Martensen Wright PC

Establishing Scandinavian businesses in the U.S. every day.

Edward J. Wright, Jr, Attorney at Law
Phone:+1 916 448 9088

Ed has extensive experience in corporate formation, governance, start-ups, M&A, business visas, contracts and employment law. He is also a seasoned litigation attorney, helping business clients resolve disputes for over 25 years. Ed’s goal is to smooth your entry into the U.S. market – – to make sure all legal issues are handled up front so that you can concentrate on business.

Ed’s international legal journey began with Lafarge, Flecheux & Ghestin in Paris, where he interned. Ed then honed his legal practice for 14 years at McDonough, Holland & Allen, once Sacramento’s largest law firm. Since co-founding Martensen Wright PC in 2000, Ed has dedicated himself exclusively to establishing and nurturing Danish and other European businesses in the U.S. He assists clients with the practical requirements of “Doing Business in the U.S.,” providing guidance to clients on matters related to company liability, employment, contracts, and federal and state regulations. Indeed, Ed and co-founder, Finn Martensen, were pioneers in bringing Danish business to the U.S.

As a former vineyard owner (and laborer), Ed is passionate about California wines, and indeed, wines from around the world. Ed also enjoys the theater and volunteering with Sacramento charity events. He is an avid traveler.

Court Admissions:
  • United States Supreme Court, Admitted 1999
  • California Supreme Court, Admitted 1983
  • United States District Court, California (Central District, Eastern District & Northern District)
  • United States District Court, Texas, Southern District
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division
Professional Affiliations:
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • American Chamber of Commerce, Copenhagen, Denmark (AMCHAM)
  • Member Board of Directors, Danish-American Business Forum (DABF) 2013-2016
  • Anthony Kennedy Inn of Court, 2008 – 2010
  • Rotary Club International – Sacramento Rotary Foundation Board, 2013-present


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, Juris Doctorate, 1982
  • McGeorge Salzburg Program, 1983
  • University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in English Literature, 1979


  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
  • State Bar of California, Member Board of Governors, 1991-1992