Attorney Lata is an experienced corporate attorney, business counselor and negotiator. He is equally comfortable representing both startup companies and established businesses in corporate and business counseling as well as energy law, taxation and commercial lending.
After graduating from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2005 with a BA in political science, Attorney Lata went on to receive his Juris Doctor from The University of Connecticut School of Law in 2008. While at Brandeis, he played varsity baseball and rugby, and is a former all New England and all state rugby player.
From 2010–2017, Attorney Lata was in practice with a large law firm in Springfield, where he represented a variety of small, medium and Fortune 500 companies in all aspects of their legal needs, including counseling startup companies through capital raises to guiding more established companies through business and real estate acquisitions, commercial lending, employment matters and negotiations. He even guided businesses through successful appearances on the television shows Shark Tank and Good Morning America.
Prior to that, from 2007–2010, he was a tax consultant for Ernst & Young in Hartford, Connecticut, providing tax planning and transactional advice to corporate clients about state, federal and international tax issues, and successfully applied for multi-million-dollar grants for renewable energy products on behalf of a Fortune 500 technology company.
Attorney Lata is a member of the Massachusetts, Connecticut and Hampden County bar associations. He is also a member of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce Legislative Steering Committee on Energy Law.