Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1980
    • cum laude
    • American Jurisprudence Awards – Corporations, Property, Tax
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., 1976
    • cum laude
    • Pi Sigma Alpha
Bar Memberships
  • Connecticut, 1980
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut, 1980
Work Experience
  • Hinckley Allen
    • Former Chair, Corporate & Business Law Group
    • Partner (2008-Present)
  • Tyler Cooper & Alcorn, LLP
    • Partner, Chairman of Corporate Department
Professional Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Connecticut Bankers Association, Associate Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law Section – Executive Committee; Former Chairman, Financial Institutions Section – Executive Committee
  • Connecticut Community Bankers Association, Associate Member
  • Greater New Haven Association of Realtors, Counsel, Present
  • New England Certified Business Development Corporation, Loan Committee
  • State of Connecticut Department of Banking, Securities Advisory Council
  • Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals
  • Committee to Revise Securities Regulations, Chair
Honors & Awards
  • Best Lawyers of America® (1997-2019) “Lawyer of the Year” (2011, 2016, 2019) Recognized for Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers, Corporate/M&A
  • Hartford Magazine, Greater Hartford’s Top Attorneys, Banking & Finance (2011)
  • Madison Who's Who among Executives and Professionals
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Peer Review Rating, Recipient
  • Super Lawyers, Connecticut (2008-2017)
Charitable & Civic Involvement
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation James W. Cooper Fellows
  • Cromwell Board of Tax Assessment Appeal, Former Chairman
  • Cromwell Charter Revision Commission, Former Chairman
  • Cromwell Planning & Zoning Commission, Former Chairman
  • Cromwell Republican Town Committee, Former Chariman
  • Futbol Friends International, Inc., Director and Secretary, Present
  • Metro Hartford Alliance Representative
  • NewAlliance Foundation, Board of Directors, Present
Speaking Engagements
  • Presenter, Central Connecticut State University “How Banks Can Grow and Take on New Services,” 10/14/16
  • Presenter, Central Connecticut State University “Special Topics in Banking and Finance – a Seminar”, Finance 498, “Current and Historical Perspectives on Bank Regulation in the U.S.,” 2/7/14
  • Speaker, New Hampshire/Vermont Bankers’ Association Conference 11/7/13
  • Panelist, University of  Connecticut School of Business Executive MBA Program Business and Society Leadership Panel Discussion 1/4/13
  • Speaker, Department of Banking’s Staff Development Day, 12/18/12
  • Speaker, State of Connecticut, Department of Banking’s Staff Development Day, 10/2012
  • Speaker, Wolf & Company “2012 CEO & Board University,” 6/2012 and 5/2012 and 10/3/2013
  • Speaker, The University at Albany-SUNY “Financial Statement Fraud and Corporate Governance,” 4/2012
  • Speaker, Public Company Executives Retreat “Public Company Basics and SEC Recent Developments,” 7/2011
  • Presenter, Public Company Board Retreat “Current Developments in Corporate Governance for Public Companies,” 6/2011
  • Speaker, FinPro’s 2011 Community Bank Merger & Acquisition Conference, “Legal Pitfalls of M&A Transactions”, 5/2011
  • Speaker, 2011 New Hampshire and Vermont Bankers Association “Spring CEO/Senior Management Conference”, 5/2011
  • Panelist, Securities Forum 2010, “Revolution in Reform,” 10/2010
  • Speaker, NACD Peer to Peer Event, “Addressing ‘IT’ in the Boardroom,” 5/2010

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