Henry Beck has broad experience in the fields of business and finance law. His practice concentrates on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, equity finance (venture capital, private placements, commercial-equity hybrids, and securities offerings), securities law compliance, commercial finance, business governance and equity holder affairs, intellectual property, e-business, business succession and estate planning, and general business and contract law.
Henry’s practice often involves internationally focused transactions for midmarket clients with a global reach. He actively represents the firm on the ALFA International Law Practice Group and has moderated several ALFA International programs on merger and acquisition and distribution agreement topics. Henry regularly partners with his peers at other ALFA firms around the world to provide seamless and timely legal expertise that clients also find to be economical and efficient.
His legal ability and ethical standards have earned him an AV rating from the peer-reviewed legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell. Chambers USA has recognized Henry as a Notable Practitioner. He is also routinely selected both regionally and nationally to The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.
With prior experience as a hands-on business entrepreneur and CEO of a closely held business, Henry understands the practical as well as the legal aspects of running a business and the need for a rapid response time. He applies this business management perspective to the legal counsel he provides to clients in a wide range of businesses and industries.
A science major before law school, Henry maintains a keen interest in science and technology, both through avocation and through his clientele. He is a former trustee, executive committee member and corporate secretary of the Science Center of Connecticut.
He is presently serving as Co-Chair of the International Law Practice Group of ALFA International, the law firm association with members in all 50 states and more than 60 countries of which Halloran & Sage is a charter member. He is a member of the Connecticut World Affairs Council. He formerly served as an appointee to the Secretary of State’s Business Advisory Committee. Henry is the immediate past Chair of the Business Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and an active member of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association, where he sits on its Middle Marker and Small Business Committee. He has served on the faculty of the ABA National Institute on Closely Held Businesses. Henry serves as town counsel for the town of Columbia, Connecticut. He is a former member of the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce as the chair of its Small Business Counsel. Henry has published a number of scholarly business and commercial law articles which can be examined using one of the links below.
Henry’s leadership has been recognized by his alma mater. He has received the Charles A. Duke Award for his dedicated service on the Executive Committee of the General Alumni Association of Duke University.