Nicholas P. Lata, Jr., Associate

Nicholas P. Lata, Jr.

Nick has successfully made the transition from providing corporate tax advice at a “big four” accounting firm to advising clients in all aspects of their business, including issues relating to contracts, securities offerings and raising capital, business sales and acquisitions, business valuation, employment matters and commercial real estate. He also specializes in developing solar and other renewable energy systems. He values the direct interaction with clients and prides himself on the contributions his clients make to the local community.

A former All New England and All-State rugby player, Nick still enjoys getting into an organized game – he plays flanker and inside center – when he can.


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Phone: (413) 732-2301
Fax: (413) 452-0381

Legal Assistant:  Sue Wilson
Paralegal:  Sue Graney

Practice Areas:


  • Brandeis University, B.A., 2005
  • University of Connecticut, J.D., 2008

Bar Admissions:

  • Massachusetts, 2011
  • Connecticut, 2009

Bar Associations:

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Hampden County Bar Association


  • The Pioneer Valley Estate Planning Council
  • The Hampden County Estate Planning Council

Community Involvement:

  • Member, Legislative Committee on Energy
  • Springfield Regional Chamber


Startup Blog

  • August 2, 2017

    Drafting Corporate Governance Documents

    Once you have formed a legal entity, you are not done yet.  You still need to prepare detailed organizational documents governing your business and its owners.  Below is a list of some common types of entities and the appropriate corporate governance documents: Limited Liability Company:  LLC’s are governed by an … Read More

  • August 1, 2017

    Top 8 Reasons to Use a C Corporation if You are Gearing up for a Venture Capital Deal

    Despite all the advantages highlighted in earlier posts relating to using an entity with less corporate formalities (LLC’s) and/or pass-through tax treatment (LLC’s or S corporations), there is one obvious situation where you are better off using a C Corporation (“C Corp”): venture capital deals.  Below are some of the … Read More

  • July 20, 2017

    Choice of Entity

    The two most common types of legal entities are LLC’s and corporations.  The three main considerations in choosing between the two relate to corporate governance, taxation, and flexibility. Corporate Governance: Corporations are typically required to have meetings, take meeting minutes and engage in other corporate formalities. Conversely, state laws regarding … Read More

  • July 10, 2017

    Why Do I Need To Incorporate My Business?

    One of the first steps in starting a business is to choose the best type of legal entity.  There is no legal requirement to incorporate your business.  An individual can operate a business as a sole proprietorship and a group of individuals can operate a business as a partnership.  A … Read More