, Exchange Club, 1975
  • for "exemplifying an unusual commitment to family, school and community and an outstanding example for the youth of today", New England Youth of the Year, Exchange Club, 1975
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of practicing attorneys, judges, and law teachers "whose professional, public, and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession." Fellows of The American Bar Foundation are peer-selected with only the top one percent in the legal profession eligible.
  • Client Focused Law Firm of the Year - USA. Acquisition International Magazine 2014 "The Voice of Corporate Finance"Acquisition International Magazine’s annual awards have been celebrating excellence,innovation and performance across the business, legal, financial and investment communities. Each series is designed to reward those most deserving in this very global and very challenging environment. They give a comprehensive analysis of the industry and a complete run through of the best of the best in terms of industry experts.Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and its winners. They are given solely on merit and recognise leaders in their respective fields. 
  • Top Attorneys in Corporate and Securities Law - United States , Super Lawyers Magazine
  • AV® Peer Review Rated Attorney Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). These areas are: Legal Knowledge - Lawyer's familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s) Analytical Capabilities - Lawyer's creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge Judgment - Lawyer's demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue. Communication Ability - Lawyer's capability to communicate persuasively and credibly Legal Experience - Lawyer's degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s), Martindale-Hubbell
  • "for dedication and commitment to the boys and girls of Needham Little League", Acknowledgement of Appreciation, Needham Litlle League
  • "for exceptional dedication to children with special needs", Certificate of Appreciation, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • for "dedicated service to the Citizens and School Children of Needham", Acknowledgement of Appreciation, Needham School Committee
  •  "in grateful recognition for outstanding service to the school children of the nation", Certificate of Recognition, National Association of School Boards
  • Adelman Scholar, Boston College Law School
  • Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis
  • Who's Who in American Law, Marquis
  • Who's Who in America, Marquis
  • Who's Who in the World, Marquis

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Admitted to the  Federal Court of Appeals - First Circuit, 1984
  • Admitted to the Federal District Court - Massachusetts, 1984
  • Admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1983

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • EO Boston Featured Speaker "Breakfast with the 'Entrepreneur’s Best Friend' --- A Lawyer?"The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) - for entrepreneurs only - is a dynamic, global network of more than 7,000 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life., 2010
  • Brightleaf Corporation (Co-Founder, Senior Strategic Advisor)
  • Boston College Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Club
  • Trinity Strategy Group, Managing Director
  • Lectured Tufts University, Wheelock College and Needham High School
  • The Indus Entrepreneurs
  • Mass Telecommunications Council
  • Boston College Club - Founding Member
  • Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Bay Angels
  • MIT Enterprise Forum
  • MITX
  • National Association of Corporate Directors
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Moderated The Entrepreneurship Institute
  • Presented The Spectrum of Financing Options at Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Seminar
  • Moderated "Nanotechnology - An evening with Tim Harper"
  • Moderated "Venture Capital - Outlook" at Capital Venue
  • Presented "Current Developments in the Law for In-house Counsel - Executive Compensation Issues" Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Moderated Outsourcing Panel at The Entrepreneurship Institute's President Forum
  • Presented: "Venture Capital - The Growing Capital Gap" at Capital Venue
  • Moderated "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow - Bet Your Bottom Dollar?" at Capital Venue
  • Presented: "Power Partnerships - Successful Strategic Alliances" at TiECon East - TiE Boston
  • Presented "Venture Capitally Incorrect - The Future of Venture Capital Financing" at Venture Capital Financing Conference of CLE International
  • Presented "Bank Financing and CERCLA Liability" at EDR Environmental Symposium
  • Moderated "How To Build A Business During A Workout" at Venture Capital Financing Conference of CLE International
  • Moderated "Getting A Venture Capital Deal Done Effectively And Ethically" at Venture Capital Financing Conference of CLE International
  • American Bar Association, Committees on Business Law, Technology, Law Practice Management and Subcomittee on Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Trident Capital CEO Conference
  • Senior Contributing Editor to the VC Encyclopedia and VCExperts.com
  • Future Forward & Nantucket Conference- invitation only conferences on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Co-Chair of the Venture Capital Financing Conference of CLE International
  • Tufts University Entrepreneurship Program Business Plan Competition Judge
  • Boston College Carroll School of Management, Business Plan Competition Judge

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • State Advisory Commission on Special Education, Secretary
  • Needham Fastpitch, Inc. Co-Founder, Chair, Head Coach, Training Director
  • Tufts Alumni Council, Vice Chair Nominating Committee
  • Coach, Newton Shockers
  • Needham Democratic Town Committee, Life Member
  • Founder, Needham Fall-Stars Baseball
  • Coach, Needham Softball
  • Director of Training and Safety, Needham Little League
  • Founder, Needham Rookie and Farm Leagues
  • National School Boards - Federal Relations Network
  • Needham Town Meeting
  • Chairman, St. Bartholomew's Catholic Appeal
  • St. Bartholomew's Parish Council
  • Sponsor CEO, Tech Night at the Pops, BSO Fundraiser
  • Needham School Committee
  • Tufts University Alumni Council

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Co-Founder, Senior Strategic Advisor Leaflet Corporation whose software automates the way law firms and corporate legal departments create, share, store, and retrieve legal documents.

Video:

  • Negotiating With VCs on the Ten Most Important Deal Points in Venture Capital Financings Features 90 minutes of live video with Walter A. Wright III of Trinity Law Group LLC sharing his best practices on structuring and negotiating the ten most important deal points in venture capital financings - from a seasoned veteran who has done countless deals and can help make sure you get the best terms possible. The Video Leadership SeminarTM provides essential information for negotiation strategies with venture capitalists, including the 10 specific areas you need to pay the closest attention to and how to structure them to best fit your needs. This video is guaranteed to improve the terms of your deal and is a must see before finalizing any deal with investors., Angel Financing, Corporate Finance, Emerging Companies, Entrepreneurship, Private Equity, Seed Rounds, Start-ups, Venture Capital

Educational Background:

  • Juris Doctor, Boston College Law School, Magna Cum Laude. Courses include  Corporate Law, Securities Law, Contracts, Commercial Law. Tax, Legal Drafting, Antitrust and Employment Law, 1983
  • MA Tufts University (American Government and Public Policy), 1980
  • BA Tufts University Magna Cum Laude (Political Science), 1979

Industry Groups

  • Business Services
  • Energy
  • Environmental & Real Estate
  • Information Services
  • Insurance
  • New Media
  • Software
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Office Location for Walter A. Wright, III

    200 Lowder Brook Drive
    Suite 2600
    Westwood, MA 02090-1189

     

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