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Law, with a Financial Bent
David J. Duquette founded his law
firm last year and last month shuttered a Manhattan office
to do business solely in Princeton. "We closed our office in New
York because we weren’t even using it any more," says Duquette,
"though we do spend a fair amount of time in the city."
Duquette grew up in Albany, the son of an engineering professor at
Rensselaer. He went to Princeton, Class of 1986, has a law degree
from the University of Virginia, and is currently in the Executive
MBA program at Columbia. For five years at Rogers & Wells in
he did securities work, and then he was a partner in Duquette & Tipton
LLP in New York City. Recently Duquette and his wife, Patricia (who
went to Dartmouth, UVA, and New York University for a PhD in German),
moved from Greenwich to Princeton with their preschool child.
Lawrence Cohen, an associate in the firm, grew up in Brooklyn and went
to Brooklyn College (Class of
and Buffalo School of Law. He has worked at Reed Smith Shaw McClay
in Newark, Kelley Drye & Warren in Stamford, and Morgan Lewis &
in New York. He provides legal services to broker-dealers, investment
advisor, and others in the financial industry.
Appropriately located in a building owned by William Sword Co., the
investment banking firm on Chambers Street, the firm has national,
rather than local clients, and focuses on private equity matters in
the telecommunications software and new media fields — buyouts,
venture capital, acquisitions, investment advisory matters, fund
and broker-dealer issues.
"I know a lot about software and grew up in an extremely
environment, but we don’t focus on the technology end as much as the
financial end. We have built a network of clients who know that we
utilize information and technology similar to the way that they
Duquette says. "We work with investors and go significantly
down the road than most lawyers do, as far as providing business
Sometimes we are willing to put our money where our mouth is."
In other words, to invest.
Suite 200, Princeton 08540. David J. Duquette, partner. 609-688-0200;
On December 15 an article and photo on David J. Duquette Jr. and
Lawrence Cohen mistakenly reported that Duquette and Cohen formed
their Princeton-based law firm in 1998. In fact, Duquette established
Duquette & Associates in July, 1998, and employed Cohen in August,
1999. Further, Cohen does not work as a broker-dealer or as an
investment advisor; he provides legal services to broker-dealers,
investment advisors, and others in the financial industry.
Notes taken at the time of the interview were misinterpreted when the
story was written. U.S. 1 regrets the error.
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