Martha Dwyer has been a practicing lawyer in New York City for over 35 years. She represents individuals and businesses—from large entities to start-ups—in a wide range of corporate and commercial law transactions, mergers & acquisitions, financing, litigation, and dispute negotiations.
After graduating cum laude from Harvard University, Ms. Dwyer received her law degree from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and her MBA from Columbia Business School at the same time. With her extensive training and knowledge of both business and the law, Ms. Dwyer gives extraordinary attention to detail and is proficient in analyzing financial documents. She works with clients to identify potential problems and to come up with effective and inventive legal solutions.
Ms. Dwyer had her own practice for approximately 25 years. Prior to starting her own practice, Ms. Dwyer held positions with major law firms including Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom, as well as with smaller law firms. She served as counsel to the law firm of Novack Burnbaum Crystal LLP for over 10 years. Ms. Dwyer is a member of the American Bar Association and serves on their LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Business Committee and their Opinion Committee. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association.
In her personal life, Ms. Dwyer is a dedicated advocate for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is the Board President of the Home and School Association of Southbury Training School, which seeks to protect the interests of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities in Connecticut by advocating for their right to long-term, quality-of-life care and provides support and amenities to residents of the Southbury Training School, a congregate facility located in Southbury, CT. She is also a Board Member of the Southbury Training School Foundation, which operates a guardianship program for over 150 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities at Southbury Training School and throughout Connecticut. In addition, Ms. Dwyer is the Connecticut coordinator for VOR, a national organization that advocates for high quality care and human rights for those with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Ms. Dwyer was born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut.