Marcus Wilkinson


T: (860) 415-4430
M: (860) 729-2510

New York Office


Practice Areas:

  • General Corporate
  • Securities & Private Equity

Bar Admissions:

  • Connecticut


  • Columbia Law School, New York, NY, J.D., 1988
  • Haverford College, Haverford, PA Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Economics and French, 1984
  • INSEAD, M.B.A., 2003

Large Law Firm Experience:

  • VLP Law Group, LLP (2013-2017)
  • Shipman & Goodwin, LLP (1997-2013)
  • Shearman & Sterling, LLP (1993-1997)
  • Morrison & Foerster, LLP (1988-1991)

Marcus Wilkinson is a Partner with almost 30 years of experience who handles mergers and acquisitions, venture capital transactions, angel investments, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

His practice involves structuring, documenting and negotiating seed through later stage equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property licenses, and general corporate matters. His clients span a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, Internet-based businesses, data collection and analysis, and software. He also represents several privately-held companies in an “outside general counsel” capacity, starting with pre-formation issues, progressing through several rounds of financing, and culminating in an “exit” transaction. In that capacity, he counsels entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders on the full range of legal issues that arise over the course of a company’s lifetime, including general corporate matters (such as employment agreements, equity incentive plans, and intellectual property protection measures), and commercial contracts (such as manufacturing, development, distribution, supply and license agreements).

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Marcus was a partner at VLP Law Group LLP for four years, and before that a partner at Shipman & Goodwin LLP for thirteen years, where he was the leader of the Emerging & Technology Companies practice group and the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. Before that, he spent four years with Shearman & Sterling LLP, a Wall Street firm, and three years with Morrison & Foerster LLP, a San Francisco firm.