Alix, Yale & Ristas, LLP proudly traces its lineage to a firm established by William E. Simonds in 1865. A native of Canton, Connecticut, Mr. Simonds was a Civil War veteran who returned to Hartford after graduating from Yale Law School. During his distinguished career, he authored a number of books, represented Connecticut in the Fifty-First Congress and served as the Commissioner of Patents from 1891 to 1893.
Today, our firm’s clients include multinational corporations; major universities; privately held companies; and individual inventors, artists, authors and entrepreneurs. Alix, Yale & Ristas is large enough to provide a full range of services, yet small enough that a partner is directly involved with every client. Connecticut, and especially our city of Hartford, has a long history of innovation and the need for related legal expertise. In keeping with this tradition, all of our clients receive quality service at more attractive rates than are typically available from firms in larger cities. We take pride in tailoring our approach to the particular objectives and style of the client.