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Francis G Pennarola

Business Attorney at Danbury, CT

5.0   1 review

also known as Fran Pennarola

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1976
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Francis

Learn Francis’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    I represent businesses, from small startups to companies with sales in excess of $75,000,000 per year. I represent both for profit and not for profit companies. I form limited liability companies and prepare operating agreemetns. I prepare shareholder agreements and buy sell agreements

    49 years, 250 cases

  2. Contracts and agreements
    I review contracts for clients in all business areas. I review and prepare terms and conditions for websites. I prepare consulting agreements for independent contractors and employers.

    49 years, 500 cases

  3. Trademark application
    I regularly represent clients in securing federal registration for trademarks, in protecting their rights and filing opposition and cancellation proceedings.i offer guidance as to the likelyhood of success in obtaining federal registration and help through the entire process

    22 years, 100 cases

  4. Real estate
    I regularly represent buyers and sellers of commercial and residential real estate, including lender representation.

    49 years, 400 cases


I believe in providing timely, responsive and efficient service.  I respond to email and phone inquiries promptly, because I understand that clients with legal questions or concerns want results and not excuses..

I represent businesses of all types and sizes, from startup, to those with revenues in the tens of millions of dollars.  I routinely form corporations and LLCs, prepare operating and shareholder agreements and contracts of all types. Recent transactions include repesenting the selling owners in a 100% ESOP transaction, representing the sellers in a $44.5 million dollar transaction, successfully optaining trademarks in the food, healthcare, software and lifestyle industries,  I have also been  involved in financing transactions involving multiple countries and multiple borrowers.

I advise clients on trademark and copyright issues and prepare and prosecute applications in both fields. I represent parties befoe the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  I advise artists and estates on copyright issues and planning.


I serve as a director of several charitable organizations and well as act as an outside director and officer several companies.


I provide practical and timely advice to clients, whether I am in the office, at home or on a boat in Alaska.

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Chipman Mazzucco Attorneys at Law
44 Old Ridgeburry Road
Danbury, CT, 06810


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Posted by David Goodwick | October 15, 2009
Versatile, committed, ethical and smart
As a small businessman and a citizen, Francis has supported me with a wide variety of counsel. I turn to him for advice on the very mundane (landlord issues) to the very important (selling my business). His advice and wisdom is an important backstop to me, knowing I can always count on him to provide informed advice. He is easy to talk to and a pleasure to be around. I have worked with him for years, and will continue to do so.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 320-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Trial Referee, Factfinder and arbitrator
  • State Of Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • 1995 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Gager, Henry & Narkis
  • 1979 - 1995
  • Attorney
  • Gallagher & Gallagher
  • 1976 - 1979


  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with honors
  • 1976
  • Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with honors
  • 1973

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vandersluis v. Weil
  • Connecticut Supreme Court upheld jury verdict


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Danbury Bar Association
  • Former President
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Francis
Probate Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the best! Francis and I worked together on a litigious probate matter. He is a zealous advocate, who was always prepared, very mindful, concise, professional, communicative, caring and supremely efficient. I highly endorse this lawyer. He is phenomenal."
Trademark application Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fran Pennarola is the first person I think of when a client of mine has a trademark question. I've known Fran for many years and trust his judgment and expertise. I am very comfortable referring clients to him for their trademark work."
Trademark application Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fran is the go-to lawyer in the Danbury area for trademark matters, and he is greatly respected and admired by his peers for his diligence and trustworthiness."
Trademark application Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fran is an excellent business and trademark attorney. I have known him since 1982. He has very high standards of practice and a wonderful rapport with clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements
Danbury Business Lawyer Francis G Pennarola
Francis G Pennarola
Business Attorney
Danbury, CT
Licensed for 47 years