Walter A. Wright, III
Walter A. Wright III, member and managing attorney of the greater Boston firm, Trinity Law Group LLC, intensely focuses on the organizational, venture financing, operational, capital and transactional requirements of entrepreneurs, start-ups, emerging and mid-sized companies and as well as representing venture capital funds and angel groups in investment transactions and C-level executives in compensation, employment and termination matters.
Walter Wright is one of the elite lawyers in Massachusetts, New England and nationally according to Super Lawyers, a joint publication of Boston Magazine and Thomson Reuters, in which he has been named for the past 10 years. He was named to the Top 100, an exclusive list of attorneys in Massachusetts who received the highest point totals in the Super Lawyers nomination and blue ribbon peer review process, in 2008. Lawyers in Boston and throughout Massachusetts individually chose Walt Wright as an outstanding attorney and legal counsel. Walt Wright has an AVVO Rating of "10.0 Superb" the highest ranking provided for a lawyer's experience, achievements, professional conduct and industry recognition.
The business news media includes Walt among Boston’s venture capital community’s “heavy hitters” and tech’s “bigwigs”, describes him as a "venture capital expert" and as a resource on legal, business, technology and international commerce developments. He has been described in the press as “an entrepreneur’s best friend.” A prominent business publisher characterizes Walter Wright as “a seasoned veteran who has done countless deals and can help make sure you get the best terms possible.”
Martindale-Hubbell recognizes Walter A. Wright as an AV® peer review rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer. This rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He is also listed in the Top Rated Lawyers® - The Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in Boston as a top-rated Business and Commercial attorney. American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell selected Walter Wright as a "Top Rated Lawyer in Mergers & Acquisitions" in 2013 and 2014. 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. Walter Wright was also selected as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Securities Law" in The American Lawyer. Walt Wright is also the recipient of an ACQ Global Award for 2014 - "Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year - Massachusetts."
He is also a 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-third of one percent in the legal profession eligible.
Walt Wright is a magna cum laude graduate of both Boston College Law School (J.D.) and Tufts University (B.A., M.A). He serves in significant capacities with entrepreneurs, emerging companies, executives, technologists, private equity and venture investors including: lead general counsel, special legal counsel, corporate officer, stockholder, strategic advisor, board director, personal counsel and limited partner. A citizen of the United States and the European Union (Ireland), Walt Wright’s clients have New England, national and international operations and offices.
His complex and diverse practice embraces all aspects of the organization and operation of corporations, limited liability companies and other business ventures and non-profit organizations, securities law, corporate finance (including private placements, angel rounds and public offerings), technology licensing, mergers and acquisitions (including roll-ups, tuck- ins and spin-outs), contracts, joint ventures, digital, internet and e-commerce law, employee relations, executive compensation, corporate governance and compliance, preventative counseling, conflict resolutions, outsourcing and real estate.
Walt counsels important players in a broad spectrum of business sectors, including venture capital and private equity, software (including AI, software as a service, SOA, mobile applications), e-commerce and internet (including e-learning, e-credit, online gaming, digital influence, online stores and domain name transactions ), informational service and publishing, insurance, off-shore India and China outsourcing, electronic manufacturing and distribution, sustainable energy & real estate, green enterprises, market analysis, telecommunication, micro-lending, public relations and media communication, real estate, bio-tech, robotics, medical services, energy and environmental.
Walter Wright shares his broad expertise and insightful perspective by speaking and participating in conferences and seminars of business and legal importance such as those offered by The Entrepreneurship Institute, Nantucket Conference for Technology & Innovation, Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, the TiE Technology & Entrepreneurship Conference, American Corporate Counsel Association, and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
He has been a Contributing Editor to The Encyclopedia of Private Equity and Venture Capital and VCExperts.com. He was a lead speaker in Reed Logic’s Video Leadership Series featuring authoritative, insider’s perspectives on the best practices of the world’s top venture capital lawyers. Walter has served as a Co- Chair of the Venture Capital Financing Conference of CLE International. He has been an active member of the American and Massachusetts Bar Associations, the ABA’s Business Section (subcommittees on Emerging Companies, Closely Held Business Entities, Middle Market and Small Business), the Science and Technology Section, and Law Practice Management Section, the Association for Corporate Growth, TiE Boston, the Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange, the MIT Enterprise Forum, the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Chief Executives’ Club of Boston and the National Association of Corporate Directors and the BayAngels. He has served as a judge in business plan competitions for Tufts University’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and the Boston College Carroll School of Management. He is an elected member of the Tufts Alumni Council.
He is active in community and political affairs, having held elective and appointed public offices on the state and local level, and serving in major leadership roles with non profit and faith-based organizations. As a result of his professional and civic activities, he has received public recognition, including awards and citations, local and national newspaper features, and biographic inclusion in major publications listing prominent Americans, attorneys, and international finance and industry leaders.
He lives in Needham, Massachusetts with his wife Betty and his four children where he coaches and instructs in baseball and softball, and serves as a youth advisor and has served on the School Committee.
Walter Wright’s firm, Trinity Law Group, provides superior legal and strategic counsel through its extraordinary commitment to client success, outstanding competence and straightforward communication. Trinity Law Group holds the distinction of being named a “Preeminent Law Firm” for its legal ability and ethical standards in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. This preeminent rating is only given to fewer than the top five percent of law firms in the nation. Trinity Law Group was named a 2014 M&A Award Winner by Acquisition International Magazine as Client Focused Corporate Law Specialists of the Year - USA.