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Richard W. Moulton III

Business Attorney at Burlington, VT

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also known as R.W. Eli Moulton, III

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Representing businesses throughout the country, from small start-ups to nationally known venture-backed companies, Eli’s practice involves providing sophisticated corporate legal advice across a wide spectrum of businesses and transactions. With a background in accounting and finance, a large portion of Eli’s practice includes multi-million dollar venture capital deals, mezzanine round commercial debt transactions, early-stage angel, as well as family and friends offerings.

Named a Rising Star by the Vermont Business Magazine, Eli is very prominent in the “Slow Money” and “invest local” movements, referred to as the “go-to guy” for creative financing in Amy Cortese’s book “Localvesting.”

Working with regulators at the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation, Eli has proven instrumental in helping to relax securities law to facilitate raising capital, and he was directly involved in recent revisions to the Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption (VSBOE) and Solar/Utility No-Action (SUN) Exemption.

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Licensed for 25 years
State VT
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 09/04/2015
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 03/17/2023

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The Moulton Law Group, PLLC
3 Main Street, Suite 214
PO Box 700
Burlington, VT, 05401


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Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • The Moulton Law Group, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Director
  • Merritt & Merritt & Moulton
  • 1999 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Chappell White, LLP (Venture Capital Law Firm)
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Goodwin Procter & Hoar
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Summer Associate
  • Edwards & Angell
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Overseas Associate
  • Russell McVeagh McKenzie Barleet & Co.
  • 1995 - 1995
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  • University of Virginia, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1994


  • Sara Holbrook Community Center
  • President
  • 2008 - 2011

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Vermont Business Magazine
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • New Rules Make it Easier for Vermonters to Invest in Local Businesses
  • 2014
  • Discussion of Vermont Small Business Offering Exemption
  • 2014
  • Fall Conference
  • Show Me the Money: The New World of Capital Raising in the JOBS Act Environment
  • 2013
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Burlington Business Lawyer Richard W. Moulton III
Richard W. Moulton III
Business Attorney
Burlington, VT
Licensed for 25 years