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Ronald C. Sharp

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Bridgeport Office
850 Main Street
P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
p 203.330.2148
f 203.330.2288
Practice Areas
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Tax Court
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1964
  • Yale University, B.A., 1957 

Ronald C. Sharp practices in the areas of arbitration and mediation, business, taxation, estate planning and administration, commercial and healthcare transactions, business workouts and the unique issues related to family owned businesses, legal and otherwise, including the succession of family owned businesses from one generation to another. He is on the national panel of the American Arbitration Association.

He has represented clients involved in simple to complex business, tax, healthcare and financial transactions; the sale or purchase of businesses; international and commercial transactions; antitrust issues; tax-free reorganizations; and business restructuring and dissolution. He also represents many nonprofit organizations.

Ron is a skilled negotiator and since 1976 serves as a mediator and an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association in complex commercial, securities, tax, contract and health care disputes.

He has been a lecturer for more than 20 years on business and tax subjects for the Connecticut Bar Review and frequently lectures on these subjects to professional and trade groups.

Representative Experience

  • Involved in a national arbitration involving a civil antitrust suit by a national health insurer against a health care organization involving many hospitals and in a substantial securities and contract arbitration
  • Represents closely held businesses, professional practices and lending institutions in all business matters including commercial transactions, tax and business planning, financing, retirement plans, business workouts, reorganizations, acquisitions, mergers, and dissolutions
  • Represents and counsels clients on antitrust matters
  • Within one week, negotiated, documented and closed a complex acquisition of the voting control of a family business suffering from dissension among family members
  • Represents and counsels clients in stockholder and partnership agreements and disputes
  • Represents many medical professionals regarding their medical practice
  • Represents foreign clients including a large French manufacturer in the United States, and a foreign partner in a manufacturing joint venture in the United States, and has established in the United States a business and factory for a Danish manufacturer using industrial development bonds
  • Has operated a business owned by an operating trust in which he served as trustee and has handled simple to complex estates, established private foundations and continues to be active in estate planning
  • Acts as general counsel to many manufacturing clients
  • Advises executives and businesses in employment, deferred compensation, options, employment termination and severance issues

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - former vice chairperson, Continuing Legal Education Committee of Closely Held Corporations, Tax Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association 

Community Involvement

  • Yale Club of Eastern Fairfield County - former president
  • The Silvermine Guild of Artists, Inc., New Canaan - counsel

Honors & Awards

  • Served as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps in the Far Pacific from 1957 to 1961
  • Selected as a competition judge of the American Bar Association's 2009-2010 National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV) 
  • Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list in 2006 in the area of business litigation