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Our Approach

There is often no prescribed legal approach to a given situation. Instead, there are many possible outcomes and any number of ways to achieve them.

We believe that, more than lawyers, we are guides responsible for helping you understand your legal options and the potential they create for you. It’s about knowing when to be flexible, when to hold your ground, when to fight and, sometimes, when to steer clear of the legal process altogether.

Our deep knowledge of the local application of law and the players involved gives us, and you, unique insight into the way actions play out—so you can choose in favor of the outcome that serves you best. Whatever service you require, Halloran Sage’s legal team can move you to a future filled with freedom and new possibility.

Appellate

Appellate Consultation & Evaluation
Civil & Criminal Appellate Litigation
Trial Consultation for Appellate Issues

Halloran Sage attorneys are widely recognized as among the premier appellate advocates in the Northeast. Ours was one of the first area firms to perceive the specialized nature of appellate practice and to establish a distinct Appellate Practice Group. Since its inception, the Appellate Practice Group has been joined by other distinguished appellate lawyers – most recently by Daniel Krisch in 2012. Lawyers in our group have argued more than 200 appeals before state and federal courts, including many precedent-setting and highly charged cases. As pioneers in appellate advocacy with a substantial record of success, we are the go-to firm for litigants seeking to reverse or uphold the outcome of a trial.

We formed our Appellate Practice Group because we recognize that successful appeals require discrete knowledge and skills. Appellate courts distinctly differ from trial courts in the standards they apply and the procedures they follow. Through our long involvement in this area, we are thoroughly versed in the procedures and strategies required for winning on appeal. Simply put, we know how best to present your case on appeal in order to maximize your likelihood of success. We also fully understand the costs of an appeal and will help you thoroughly assess the legal and financial risks and benefits.

Our lawyers have the ability, experience, and determination to advocate forcefully for your case on appeal. Our work begins even before trial, working with trial counsel on important legal issues and creating a strong record in support of a potential appeal. After trial, we confer with you and your trial counsel to craft a post-trial strategy that lays the groundwork for appellate review. We then handle all aspects of the appeal, from ensuring that it is properly filed and docketed, to writing the brief and presenting the oral argument. We leave no stone unturned in seeking to protect your interests on appeal.

We also represent non-parties who wish to participate in appeals as “friends of the court”. Typically these are civic groups, membership associations, individuals and businesses that seek to persuade the appellate court to modify or establish law on issues important to them. Perhaps the best evidence of our success is that trial lawyers from firms throughout the region recommend Halloran Sage to their clients to handle appeals.

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Our Team


Logan A. Carducci
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carducci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4056
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Michael R. McPherson
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mcpherson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4079
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

Representative Matters

Halloran Sage Wins Affordable Housing Appeal for Developer of 95-Unit Building in Fairfield
Halloran Sage Partners With Minnesota Firm To Win Supreme Court Appeal Concerning Beneficiaries’ Lack Of Standing To Sue Third Party On Behalf Of Trust
Appellate Court Delivers Important Win to Foreclosing Lenders
Appellate Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Attempt to Circumvent Workers’ Compensation Exclusivity
Appellate Court Rejects Plaintiffs’ Bid for Continued Anonymity in Civil Action Against H & S Client
Appellate Court Panel Resolves Issue Related to Land Records Filing in Condominium Case
Appellate Court Upholds Applicability of Doctrine of Superseding Cause in Snell v. Norwalk Yellow Cab
Halloran & Sage Prevails in Certified Appeal to Supreme Court in Case Involving Issue of First Impression
Firm Wins Supreme Court Appeal Concerning Plaintiff’s Burden to Prove Causation in Legal Malpractice Suit
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Welcomes Michael McPherson, Kelly Wall and Matthew Hutchinson
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Decision Issued in Demond, et al. v. Project Service, et al.
Daniel Krisch Presents at FCBA Program
Laura Zaino and Logan Carducci to Present at Upcoming CBA Program
Daniel Krisch Appointed to Judicial Branch’s Committee
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Welcomes Morris Borea, Robbie Gerrick, and Karl-Erik Sternlof
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Construction

Construction Claims and Litigation
Construction Financing
Contracts and Risk Management
Design Professional Responsibility
Suretyship

Halloran Sage built our construction practice on a foundation of hard work and proven results. We emphasize value-added service focused on helping clients to achieve their business goals through risk identification and management and, when necessary, litigation.

We regularly counsel and assist contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers, sureties, insurers, lending institutions and design professionals in all types of construction claims, disputes and transactions on federal, state and private construction projects, including claims involving bid disputes, debarment, mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, termination and delay issues, scope-of-work disputes, unforeseen and differing site conditions, design and construction defects, and insurance coverage.

Our team includes two engineers who practiced in both the private and public sectors and a former vice president of a major construction company, who have over 35 years of combined experience in the construction industry. This first-hand knowledge allows us to effectively represent our clients because we have the unique and distinct advantage of not only knowing the law, but also the standards and customs of the construction industry.

Our first-hand experience allows us to effectively represent our clients from the inception of the project through completion. This includes drafting and negotiating construction, design and financial agreements, counseling our clients on risk management and risk avoidance, and effectively resolving’ claims and disputes through negotiation and mediation. However, if we are unable to resolve a dispute, we have a proven track record of aggressively and successfully prosecuting and defending claims in the state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels and before arbitration panels.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Alfred A. DiVincentis
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divincentis@halloransage.com
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860.297.4639
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Representative Matters

Represented a prominent developer on construction issues that arose on a $70M assisted living facility. Total claims asserted were in excess of $85M in value. Claims included changed conditions, contract interpretation, delay and impact claims. A favorable result was obtained for the client.
Represented a construction manager and indirectly the owner on construction issues that arose on a $125M project. The project encountered unforeseen conditions, delays and many design issues and involved over 30 subcontractor claims. All but two of the claims were resolved short of arbitration. The remaining claims were arbitrated and successful results were achieved on behalf of the client.
Represented a general contractor in arbitration concerning the construction of a retail store. Total claims were in excess of $4M. We successfully defended against the claims asserted by the opposing party and achieved a substantial award in favor of our client.
Represented major developer in lawsuits involving defects in the construction of three apartment complexes. The claims related to defects in the construction of the building envelopes, site, and handicap accessibility issues. The lawsuits resulted in settlements or adjudication of the claims in favor of the developer in excess of $3M.
Negotiated and drafted design and construction agreements for a Regional School District Building Program in excess of $50M and counseled our client throughout the multi-year building program. No claims were ever asserted by any parties.
Successfully represented a municipality against an engineering firm concerning defective design at a waste water treatment plant and achieved a significant settlement prior to trial.
Represented a regional school district in a multi-party litigation against the project’s design professionals and contractors. A successful mediation was concluded within 6 months of being engaged by the client.
Obtained award in excess of $650K in favor of a general contractor based on trial court’s ruling that an owner had breached the contract and the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing by (1) failing to certify and/or pay requisitions, (2) wrongfully terminating the contract, and (3) improperly taking assignment of subcontractors.
Obtained verdict in favor of a general contractor, affirmed by the Connecticut Supreme Court, that its surety was not entitled to collect more than $700K paid to a subcontractor for a claim allegedly covered under the surety payment bond based on the jury finding that the surety breached the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
Obtained arbitration ruling in favor of a general contractor that a release that it executed during the construction of a state transportation facility only barred those claims of the general contractor and its subcontractors that existed or that could have been brought prior to the execution of the release, which led to a settlement of $500K in favor of the general contractor.

News & Publications

Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
Attorneys Featured in 2015 Super Lawyers Business Edition
Succession Planning for Construction Companies
Public Private Partnerships Q&A
H & S Successfully Argues Arbitration Agreement Exempts A Party From Apportionment
ConsensusDOCS Offer An Alternative to Perceived Standard Agreements
Surety Bad Faith after PSE Consulting: An Implicit Bar to Indemnification
The Time is Now for Federal Good Samaritan Legislation
Planning for Delay: Critical, in More Ways than One
Client Alert: Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization and Job Creation Act of 2010

Corporate Business & Transactions

Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Restructuring
Business Contracts
Business Formation & Structuring
Commercial Finance
General Counsel
Intellectual Property
International Business
Mergers & Acquisitions
Non-Profit Organizations
Securities & Venture Capital
Succession Planning
Taxation

Halloran Sage’s attorneys serve as trusted counselors to businesses of all sizes in addressing their legal issues. We provide planning and advice on contract negotiation and interpretation, business organization and governance, securities law compliance, capital formation and financing of business ventures. We regularly represent clients in business transactions involving mergers and acquisitions, stock sales, asset sales, joint ventures, intellectual property, licensing, franchise and distribution, strategic alliances and other partnering arrangements, as well as debt and equity financing. We assist clients in all aspects of these transactions, including providing advice on structure and how best to negotiate, as well as providing specialized advice on securities, taxation, ERISA, intellectual property and labor and employment matters.

We serve as general counsel to a variety of businesses. We have experience with the operations and needs of companies in a range of industries and strategic endeavors. We regularly work with service-based enterprises and companies operating in a variety of fields, including retail, manufacturing, construction, transportation, recreation, leisure and energy. Our clients include emerging and entrepreneurially driven growth companies focused on health care, medical products, technology, sporting goods, recreational services, restaurant services, insurance and financial, and online retail, among others.

We offer comprehensive business consultation and practical and creative solutions to achieve clients’ business goals. Our practice is distinguished not solely by our legal skills, but also by our business savvy. Throughout our representation, we work closely with you to ensure a legal strategy that matches your financial strategy.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Karl-Erik Sternlof
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sternlof@halloransage.com
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860.437.0372
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685
Michael S. Wrona
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wrona@halloransage.com
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860.297.4626

Representative Matters

Firm Provides Counsel in $140 million Complex Real Estate Refinancing and Joint Venture Deal
H & S Negotiates and Consummates Financing and Acquisition
H & S Creates Economies of Sale for Joint Venture
H & S Assists in International Intellectual Property Acquisition
Henry Beck Teams with ALFA International Indian Counterpart to Provide Counsel Regarding a Joint Venture
Firm Assists Tech Company Raise Capital Utilizing Angel Investors
Firm Attorney Negotiates Agreements on Behalf of High Profile Clients for Performance Products for Athletes
Firm Counsels International Retailer in Contractual Matters
Firm Represents International Clients in Conjunction with ALFA International
H & S Executes Founders’ Business Exit Plan Through Stock Sale

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Joseph Fortner and Casey O’Connell Speak at ALFA International Business Litigation Conference
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Halloran Sage Announces New Partners
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Welcomes Morris Borea, Robbie Gerrick, and Karl-Erik Sternlof
Client Alert: New Tax Relief for Owners of Pass-Through Entities
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Criminal Defense

Drug Crimes
Government Investigations
Juvenile Law
Operating Under the Influence
Sex Crimes
White Collar Crimes

Halloran Sage’s Criminal Defense Practice Area handles cases, in Connecticut and federal courts, as well as juvenile courts and various administrative agencies. We handle all facets of the process, from the initial investigative stage through the trials and appeals.

Reaching a favorable result in a criminal case not only requires a solid knowledge of the latest developments in the field, but also requires an understanding of the local practices and procedures in the various courts in which we practice. Relationships based upon credibility with prosecutors, judges and court staff are critical to successfully and effectively defending criminal cases. This type of experience and track record for favorable results distinguishes our team.

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Our Team


Gregory M. Gagne
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gagne@halloransage.com
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860.297.4643
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Representative Matters

H & S Represented Municipality in Criminal Case

News & Publications

Halloran & Sage Announces New Partners
Frequently Asked Questions – Juvenile Criminal Matters
Frequently Asked Questions – Criminal Cases

Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Data security and privacy are among the most complex issues faced by businesses today. Halloran Sage understands the challenges posed by changing laws and technology and offers clients an interdisciplinary team of lawyers with the knowledge to guide and navigate clients through these evolving issues. Our team is comprised of top-tier civil litigators, corporate attorneys, and a former assistant attorney general. The result is a highly skilled and diverse group of attorneys, poised to assist clients and manage the full range of cybersecurity and data privacy issues. Our capabilities and service offerings include:

Cybersecurity Assessments
We help organizations understand the risks they face and develop risk management strategies, including implementation of best practices and other planning tools to minimize risk.

Planning for Incidents
We develop incident response plans ahead of cyber incidents.

Cyber Incident and Breach Response
We assist organizations during and in the aftermath of cyber incidents by helping to understand and navigate regulatory issues, public relations, and improving cybersecurity programs moving forward.

Board of Directors and Executive Education
We assist organizations with Board and Executive education to help them understand cybersecurity threats that they may face and develop an effective organizational governance framework to mitigate these potential threats.

Response to Government Investigations
We assist organizations with their response to government requests for information related to cybersecurity.

Litigation
We also represent companies in the regulatory investigations and civil litigation that increasingly follow a data breach.

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Our Team


Joshua M. Auxier
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auxier@halloransage.com
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203.222.4307
Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868

Representative Matters

Firm Provides Counsel to Major Hospital Regarding Security Breach
HIPAA Questions Resolved for Orthopedic Group
Guidance Provided as Medical Practices Combine
Representation of Hospital in Acquisition of Medical Practices
Compliance Advice Provided to Downstream Company

News & Publications

Jay Arcata Discusses Facebook Data Breach on WTNH News 8
Trade Secret Protections: Protecting Your Own, Avoiding Poison Pills & The World A Year Into The Defend Trade Secrets Act
Halloran & Sage Announces Cybersecurity Practice Group
Jay Arcata and Henry Beck Present at CBA Cybersecurity Seminar
Insurance Coverage for Cyber Risks
Fourth Circuit Affirms Duty to Defend Cyber Claim Under CGL PolicyTravelers Indem. Co. v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, L.L.C., __ Fed. Appx. __ (4th Cir. 2016)
Cyber Liability Insurance a Must for Small Biz
ICANN or ICAN’T Remedies Against Cybersquatters

Energy & Utilities

Facility Siting
Licensing
Regulatory Compliance

Halloran Sage provides a full range of services for clients in energy, telecommunications and other regulated utility industries. Members of our legal team include the former chair of the Connecticut Department of Public Utility Control and other former utility regulators. We have extensive experience representing utilities before federal, state and local regulatory agencies. We are also active in legislative affairs and we played a key role in bringing about legislation allowing for deregulation and restructuring of the electric utility industry in Connecticut.

We regularly provide advice and counsel in power generation and transmission projects, energy and telecommunications restructuring and deregulation matters, siting of energy and telecommunications facilities, and related transactional and permitting assignments. Our practice includes representation of clients in traditional utility matters as well as clients involved in emerging, deregulated energy and telecommunications industries. Working in conjunction with other practice groups within the firm, including corporate and government affairs, we assist clients in developing and implementing innovative solutions to the legal issues they face.

Our attorneys handle all aspects of utility regulation in Connecticut. We also assist clients involved in commercial utility transactions, including the purchase, sale, and financing of utility assets, joint ventures and partnership agreements, project development and finance, and structuring and negotiating utility participant transactions. We represent various participants in utility transactions, including utility companies, public authorities and private business enterprises as well lenders and equity participants. Our services also include rate setting, asset disposition, mergers and acquisitions and service territory expansion for utilities and on utility-related matters.

With extensive practices in real estate and construction law, we also assist utility clients in real-estate development projects. Our experience includes representing investors and developers in structuring and documenting project financing for a variety of infrastructure projects, including cogeneration facilities, waste-processing plants and manufacturing facilities.

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Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694

Representative Matters

H & S Creates and Documents Complex Contractual Mechanisms for Association of Public Utilities
H & S Obtains Approval for an On-Site Wastewater Treatment System
CRRA v. Wheelabrator

News & Publications

Rooftop Solar Leases – Good Day Sunshine (Maybe)
EV Technology and Regulatory System Needs to be Addressed before Conn. Fully Embraces EV Usage
DPUC Proceeding Evaluates VRAD Cabinet Safety Issues and Rights of Adjoining Property Owners
North American Energy: A Changing Landscape

Environmental & Land Use

Air Quality
Brownfields & Urban Sites
Contaminated Property Transfers & Investigations
Environmental and Land Use Litigation
Land Use, Planning/Zoning & Wetlands
Project Development
Regulatory Compliance
Solid & Hazardous Waste Management
Water Resource Permitting

Environmental compliance is a challenge that can make or break a business. Environmental laws are complex and their mandates are often obscure. Confidence in your environmental lawyer is essential. That is why so many businesses and landowners trust Halloran Sage for counsel in this field. Independent surveys rank our environmental and land-use attorneys as among the best in the region. With an accomplished record of legal firsts and milestones, we are known as trailblazers in the industry. From resolving Connecticut’s worst contamination problem to litigating its largest Superfund case, our attorneys apply their in-depth knowledge of the field to achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

Our approach is to identify environmental risks before they become barriers. Whether the issue requires intervention with a government agency, litigation in the courtroom or negotiation in the boardroom, our multidisciplinary legal team protects your interests. Our clients include developers, businesses, institutions, municipalities and individuals. In every case, our commitment to our client is to collaborate and communicate, ensuring that we understand your business goals and that you understand the legal process.

We guide clients through the process of obtaining permits and approvals, paving the way for them to develop or expand commercial and industrial property or to construct entertainment, retail and residential projects. We represent clients in complex projects involving siting and construction of power plants, solid-waste facilities, transmission lines and Brownfields. In fact, we handled the first Brownfield development for the first indoor/outdoor performing arts center in the nation to use new state funding programs. For matters involving regulatory compliance or site cleanup, we provide counsel not only in what the law requires, but also in what it means to your business. Whatever the matter, our attorneys apply their best efforts to achieving the solution that best serves the needs of our client.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Mark K. Branse
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branse@halloransage.com
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860.241.4088
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Benjamin D. Mathieu
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mathieu@halloransage.com
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860.297.4675
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
Matthew J. Willis
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willis@halloransage.com
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860.241.4074
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

Representative Matters

Halloran Sage Wins Affordable Housing Appeal for Developer of 95-Unit Building in Fairfield
Summary Judgment Granted Rendering Deed Restriction Unenforceable
Synthetic Turf Field Permits Obtained
DEEP’s Authority Clarified By The Connecticut Supreme Court
Successful Defense of Possession Claim for Beach Association
Appellate Court Reverses Trial Court and Rules that Construction Yard was Subject to Zoning Enforcement
Siting Council Rules in Favor of Local Jurisdiction in Cell Tower Dispute
Large Regional Bank Represented in Loan Facilities to CT Property Manager/Developer
H & S Obtains Approval for an On-Site Wastewater Treatment System
Kenneth Slater Successfully Represents Client in Land Use Appeal Before the Connecticut Supreme Court

News & Publications

Mark Branse to Speak to CT Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions
Municipal, Environmental and Land Use Attorneys Teach Advanced Land Use Training
Scope of Public Beach Access Disputed in Old Lyme
Ann Catino Featured in Portraits Magazine
Rich Roberts Presents at COST Legislative Wrap-Up
Ann Catino in Best Lawyers Business Edition
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Halloran Sage
What’s Substantial Evidence For Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commissions?
Attorneys Join Municipal Leaders at CCM Convention
Banking on Connecticut land banks: A good investment

Government Contracts

Bid Protests
Claims & Disputes
Export Administration & International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Federal Supply Schedule Contracting
Information Technology & Telecommunications
Public Buildings Construction & Leasing
Small Business Assistance

The Halloran Sage Government Contracts Practice provides complete counseling, compliance and litigation services to clients who contract with federal, state and local government organizations. We have in-depth understanding of all phases of the contracting process, including bid and proposal preparation, negotiations, protests, contract performance, audits and investigations, contract claims and litigation.

Our attorneys’ experience in government contracts spans more than 35 years. One partner served 15 years as a senior legal advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense on regulatory, contracting, procurement and related issues. We maintain professional contacts with program and contracting officials in multiple federal agencies, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Justice and State, as well as the General Services Administration, Small Business Administration, Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Communications Commission.

We routinely represent major contractors regarding Federal Supply Schedule Contracts; leasing of real estate to the federal government; sales of software and information technology products and services; construction, maintenance and operation of federal buildings and military airfields; and bid protests and claims. We represent contractors and grantees in federal and state pricing and compliance audits and in inspector-general investigations. Our practice includes representation of large and small government contractors in false-claim and qui tam disputes and litigation. As part of our legal services, we provide advice to clients on developing compliance programs, reporting mechanisms and other safeguards to avoid violations of law or regulation.

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Our Team


Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973

News & Publications

John Howell Moderating “FAR/DFARS Rulemaking” Panel
John Howell to Moderate Public Contract Law Panel

Health Care

Business Transactions
Compliance
Government Enforcement
Government Regulation
HIPAA
Medical Malpractice
Medical Staff Issues
Professional Licensure Defense
Reimbursement

Halloran Sage attorneys understand the highly specialized and focused counsel necessary to serve clients in the healthcare industry. Our attorneys have practical experience navigating through the constantly evolving laws and regulations and offer practical solutions and advice. We are experienced in a variety of disciplines ranging from health related business transactions, to information privacy issues, to litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

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Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
Gregory M. Gagne
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gagne@halloransage.com
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860.297.4643
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404

Representative Matters

Hospital is Returned Full Amount of Disallowances ($1.3 Million)
Helping Health Care Providers Successfully Challenge Government Audits
Defendant’s Verdict Obtained in Medical Malpractice Action
Defendant’s Judgment Awarded in Binding Arbitration of Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death Action
Firm Provides Counsel to Major Hospital Regarding Security Breach
HIPAA Questions Resolved for Orthopedic Group
Guidance Provided as Medical Practices Combine
Representation of Hospital in Acquisition of Medical Practices
Compliance Advice Provided to Downstream Company
Interventional Cardiologist Successfully Defended

News & Publications

Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019
Halloran Sage Welcomes Michael McPherson, Kelly Wall and Matthew Hutchinson
Arnold Menchel Tours New Surgery Center with U.S. Senator
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Peter Sachner Presents at Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Symposium
Arnie Menchel Co-Authors Editorial with Mental Health Connecticut
Health Care Attorneys Attend CHA’s 100th Annual Meeting
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Halloran & Sage
Arnold Menchel to present at the Connecticut Mental Health & The Law 2017 Seminar

Individuals & Families

Criminal Defense
Divorce & Family Law
Elder Law
Estate Planning & Probate Administration
Income, Estate & Gift Taxation
Personal Injury
Probate Litigation
Residential Real Estate
School Disciplinary Matters
Succession Planning

Halloran Sage’s attorneys are experienced and capable of handling matters that personally affect individuals and families. We provide guidance on various legal arrangements that can affect you and your family’s prosperity and future security.

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Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048
Vincent M. Marino
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marino@halloransage.com
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860.704.6858
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Andrew I. Schaffer
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schaffer@halloransage.com
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203.672.5481
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310

Representative Matters

Cab Company Not Guilty of Negligence in Jury Trial
H & S Obtains Three Defendant’s Verdicts in Minor Impact Soft Tissue Case
Hodgate, Admr. v. Ferraro, et al. 123 Conn. App. 443 (2010)
Summary Judgment Obtained in National Fraternity Case

News & Publications

Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
Firm Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
The Best Lawyers in America Announces 2017 Honors
Ten Common Mistakes in Managing Your Affairs
Firm Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Same-Sex Marriages and DOMA
Child Support and the Demise Of Judicial Discretion
“The First of the Mohicans: Judicial Backlog and the Rise of the Self-Represented Individual” by Allen Gary Palmer
Women at Risk
Beware: Don’t Be Quick to Sign Nursing Home Admission Agreements for Loved Ones

Insurance

Coverage Litigation
Extracontractual Claims
Insurance Regulation
Reinsurance
Subrogation

Since our founding more than three quarters of a century ago in the city known as the insurance capital of the world, Halloran Sage has remained at the forefront of insurance law. Some of the nation’s largest and most respected insurance companies rely upon our firm. With an experienced legal team, a firm foundation in technology and a skilled support staff, we deliver results.

We have significant experience handling trials and appeals of complex coverage disputes. We litigate coverage issues arising out of commercial general liability policies; professional liability policies; first-party property and casualty insurance; and life, medical and disability insurance. We develop practical strategies directed towards achieving fair and reasonable outcomes.

We bring equal skill to the defense of insurers against extra-contractual claims, including common-law and statutory claims of bad faith. Outside the courtroom, our services for clients include providing advice on risk management, providing opinions on coverage, assisting SIU and investigating allegations of fraud and related matters. In every matter we handle, we are committed to providing our clients with the most effective legal representation possible.

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William Bohonnon
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bohonnon@halloransage.com
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203.672.5425
Jennifer L. Booker
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booker@halloransage.com
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860.241.4055
Jake DelGreco
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delgreco@halloransage.com
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860.241.4084
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Lewis S. Lerman
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lerman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4328
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Carissa A. Smith
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smithc@halloransage.com
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203.222.4317
Oscar L. Suarez
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suarez@halloransage.com
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860.297.4604

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Obtained in Case Involving Underlying Lawsuit Between Former Employer and Insured
Positive Outcome Obtained in Automobile Accident Case
Defense Verdict Obtained in Automobile Accident Case
Homeowners’ Insurance Companies Successfully Defended in Crumbling Foundation Lawsuits Alleging Breach of Contract and Common Law and Statutory Bad Faith
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Insurance Company in $4.8 Million Property Loss Claim
Jury Returns Verdict For Insurer Finding No Coverage For Property Claim
Halloran Sage Secures Victory for Insurance Company in Action to Recover Accidental Death Benefits Under ERISA-Governed Group Accident and Sickness Plan in Ablow v. Canada Life Assurance Co., 2003 WL 23325805 (D.Conn. 2003)
Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Insurance Company in Property Loss Claim

News & Publications

Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019
Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Welcomes Michael McPherson, Kelly Wall and Matthew Hutchinson
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Halloran Sage Welcomes Keith Anthony and Nico Piscopo
Oscar Suarez Named to HBJ 40 Under Forty List
Halloran Sage Announces New Partners
Halloran Sage Welcomes Chelsey Manning
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Welcomes Morris Borea, Robbie Gerrick, and Karl-Erik Sternlof

Intellectual Property

Copyrights
IP Litigation
Patents
Trade Secrets
Trademarks

Halloran Sage recognizes that for many of our clients, intellectual property is one of their most important assets. Trademarks, patents, copyrights, trade secrets and other intellectual property are often a crucial component in maintaining a competitive edge, and an important part of the business and marketing strategy. We also know that our clients face competitors who hope to misappropriate the fruits of our clients’ efforts, and others who seek to abuse the legal system to disrupt competition.

Halloran Sage’s team is well-versed in helping our clients’ maximize the value of their intellectual property. We proactively counsel regarding intellectual property issues, to assist clients in building their portfolios, take steps to protect their rights, and, where necessary, help avoid unnecessary disputes. Whether in a consensual situation, or when dealing with a potential adversary, we negotiate on behalf of our clients for the purpose of advancing their interests, while (where applicable) seeking to efficiently resolve possible disputes and help our client position itself for the future.

We regularly assist our clients with all aspects of securing and protecting their intellectual property rights. We regularly file applications for registration at the United States Trademark Office for trademarks; provide review and due diligence before and in connection with those filings; and represent clients in proceedings before the Office, including appeals before the Trademark Trial & Appeals Board. We provide guidance with respect to patents and inventions, and are licensed to prosecute applications before the United States Patent Office. We also assist our clients with securing rights to their creative works through copyrights. We help our clients maintain their intellectual property portfolios as well.

Where litigation becomes part of our client’s path, we appear in Federal and State courts, as well before arbitration tribunals. We litigate trademark, trade dress, false advertising, copyright, trade secret, cybersquatting, and patent disputes, as well as related matters involving fraud, breach of contract, dilution, and other claims, and have done so in many fields, including manufacturing, the financial sector, e-commerce, information technology, consumer products, advertising, the musical and entertainment industry, firearms-related products, and other products and services.

Regardless of the form of our representation, we look to learn our client’s goals and needs, and efficiently harness our experience and the tools available to optimize our clients’ position. We look forward to talking with you about how our Intellectual Property team can help you.

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Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404

Representative Matters

Trademark and Unfair Competition Plaintiff Action
H & S Helps Local Software Firm Raise Capital

News & Publications

Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019
Joseph Fortner Speaks on Trademarks, Unethical Counsel and Adversaries During Trial
Joseph Fortner and Nicole Tung Present at ALFA International 2019 International Client Seminar
Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad (or Good): Laches Defenses in IP Cases
Halloran & Sage Announces Cybersecurity Practice Group
Joseph Fortner offers comments regarding Protection of Trademarks
Intellectual Property Litigation: Consider the Law of Unintended Consequences
Connecticut Upholds Right to Jury Trial in Trade Secrets Case
Joseph Fortner Addressed Trademark Matters at National DRI Conference

Labor & Employment

Discrimination Claims
Employee Benefits & ERISA
Employer Counseling & Risk Management
Employment Litigation
Executive Compensation
Labor Disputes
Non-Competes & Restrictive Covenants
Workplace Training

Halloran Sage’s highly regarded labor and employment practice provides sophisticated legal representation to the management of private and public sector employees. Whether in court or at the bargaining table, our goal is to protect the best interests of your business and ensure its smooth operation.

In employment litigation, we have a proven record of success defending against claims alleging age discrimination, unlawful discharge, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender and physical discrimination, and whistleblower retaliation. In labor-management relations, we counsel non-union employers on avoiding unionization and represent unionized employers in collective bargaining and grievance and arbitration procedures.

We work closely with our clients to avoid employment disputes before they arise and to address them appropriately when they do. We assist clients with employee benefit plans, employment counseling, individual employment contracts, executive compensation, crisis management, corporate compliance, and audits and investigations.

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Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Scott S. McKessy
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mckessy@halloransage.com
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203.222.4321
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Granted in Union Employee’s Workers’ Comp Case
Kevin Greene Provides Expert Opinion in Western Australia Supreme Court Decision Granting Interlocutory Injunction in Favor of Employer Seeking to Enforce Restrictive Covenants of Employment Agreement
Successful Defense of Retaliation Claim

News & Publications

Employment Seminars Listing
Halloran & Sage Announces New Partners
Firm Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Clear That Employees Alleging Age Discrimination Must Prove that Age Bias Was Actual Cause of Adverse Job Action
Update Regarding New Connecticut General Assembly Laws Regulating Employers Which Became Effective October 1, 2011
Connecticut Mandates Paid Sick Leave To Service Workers Causing Headaches For Employers
Non-Solicitation Agreement Missing Operative Language Causes Litigation Headache for Employer
Paycheck Fairness Act Pending Before Congress
New ADA Amendments Expand Definition of Disabled Worker
Kevin Greene Named Chair of Firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Asbestos Liability
Automobile Liability
Banking, Lender Liability & Foreclosure
Bankruptcy, Creditors' Rights and Restructuring
Commercial Litigation
Dram Shop/Liquor Liability
Employment Litigation
Environmental and Land Use Litigation
Intellectual Property
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Probate Litigation
Product Liability & Toxic Tort
Professional Liability
Professional Licensure Defense
Tax Assessment/Collection & Appeal
Trucking & Transportation
Workers' Compensation

Our litigation practice is among the largest and most highly regarded in the Northeast. More than 70 years of courtroom success have cemented our reputation as leaders in trial and appellate advocacy. For our clients – who range from multi-national corporations to locally-owned businesses and individuals – the size and diversity of our litigation practice means a legal team matched to your needs and goals. In every case we handle, no matter how complex, the client remains the focus. You always know the attorney responsible for your case, you are consulted at every turn, and you are always kept fully informed.

Three components drive our success: trial experience, attention to detail and attention to cost. We are highly experienced in all phases of civil litigation and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution and hearings before government agencies. Our experience not only enhances our courtroom proficiency, it also enables us to work more efficiently. We are committed to ongoing and timely communication with our clients. That communication is enhanced by our policy of assigning a coordinating attorney to every case, who monitors all proceedings and serves as liaison to the client.

The scope of our litigation practice is broad and extends to business and commercial cases, civil rights, employment, insurance coverage and defense, products liability and toxic torts, professional liability, torts and general litigation. We represent clients in courts and adjudicatory forums throughout the United States and internationally. Whatever type of litigation you face, our attorneys have the experience and focus to pursue zealously the outcome you aim for.

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Joshua M. Auxier
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auxier@halloransage.com
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203.222.4307
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
William Bohonnon
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bohonnon@halloransage.com
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203.672.5425
Jennifer L. Booker
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booker@halloransage.com
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860.241.4055
Morris R. Borea
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borea@halloransage.com
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860.297.4676
Logan A. Carducci
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carducci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4056
Alyssa Caserta
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caserta@halloransage.com
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860.241.4072
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Jake DelGreco
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delgreco@halloransage.com
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860.241.4084
Alfred A. DiVincentis
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divincentis@halloransage.com
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860.297.4639
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Gregory M. Gagne
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gagne@halloransage.com
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860.297.4643
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
Claudia D. Heyman
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heyman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4319
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Craig I. Lifland
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lifland@halloransage.com
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860.241.4044
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Scott S. McKessy
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mckessy@halloransage.com
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203.222.4321
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Laura A. Penney
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penney@halloransage.com
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203.222.4327
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Brian D. Rich
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rich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4698
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Oscar L. Suarez
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suarez@halloransage.com
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860.297.4604
James J. Szerejko
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szerejko@halloransage.com
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860.297.4658
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326
Frederick J. Trotta, Sr.
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trotta@halloransage.com
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203.672.5427
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076
Michael S. Wrona
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wrona@halloransage.com
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860.297.4626
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Obtained in Case Involving Underlying Lawsuit Between Former Employer and Insured
Defense Verdict Obtained in Personal Injury Action
Favorable Judgments Obtained for a Connecticut Casino in Two Separate Claims Brought by Patrons in Slip and Fall Cases
Summary Judgment Obtained in Case Alleging Violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
Positive Outcome Obtained in Automobile Accident Case
Hospital is Returned Full Amount of Disallowances ($1.3 Million)
Defense Verdict Obtained in Automobile Accident Case
Favorable Outcome in Hearing in Damages of a Motor Vehicle Case
Homeowners’ Insurance Companies Successfully Defended in Crumbling Foundation Lawsuits Alleging Breach of Contract and Common Law and Statutory Bad Faith
Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Suit Against Esthetician and Salon

News & Publications

Richard Tynan to Speak at Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association Seminar
Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019
Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Revisions to Bankruptcy Code Offer Sweeping Changes for Small Businesses
Halloran Sage Welcomes Anthony Loney
Claudia Heyman Speaks at ALFA International Women’s Initiative Seminar
Joseph Fortner and Casey O’Connell Speak at ALFA International Business Litigation Conference
Halloran Sage Welcomes Keith Anthony and Nico Piscopo
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Civil and Commercial Litigation Materials

Military Defense

Halloran Sage’s Military Defense Practice Group provides aggressive, independent counsel to members of the armed forces accused of military crimes ranging from minor matters to serious offenses. The Group, affiliated with Gagne, Scherer & Associates LLC and chaired by former JAG officer Greg Gagne, understands the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and the procedural protections that must be provided to all service members. We defend Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard servicemen and women worldwide.

As your independent counsel, we will take the time to evaluate your case and ensure that your case is handled professionally. Our attorneys have defended hundreds of matters and are completely comfortable and confident navigating the unique military justice system. We understand the catastrophic impact these matters can have on you and your family, and we will use our experience and resources to give you the best chances of success.

Furthermore, our firm is proud to continue to assist military personnel after they return to civilian life. We offer a full range of personal, business and litigation legal services to help veterans after they are discharged and immersed in their communities.

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Gregory M. Gagne
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gagne@halloransage.com
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860.297.4643

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Welcomes Keith Anthony and Nico Piscopo

Municipal & State Government

Administrative Law
Construction
Contracts
Environmental & Land Use
Labor & Employment
Land Use, Planning/Zoning & Wetlands
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Tax Assessment/Collection & Appeal

Municipalities and governmental bodies encounter many diverse legal issues. Halloran Sage is one of Connecticut’s leading law firms in representing municipalities and government agencies. Over the last 80 years, we have represented more than half of Connecticut’s 169 cities and towns. We have served in the capacity of town attorney and special counsel, and have represented various municipalities and their officials, both directly and by virtue of insurance coverage.

Our extensive experience in this field ensures that we fully understand the nuances of municipal law, including the defenses available to our clients and the means by which they may avoid potential liability. In the complex and varied field of municipal law our clients benefit from the breadth and diversity of our firm. Whatever the client’s legal needs, we are able to assemble a team of knowledgeable professionals. Our services include representation of municipalities and their officials, boards, commissions and employees in administrative proceedings and in litigation in both state and federal courts. We provide a full range of services based upon the municipality’s needs.

With our experience and resources, we are uniquely qualified to help municipalities and their officials address the broad and challenging array of issues they face.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Morris R. Borea
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borea@halloransage.com
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860.297.4676
Mark K. Branse
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branse@halloransage.com
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860.241.4088
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
Vincent M. Marino
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marino@halloransage.com
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860.704.6858
Benjamin D. Mathieu
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mathieu@halloransage.com
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860.297.4675
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Ronald F. Ochsner
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ochsner@halloransage.com
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860.522.6103
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
James J. Szerejko
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szerejko@halloransage.com
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860.297.4658
Matthew J. Willis
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willis@halloransage.com
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860.241.4074
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

Representative Matters

Police Officer Successfully Defended in Five Misconduct Lawsuits
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Firm Obtains Judgment for Municipality in Sophisticated Fraud Case
Connecticut Court Finds No Coverage for Eminent Domain Action
Successful Defense of Health District in an Appeal By Homeowners
H & S Secures Reversal on Municipal Tax Ruling
H & S Obtains Approval for an On-Site Wastewater Treatment System
H & S Obtains Favorable Result in Environmental Matter

News & Publications

Municipal Practice Group Update on Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling
Mark Branse to Speak to CT Association of Conservation and Inland Wetlands Commissions
Municipal Practice Group Update Regarding the Review of Applications for Car Dealer and Repairer Certificates of Location
Municipal, Environmental and Land Use Attorneys Teach Advanced Land Use Training
Scope of Public Beach Access Disputed in Old Lyme
State Court Upholds Assessor’s Adjustments To Mass Appraisal Revaluation
Municipal Practice Group/Land Use Update: January, 2019
Attorneys Join Municipal Leaders at CCM Convention
Halloran Sage Welcomes Morris Borea, Robbie Gerrick, and Karl-Erik Sternlof
Halloran & Sage Welcomes Michael Zizka

Real Estate

Land Use, Planning/Zoning & Wetlands
Real Estate Acquisitions, Dispositions & Leasing
Real Estate Development
Real Estate Financing
Residential Real Estate
Tax Assessment/Collection & Appeal

Halloran Sage represents owners, developers, landlords, tenants and other parties in real estate projects and transactions of all degrees of complexity. Our lawyers are adept at managing the many aspects of commercial real estate development, financing, leasing and disposition. We have the capacity to manage complex, document-intensive deals and development projects. Our firm has the depth of personnel to handle complex real estate transactions and other projects, including construction matter, environmental and land use, energy and litigation.

Our lawyers have broad experience in structuring and documenting property acquisitions, joint ventures, mortgage financing, land-use matters, environmental due diligence and risk management, property dispositions, ground leases, leasing transactions and sale-leaseback transactions. Having handled matters throughout New England and the United States, our experience includes transactions and projects involving all commercial real estate asset classes, including retail, office, industrial, residential and recreational, as well as large energy and telecommunication projects. Among our clients are major corporations, real estate developers, banks and other institutional investors, public and private universities, manufacturers and other businesses.

We are business lawyers seeking solutions through the combination of creativity and expertise. As counsel, our foremost commitment is to achieving our clients’ business objectives and goals. For every client in every deal, our focus is on minimizing risk, maximizing opportunity and protecting your investment.

Current News


Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Vincent M. Marino
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marino@halloransage.com
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860.704.6858
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Karl-Erik Sternlof
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sternlof@halloransage.com
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860.437.0372
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Representative Matters

Notable Real Estate Decisions
Firm Provides Counsel in $140 million Complex Real Estate Refinancing and Joint Venture Deal
Firm Represents Regional Bank in Connection with Senior Financing to CT Manufacturer
Large Regional Bank Represented in Loan Facilities to CT Property Manager/Developer
H & S Helps Client Recover Its Losses After Asset Sale Default
Local entitlements to facilitate international retailer 300,000 sq. ft. shopping center in New Haven, CT
Local entitlements to facilitate 86,000 sq. ft. retail shopping center in Hamden, CT
Local entitlements to facilitate HOPE VI redevelopment of rental and homeowner residential units for Monterey Place in New Haven, CT
Local entitlements to facilitate 87,000 sq. ft. self storage development consisting of both climate controlled and standard warehouse units in Branford, CT
Multifaceted Health Care Development and Construction Deal Negotiated, Documented, and Closed

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Client Alert: Lawmakers Pass Legislation Regarding Connecticut Real Estate Closings
Eric Bernheim Organizes Third Annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook
3rd Annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook Set for May 16th
Chambers USA 2019 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Halloran Sage Announces New Partners
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018

Referrals to Other Professionals

Accountants, Engineers & Architects
ALFA International
Halloran & Sage Government Affairs
Lenders

Halloran Sage is focused on our clients finding their best path forward.  With this in mind, we will leverage our extensive network of contacts whenever we can in order to provide assistance.  At times, this even includes referrals to other lawyers who may have particular specialized expertise that would better serve you.  The bottom line is that we want to help.

Workers’ Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group at Halloran Sage is comprised of attorneys with extensive experience representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators before commissioners in each of the eight districts of the Workers’ Compensation Commission of Connecticut. The firm’s clients range from nationally recognized Fortune 500 companies to municipalities and small businesses throughout Connecticut. Representation of clients extends to the appellate level, with appearances before the Compensation Review Board, Appellate Court of Connecticut, and Supreme Court of Connecticut.

We have the ability to handle all claims, ranging from compensability issues, claims of permanent and total disability, as well as discrimination actions. Our representation can begin at any stage of the litigation, and continues through the appellate and/or subrogation proceedings associated with the claim. Members of the Workers’ Compensation group are well-respected practitioners within the workers’ compensation forum, have served as panelists on continuing legal education programs, and have been published contributors to the Connecticut Bar Association’s workers’ compensation magazine, Compensation Quarterly.

Halloran Sage ensures its workers’ compensation clients are more than satisfied with the representation that we provide. In addition to the handling of active claims, we routinely provide answers or advisory opinions to general questions on Connecticut workers’ compensation laws. Additionally, we regularly meet with our clients to provide presentations and training in Connecticut workers’ compensation law, as well as to enhance the attorney/client relationship.

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Our Team


Claudia D. Heyman
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heyman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4319
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Alyssa Lynch
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lyncha@halloransage.com
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860.241.4038
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Granted in Union Employee’s Workers’ Comp Case
Bad Faith Allegation Dismissed by the Court Due to Absence of Evidence

News & Publications

CRB Tackles Medical Marijuana
Matthew Necci and Claudia Heyman Present at ALFA International 2018 Workers’ Compensation Seminar
Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
Halloran & Sage Announces Cybersecurity Practice Group
Firm Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Matthew Necci Named to HBJ 20th Annual “40 Under Forty” List
Firm Sponsoring YLS Diversity Town Hall
Firm Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
Donation Brings Checkerboard Tables to Bushnell Park
H & S Attorneys Included in 2014 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” List

Appellate Consultation & Evaluation

With nearly a century of combined legal experience, the members of the Appellate Practice Group are adept at guiding clients, insurers and other attorneys through the appellate process. This guidance often begins with a comprehensive and thoughtful evaluation of the issues presented in a potential, or ongoing, appeal. We routinely review trial court decisions and advise clients, insurers and other attorneys about the likelihood of successfully taking, or defending, an appeal and we provide the same service for cases already on appeal. We also consult with clients, insurers and other attorneys about discrete appellate issues – from finding a solution to a difficult question of appellate procedure, to strengthening an appellate brief, to helping enhance an oral argument.

Current News


Our Team


Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

News & Publications

Joining the Tort Victim as a Party to a Declaratory Judgment Action

Civil & Criminal Appellate Litigation

The members of the Appellate Practice Group are eloquent brief-writers and talented oral advocates with a thorough understanding of what it takes to win appeals. We have argued over 200 cases in state and federal appellate courts – many referred to us by insurers and other attorneys – in numerous subject areas. Our record of success includes appeals involving multi-million dollar tort and products liability verdicts, contentious commercial litigation, complex issues of constitutional law and statutory construction, serious criminal convictions, important questions of insurance coverage, and complicated and financially-sensitive divorce cases (to name just a few). Whether taking or defending an appeal, our attorneys have the experience and ability to see every type of case through to a winning conclusion. And because appeals involve more than just writing briefs, we are thoroughly-versed in the procedural aspects of appellate practice in both state and federal court – from the mechanics of filing an appeal, to the proper timing for appellate filings, to the pitfalls and opportunities of appellate motion practice.

Current News


Our Team


Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

News & Publications

Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
H & S Attorneys Included in 2014 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” List

Trial Consultation for Appellate Issues

The foundation for any successful appeal is laid during trial. For that reason, the members of the Appellate Practice Group frequently assist trial counsel with raising, arguing and properly preserving potential appellate issues during trial and advise clients and insurers about appellate issues during litigation.

Our Team


Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

Construction Claims and Litigation

Our attorneys have experience handling all facets of construction claims and litigation. We have a highly active practice in which we represent contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, owners, developers, manufacturers, sureties, insurers and design professionals in all types of construction claims and disputes on both public and private construction projects. Our experience includes claims involving state and federal bid disputes, mechanic’s liens, payment and performance bonds, termination and delay issues, scope-of-work disputes, unforeseen and differing site conditions, construction defects, insurance coverage and debarment proceedings. We have built a solid reputation in construction law, having successfully represented our clients in mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Our team consists of two engineers who practiced in both the private and public sectors and a former vice president of a major construction company who have over 35 years of combined experience in the construction industry. This first-hand knowledge allows us to effectively represent our clients because we have the unique and distinct advantage of not only knowing the law, but also the standards and customs of the construction industry.

We have been successful in resolving our clients’ claims and disputes through negotiation and mediation. However, if we are unable to fairly and equitably resolve a dispute in these forums, we have a proven track record of aggressively and successfully prosecuting and defending numerous claims in the state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, and before arbitration panels.

Our Team


Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Alfred A. DiVincentis
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divincentis@halloransage.com
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860.297.4639
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Construction Financing

The depth and experience of our team allows us to represent our clients throughout all phases of the construction project, from inception through completion, including one of the most critical phases of the project-financing.

Our attorneys are experienced in complex commercial finance and corporate transactions, having represented institutional lenders and borrowers in commercial real estate transactions, corporate loans and private placements throughout the United States. We also have extensive experience in workouts of debt and equity investments, financial restructurings and asset dispositions, as well as many types of commercial and corporate transactions. As a result, we routinely represent owners, developers, and prominent banks in financing all types of construction projects, including drafting and negotiating financing agreements that are required before, during and after the completion of a construction project.

Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Contracts and Risk Management

Because we are a full-service law firm, we have the unique ability of tailoring our services to the client and the project. Our attorneys have experience drafting and negotiating design, financing and construction agreements for owners, developers, lending institutions, contractors, subcontractors and design professions for both private and public construction projects. We also have particular expertise in state and federal construction contracting, drawing on the experience and knowledge of our government contracts practice group. Because our team also consists of attorneys who are experienced in real estate and finance, we have the unique ability of being able to draft and negotiate contracts for all facets of the construction project.

Every construction project carries risks for all parties involved. Each interested party must clearly understand the risks it faces, determine the risks it is willing to tolerate and figure out the strategies available to manage and finance those risks. Our attorneys have extensive experience with all types of construction contracts and project delivery methods. We can efficiently identify terms and conditions that contain onerous risks and allocate and/or finance them accordingly. We are also familiar with applicable insurance products to manage the allocation of risks. We negotiate hard for our clients with the understanding that the best contract is usually one that is reasonable to all parties involved.

For those involved in construction projects, the best protection against disputes down the road is a well-written contract at the outset. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of construction law and the construction industry. This enables us to anticipate potential problems and negotiate terms to address them. We understand the variables that can impact how an agreement allocates risks, defines deliverables and sets schedules. We build agreements that stand up for the life of a project, and when necessary, during litigation.

Our Team


Alfred A. DiVincentis
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divincentis@halloransage.com
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860.297.4639
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Design Professional Responsibility

Our attorneys regularly represent architects and engineers and other design professionals in claims alleging defects and errors and omissions in design on all types of residential and commercial construction projects. We have two engineers on our team who have more than 20 years of combined experience actively practicing engineering in both the private and public sectors and a former vice president of a major construction company who understands the claims design professionals may face from contractors and owners. This first-hand knowledge allows us to effectively represent our design professional clients because we have the unique and distinct advantage of not only knowing the law, but also the underlying design and engineering standards of our professional responsibility cases. We have represented numerous design professionals in matters ranging from residential and commercial construction to earth retention systems.

Our Team


Alfred A. DiVincentis
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divincentis@halloransage.com
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860.297.4639
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Suretyship

We routinely counsel owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and sureties on bid, payment, performance and mechanic’s lien bond issues. We advise and assist contractors, subcontractors and suppliers in securing payments on both commercial and residential construction projects by preparing, filing and foreclosing on mechanic’s liens and by preparing, negotiating, and litigating, if necessary, claims on surety bonds. We also advise and assist owners in resolving and defending against mechanic’s liens and sureties in resolving and defending against bond claims. We have the unique ability to craft solutions to complex suretyship issues and to efficiently resolve bond claims by drawing upon on our many years of experience and knowledge in business and the construction industry.

Current News


Our Team


Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Alfred A. DiVincentis
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divincentis@halloransage.com
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860.297.4639
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

News & Publications

ALFA State Compendium, William S. Wilson, II and Alfred A. DiVincentis, May 2007
Challenging the Liquidated Damages Provision in a State DOT Contract

Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Restructuring

Our clients rely upon Halloran Sage attorneys to assist them in all aspects of bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, helping them enforce their rights as secured lenders or major unsecured creditors, and reach the best possible solution. Our attorneys have experience in debt and equity restructuring transactions, both inside and out of bankruptcy. Our services include negotiation of complex intercreditor arrangements, debtor in possession financing, drafting of restructuring documentation and coordination of financial and legal advisors. We represent lenders in lender liability claims, and are well-versed in the emerging theories of lender liability and defense. In addition, we litigate and defend fraudulent conveyance and transfer, preference, avoidance proceedings and other bankruptcy litigation, and represent clients in proceedings to determine the non-dischargeability of claims in bankruptcy. The firm has represented both lenders and debtors in liquidations and restructurings in both Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filings.

Current News


Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Craig I. Lifland
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lifland@halloransage.com
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860.241.4044
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Brian D. Rich
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rich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4698
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Oscar L. Suarez
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suarez@halloransage.com
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860.297.4604
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Michael S. Wrona
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wrona@halloransage.com
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860.297.4626

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Revisions to Bankruptcy Code Offer Sweeping Changes for Small Businesses
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Joseph Fortner and Nicole Tung Present at ALFA International 2019 International Client Seminar
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
The Best Lawyers in America Announces 2017 Honors

Business Contracts

Negotiating and drafting business contracts is an art as much as a science. To be done well, it requires familiarity with the business environment, knowledge of contract law, negotiation skills, ability to assess risks and attention to detail. At Halloran Sage, our long history as both business professionals and business advisors helps us ensure that contracts are ironclad in their protection of our clients.

We assist our clients throughout the contracting process, starting from the drafting of term sheets or letters of intent and carrying through to execution of the final contract. Our experience covers a broad range of business and commercial documents, including merger and acquisition agreements, prospectuses and disclosure statements, commercial finance documentation, leases, employment contracts, technology licensing agreements and executive deferred-compensation or stock-option arrangements. Regardless of the nature of the contract, our emphasis is on fulfilling your objectives and protecting your interests including tax considerations and risk management.

We understand what it means to be in business and we see ourselves as part of your team. We work closely with you to explore all pertinent issues and explain all terms of the transaction. Before you ever sign on the dotted line, we make certain that you fully understand your rights, risks and obligations under the contract.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Business Formation & Structuring

Halloran Sage attorneys provide planning and advice on contract negotiation and interpretation, business organization and governance, officer and director fiduciary duties and executive compensation, capital formation and financing of business ventures. We regularly represent clients in business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intellectual property, licensing, franchise and distribution, strategic alliances and other partnering arrangements, as well as debt and equity financing. We strategically coordinate corporate governance issues through organizational documents, bylaws, operating and management agreements. We represent businesses in internal investigations and litigation stemming from allegations of corporate and individual director and officer malfeasance, and we regularly consult with clients on issues of risk management.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Commercial Finance

Financial institutions rely on Halloran Sage because of our depth of knowledge and range of involvement in sophisticated financing and capital markets transactions. Our lawyers have extensive experience in documenting financial investments of all kinds. We have facilitated acquisitions, sales, mergers and roll-up transactions for banks and financial institutions. We are distinguished by our practical knowledge of the fundamentals of institutional finance. Many of our lawyers acquired their institutional savvy through hands-on experience working in the private and public sectors. Lawyers in our firm have served as in-house counsel and regional counsel to major U.S. financial institutions active in the real estate and commercial finance industries. Others have acted as counsel to governmental credit agencies and represented an array of financial institutions, including banks, finance companies, insurance companies, real estate investment trusts and conduit programs.

We have extensive experience in creating, administering and restructuring financial investments of all kinds. Our expertise includes real estate investments, project financings, multi-currency transactions, traditional term and revolver syndicated credit facilities, securities offerings, mezzanine and subordinated debt and private placements. We assist lenders in all aspects of corporate and commercial credit matters, including asset-based and working capital transactions, acquisition financing, leveraged buyout financing, lease financing, venture capital and mezzanine financing, senior and subordinated term financing and Chapter 11 reorganizations. These transactions often involve analysis of collateral and credit risks, subordination and intercreditor arrangements and debt/equity issues. We also have considerable experience in transactions requiring a variety of complex covenant and collateral structures. We are well-versed in all aspects of real and personal property collateral security, including leasehold financing, cross-collateralized and multi-state and international transactions.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Representative Matters

Firm Provides Counsel in $140 million Complex Real Estate Refinancing and Joint Venture Deal

News & Publications

Treatment of an Absolute Assignment of Rents in Bankruptcy
Borrowers And Lenders Can Use TAGP as a Powerful Tool In Developing Unique Financing Strategies
Hedging Interest Rate Risk: Part II
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General Counsel

Halloran Sage serves as general counsel to a variety of businesses. We have experience with the operations and needs of companies in a range of industries and strategic endeavors. We regularly work with service-based enterprises and companies operating in retail, manufacturing, construction, transportation, recreation, leisure and energy fields. Our clients include emerging and entrepreneurially driven growth companies focused on health care, medical products, technology, sporting goods, recreational services, restaurant services, insurance and financial, and online retail, among others. Our focus covers many general business fields, including licensing and franchising, as well as negotiating, structuring and documenting commercial transactions and other business relationships.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Craig I. Lifland
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lifland@halloransage.com
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860.241.4044
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

News & Publications

Cyber Liability Insurance a Must for Small Biz

Intellectual Property

Halloran Sage recognizes the importance of our clients’ intellectual property. We understand that trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property is often a critical part of one’s business and marketing strategy, and may serve as a critical component in maintaining a competitive edge. At the same time, we also acknowledge that clients may face competitors who seeks to abuse the intellectual property system to disrupt competitors.

Our intellectual property attorneys are well-versed in handling the ins and outs of these matters. We represent clients in matters arising from disputes relating to trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents. We have a depth of experience in prosecuting and defending claims of trademark and/or trade dress infringement, false advertising, copyright infringement, breach of contract, cybersquatting, dilution, and related claims in a wide range of fields, including in the financial sector, e-commerce, information technology, consumer products, the musical and entertainment industry, firearms-related products, internet usage, and other products and services. We have litigated and provided counsel relating to licensing disputes, technology-related issues, and other forms of state and federal protection. While we do not prosecute patent applications before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, we work with patent counsel to advance our clients’ interests, and provide post-issuance services to clients.

Halloran Sage has the experience to assist in virtually all aspects of intellectual property law. In addition to representing clients during disputes, we regularly file applications for registration of trademarks and copyrights, and have represented clients before the Trademark Trial & Appeals Board. We counsel our clients on their intellectual property issues proactively, whether to avoid taking actions that may cause a dispute; negotiating with a potential adversary to efficiently resolve both parties’ concerns; or helping the client to position itself for future disputes. We are well-versed in drafting and negotiating agreements, including licensing, joint venture arrangements confidentiality and non-compete agreements, work-for-hire contracts, and other contracts. When our client becomes embroiled in litigation, where appropriate we will work to negotiate a resolution to protect our client’s rights, and preferably ensures that it can fairly and properly advance its business goals.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404

International Business

From its various offices in the Northeastern United States, Halloran Sage assists worldwide businesses in the competitive arena of economic globalization to address the legal requirements of a myriad of jurisdictions in the United States and abroad. Our International Practice Group is interwoven with all other Halloran Sage practice groups to represent seamlessly the interests of domestic clients doing business abroad and foreign clients doing business in the United States.

Halloran Sage’s depth of talent and experience is found in international mergers and acquisitions, business startup activities, joint ventures, intellectual property protection and licensing, trade regulation, international procurement and international dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and the courts.

Halloran Sage also counsels clients on all aspects of export control and trade regulation, including compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the U.S. Department of State as well as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations administered by the Department of the Treasury. We regularly provide advice to clients regarding the scope and application of EAR and ITAR and assist them in obtaining new registrations and commodity classifications, preparing and filing license applications, negotiating the conditions and provisos applicable to licenses, and developing and implementing compliance plans.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973

Mergers & Acquisitions

Halloran Sage attorneys have extensive experience representing businesses in mergers and acquisitions of all sizes and for a variety of industries. We handle all aspects of the purchase or sale of a business, regardless of whether it is a merger, asset or stock transaction. We have a particular strength in mergers and acquisitions of closely held businesses and in advising these businesses about all aspects of liquidity events, succession planning and exit strategies. This includes buy-sell agreements, stock redemptions, ESOPs, insurance programs, family trusts partnerships and limited liability companies, recapitalization with debt, private equity or multiple classes of securities, and initial public offerings.

Our lawyers bring practical experience in business to their in-depth knowledge of the law. This dual understanding of business and law enhances our ability to focus due diligence activities on what matters, identify and manage risks, devise practical solutions, negotiate from strength and achieve our clients’ goals, whether for strategic growth or an exit strategy with appropriate protections against known and unknown risks. More specifically, we help clients manage risk through proper transaction structuring, warranties, and documentation including indemnifications, covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements.

In mergers and acquisitions, we start by understanding the client’s long-term goals along with its short-term objectives. We work closely with you to ensure that you achieve both. Our goal is to provide our clients with value-added services through skilled negotiation and creative craftsmanship.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Representative Matters

H & S Assists In International Expansion Endeavors
H & S Provides Transactional Support to a Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturer Acquisitions
H & S Provides Transactional Support to a Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturer in Australian Acquisition Matter

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Chambers USA 2018 Recognizes Halloran Sage
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
Chambers USA 2017 Recognizes Halloran & Sage
The Best Lawyers in America Announces 2017 Honors
Henry Beck Named Best Lawyers 2017 Mergers and Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year” in Hartford

Non-Profit Organizations

As the issues facing non-profit organizations grow increasingly complex, so does their need for knowledgeable and skilled legal counsel. Halloran Sage represents trade, professional, charitable and other non-profit organizations in a full range of organizational and operational matters. Drawing on the breadth and diversity of our firm’s practice areas, we represent non-profits in formation, management and corporate matters; government relations and lobbying; taxation; administrative and regulatory matters; real estate acquisition, development and management; labor and employment; and litigation.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310

Securities & Venture Capital

We are skilled at handling a wide variety of securities matters, including private placements, venture capital financing, employee stock option plans, public offerings, disclosure filings, securities litigation and arbitrations and regulatory enforcement actions. Our extensive experience includes compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and all applicable blue sky laws of the fifty states. We regularly devise and implement incentive and non-statutory stock or other equity option plans, bonus programs, appreciation rights and phantom stock.

Our attorneys represent a variety of companies, including large Wall Street firms, in state and federal court, before the National Association of Securities Dealers, before the New York Stock Exchange, and in other forums. We have assisted a company and a bank in their initial public offerings and have experience developing ESOPs. We represent clients in a broad range of securities matters, from those involving allegations of deceptive practices under Section 10b-5, to those alleging improper trading by a broker-dealer, to derivative class actions. Our depth of experience in these various forums helps us better understand our clients’ procedural and strategic needs so that we may assist them in achieving their goals.

We also help institutional investors support entrepreneurship and private enterprise through private placement transactions. Our clients include established, accredited investors such as insurance companies, pension funds, mezzanine funds, stock funds and trusts. We help them structure capital investments through a broad range of private-placement vehicles.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”

Succession Planning

According to recent studies, closely-held businesses represent 47% of the nation’s gross domestic product. Unfortunately, these same surveys indicate that 70% of those businesses will not survive the transition from the first generation to the second. Of those that do survive the transfer through the first generation, only 17% survive a transfer to the third generation, and less than 10% will survive a transfer to the fourth generation. The defining characteristic of those businesses that survive is the quality of their succession plan.

For a closely-held or family-owned business, a succession plan is as important as an estate plan is to an individual. Transitions in ownership and management are inevitable – having a sound succession plan in place protects the business, its owners and their families. Our practice in this area is firmly rooted in decades of providing legal counsel to smaller businesses.

We assist our clients in creating comprehensive succession plans individually tailored to the unique characteristics and needs of their businesses and families. Depending on your goals, plans may provide for inter-generational transfers or sales to third parties. They may also include traditional estate planning documents and business documents such as buy-sell agreements, management agreements, voting trusts, family limited partnerships and life insurance plans.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048

News & Publications

Succession Planning for Construction Companies

Taxation

Halloran Sage’s Taxation Practice assists small and medium size businesses and select individuals in connection with income, estate and gift tax planning. In addition, members of the practice group appear frequently before both the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Revenue Services regarding advanced ruling requests and tax disputes, including appeals of adverse findings by those agencies. Through their involvement with national and state bar association tax sections, they work with senior members of the U.S. Treasury Department, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Revenue Services attempting to draft and implement fair and efficient tax policies.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Stephen Fogerty and Leslie Grodd Named Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Do You Need a Tax Attorney?
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017
The Best Lawyers in America Announces 2017 Honors
Firm Attorneys Honored by New England’s Best Lawyers®

Drug Crimes

An area where the law provides for very stiff penalties includes cases of drug possession and distribution, including narcotics, cocaine, marijuana and prescription drugs. In some cases, particularly in the federal courts, incarceration can be mandatory.

Our practice group has a wealth of experience handling drug cases in both the state and federal courts. There are a multitude of court diversion programs that can be invoked in appropriate cases, including programs for people with drug addiction or dependency issues, who offer treatment options, as opposed to incarceration. In many cases, our attorneys can secure a complete dismissal of all charges, including felonies, under appropriate circumstances.

Recent changes in the law can, in some cases, make it easier for the State to convict an accused, and also suspend one’s operator’s license in drug possession cases. Knowledge of the practices and policies of each local criminal court is also crucial to obtaining a fair result in drug and narcotics possession and distribution cases.

Drug convictions carry a particular stigma that experienced criminal defense counsel with expertise handling drug cases can avert.

Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Government Investigations

Halloran Sage’s Criminal Defense and Government Investigations Department handles cases statewide, in both state and federal courts, as well as juvenile courts and various administrative agencies. We handle all facets of the process, from the initial investigative stage through the trials and appeals.

Reaching a favorable result in a criminal case not only requires a solid knowledge of the latest developments in the field, but also requires an understanding of the local practices and procedures in the various courts in which we practice. Relationships based upon credibility with prosecutors, judges and court staff are critical to successful and effectively defending criminal cases. This type of experience and track record for favorable results distinguishes the members of the Halloran Sage Criminal Practice Group.

Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Juvenile Law

For children under the age of 17, Juvenile Court is the appropriate venue. Most juvenile proceedings are sealed to the public, but in some cases, children 14 or older charged with certain felony charges can face immediate transfer to the adult criminal court, where the usual confidentiality does not apply. Juvenile criminal cases are very different from adult criminal cases, and our practice group is well equipped to handle these matters.

In many juvenile cases, expulsion from school can result. A hearing is required before a student can be expelled so experienced representation is important once a child is arrested, and school officials decide to take action.

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Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

News & Publications

Frequently Asked Questions – Juvenile Criminal Matters

Operating Under the Influence

State and local law enforcement authorities utilize significant resources to enforce the laws in the state of Connecticut concerning the operation of a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The penalties for convictions for operating under the influence are very harsh and significantly worse for repeat offenders, in some cases providing for lengthy mandatory jail terms. Experienced counsel versed in the latest developments in this ever-changing area of the law can provide great assistance in navigating these cases through the court system.

In addition, most people charged with operating under the influence (DWI or OUI) face a mandatory driver’s license suspension, even as a first offender. Furthermore, if you hold a commercial driver’s license, the penalties for loss of license can be significantly enhanced. Each person charged is afforded a hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the length of the suspension can vary depending upon a multitude of factors. Our practice group has enjoyed great success in contesting, and in many cases overturning, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ initial decision to suspend one’s operating privileges. We have litigated hundreds of operating under the influence cases very successfully, and we remain up-to-date on the latest developments in the law to effectively defend our clients.

Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Sex Crimes

With the proliferation of the internet have come a bevy of prosecutions for sex crimes including enticement cases, computer crimes and child pornography. Our firm routinely handles these cases in both state and federal courts, including sexual assault, risk of injury to minors, child pornography, voyeurism and public indecency cases.

The penalties for these types of sex offenses can be very serious, and in many cases, can involve lengthy terms of mandatory imprisonment. Sex crime cases require experienced counsel in light of the harsh penalties associated with such criminal matters.

In addition to jail, convictions for most sex offenses require sex-offender registration, which adversely affects family life, and employment prospects going forward.

Criminal defense counsel experienced in dealing with sex offenses can often minimize the impact of such penalties and in many cases, vindicate a person falsely accused of sex crimes.

We also have experience in successfully defending computer crimes, which are becoming a more frequent occurrence with the expansion of the internet, and the increased popularity of social networking media like, MySpace, Facebook and Twitter.

Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

White Collar Crimes

Most white collar cases and governmental investigations begin with a phone call from law enforcement in either the state or federal system. It is immediately at this critical point when experienced counsel should be engaged before any discussions with law enforcement take place. In some cases, a grand jury subpoena is the first step, and this also signals the need for an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Cases commonly referred to as white collar crimes include, but are not limited to, wire and mail fraud, embezzlement, professional misconduct, insider trading and regulatory non-compliance. Our firm has represented corporations, executives, professionals and individuals who are subject to investigation for any allegation of corruption or misconduct, whether in the public, governmental or private sector. We also routinely represent lawyers, doctors and accountants accused of professional and criminal misconduct.

Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Facility Siting

Halloran Sage attorneys have advised and represented clients with respect to both applications for the siting of utility and other facilities, and opposition to such applications. We routinely assist in the preparation of permit applications, as well as with the negotiation of operating and construction permits. We have been involved with some of the more controversial recent RRFs in the state, and have unique insight into the solid waste and waste wood industries in Connecticut; as well as the market for demolition wood, construction debris, creosol-laden telephone poles and railroad ties, and pellets and clean wood from the lumber and forest management industries. Our attorneys expertly navigated these issues in the face of penetrating challenges from NIMBY groups, the host community, and the Connecticut General Assembly. We have also participated in the siting of or opposition to, electric transmission lines and cell towers.

Our Team


Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694

Licensing

Halloran Sage’s attorneys help your business obtain the government licenses it needs to operate. To determine the legal requirements applicable to your business, we begin with a thorough review of your operations and objectives. If our review finds that you require licenses or permits, we will guide you through the process of compiling, completing and processing all requisite application forms. In the event your application is denied, we will bring an appeal on your behalf seeking to overturn the denial.

In addition to helping businesses become licensed, we defend them if they are accused of violating their license. We also represent businesses in licensing disputes, such as when a license is granted to a competing entity.

Our clients benefit from our many years of experience in this field. We have helped clients become licensed in virtually every regulated industry, from telecommunications to moving companies to electricity suppliers. The knowledge we have accumulated enables us to handle licensing matters efficiently and cost-effectively. Our clients further benefit from our ability to tap the expertise of lawyers within our firm’s related practice areas, such as environment, construction, real estate and insurance.

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Our Team


Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694

News & Publications

DPUC Proceeding Evaluates VRAD Cabinet Safety Issues and Rights of Adjoining Property Owners

Regulatory Compliance

When government regulators come calling, a business needs astute legal counsel by its side. Whether the situation calls for advice concerning an agency inspection, response to a notice of violation or compliance with an official order, our attorneys intervene quickly to ensure protection of your business and minimize your risk and uncertainty. Having worked in this field for more than two decades, we know the law and we know the regulators. Our broad experience adds up to successful solutions for our clients.

We represent clients before the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard. Our services include performance of environmental audits, acquisition of permits, defense of agency enforcement orders and negotiation and drafting of consent orders and corrective-action agreements.

If your business is subject to a government investigation, the right response will depend on your unique circumstances. Negotiation is the best strategy in some cases, litigation in others. Whatever the proper course, our knowledge of the complex regulatory structure and of agency history and precedents enables us to seek the best outcome to protect your business interests.

Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

Air Quality

Connecticut’s air emissions laws are among the strictest in the nation. Residents may breathe easier knowing their air quality is protected, but businesses and industries face daunting challenges in complying with this complex regulatory structure. Our attorneys are among the state’s foremost experts in this field of law and handle even the most complicated permit applications, whether they involve a new source or a modification to an existing source.

We are thoroughly versed in the alphabet soup of NOx, SOx, CO, PM-10 and PM-2.5, O3 and HAP emissions. We work with the top air engineers to perform analysis of the best available control technology (BACT), single- and multi-source modeling, stack height projections, downdraft analysis and PSD or LAER analysis. We obtain permits in situations ranging from new source reviews to general permits to limit potential emissions. We defend clients in compliance matters and in actions for violations of the maximum allowable stack concentration (MASC) and hazard limiting values (HLVs).

If a matter goes before a public hearing or must be adjudicated in court, we have the experience and knowledge to present the best possible case in easily understandable terms.

Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

Brownfields & Urban Sites

For every brownfield, there was once a thriving industrial or commercial facility providing jobs and enhancing the region’s economy. Our strength is in helping clients revitalize these dormant sites to once again support industrial, residential, retail and commercial growth. Our competence in this field is well known; the president of the state senate named one of our partners in 2006 to chair a task force on brownfields to evaluate state strategies and to provide options for an effective, long-term strategy of brownfield redevelopement.

Our accomplished environmental and land use team guides you through the acquisition, investigation, remediation, financing and redevelopment of brownfields and urban sites. These projects present unique environmental and regulatory challenges. With a firm grasp of the policy, the law and the development issues, we guide you through these challenges to find the opportunities beyond.

Halloran Sage attorneys also advise clients on Transfer Act compliance and related transactional issues. Connecticut law imposes an added layer of regulation on changes of ownership involving certain industrial properties. For covered properties, analysis is required of soil and groundwater. If hazardous waste is detected, a party to the transfer must certify that it will take responsibility for further investigation and remediation. Our substantial experience in these transactions helps us ensure both compliance with government regulations and completion of the deal.

Our services also include assistance in obtaining funding for brownfields projects from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Connecticut Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Connecticut Development Authority. We are also working to chart the agenda for one state’s newly created Office of Brownfield Redevelopment as a one-stop shop for publicly funded brownfield initiatives. We have been instrumental in and look to developing public-private partnerships between the private developers with the local and state governments to encourage brownfield development through property-tax deferrals or abatements.

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Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

News & Publications

Banking on Connecticut land banks: A good investment
Ann Catino Testifies Before Commerce Committee
A New Grade for Connecticut Brownfield Redevelopment – New Initiatives Underway
Moving Forward with Brownfield Redevelopment in 2012
The A, B & Cs of Brownfield Redevelopment in 2012
It’s a New Day for Connecticut Brownfields, with New Laws, New Opportunities and New Administration
Connecticut Brownfields Gain Priority Status in 2009
The Path to Responsible Growth in Connecticut Lies in Brownfield Redevelopment
Connecticut Brownfields – 2007 Update
ABCs of Brownfield Redevelopment: Legislature Exploring Ways to Turn More Ghosts into Greenfields

Contaminated Property Transfers & Investigations

Knowing in advance what steps must be taken to develop property protects you against undue risk, unforeseen cost and delay. We assist purchasers, sellers and lenders in identifying environmental and permitting red flags and assessing appropriate responses. Our training and experience enables us to conduct a thorough investigation into the historical and present uses of the property and adjacent land. We dig deep to find even the most obscure records in long-forgotten archives to ascertain prior uses and property history.

For potential purchasers, we help you identify environmental issues before you buy. We direct exhaustive site reconnaissance to identify any visible signs of contamination or issues of compliance, including those resulting from asbestos, lead paint and other interior issues. We perform regulatory file and compliance reviews. We make sure that you fully understand the appropriate measures you will be required to take in order to protect yourself from liability. We assist in recommending cost-effective solutions as part of the transaction.

For sellers, we identify and manage existing environmental problems and help you develop creative solutions to facilitate the sale. We also work routinely with lenders, reviewing environmental site assessments in order to advise them on the risks associated with a loan. We have a thorough understanding of environmental insurance and pollution legal liability coverage and are able to help our clients obtain appropriate policies. Our attorneys also advise clients on compliance with Connecticut’s Transfer Act. We also advise on whether options exist under the state’s voluntary remediation programs, the availability of covenants not to sue, and institutional controls such as environmental land use restrictions so that timing, costs and risks may be deliberately managed.

Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

Environmental and Land Use Litigation

Litigation in courts and administrative agencies is a hallmark of our environmental practice. We bring to environmental litigation proficiency in the courtroom along with mastery of the complexities of the earth sciences. Because we thoroughly grasp the technical underpinnings of assessment, compliance and remediation, we are better able to help hearing officers, mediators, judges and jurors understand the issues.

Our record of achievement in environmental litigation speaks for itself. We successfully prosecute and defend environmental cost-recovery actions in federal and state court, so that the costs of site investigation and remediation are assessed fairly. In Superfund litigation, we were selected to act as lead joint defense counsel in one of Connecticut’s largest cases. In toxic-tort and property damage cases, we advocate for those whose property has been contaminated by others and defend those wrongly accused of causing contamination.

Our practice includes litigation and advocacy before administrative agencies. Our lawyers regularly appear before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Siting Council.

In environmental litigation, protection of our clients’ business and economic interests often leads to a negotiated settlement of a case. When cases do proceed to trial, we are zealous in pursuit of the best outcome. We are equally effective representing our clients’ interests at the negotiating table, before a regulatory agency and in the courtroom. Because we practice in this area regularly and know it well, we are able to perform our services efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
James J. Szerejko
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szerejko@halloransage.com
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860.297.4658
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
A New Grade for Connecticut Brownfield Redevelopment – New Initiatives Underway
H & S Named U.S. News 2013 Best Law Firms and Best Lawyers
Six H & S Attorneys Recognized by “Best Lawyers in America”
“Best Lawyers in America” Recognizes Six Firm Attorneys
The A, B & Cs of Brownfield Redevelopment in 2012
Corporate Shareholders Shielded in Environmental Law Case

Land Use, Planning/Zoning & Wetlands

Halloran Sage represents owners and developers in obtaining local and government permits for building and construction projects. Our practice encompasses all aspects of obtaining local planning and zoning approvals, including facilities siting, site plans, subdivisions, special exceptions and variances. We handle zoning regulation and boundary amendments, zoning appeals and zoning enforcement. We also help clients obtain wetlands permits and provide advice concerning tidal wetlands, inland waters and coastal waters.

From the outset, we work with the developer to assemble the best team of land-use planners, engineers, environmental consultants and architects. We work closely with the members of the team to put together a permit-application package that complies with all applicable federal, state and local regulations. We also assist, when appropriate, in developing community-relations and media-relations plans and in coordinating outreach to community groups, media and others who may be interested in the project.

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Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Mark K. Branse
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branse@halloransage.com
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860.241.4088
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Benjamin D. Mathieu
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mathieu@halloransage.com
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860.297.4675
Ronald F. Ochsner
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ochsner@halloransage.com
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860.522.6103
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
Matthew J. Willis
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willis@halloransage.com
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860.241.4074
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

Representative Matters

Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Favorable Results Obtained in Zoning Matters
Ann Catino Obtain Favorable Decision From Westport Planning and Zoning Commission

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms”
Halloran Sage Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020
3rd Annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook Set for May 16th
What’s Substantial Evidence For Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commissions?
Halloran Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”
Richard Roberts Presents at APA Seminar
Eric Bernheim Moderating 2nd Annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Mark Branse to Present at CACIWC’s Annual Conference
Eric Bernheim Named to Fairfield County Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” List

Project Development

Construction and development projects require careful compliance with federal and state environmental laws. Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in the field of environmental law. We provide practical, common-sense advice on the environmental and permitting steps required to develop your project. We step in at the front end, assessing stakeholders, developers and project plans, to ensure no unnecessary or unanticipated delays.

We have significant experience in conducting site assessments to determine the environmental impact of construction and development projects. We have particular expertise in subsurface investigations and development of proposed remediation measures. Because we understand that the outcome of a site assessment can make or break a project, we work closely with you to explore and explain your options in full. Thanks to the many and varied assessments we have worked on, we are able to offer creative and unique solutions to help you address the most challenging issues you may face.

Our knowledge of the law, the regulatory framework and the underlying science is extensive. With this background, we are able to assist you in thoroughly assessing and evaluating environmental risks. Our attorneys help you assess the likelihood of contamination at a site. Where remediation may be necessary, we help you understand the requirements, the costs and the options. For lenders and borrowers, our services include monitoring of compliance issues and efforts.

We believe early planning helps ensure a project’s success. Our focus is on assembling the right team at the outset and then reaching out early in the process to regulators, community leaders, stakeholders and media. We confront concerns head on, using our legal knowledge to pave the way for your project’s approval.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

News & Publications

A New Grade for Connecticut Brownfield Redevelopment – New Initiatives Underway
LEEDing the Green Home Initiative: Will Local Zoning Incentive Support Growth?
It’s a New Day for Connecticut Brownfields, with New Laws, New Opportunities and New Administration

Regulatory Compliance

When government regulators come calling, a business needs astute legal counsel by its side. Whether the situation calls for advice concerning an agency inspection, response to a notice of violation or compliance with an official order, our attorneys intervene quickly to ensure protection of your business and minimize your risk and uncertainty. Having worked in this field for more than two decades, we know the law and we know the regulators. Our broad experience adds up to successful solutions for our clients.

We represent clients before the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard. Our services include performance of environmental audits, acquisition of permits, defense of agency enforcement orders and negotiation and drafting of consent orders and corrective-action agreements.

If your business is subject to a government investigation, the right response will depend on your unique circumstances. Negotiation is the best strategy in some cases, litigation in others. Whatever the proper course, our knowledge of the complex regulatory structure and of agency history and precedents enables us to seek the best outcome to protect your business interests.

Current News


Our Team


Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694

News & Publications

A New Grade for Connecticut Brownfield Redevelopment – New Initiatives Underway
Corporate Shareholders Shielded in Environmental Law Case
Farming, Wetlands and ‘As of Right’ Activities

Solid & Hazardous Waste Management

Management of solid waste is among the primary environmental challenges facing Connecticut businesses. With the state’s nearly 400-year history of agricultural and industrial development, developers today routinely encounter old industrial fill or an abandoned farm dump. In manufacturing and industry, proper management and disposal of solid waste, recyclables and hazardous materials is a constant challenge. In locating and developing solid-waste facilities, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills, careful planning is essential.

With extensive experience in the legal and practical issues surrounding solid and hazardous waste management, we provide advice to clients before and during site development and continuing throughout the site’s operation. We assist clients in evaluating waste storage and disposal options. We help clients obtain all necessary permits for landfills, transfer stations, recycling centers and resource-recovery facilities. Our services also include negotiation of post –community benefits, service contracts, operational agreements and management fees and post-closure monitoring and maintenance.

Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

Water Resource Permitting

At Halloran Sage, we are committed to protecting the region’s water quality while promoting development and economic opportunity. Our attorneys have decades of experience in this field and helped write Connecticut’s environmental laws in the 1970s. That translates to a thorough understanding of the issues surrounding water supply and quality, storm water management, industrial water runoff and drainage, spill prevention and control, and drinking water safety.

We assist clients in obtaining federal, state and local approvals and permits. On behalf of our clients, we obtain state water discharge permits, including storm-water permits for construction sites and point-source permits for industrial and wastewater discharges. We obtain state diversion permits for new wells for potable water or for water intake to support industry. At the local level, we assist clients in water assessment, aquifer protection zones and other resources for development or conservation.

We also work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to obtain federal permits for activities proposed within federally regulated waterways and wetlands. We have extensive legal and regulatory experience in the use, management and development of coastal areas.

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Our Team


Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662

News & Publications

A Shift In Favor Of Property Development Rights In Municipal Wetlands Permitting

Bid Protests

Halloran Sage has a substantial record of success in pursuing bid protests involving federal and state government entities. We represent contractors in bid protests before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the U.S. General Accounting Office, federal procurement agencies and state courts, as well as before alternative dispute resolution panels.

Our clients are businesses challenging government contract awards as well as those seeking to retain them. We represent these businesses in cases challenging the terms of bid solicitations, the awarding of contracts and modifications to contracts. Our experienced legal team includes attorneys with more than 35 years experience in government contracting across a range of businesses and industries.

Our Team


Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Claims & Disputes

A key source of protection for federal government contractors is the Contract Disputes Act of 1978. With more than 35 years experience in government contracting, our attorneys represent contractors in resolving disputes and recovering monetary damages under this law and corollary state laws. Our services include preparation and submission of contractor claims to federal and state entities, negotiation of claims and litigation of claims before the U.S. Board of Contract Appeals, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The contractors we represent lease buildings and provide goods and services to the government across a range of businesses and industries. Our client roster includes building contractors, architects and engineers; health care providers; information technology contractors; telecommunications providers; and equipment manufacturers.

Our Team


Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Export Administration & International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Halloran Sage counsels clients on all aspects of export control and trade regulation, including compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the U.S. Department of State.

We provide advice to clients regarding the scope and application of EAR and ITAR and assist them in obtaining new registrations commodity classifications, preparing and filing license applications, negotiating the conditions and provisos applicable to licenses, and developing and implementing compliance plans. We assist international businesses in determining the obligations of the parent company and subsidiary organizations. We provide assistance and legal counsel in the preparation and negotiation of Technical Assistance Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements.

Our Team


John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973

Federal Supply Schedule Contracting

The Federal Supply Schedule program allows businesses that provide supplies and services to the U.S. government to enter into indefinite delivery contracts at stated prices for set time periods. The program’s goal is to enable government entities to obtain essential commercial items on terms comparable to volume buying. We have extensive experience representing clients in obtaining and administering these contracts.

We represent numerous clients in procurement and contracting with the U.S. General Services Administration, the Veterans Administration, the Department of Defense and other designated Supply Schedule agencies. We provide advice and counsel in the preparation of schedule contract proposals and pre-award pricing audits. We represent clients in negotiating the terms and conditions of schedule contracts. We also provide representation in compliance audits involving post-award compliance with the Price Reductions clause.

Our Team


John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973

Information Technology & Telecommunications

With information technology now a central component of government operations, Halloran Sage has the experience to assist clients in negotiating and obtaining government IT contracts. We represent equipment suppliers and software providers in this highly competitive arena, from proposal submission to contract negotiation and administration. Our practice also includes bid protests.

A core focus of our practice involves negotiation of telecommunications service and equipment supply contracts for major customers such as banks and insurance companies. Our practice also includes the representation of telecommunications resellers in federal regulatory matters. Our legal team is highly experienced in this field and includes the former chief telecommunications regulatory counsel for the Department of Defense.

Reinforcing our success in IT contracting is our use of technology to streamline the firm’s infrastructure and enable our attorneys to work efficiently and cost-effectively.

Our Team


Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973

Public Buildings Construction & Leasing

As a law firm with strong practice groups in construction, real estate and government contracts, Halloran Sage is uniquely qualified to handle government construction contracts and leases. Drawing on our broad experience in these related fields, we assist in the preparation and submission of proposals for construction and leasing of public buildings and properties, and guide clients through the procurement and bidding process. We are equally adept at negotiating the final contracts or leases and any supplemental legal agreements.

If disputes arise, we are prepared to deal with them. For disputes concerning procurement, we rely upon our in-depth knowledge of the regulatory scheme to analyze the process and prepare and submit appropriate claims. When disputes arise during the term of the contract, we provide complete legal representation in seeking to resolve the matter or defend your interests in court or elsewhere.

Our Team


Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423

Small Business Assistance

Halloran Sage helps small, disadvantaged businesses gain a competitive edge by becoming qualified under the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Business Development Program. Through this program, small businesses with socially and economically disadvantaged owners may become eligible for preferences in government contracting and preferred access to mentoring and financing.

We help you determine whether your business fits the program’s qualifications. If it does, we assist you in preparing and submitting the 8(a) application in conformance with the federal statute and regulations. If your application is declined, we will represent you in requesting reconsideration or in appealing the decision to the SBA’s Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Once your business is qualified, we help you understand and navigate the federal regulatory framework that governs bidding, procurement and contracting for 8(a) businesses. In some circumstances, a bid or proposal may be challenged on the ground that the business does not qualify as small. We are experienced in handling both size protests and size appeals based on a business’ size.

Our Team


Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
John A. Howell
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howell@halloransage.com
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202.263.4971
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973

Business Transactions

As a full-service firm, Halloran Sage is capable of drawing upon various strengths to help health care clients in all aspects of corporate and real estate transactions. We have assisted some of Connecticut’s leading health facilities in major projects, including:

Joint Ventures, Mergers, Startups, Affiliations
We routinely manage entire setup of physician-physician, hospital-physician, hospital-long-term care provider, public-private, ambulatory surgery, imaging or ancillary care ventures, mergers and affiliations.

Governance
Management/formation of for-profits and non-profits, LLC, PC, stock and non-stocks.

Leasing, Sales and Expansion
Counsel, negotiate and draft terms for equipment, service, personnel.

Commercial Real Estate Projects
Negotiate, draft and close on the purchase, sale or lease of commercial real estate.

Physician Contracting
Professional service agreements, managed care provider agreements, exclusive contracts.

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) 
Implement solutions to challenges imposed by bundled payment initiatives HIPAA, EMR/EHR, insurance/claims, antitrust, and ACO development. ves HIPAA, EMR/EHR, insurance/claims, antitrust, and ACO development.

Current News


Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062

Representative Matters

Guidance Provided as Medical Practices Combine
Representation of Hospital in Acquisition of Medical Practices
Multifaceted Health Care Development and Construction Deal Negotiated, Documented, and Closed

News & Publications

H & S Attorneys Included in 2014 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” List

Compliance

Halloran Sage’s attorneys understand the numerous and varied government regulations and their nuances. We proactively facilitate compliance solutions. Our experience includes:

Medicare and Medicaid Regulations
These government programs are among the most complex ever enacted. Our attorneys guide and counsel our clients through this complex maze of regulations.

HIPAA
We advise clients on compliance manuals and staff training, guarding medical information from improper disclosure, internal investigations, information technology and licensing agreements, privacy notices and consents.

Corporate Compliance
We advise on development, operation, implementation and ongoing monitoring of programs with counsel on effective procedures, codes of conduct, and policies.

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375

Representative Matters

Helping Health Care Providers Successfully Challenge Government Audits
Compliance Advice Provided to Downstream Company

Government Enforcement

Our litigators have high-level governmental and prosecutorial backgrounds and can assist clients in the areas of:

  • False Claims, Stark Law, and Anti-Kickback
  • False claims, overpayments, balancing billing, self-referrals and kickback schemes.
  • Voluntary Disclosure
  • OIG – Self Disclosure Protocol (SDP).
  • CMS – Self Referral Disclosure Protocol (SRDP).
  • Investigations
  • Medicaid, Medicare, and HIPAA

Our breadth of experience includes having successfully litigated numerous court cases and settled cases through alternative dispute resolutions.

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656

Representative Matters

Residential Care Home Represented in DPH Investigation Regarding Alleged Mishandling of Resident Funds and Medications

Government Regulation

Our breadth of experience includes:

  • Administrative and Regulatory
  • Applications, hearings and appeals before state and federal administrative agencies, and in state and federal courts.
  • Medicaid, Medicare, and HIPAA audits.
  • Certificate of Need (CON)
  • Applications for services, equipment, and defending contested applications.
  • Licensure
  • Obtaining and maintaining the permission to practice your profession and business.
  • Clinical Research
  • Develop protocols, review Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures, review informed consent forms and procedures, review clinical trial agreements.

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677

Representative Matters

Helping Health Care Providers Successfully Challenge Government Audits
Certificate of Need Obtained for Ambulatory Surgical Center
H & S Helps Acute Care Hospital Resolve Patient Care Behavioral Health Matter

HIPAA

The depth of our health care experience enables us to efficiently provide a full spectrum of HIPAA and HITECH-compliance advice to hospitals, community health centers, residential care homes and trade associations, as well as a diverse group of “business associates” such as information technology firms, billing processors, IPAs and financial institutions.

Halloran Sage has experience assisting a wide variety of health care clients with compliance plans, general privacy and security assessments, remediation and breach notification compliance. We help clients develop cost-sensitive implementation plans that modify operations to minimize the risk of regulatory challenges as well as meet their organizations’ needs and the regulatory timetables.

  • Reviewing existing business arrangements with third parties to determine need for and revision of Business Associate Agreements
  • Training seminars for executives and staff on protecting the privacy of PHI and ePHI
  • Preparing appropriate policies for HIPAA and HITECH’s self-reporting obligations
  • Litigation strategies assisting clients to work out practical resolutions of privacy-related disputes
  • Development of HIPAA compliant privacy/security policies manuals and procedures
  • Development of HIPAA and HITECH compliance documents
  • Executive briefings on HIPAA and HITECH’s requirements and compliance issues
  • Interpretation, application, and implementation of HIPAA and HITECH within client organizations

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375

Representative Matters

Firm Provides Counsel to Major Hospital Regarding Security Breach
HIPAA Questions Resolved for Orthopedic Group
Representation of Hospital in Acquisition of Medical Practices

Medical Malpractice

Threats to career and livelihood, professional liability claims call for superior legal guidance. As experienced leaders in the defense of these claims, we have the skills and knowledge to help professionals achieve the best outcome. We combine in-depth knowledge of the legal nuances of these cases with sensitivity to their financial, professional and personal consequences to achieve the best result under the circumstances. We work closely with our clients to familiarize them with the legal process and ensure that they fully understand the case.

We have extensive experience representing physicians, hospitals, dentists, home health care providers, chiropractors, nursing homes, podiatrists, social workers, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, medical administrators and other health care professionals. We have successfully tried numerous medical malpractice cases to verdict. Confident of our skills, major insurers regularly refer major medical malpractice cases to our attorneys.

Current News


Our Team


Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Frederick J. Trotta, Sr.
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trotta@halloransage.com
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203.672.5427
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404

Representative Matters

Defendant’s Verdict Obtained in Medical Malpractice Action
Defendant’s Judgment Awarded in Binding Arbitration of Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death Action
Interventional Cardiologist Successfully Defended
Psychiatrist Dismissed from Suit on Jurisdictional Grounds
All But One Count Dismissed in Action Claiming Violation of Civil Rights Against Hospice Provider
Plaintiff Withdraws Claim Against Gastroenterologist
Withdrawal of Wrongful Death Claim Obtained
Laparoscopic Surgical Claim Results in Defense Verdict
Appellate Court Upholds Defendant’s Verdict in Medical Malpractice Case
Plaintiff Withdraws Claim Against Podiatric Surgeon

News & Publications

Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019
Peter Sachner Presents at Connecticut Academy of Family Physicians Symposium
Halloran & Sage Welcomes New Partner, Peter Sachner
Halloran & Sage Announces New Partners
H & S Welcomes Attorneys Frederick Trotta, Sr. and Nicole Tung to New Haven Office
Client Alert: Medical Professionals Reminded to Comply with CT Health Department CME Requirements
Richard Tynan Presents Podiatry Risk Management Seminar

Medical Staff Issues

The firm’s attorneys have worked at hospitals surgical centers, medical offices and home health agencies. We understand the daily issues that arise among staff, management and patients and assist in these areas, including:

Governance/Compliance

  • Developing staff bylaws and manuals (policy and compliance).

Licensure

  • Challenges with licensing, credentialing, peer review and staff privileges.

Employment/Recruitment

  • ERISA/employee benefits, executive compensation and retirement plans.

Care Access and Delivery

  • Patient rights issues, adverse event reporting and termination.

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375

Representative Matters

Hospital Restructures Medical Staff Bylaws

Professional Licensure Defense

Our health care attorneys represent clients in regulatory and licensure matters at all levels of governmental involvement. We defend clients whose professional licenses are at risk or who have become the subject of an administrative investigation. We work with clients to create new, or improve existing, internal compliance programs before regulatory issues arise and we prepare appropriate responses to administrative inquiries and investigations.

We have extensive experience defending health care professionals at hearings before medical and nursing boards, The Department of Public Health, The Department of Consumer Protection and in court. Their experience as litigators at all levels of federal and state courts provides an invaluable asset to clients needing regulatory and licensure representation.

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677

Representative Matters

Residential Care Home Represented in DPH Investigation Regarding Alleged Mishandling of Dietary Restrictions, Recreation and Resident Funds

Reimbursement

We understand payor-provider dynamics. We are skilled in all phases of billing, reimbursement (government and commercial payors), rate-setting, audits, and resolving reimbursement disputes. We develop strategies to strengthen your bargaining power in negotiation of reimbursement with payors. We advise regarding:

  • Negotiating Rates of Payments
  • Resolving Disputes with Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial Payors
  • Responding Appropriately to Audits

Our Team


Amy B. de Lannoy
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delannoy@halloransage.com
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860.241.4052
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375

Representative Matters

Helping Health Care Providers Successfully Challenge Government Audits
H & S Helps Acute Care Hospital with Reimbursement Matter Regarding Scheduling of Patients

Criminal Defense

Halloran Sage’s Criminal Defense Practice Area handles cases, in Connecticut and federal courts, as well as juvenile courts and various administrative agencies. We handle all facets of the process, from the initial investigative stage through the trials and appeals.

Reaching a favorable result in a criminal case not only requires a solid knowledge of the latest developments in the field, but also requires an understanding of the local practices and procedures in the various courts in which we practice. Relationships based upon credibility with prosecutors, judges and court staff are critical to successfully and effectively defending criminal cases. This type of experience and track record for favorable results distinguishes our team.

Our Team


Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Divorce & Family Law

Sensitivity to clients and skill in the law define the domestic relations practice at Halloran Sage. With decades of experience, we assist people in navigating the emotional and often complex legal terrain associated with premarital agreements, custody issues, divorce and related family matters. Our attorneys apply their in-depth knowledge to protecting your interests regarding custody and visitation, alimony and child support, allocation of assets, and post-dissolution issues.

We seek solutions, not strife. Our foremost goal is to achieve the outcome that best serves your interests. Sometimes that calls for litigation, sometimes mediation, sometimes negotiation. Whatever route we take in pursuit of your interests, we remain sensitive to the often fragile family relationships and financial resources at stake.

Our domestic relations practice was established by an attorney who, in addition to his extensive legal experience, has an advanced degree in marital and family counseling. With experienced lawyers in our Westport and New Haven offices, our family law group meets the needs of clients in every area of the state. As a multi-service firm, we draw whenever needed on the knowledge and resources of the lawyers in our related practice groups, including criminal, bankruptcy, estate and probate and appellate. Our experience enables us to deliver our services efficiently and cost-effectively.

When there are children of a relationship, our experience proves valuable in helping you resolve questions of custody, visitation and child support. The issues surrounding children can be complex. Our attorneys counsel you in matters such as formulating a parenting plan and planning for your children’s health, medical and insurance needs. An educational support order can protect both you and your children by providing for the direct expenses of college tuition, costs and travel, and related expenses for test preparation, tutoring and computers.

A core focus of our domestic relations practice is divorce and the legal issues it raises regarding children, finances, property and support. We apply our in-depth knowledge of divorce law and practice to help you understand your options and analyze your needs. Whether the case requires litigation or is better resolved through mediation or negotiation, our emphasis is on achieving the best outcome for our client. An increasingly popular option among our clients is collaborative divorce, in which both spouses agree to stay out of court and work cooperatively to resolve the divorce.

Key considerations in any divorce are division of assets and provisions for spousal support. We help you sort through the myriad questions raised by issues such as periodic versus lump-sum alimony payments; cost-of-living adjustments; medical, disability and life insurance; real estate and asset allocation; and retirement benefits. . As appropriate, we work with other attorneys in the firm skilled in business and tax matters, estate planning, real estate and civil litigation.

Current News


Our Team


Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Alan S. Rubenstein
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rubenstein@halloransage.com
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203.222.4301
Andrew I. Schaffer
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schaffer@halloransage.com
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203.672.5481
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310

Representative Matters

Client Pleased with Attorney Schaffer’s Counsel
Represented multiple parties in divorce, separation, custody and post judgment motions for contempt and enforcement matters.
Daniel Krisch Wins Divorce Appeal

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Welcomes Keith Anthony and Nico Piscopo
Alan Rubenstein Quoted in Martha Stewart Weddings
Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
Using Uniform Laws to Support Your Case
It’s Time to Reset the System
“No Honor Amongst Thieves or Spouses – Issues Confronting the Divorcing Spouse in Disgorgement, Forfeiture, and Restitution Proceedings” by Allen Gary Palmer
Alan Rubenstein Featured Speaker at the CT Council for Divorce Mediation’s Annual Seminar
Alan Rubenstein Forms Connecticut Collaborative Divorce Group

Elder Law

The Halloran Sage Elder Law Practice Group attorneys focus on the estate planning and long-term care needs of older and disabled individuals and its impact upon their families. We understand that health and finance considerations often raise difficult and stressful issues in the lives of elders and their family members. Having to face the complexities of legal and health-care issues only compound these worries. We devote our professional attention to assessing your unique needs and matching you with precisely crafted solutions.

For our elder clients, we provide estate planning services that include long-term care and disability planning, as well as prepare living wills and health care directives/proxies for their protection. In order to determine the most appropriate way to protect and preserve assets from the expense of long-term care, we conduct a comprehensive, long-term care planning evaluation. We constantly monitor the ever-changing and complex rules of Medicaid and Medicare to provide the best up-to-date advice. We also prepare and submit applications for assistance, serve as your go-between with government agencies, and represent clients in state agency appeals.

For our clients with disabilities, we not only assist them with their estate planning for their long-term needs but also advise family members on the use of special-needs trusts to provide for such disabled family members while preserving their eligibility for Medicaid and other public benefits.

When loved ones can no longer manage their personal or financial affairs, we assist their family members in seeking guardianship or conservatorship appointments and we provide guidance and counsel for those appointed guardians/conservators. We also accept direct appointments as guardian or conservator and assume responsibility for the oversight of the person’s medical, legal, and financial needs pursuant to such appointments. We likewise assist with every step of the probate process and represent you if litigation arises involving wills, capacity or fiduciary administration matters.

Current News


Our Team


Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048

News & Publications

Beware: Don’t Be Quick to Sign Nursing Home Admission Agreements for Loved Ones

Estate Planning & Probate Administration

What happens if one does not have a carefully structured estate plan? Will your assets pass to your spouse or heirs as you wish? Estate planning goes beyond a Will. The Halloran Sage Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group carefully consider all aspects of the acquisition, ownership and transfer of assets owned by individuals, spouses and family-owned businesses. The retention and transfer of our assets often include issues with real estate, business interests, family issues and, of course, probate and the ever-changing tax issues encompassing the transfer of wealth. Whether you are transferring a family-owned business, concerned with protecting assets from death taxes and probate proceedings, want to preserve your assets or the numerous other issues that affect one’s wealth, our lawyers skillfully guide you through such complex issues. Consider these many factors when contemplating your estate plan, which if not handled properly could have drastic ramifications upon your wealth and the continued harmony of your family:

  • Taxes – income, estate, gift, capital gains and generation skipping transfer taxes
  • Creditors – yours and your children’s if they inherit from you
  • Business partners – retirement, leaving business and death
  • Spouse’s / partner’s death
  • Divorce
  • Re-marriage & prenuptial agreements
  • Guardianship of minor children or adoption by non-biological parent(s)
  • Disinheriting children from previous marriage/relationship upon death
  • Your desire to provide for your loved ones
  • Disability – affecting you personally, and the consistent management of your assets.
  • Long-term care costs and its impact on your spouse
  • Your privacy
  • Avoiding the complications of the Probate process – its time (1-2 years), public nature, contestability of Wills, and costs (about 5-8% of estate)
  • Difficulty/ease in contesting your chosen estate documents
  • Your own management style and objectives
  • Timing of transfer of assets and the step-up in basis of assets upon death
  • Shifting assets that will greatly appreciate to the next generation to avoid estate taxes in your estate
  • Charitable giving – decreases income taxes, limits capital gains and increases cash flow
  • Real property ownership in more than one state
  • Size of your estate
  • How you hold/title your assets
  • Civil union or same-sex marriage recognition
  • USA citizenship
  • Foreign assets

The lawyers in the Halloran Sage Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group are sensitive to the emotional toll upon loved ones. Besides drafting wills, medical powers, financial powers and guardianship memorandums, we draft many types of trusts, such as revocable trusts, life insurance trusts, charitable trusts, dynasty trusts, etc. We carefully guide you through the myriad of complex issues affecting the ownership, preservation and transfer of your wealth in order to help you choose the most effective and tax-efficient estate plan according to your estate (and business) objectives. We carefully explain your chosen plan so that you thoroughly understand how it protects you and your family.

After one’s death we handle all aspects of the probate administration from admitting Wills and having executors appointed for the administration of the estate to drafting estate tax forms. We represent heirs and fiduciaries in probate court as well. If necessary, our litigation practice handles any such matters that may arise. We then advise your surviving spouse (and heirs) with the tax and estate planning needs that they may need to consider upon receiving their inheritance as well as advise trustees with the continued management of your trusts.

Current News


Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Mark K. Branse
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branse@halloransage.com
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860.241.4088
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048
Vincent M. Marino
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marino@halloransage.com
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860.704.6858
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Matthew J. Willis
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willis@halloransage.com
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860.241.4074

Representative Matters

Client Testimonials

News & Publications

Tax Alert for Closely Held Businesses: Business Valuation Impact
Vincent Liberti Presents at 2016 CT Land Conservation Conference
Ten Common Mistakes in Managing Your Affairs
Is a Will All I Need? By Vincent Liberti Jr., 02/01/2014
How do the New Laws on Firearms Affect How You Hold and Transfer Them to Heirs?
Avoiding Probate
Creating an Estate “Plan”
Same-Sex Marriages and DOMA
Tax-Free Gifting About to End
Women at Risk

Income, Estate & Gift Taxation

Probate Estates and Trusts are taxable entities for income tax purposes, which require one to ascertain and pay matters of income, deduction, gain and loss. Should the trust pay the income taxes due or should the trust beneficiaries? Must multiple trusts be treated as one for tax purposes? What is the income threshold for estates and trusts – is it the same as for individuals? How should one handle the accounting for probate?

The Estate Planning Practice Group at Halloran Sage can solve these and many more complicated income and estate issues and guide clients through the complicated matters of probate and trust management throughout the estate’s or trust’s existence. We likewise represent fiduciaries – executors and trustees – in their fiduciary capacity.

Through our Corporate, Estate Planning, and Business Succession Practice Groups, we guide clients in the creation of the proper business entity, create and advise on the business’s succession plans as it grows, integrate such business plans with the client’s estate plan in the most tax-efficient manner, and assist the client’s trust and estate fiduciaries with its proper management. Halloran & Sage is the first and last stop for such legal representation.

Halloran Sage provides clients with the options to accomplish their business and estate planning objectives while also providing guidance with minimizing any applicable gift taxes. If a gift tax must be completed and filed, we draft the necessary gift tax forms to file.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048

Personal Injury

Halloran Sage’s personal injury practice is focused on representing injured clients in personal claims due to negligence or wrongdoing, wrongful death, motor vehicle accidents, injuries due to defective premises and significant workplace injuries. Halloran Sage attorneys work proactively facilitating solutions that provide clients with optimal results, either through settlement or litigation.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Lewis S. Lerman
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lerman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4328
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Frederick J. Trotta, Sr.
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trotta@halloransage.com
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203.672.5427
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677

Representative Matters

Defense Award in Binding Arbitration
Defense Verdict Obtained in Personal Injury Action
Favorable Judgments Obtained for a Connecticut Casino in Two Separate Claims Brought by Patrons in Slip and Fall Cases
Positive Outcome Obtained in Automobile Accident Case
Defense Verdict Obtained in Automobile Accident Case
Favorable Outcome in Hearing in Damages of a Motor Vehicle Case
Jury Returns Defense Verdict in Suit Against Esthetician and Salon
Verdict 12x Larger than Defendant’s Offer
Twana Little, et al v. David Otero, et al

News & Publications

Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019
Seven Firm Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018
Halloran & Sage Ranked in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”
Halloran & Sage Attorneys Recognized by 2017 Super Lawyers
Halloran & Sage Welcomes New Partner, Peter Sachner
H & S Attorneys Highlighted in “Best Lawyers in New England”
H & S Attorneys Included in 2014 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” List

Probate Litigation

Halloran Sage’s Probate Litigation Group combines our knowledgeable trusts and estates team with our seasoned litigation counsel. Our attorneys represent clients in tax and fiduciary-related matters in Probate Court, Superior Court and the appellate courts in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as in Federal Court and the United States Tax Court.

Our practice spans the gamut of probate matters including will and trust construction actions, will contests, trust litigation, probate appeals and breach of fiduciary duty claims. The breadth of our experience includes the complex litigation of undue influence claims, challenges to fees and commissions, challenges to investment decisions and performance, cy pres and reformation petitions, challenges to and by conservators, guardians and agents acting under powers of attorney, removal and/or surcharge of fiduciaries, issues involving charitable trusts and foundations, valuation disputes and tax audits.

Halloran Sage represents individuals, families, beneficiaries, executors, trustees, conservators, guardians, nonprofit entities, banks and trust companies. We provide counsel at every step of the process to avoid litigation, where possible, and to protect our client’s interests in court where necessary. In every case Halloran Sage attorneys are focused on representing our client’s best interest and bringing the matter to a successful conclusion. We recognize that because of the family dynamics involved in most fiduciary-related litigation matters, much more than money is at stake in most cases. Our attorneys will work to find the best resolution, in or out of court, to preserve family relationships as well as the family’s financial interests.

Current News


Our Team


Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048
Vincent M. Marino
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marino@halloransage.com
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860.704.6858
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605

News & Publications

Tax-Free Gifting About to End
Beware: Don’t Be Quick to Sign Nursing Home Admission Agreements for Loved Ones
Domestic Partners Navigate Tricky Legal Landscape

Residential Real Estate

Halloran Sage’s Residential Real Estate Practice Area assists clients in their personal real estate needs. Whether you are buying a house for the first time, selling a piece of property, refinancing a home, in need of a title search, or seeking assistance with a landlord – tenant matter, Halloran Sage can help ensure a smooth, thorough transaction. At every stage of your transaction, we provide knowledgeable, insightful, and cost effective advice, contract preparation, negotiation, and legal support for buyers and sellers.

Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
Leslie E. Grodd
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grodd@halloransage.com
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203.222.4306
Vincent A. Liberti Jr.
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liberti@halloransage.com
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860.241.4048
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Vincent M. Marino
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marino@halloransage.com
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860.704.6858
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

School Disciplinary Matters

It is very important for children and parents to be aware of their rights and properly advised in school disciplinary matters. School actions can range from suspensions to expulsions and representation with an experienced attorney who understands the hearing process, laws and procedures is imperative. Halloran Sage attorneys recognize that education clients are presented with some of life’s most difficult challenges and will address your situation and unique circumstances with the ultimate goal of assisting your child to learn from and move past their unfortunate situation.

Our Team


Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637

Coverage Litigation

Insurance coverage litigation is a core practice at Halloran Sage, where our coverage attorneys dedicate themselves exclusively to the prosecution and defense of these lawsuits. Our firm has achieved prominence for our representation of insurers in a variety of complex and cutting-edge coverage disputes.

Our record of success is broad. It includes coverage disputes arising out of CGL policies, professional liability policies, first-party property and casualty insurance, and life, health and disability insurance. Where appropriate, we employ an aggressive strategy, honed through years of experience, of using declaratory judgment actions to litigate coverage disputes quickly and efficiently. We are equally adept at resolving complicated coverage litigation through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

We take particular pride in our ability to achieve optimal results for our clients while never losing sight of their bottom line. Through skill, experience and efficiency, we provide our clients with the highest level of legal representation in insurance coverage litigation.

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Our Team


Jennifer L. Booker
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booker@halloransage.com
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860.241.4055
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428

News & Publications

Medical Marijuana – A “Budding” Coverage Risk
Business Interruption Claim: How Do You Determine a Period Of Restoration?
H & S Successfully Argues Arbitration Agreement Exempts A Party From Apportionment
Defending Against Stipulated Judgments
No Coverage For An Assault In A Bar
Fraud – Using it as a Sword Instead of a Shield
No Coverage For Use Of A Rental Vehicle In Violation Of The Rental Agreement
Court Permits Impleader of Insurance Agent Into Declaratory Judgment Action to Determine Coverage
No Shingles, No Roof

Extracontractual Claims

Insurance disputes sometimes arise outside the four corners of the insurance policy. For an insurance carrier, the most significant of these involve allegations of bad faith or unfair claims practices. Although often unfounded, they threaten the carrier’s integrity and pose enormous financial risk. At Halloran Sage, we understand the seriousness of these claims. We react accordingly, providing counseling and an aggressive defense.

Our track record speaks for itself. Our team is directly responsible for achieving substantive changes in Connecticut law for the benefit of insurers. In one significant example, we successfully persuaded the state Supreme Court to impose dramatic limits on the scope of extra-contractual claims filed under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act.

While we stand ready to fight for our clients in court, we also recognize that other means of resolving a dispute may serve a client’s best interests. That is why we are leaders in the region in using voluntary techniques, such as mediation, to resolve insurance-related disputes.

Our Team


Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622

Insurance Regulation

Matters involving insurance regulation by the Connecticut Insurance Department call for experienced counsel. Our 80 years as a leading insurance firm means that we know the laws, the regulations and industry practices in detail. Further, because we regularly work with and appear before the department, we know its practices and staff first-hand.

We represent insurance companies, agents and brokers in all regulatory, licensing and compliance matters. Our expertise includes financial regulation, business and individual licensing, and investigations of consumer complaints or market conduct. We have extensive experience in representing insurers in rate filings, rate hearings and policy reviews related to life, health and property and casualty policies.

Our firm also represents insurance companies and professionals in market-conduct investigations and enforcement actions brought by state regulators. Understanding that these actions can be disruptive to a business, we strive to resolve them promptly but always in a manner that serves our clients’ best interests.

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Our Team


Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622

News & Publications

H & S Attorneys Included in 2014 “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” List

Reinsurance

With three – quarters of a century of experience representing insurance companies and a strong concentration in the full range of insurance coverage matters, Halloran & Sage is uniquely qualified to counsel clients in reinsurance disputes. Our lawyers have unusually broad understanding of the insurance business and of the legal issues that underlie many of these cases. Our lawyers represent cedents, reinsurers and retrocessionnaires in matters that include:

  • Arbitration, litigation, and other dispute resolution procedures
  • Reinsurance claim presentation and counseling
  • Analysis of reinsurance programs/coverage
  • Commutations
  • Relations with intermediaries, managing general agents and underwriters
  • Reserve sufficiency analyses
  • Reinsurance audits and reinsurance collectibility issues

We have also handled numerous reinsurance matters involving allocation, asbestos, toxic tort and environmental claims, aggregate coverages, defense costs and declaratory judgment expenses.

Our Team


Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622

Subrogation

The attorneys in the Insurance and Litigation Practice Groups at Halloran Sage have earned well-deserved reputations in their handling of a wide variety of litigation matters on behalf of insurance companies and their insureds. These matters range from auto and premises liability claims to property damage claims to large commercial product liability and fire loss claims. Given our extensive trial experience, we frequently are called upon by our self-insured and insurance company clients to handle subrogation claims against third parties. When asked to assume responsibility for a subrogation matter, we listen carefully to our clients and the goals that they wish to attain in their pursuit of the subrogation action. In our judgment, consultation with the client for purposes of developing a joint comprehensive strategy is essential for purposes of maximizing recovery.

Our attorneys are ready at the outset to engage in whatever investigation is deemed necessary so that a prompt and candid evaluation of the matter can be provided to our clients. In those instances where the client decides, based upon that evaluation, that the case is one to settle, we will work with the client in order to effect a resolution through ADR. Where the case needs to be tried, then our trial lawyers will present the case to the jury, the judge or a panel of arbitrators.

For purposes of the subrogation matters we handle, Halloran Sage typically is compensated on a contingency fee basis. However, we are amenable to alternative fee arrangements, including hybrid fee arrangements.

Our Team


Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

Copyrights

Creative works are often the soul of an artist, and of a business.   Musical works, film, books, photographs, paintings, drawings, architectural works, software, and other “original works of authorship” have had protection under the U.S. Constitution and the Copyright laws.  Those seeking protection must, however, ensure that their original works meet certain requirements, especially if the copyright holder wishes to enforce his or her rights in court.  Moreover, successfully exploiting a copyrighted work – by distribution, license, or other means – can itself be one of the most important elements facing the creator.

Enforcing, and determining the scope of, the exclusive rights held by a copyright owner can be challenging.  Issues such as determining what is in the public domain, the applicability and scope of fair use, whether a claimed “work” is in fact copyrightable, the creation of and rights to derivative works, ownership of “works made for hire,” and authorship of the work itself may come into play.  Experience in all these issues, as well as procedures in applicable courts, become critical when copyright claims are litigated.

Our Intellectual Property team is well versed in helping business and individuals negotiate the often-complex maps for copyrights.  We assist and counsel our clients regarding the creation of copyrightable works, including proactive steps to ensure that the proper person or entity is considered the author and owner.  Once created, we help our clients exploit their creations, negotiating and crafting licenses, joint venture agreements and other contracts designed to optimize their work.

When the course of events becomes more acrimonious, our litigators can analyze the circumstances, and assist our clients in asserting or defending claims of infringement or other misuse.  Where litigation is the result, our depth of trial experience allows us to effectively and efficiently pursue our clients’ goals in any tribunals.

Whether you are an individual author or artist, a large corporation whose employees develop written or other works, or someone concerned about copyright claims that may be made by or against you, our Intellectual Property team is prepared to assist.

Our Team


Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404

IP Litigation

Halloran Sage recognizes the importance of our clients’ intellectual property. We understand that trademarks, copyrights, patents, trade secrets and other intellectual property is often a critical part of one’s business and marketing strategy, and may serve as a critical component in maintaining a competitive edge. At the same time, we also acknowledge that clients may face competitors who seeks to abuse the intellectual property system to disrupt competitors.

Our team is well-versed in the intricacies of intellectual property litigation. We represent clients in disputes in Federal and state courts, as well as administrative tribunals, relating to trademarks, trade dress, unfair competition, trade secrets, copyrights, and patents. We help our clients analyze and evaluate the strength of the claims and defenses, and work with them to develop the best strategy to effectuate their goals. Using our depth of knowledge, we look to best leverage our clients’ position for an efficient resolution. When the facts, law or adversaries require that we instead advance the litigation process, our depth of experience and resources allow us to develop optimal proof for trial. We have a depth of experience in prosecuting and defending claims of trademark and/or trade dress infringement, false advertising, copyright infringement, trade secret and confidential material misappropriation, cybersquatting, dilution, breach of contract, and related claims in a wide range of fields, including in manufacturing, the financial sector, e-commerce, information technology, consumer products, the musical and entertainment industry, firearms-related products, internet usage, and other products and services. We have litigated and provided counsel relating to licensing disputes, technology-related issues, and other forms of state and federal protection. We regularly prosecute and defend against expedited requests for injunctive relief, and appear before administrative tribunals, including Trademark Trial & Appeals Board.

Always, our goal is to proactively assist our clients regarding their intellectual property. When they become embroiled in actual or threatened litigation, our team is always mindful that the underlying aim is to help our client fairly, efficiently and properly achieve its business objectives. Whether you are contemplating using litigation as a tool, or you need to defend against an actual or threatened lawsuit, Halloran Sage’s Intellectual Property litigators are ready to assist.

Our Team


Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400

Patents

Patents are the system, established in the United States by its Constitution, which protects and encourages inventors, while at the same time encouraging further development through disclosure. Patents – which can be issued for novel products, processes, methods, designs, and plants — excludes others from making, using, selling, or importing patented inventions during the term of the patent, conferring upon the patent holder a limited monopoly and competitive advantage to recoup its investments and realize profits. Whenever a person or company has invested, or is considering investing, time and money in the developing a new invention, patent protection should be part of the analysis.

At Halloran Sage, we employ an integrated approach to securing, managing, and maximizing the value of the rights to your new developments and processes, tailored and aligned with your objectives. We meet with you to understand and analyze your inventions and your business, so that we can help evaluate the best approach (through patent, trade secret, or other means) to protect them. Where appropriate, we draft and prosecute your patent rights strategically with an eye towards enforcement and maximizing their value. We work with you to identify and define the critical elements of your invention, and  serve as advocates before the USPTO to secure patent protection. We then look to help you maximize the value of your patents, working with you to identify and prioritize your patent portfolios with such recommendations as licensing, to strategic alliances, assignments or acquisitions, and other strategies. Thoughout, our goal is to efficiently and effectively maximize the value of your patents and other intellectual property, all in the context of your larger business strategies and the competitive landscape.

Litigation, or the threat of same, frequently becomes part of the life cycle of a patent. Whether as counsel for the patent holder, or when representing those accused of infringment, our litigators analyze, counsel and advocate for for clients embroiled in the complex realm of world of patent infringment actions. Not only are we well-versed in substantive patent law and the technical issues presented, but our depth of litigation experience gives us an edge when our clients’ claims or defenses must be addressed in the courts or other tribunals.

Our experience and background, and our focus on our clients’ larger goals, help us effectively develop and pursue strategies to efficiently accomplish those objectives. Whether your needs arise at the early stage of research and development, as part of your efforts to monetize your inventions, or because of litigation, our team is ready to help you.

Our Team


Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609

Trade Secrets

Many businesses have trade secrets and confidential information important to their operations, products, and services. They can run the gamut from confidential formulas, to business and financial plans, to processes used to create goods and services. Preserving the confidentiality of such information is a critical step to protecting any trade secrets, as the old adage, “once lost, lost forever” often holds true. Applicable laws, ranging from the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (and its Connecticut counterpart), to the Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, often come into play, and have requirements both in defining what is a trade secret, and what steps must be taken to preserve confidentiality.

Members of our Intellectual Property team are experienced in negotiating the many paths and pitfalls that arise in the realm of trade secrets and confidential information. Whether it is preparing a nondisclosure and confidentiality agreement that meets the necessary requirements for enforceability, counselling a client regarding protecting its trade secret information, or negotiating with counterparties where the disclosure of confidential information must be handled with utmost care, we regularly advice and represent our clients to protect their rights to this valuable information. Where needed, we actively protect our clients’ trade secrets, through litigation and other formal means, and know of the importance of quickly addressing any possible breaches.

By the same token, some businesses seek an anticompetitive advantage by making claims of misappropriation of questionable validity. We regularly counsel clients regarding appropriate due diligence and protective steps that can be taken to avoid or limit exposure. Where, however, our clients are forced to defend against claims relating to alleged trade secrets, we are well-versed in challenging the legal and factual underpinnings of the claims.

Whether your needs are risk management, counselling regarding procedures, or effective representation in litigation, our team stands ready to assist you and your business.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404

News & Publications

Connecticut Upholds Right to Jury Trial in Trade Secrets Case

Trademarks

Trademarks, trade dress and branding are a critical asset, and an important part of many companies’ strategies.  Having a distinct name, image, slogan, or other way for customers and the public to identify your business, goods and services gives you a means to quickly reach your audience and build your reputation.  Harnessing and protecting the hard-earned value of your marks, through licenses and other agreements, and ensuring that competitors and others neither encroach upon nor malign your good will becomes more and more important in our interconnected world.  And, where a competitor or other adversary hopes to use claims of infringement or unfair competition to attack your commercial position, it is important to be able to quickly evaluate the claim, and determine the best way to efficiently address the challenge.

Whether the issue arises when seeking to secure Federal Registration or other protection, as part of a business transaction, or when the prospect of offensive or defensive litigation comes into play, Halloran Sage’s Intellectual Property team is prepared to assist our clients to optimize their marks.  Our team helps our clients review their identifiers, and works to develop a legal strategy geared towards optimize their value.  We negotiate terms and agreements relating to our clients’ marks – whether as stand-alone licenses, joint venture agreements, or other contracts, or as part of larger transactions – always keeping in mind the larger goals of the business.  We counsel our clients concerning the registrability and strength of marks, both when they are deciding their branding and as marketing strategies progress.  We prosecute and secure registrations for our clients, including, where necessary, through the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  We counsel our clients proactively, whether to avoid taking actions that may cause a dispute; negotiating with a potential adversary to efficiently resolve both parties’ concerns; or helping the client to position itself for future disputes.

Litigation or the threat of litigation can become part of a clients’ business, whether arising from trademark infringement, false advertising, domain name misuse, or other interference with the good will of a company.  Our team is well-versed in prosecuting and defending claims of trademark and/or trade dress infringement, false advertising, cybersquatting, dilution, and related claims in a wide range of fields, including in the financial sector, e-commerce, information technology, consumer products, the musical and entertainment industry, firearms-related products, internet usage, and other products and services. We have litigated and provided counsel relating to licensing disputes, technology-related issues, and other forms of state and federal protection.  Throughout, our goal is to seek efficient solutions which fairly and properly advance our clients’ business goals and protect their rights.

Whether you are seeking guidance as part of developing a strategy for your name, or whether you are faced with a competitor’s actual or threatened lawsuit, Halloran Sage’s Intellectual Property team can assist you.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Ethan J. Ung
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ung@halloransage.com
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475.655.3404
Michael S. Wrona
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wrona@halloransage.com
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860.297.4626

News & Publications

Joseph Fortner Speaks on Trademarks, Unethical Counsel and Adversaries During Trial

Discrimination Claims

Our labor and employment attorneys have significant experience defending employers and management in claims of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, gender and national origin in actions before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and state and federal courts. The firm has a history of successful outcomes in administrative hearings, summary judgment proceedings and jury trials.

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Our Team


Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

News & Publications

U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Clear That Employees Alleging Age Discrimination Must Prove that Age Bias Was Actual Cause of Adverse Job Action
Non-Solicitation Agreement Missing Operative Language Causes Litigation Headache for Employer

Employee Benefits & ERISA

In providing benefits to their employees, businesses must adhere to a complex set of legal, financial and fiduciary responsibilities. At Halloran Sage, our experienced employee-benefits attorneys guide employers through the creation and administration of benefit plans, executive compensation plans and employment separation agreements.

Our expertise enables us to assist employers in drafting non-qualified stock option plans, non-qualified executive compensation agreements, stock option plans, deferred compensation agreements, supplemental retirement plans, performance incentive plans, employment contracts and early retirement plans. In addition, we develop various employer-specific benefits policies, such as for personal and medical leave, tuition reimbursement, vacations and sabbaticals.

The attorneys in our practice also defend employers in employee benefits litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).

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Our Team


Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400

News & Publications

U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Clear That Employees Alleging Age Discrimination Must Prove that Age Bias Was Actual Cause of Adverse Job Action
Connecticut Mandates Paid Sick Leave To Service Workers Causing Headaches For Employers
Non-Solicitation Agreement Missing Operative Language Causes Litigation Headache for Employer
New ADA Amendments Expand Definition of Disabled Worker

Employer Counseling & Risk Management

It is often said that the best defense is a good offense. Our attorneys work one-on-one with employers to help them avoid and manage workplace conflicts. We provide training, counseling and practices to prepare and assist employers in addressing the full range of matters that arise within the scope of the employment relationship.

We provide advice on the sensitive issues that often arise in hiring, evaluation, termination and layoffs. We help clients understand their legal requirements with regard to reductions in force, family and medical leave requests, and accommodation of disabled employees. When allegations arise of sexual harassment, employee theft or dishonesty, fraud or workplace violence, we help employers manage their investigations and implement necessary corrective or disciplinary measures.

Our attorneys offer critical guidance on compliance audits and on privacy and safety issues, such as drug testing, AIDS testing and OSHA compliance. We assist in crafting the language of employment handbooks and policies. We regularly represent employers in state and federal courts, in mediation and arbitration, and before federal and state employment agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

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Our Team


Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400

News & Publications

U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Clear That Employees Alleging Age Discrimination Must Prove that Age Bias Was Actual Cause of Adverse Job Action
Non-Solicitation Agreement Missing Operative Language Causes Litigation Headache for Employer
New ADA Amendments Expand Definition of Disabled Worker

Employment Litigation

Halloran Sage represents employers in the defense of all employment claims, whether based on statutes, contracts or the common law. Our employment litigation practice is distinguished not only by our considerable courtroom experience, but also by our firm’s depth of knowledge in related areas of labor and employment law and commercial litigation. By applying our broad understanding of business and the workplace, we have honed sophisticated trial skills that keep us at the forefront of employment litigation.

We defend employers against claims of discrimination, including those arising under federal and state laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and the Equal Pay Act. We are equally adept at defending employers against common law claims, including lawsuits for breach of contract, wrongful discharge, defamation, invasion of privacy and emotional distress. Our practice includes representation of employers and insurers in workers’ compensation disputes.

Employment litigation can be disruptive and costly to a business. The cases we defend range in scope from single claimants to class actions. In every one, our approach is to resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible without compromising our client’s best interests. We take a practical approach to employment litigation – an approach that is strengthened by our substantial experience in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, including the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. We have also established a record of success in resolving employment disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures such as mediation and arbitration.

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Our Team


Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
James J. Szerejko
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szerejko@halloransage.com
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860.297.4658
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

News & Publications

U.S. Supreme Court Makes It Clear That Employees Alleging Age Discrimination Must Prove that Age Bias Was Actual Cause of Adverse Job Action
Non-Solicitation Agreement Missing Operative Language Causes Litigation Headache for Employer
New ADA Amendments Expand Definition of Disabled Worker

Executive Compensation

Recruiting and retaining qualified executives requires an increasing array of compensation, benefit and incentive plans. Halloran Sage provides advice and counsel to businesses and organizations in designing, drafting and executing these plans.

For employers in a range of businesses and industries, we prepare all documents relating to executive employment, from initial employment contracts to separation agreements. We have experience drafting deferred-compensation agreements, supplemental retirement plans, performance incentive plans, non-qualified executive compensation plans and early retirement plans.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310

Labor Disputes

A stable relationship between management and labor can be critical to the strength of a business. In the field of labor-management relations, providing competent legal counsel requires grasp not only of the law, but of the standards and practices of the workplace. With experience representing employers in a range of businesses and industries, in both the private and public sectors, our labor-management team is the choice of employers throughout the region.

Employers turn to us for counsel in creating strategies and programs to avoid union organization. If an organizational campaign begins, we guide employers through the process and up to the representation election. We help employers respond to union strikes and picketing activity, and represent them in injunction proceedings to avoid interruption or interference with key business.

For employers with unionized workforces, we provide assistance in preparing for and conducting collective bargaining negotiations. Once an agreement is in place, we provide legal advice on the interpretation of contract language and we represent management in grievance and arbitration proceedings. We also represent employers in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor-relations agencies.

Our Team


Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Non-Competes & Restrictive Covenants

The proper drafting and enforcement of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants in employment agreements is crucial to protecting business interests and trade secrets. Our attorneys have the expertise to draft legally enforceable agreements that protect our clients’ businesses. In addition, we have extensive litigation experience in obtaining injunctive relief and monetary damages for our clients when these types of agreements are breached

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868

Workplace Training

Through our on-premises workplace training programs, our attorneys strive to ensure that your managers understand their legal duties and responsibilities with respect to their coworkers and to your company. We call this “management-smart” training for two reciprocal reasons – it is smart management for your company and it trains your managers to be smart about the law.

We provide training on workplace issues that include sexual harassment, workplace diversity, workplace violence, wage and hour compliance, and worker health and safety. Through a combination of audio-visual presentations, written materials, role playing and one-on-one guidance, we have flexibility to tailor our presentations to suit the particular needs of your business or organization.

Our Team


Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Halloran Sage enjoys a rich history and well-deserved reputation as one of the premier litigation firms in Connecticut. That experience has led to a deep appreciation of the value of utilizing Mediation or Arbitration to resolve disputes. Those alternatives provide more timely, cost-effective and predictable results than traditional litigation and trial. The Alternative Dispute Resolution Group at Halloran Sage is a diverse group of seasoned trial attorneys and a retired Judge who are trained and experienced to act as mediators and arbitrators in all types of disputes. If you have a matter that would be best resolved through Mediation or Arbitration, please contact one of the Group’s partners listed below. We will take the time to listen to you and understand the unique aspects of your dispute and offer a recommendation on what member of the Group could best serve your needs.

The Group is very proud that Judge Frederick Freedman chose to join Halloran Sage after retiring from the bench. Since joining the firm on January 1, 2012, Judge Freedman has been contacted by attorneys from across the State seeking assistance in resolving disputes. While his services are in high demand, he is committed to meeting the needs of all those desiring his assistance in resolving their disputes.

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Our Team


Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Hon. Frederick A. Freedman
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freedman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4324
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

News & Publications

Stephen Fogerty and Leslie Grodd Named Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County

Asbestos Liability

Halloran Sage represents clients who are defendants in complex toxic tort and environmental claims, including claims of asbestos liability. We have the resources and an experienced group of attorneys who can handle these unique cases from the initial filing of the complaint through trial. Our firm handles cases in both state and federal courts in Connecticut and in the MDL-875 litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, the firm has been directly involved in cases implicating the application of Maritime law and its interaction with the laws of the State of Connecticut.

This litigation requires the coordination of lay witnesses, expert medical and scientific witnesses and witnesses dealing with industrial hygiene and the state of the art. Over the years, the attorneys in this group have deposed, examined, cross-examined and prepared these sorts of witnesses for depositions and hearings.

Our clients include consumer and industrial manufacturing companies, distributors, and mining companies.

Our Team


Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618

Automobile Liability

Through seven decades of courtroom success, Halloran Sage has provided aggressive defense to insurers and other clients in the area of automobile liability. Clients, ranging from self-insured multinational corporations and major national insurance companies to small local businesses and individuals, trust us to be their advocates at trial. Whether the case is a class action with millions of dollars at risk or a motor vehicle accident with soft-tissue injuries, we have the trial experience and attention to detail to provide you with the highest level of legal representation.

We understand and excel in all stages of the litigation process, and are equally adept at resolving cases through negotiation, mediation and arbitration.

When a dispute is sufficiently serious to reach litigation, one’s assets and reputation are at stake. Because we believe that timely communication regarding case developments and costs are essential components of a winning strategy, we work side-by-side with our clients throughout our representation. The client defines the measure of success in a case; we help achieve it. Whether the complexity of a case requires the experience of a seasoned trial partner, or if cost considerations call for a more economical approach, we work with the client to find the strategy and staffing that will achieve the best possible results.

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Our Team


Jennifer L. Booker
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booker@halloransage.com
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860.241.4055
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Lewis S. Lerman
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lerman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4328
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428

News & Publications

EV Technology and Regulatory System Needs to be Addressed before Conn. Fully Embraces EV Usage

Banking, Lender Liability & Foreclosure

Halloran Sage regularly represents banking and financial institutions in a wide range of federal and state litigation involving commercial and residential contested foreclosures, lender liability claims and disputes relating to security agreements. Among the firm’s clients are some of the largest banking entities in the world, local lenders and a range of entities in between, each of whom routinely entrust us with the defense of claims ranging from emerging theories of lender liability law to more typical mortgage disputes. The firm also handles matters related to the litigation of contested foreclosure claims that often relies on an intricate working knowledge of constantly evolving areas of law, as well as a high level of familiarity with the procedural requirements and practical realities of litigating in the jurisdictions in which we practice. In all cases, the deep bench of attorneys within this practice area focus on providing valuable client service at a premium level of efficiency.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Craig I. Lifland
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lifland@halloransage.com
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860.241.4044
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677
Brian D. Rich
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rich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4698
Oscar L. Suarez
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suarez@halloransage.com
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860.297.4604
Michael S. Wrona
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wrona@halloransage.com
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860.297.4626
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Obtained in Case Alleging Violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
Second Circuit Affirms Decision and Dismisses Petition in Foreclosure Actions
Appellate Court Delivers Important Win to Foreclosing Lenders
Judgment Entered in Favor of National Bank Following Bench Trial
Appellate Court Affirms Judgment of Foreclosure by Sale
Firm Represents Regional Bank in Connection with Senior Financing to CT Manufacturer
RMS Residential Properties, LLC v. Anna M. Miller, et.al. 303 Conn. 224, 32A,30 307 (2011)

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Welcomes Anthony Loney
Oscar Suarez Named to HBJ 40 Under Forty List
Halloran Sage Announces New Partners
Brian Rich and Peter Meggers Author Practical Law Publications
Christopher McCarthy and Oscar Suarez Presenting Speakers at CMBA Seminar
Three Firm Attorneys Named “New Leaders in the Law”
Firm Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
H & S Attorneys Highlighted in “Boston’s Top Rated Lawyers”
The Courts Cast an Eye on Mortgage Lending
Podcast: “Contested Foreclosures in Connecticut” Featuring Peter Meggers

Commercial Litigation

At Halloran Sage, our highly experienced litigation team draws on our firm’s solid base in business and commercial law to deliver top-level advocacy combined with in-depth knowledge. We are acknowledged leaders in litigation and also leaders in business, corporate, insurance, real estate, employment and environmental practice. In forums throughout the United States and worldwide, we bring the full resources and depth of our firm to bear as advocates for our clients’ best interests.

Our focus is twofold: achievement of your goals while doing so as cost effectively as possible. Collaboration is our watchword – collaboration with you in setting strategy and managing your case, and collaboration among our lawyers in assembling the team best tailored to your needs. Our firm’s experience in business and commercial matters encompasses antitrust and trade regulation, energy, utilities, construction, bankruptcy, class actions, collections, business and commercial torts, contracts, ERISA, intellectual property, land use and real estate development, lender liability, licensing and franchising, partnerships and small businesses, securities, shareholders’ derivative actions, technology, the Uniform Commercial Code and white-collar crime.

Whether you choose litigation or it chooses you, we are there to guide you from the outset. We start with a thorough evaluation and assessment of your position. From there, we work with you to define your goals and solidify your strategy. We help you evaluate the feasibility of alternatives to litigation, including arbitration, mediation and negotiation. In large, complex disputes – such as class actions and multi-district cases – we apply our extensive experience to develop and implement comprehensive and cost-effective solutions.

No matter the size or scope of the case, our client’s needs, resources and long-term goals remain paramount. This is true not just after litigation is commenced, but also before it ever begins. Our litigation team works closely with members of our business consulting group to help clients avoid costly litigation through risk management, compliance and consultation. In all of our engagements, we offer our clients lean staffing, direct access to the partner in charge of the matter, and early evaluation of litigation options and alternatives to litigation.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Brian D. Rich
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rich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4698
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Oscar L. Suarez
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suarez@halloransage.com
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860.297.4604
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076
Michael S. Wrona
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wrona@halloransage.com
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860.297.4626

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment Obtained in Case Alleging Violations of the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act
Adversary Proceeding Dismissed and Appeal Denied in Case Involving Mortgage Loans and Title Property
Second Circuit Affirms Decision and Dismisses Petition in Foreclosure Actions
Notable Complex Commercial Decisions
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
Halloran & Sage’s Successful Outcomes | Fall 2016
H & S Obtains a Summary Disposition of Claims Against Municipal Client
H & S Commercial Litigation Department Achieves Favorable Settlement in $237 Million B2B E-Commerce Lawsuit in Missouri

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Welcomes Douglas Steinmetz
Halloran & Sage Announces New Partners
Clarifying the Legal Landscape; The Connecticut Supreme Court Strikes a Blow to Foreclosure Standing Claims
Declaratory Judgment Actions: The Supreme Court Widens the ‘Case-or-Controversy’ Door

Dram Shop/Liquor Liability

Halloran Sage’s trial attorneys have long been leaders in the area of dram shop, liquor-liability claims, and related claims for both insurance and private clients. We have litigated, mediated and arbitrated numerous cases for insured and self-insured clients involving allegations of dram shop liability, service of alcohol to minors, social host liability, reckless service of alcohol (under Kowal v. Hofher) and negligent supervision of employees and patrons as well as claims involving fraternities and other social organizations. We have also successfully defeated claims of negligent service of alcohol, which are often disguised as negligent supervision claims.

Additionally, we routinely represent clients before the Department of Consumer Protection, Liquor Control Board. The Board regulates the issuing and revoking of licenses, liquor regulatory matters and the levying of fines and penalties.

We defend the owners of establishments and other venues where liquor is sold and served, as well as fraternal and social organizations and private individuals in alcohol-related claims. In recent years, the scope and complexity of potential liability related to alcohol has grown significantly, well beyond the relatively limited exposure and issues presented by dramshop act claims, particularly where underage drinking is involved. Liquor-related claims typically involve deaths or severe injuries, motor vehicle, boat or recreational vehicle accidents or physical and/or sexual assaults. Issues of agency, legal responsibility for the acts of others, criminal and/or civil charges, licensing and regulatory agency actions, apportionment of liability, and the applicability of insurance coverage provisions and exclusions frequently arise. We have the experience and knowledge to recognize and provide sound legal advice to address these issues, and to effectively defend such claims.

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Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428

News & Publications

Client Alert: New Connecticut Supreme Court Decision Rejects Per Se Liability, Lowers and Clarifies Standard of Proof for Dram Shop Claims
Social Host Liability After Craig v. Driscoll

Premises Liability

Halloran Sage attorneys have litigated thousands of premises liability cases. The partners and associates who regularly defend premises liability cases have handled virtually every type of premises case imaginable, ranging from slip-and-falls on residential and municipal sidewalks to wrongful death claims as a result of alleged inadequate security at commercial establishments. Premises liability cases represent one of the firm’s most active areas in its tort’s practice. Matters defended under an insured’s homeowners’ or commercial policy can include a wide variety of torts and circumstances. As with all of the legal work which Halloran Sage performs, each case is matched with an attorney who is well-versed in the issues presented so that our representation is efficient and, therefore, cost-effective to our clients. When the circumstances warrant, Halloran Sage attorneys work with investigators and experts in such fields as engineering, municipal and building code compliance, human factors engineering, and security to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients. Halloran Sage has the attorneys and the expertise to defend any premises liability or homeowners’ liability case, from the simplest to the most complex.

Our Team


Jennifer L. Booker
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booker@halloransage.com
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860.241.4055
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Thomas P. Lambert
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lambert@halloransage.com
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203.222.4313
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Lewis S. Lerman
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lerman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4328
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Daniel P. Scapellati
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scapellati@halloransage.com
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860.297.4622
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

Representative Matters

Summary Judgment in Flooring Contractor Case
Defense Verdict in Alleged Defective Door Case
Defendant’s Verdict in Premises Liability Case

Product Liability & Toxic Tort

Our Product Liability and Toxic Tort Practice is distinguished by its experienced trial attorneys with a proven track record of successful defense through all stages of litigation. We represent product designers, manufacturers, assemblers, distributors, and sellers of every description in cases involving a broad spectrum of products. (See representative products listed below.) At Halloran Sage, we will effectively and efficiently:

  • Determine your company’s role in the case
  • Secure the evidence and gather the facts for a successful defense.
  • Determine if other individuals or organizations owe your company a defense or indemnification and, if so, make the necessary demands and file the required actions.
  • Determine if other individuals or organizations should be made parties to the case and, if so, file the necessary actions.
  • Find and retain the necessary experts to defend your company.
  • Most importantly, creatively and vigorously defend your company throughout the litigation and at trial to win your case.

Our product liability and toxic tort attorneys operate under the philosophy that the best defense requires a proactive approach. Rather than merely respond to theories advanced by attorneys representing the other side or wait for others to “run the case,” we immediately take control of the issues in the lawsuit and focus on the approach most likely to be successful in obtaining a cost-effective resolution. Our intricate knowledge of product liability defense leads to consistently successful results for our clients. In the field of product liability law, there is no substitute for experience and knowledge.

In toxic torts, we have successfully defended many companies in personal injury and wrongful death cases alleging exposure to various toxic substances. Our toxic tort experience includes cases involving asbestos, diet products (including fen-phen and Nutri-System), lead paint, medical devices, PCBs, pharmaceuticals (including DES, DTP vaccine, Hormone Replacement Therapy and Rezulin), TDI and other chemicals. In addition to defending product liability cases, we also represent premises owners and insurers.

Our defense experience ranges from single-plaintiff cases to large consolidated actions involving numerous plaintiffs represented by several law firms. Likewise, our experience spans cases in which we represent the sole defendant to ones involving multiple defendants with divergent interests. Our record demonstrates that we consistently manage these complex, multi-party cases to achieve successful results for our clients.

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Our Team


Jennifer L. Booker
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booker@halloransage.com
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860.241.4055
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Joseph G. Fortner, Jr.
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fortner@halloransage.com
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860.297.4609
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Susan O'Donnell
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odonnell@halloransage.com
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860.297.4618
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

Representative Matters

Matter Resolved Favorably for Defendant by Settlement in Tort Action

News & Publications

Successful Outcomes: Fall 2019

Professional Liability

Threats to career and livelihood, professional liability claims call for superior legal guidance. As experienced leaders in the defense of these claims, we have the skills and knowledge to help professionals achieve the best outcome. We bring in-depth knowledge of the legal nuances of these cases, while remaining always sensitive to their financial, professional and personal consequences. We work closely with our clients to familiarize them with the legal process and ensure that they fully understand the case.

Our experience includes:

  • Design professionals. In design cases ranging from slip-and-fall claims to complex commercial construction disputes, our record of success speaks for itself. We are thoroughly experienced in the legal issues, but also in the technical aspects of construction, from pre-design through final completion. In fact, several of our attorneys have educational and career backgrounds in architecture and engineering.
  • Directors and officers. We represent directors and officers in disputes involving all aspects of corporate decision-making. We defend shareholder and derivative claims involving allegations such as breach of fiduciary duty, federal and state securities violations, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, and general business affairs. Our defense is strengthened by our ability to tap the knowledge of our corporate and insurance attorneys, who are experts in advising corporate clients on these issues.
  • Legal professionals. We defend legal malpractice lawsuits arising from all practice areas, including litigation, family law, wills and estates, business transactions, and intellectual property. We also represent attorneys in grievance proceedings and in suits by non-clients alleging vexatious litigation, abuse of process and similar claims. Our clients include law firms sued as the result of a lawyer’s defalcation.

In addition to defending these cases, we counsel professionals on risk management, helping them avoid or minimize problems before they occur. Our expertise enables us to analyze the professional’s practice and recommend preventive measures.

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Joshua M. Auxier
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auxier@halloransage.com
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203.222.4307
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Timothy J. Grady
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grady@halloransage.com
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860.297.4624
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Jennifer S. Mullen
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mullen@halloransage.com
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860.437.0375
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
S. Peter Sachner
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sachner@halloransage.com
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203.672.5426
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

News & Publications

H & S Welcomes Attorneys Frederick Trotta, Sr. and Nicole Tung to New Haven Office
Client Alert: Medical Professionals Reminded to Comply with CT Health Department CME Requirements
Developments in Case Law Pertaining to the Certificate of Good Faith – Opinion of a Similar Health Care Provider under Connecticut General Statute § 52-190a
Infectious Disease Notification Requirement
The Business Judgment Rule Or The Reasonableness Standard: What To Do If A Court Must Examine Not Only The Process But The Decision
ICANN or ICAN’T Remedies Against Cybersquatters

Tax Assessment/Collection & Appeal

Our municipal attorneys have extensive experience in the defense of tax assessment appeals and in pursuing collection actions against delinquent taxpayers, delinquent water and sewer authority account holders, and in the foreclosure of blight liens. Halloran Sage has the advantage of drawing on the combined experience of lawyers in our litigation, bankruptcy, tax and appellate practices when assisting a municipal client with a tax assessment appeal or collection matter.

Halloran Sage has a reputation for successfully representing our clients in a cost-effective manner. Moreover, we believe in taking a proactive approach that emphasizes negotiation and cooperation where possible but aggressive litigation when necessary.

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Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Dan E. LaBelle
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labelle@halloransage.com
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203.222.4303
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Laura Pascale Zaino
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zaino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4667

News & Publications

The Basics of Real Property Tax Assessment Appeals in Connecticut

Trucking & Transportation

Halloran Sage represents trucking and transportation companies throughout the industry, including national, regional and local self-insured trucking companies, as well as less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers, parcel express companies and household goods movers. We have particular strength in defending these companies in accident litigation, including cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death. We also provide transportation companies with legal counsel on matters involving federal regulatory compliance, cargo claims, driver error, negligent hire, driver fatigue and log book issues, logo/placard liability, breach of contract, agency disputes, hazardous materials, workers’ compensation, labor and employment, insurance coverage and development of truck terminals.

We are highly skilled in defending litigation involving maintenance problems mechanical defects and product-liability issues. We represent trucking and transportation clients in all phases of litigation in federal and state courts. We also counsel trucking and transportation clients on risk management, helping them implement measures to avoid liability and litigation.

Our representation of these companies is strengthened by our ability to draw upon our firm’s broad base of knowledge and expertise. In working with trucking and transportation clients, we regularly consult with lawyers within our firm who concentrate on insurance law, labor and employment, environment and land use, business and commercial Law and appellate advocacy.

As leaders in trucking and transportation defense litigation and trial work we are on the steering committee of the Transportation Practice Group of the American Law Firm Association (ALFA). We are active members in the American Trucking Association (ATA) and the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA). Our attorneys regularly publish articles analyzing the significant and evolving legal issues that affect the trucking and transportation industry.

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Our Team


Jesse D. Conrad
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conrad@halloransage.com
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860.241.4083
Rachel J. Fain
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fain@halloransage.com
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860.241.4071
Carl R. Ficks, Jr.
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ficks@halloransage.com
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860.297.4623
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Jeffrey F. Gostyla
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gostyla@halloransage.com
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860.297.4665
Jonathan W. Kelly
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kelly@halloransage.com
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860.297.4636
Christopher J. McCarthy
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mccarthy@halloransage.com
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860.297.4637
Paul D. Meade
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meade@halloransage.com
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860.297.4664
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Frederick J. Trotta, Sr.
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trotta@halloransage.com
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203.672.5427
Nicole J. Tung
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tung@halloransage.com
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203.672.5428
Richard C. Tynan
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tynan@halloransage.com
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860.297.4677
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Attorneys Attend AMR National Competition
Nicole Tung Presents at ALFA International Transportation Seminar
Nicole Tung Presents at Arkansas Trucking Seminar

Workers’ Compensation

The Workers’ Compensation Practice Group at Halloran Sage is comprised of attorneys with extensive experience representing self-insured employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators before commissioners in each of the eight districts of the Workers’ Compensation Commission of Connecticut. The firm’s clients range from nationally recognized Fortune 500 companies to municipalities and small businesses throughout Connecticut. Representation of clients extends to the appellate level, with appearances before the Compensation Review Board, Appellate Court of Connecticut, and Supreme Court of Connecticut.

We have the ability to handle all claims, ranging from basic compensability disputes to defending discrimination actions. Our representation can begin at any stage of the litigation, and continues through the appellate and/or subrogation proceedings associated with the claim. Members of the Workers’ Compensation group are well-respected practitioners within the workers’ compensation forum, have served as panelists on continuing legal education programs, and have been published contributors to the Connecticut Bar Association’s workers’ compensation magazine, Compensation Quarterly.

Halloran Sage wants its workers’ compensation clients to be more than satisfied with the representation that we provide. In addition to the handling of active claims, we gladly provide answers or advisory opinions to general questions on Connecticut workers’ compensation laws. Additionally, we make efforts to regularly meet with our clients to provide presentations and training in Connecticut workers’ compensation law, as well as to enhance the attorney/client relationship.

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Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Claudia D. Heyman
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heyman@halloransage.com
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203.222.4319
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
Alyssa Lynch
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lyncha@halloransage.com
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860.241.4038
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
Matthew S. Necci
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necci@halloransage.com
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860.241.4096
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Brian E. Tims
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tims@halloransage.com
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203.222.4326

News & Publications

Halloran Sage Welcomes Morris Borea, Robbie Gerrick, and Karl-Erik Sternlof

Administrative Law

Halloran Sage’s Administrative Law attorneys represent clients in matters involving federal and state government agencies. We represent municipalities businesses, and individuals in administrative hearings, guide them through regulatory audits and compliance, and help them obtain and retain necessary licenses and permits. We have substantial experience representing our municipal clients before the Freedom of Information, Election Enforcement and Ethic’s Commissions. We also prosecute and defend judicial appeals of administrative actions. Through our affiliated group, Halloran & Sage Government Affairs, we provide counseling and strategy in legislative, regulatory and public policy matters.

Our experience covers a range of regulated industries, including energy and utilities, health care, insurance, telecommunications, trucking and transportation. Many of our attorneys are veteran practitioners before state agencies and some are themselves former government officials. Through our experience as advocates and in public service, we maintain professional relationships with key regulators and elected officials throughout government.

Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Alan P. Curto
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curto@halloransage.com
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860.297.4694
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Daniel J. Krisch
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krisch@halloransage.com
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860.297.4630
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

Construction

Halloran Sage built our construction practice on a foundation of hard work and proven results. We assist owners, contractors, insurance carriers and sureties in all facets of the construction process, in both the public and private sectors. We emphasize value-added service focused on helping clients to achieve their business goals through risk identification and management and, as a last resort, litigation.

Our attorneys offer a rare blend of practical, hands-on construction and engineering experience and legal skills. Our team includes a former engineer and former vice president of a major Connecticut construction company. Their industry knowledge deepens our unique insight into the issues our construction clients face. Our practical know-how translates into practical solutions for our clients.

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Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076

News & Publications

Succession Planning for Construction Companies

Contracts

Halloran Sage routinely drafts contracts of all sorts for numerous municipalities and government entities. The nature of the contracts range from municipal ordinances and charter provisions, real estate transactions, goods and services, leases, financing arrangements, and labor and employment matters, to name a few. Additionally, the firm provides counsel as to the effect of certain state and federal statutes upon municipalities and the firm has also been involved in the contractual negotiation and drafting of contracts pertaining to the sale of tax liens to a third party.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Frederick E. Hedberg
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hedberg@halloransage.com
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860.241.4098
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Arnold I. Menchel
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menchel@halloransage.com
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860.297.4656
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

Environmental & Land Use

Environmental compliance is a challenge that can make or break a business. Environmental laws are complex and their mandates often obscure. Confidence in your environmental lawyer is essential. That is why so many businesses and landowners trust Halloran Sage for counsel in this field. Independent surveys rank our environmental and land-use attorneys as among the best in the region. With an accomplished record of legal firsts and milestones, we are known as trailblazers in the industry. From resolving Connecticut’s worst contamination problem to litigating its largest Superfund case, our attorneys apply their in-depth knowledge of the field to achieving the best outcomes for our clients.

Our approach is to identify environmental risks before they become barriers. Whether the issue requires intervention with a government agency, litigation in the courtroom or negotiation in the boardroom, our multidisciplinary legal team protects your interests. Our clients include developers, businesses, institutions, municipalities and individuals. In every case, our commitment to our client is to collaborate and communicate, ensuring that we understand your business goals and that you understand the legal process.

We guide clients through the process of obtaining permits and approvals, paving the way for them to develop or expand commercial and industrial property or to construct entertainment, retail and residential projects. We represent clients in complex projects involving siting and construction of power plants, solid-waste facilities, transmission lines and Brownfields. In fact, we handled the first Brownfield development for the first indoor/outdoor performing arts center in the nation to use new state funding programs. For matters involving regulatory compliance or site cleanup, we provide counsel not only in what the law requires, but also in what it means to your business. Whatever the matter, our attorneys apply their best efforts to achieving the solution that best serves the needs of our client.

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Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Kevin M. Roche
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roche@halloransage.com
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860.297.4605
Kenneth R. Slater, Jr.
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slater@halloransage.com
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860.297.4662
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680

News & Publications

Municipal Practice Group Update on Connecticut Supreme Court Ruling
Effective Participation in Subdivision Review for the Conservation of Inland Wetlands

Labor & Employment

Halloran Sage’s highly regarded labor and employment practice provides sophisticated legal representation to the management of private and public sector employees. Whether in court or at the bargaining table, our goal is to protect the best interests of your business and ensure its smooth operation.

In employment litigation, we have a proven record of success defending against claims alleging age discrimination, unlawful discharge, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, gender and physical discrimination, and whistleblower retaliation. In labor-management relations, we counsel non-union employers on avoiding unionization and represent unionized employers in collective bargaining and grievance and arbitration procedures.

We work closely with our clients to avoid employment disputes before they arise and to address them appropriately when they do. We assist clients with employee benefit plans, employment counseling, individual employment contracts, executive compensation, crisis management, corporate compliance, and audits and investigations.

Our Team


Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Duncan J. Forsyth
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forsyth@halloransage.com
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860.297.4696
Kevin J. Greene
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greene@halloransage.com
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860.297.4670
Timothy J. McGuire
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mcguire@halloransage.com
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203.222.4304
Jennifer A. Pedevillano
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pedevillano@halloransage.com
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475.655.3400
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our litigation practice is among the largest and most highly regarded in the Northeast. More than 70 years of courtroom success have cemented our reputation as leaders in trial and appellate advocacy. For our clients – who range from multi-national corporations to locally-owned businesses and individuals – the size and diversity of our litigation practice means a legal team matched to your needs and goals. In every case we handle, no matter how complex, the client remains the focus. You always know the attorney responsible for your case, you are consulted at every turn, and you are always kept fully informed.

Three components drive our success: trial experience, attention to detail and attention to cost. We are highly experienced in all phases of civil litigation and appeals in state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution and hearings before government agencies. Our experience not only enhances our courtroom proficiency, it also enables us to work more efficiently. We are committed to ongoing and timely communication with our clients. That communication is enhanced by our policy of assigning a coordinating attorney to every case, who monitors all proceedings and serves as liaison to the client.

The scope of our litigation practice is broad and extends to business and commercial cases, civil rights, employment, insurance coverage and defense, products liability and toxic torts, professional liability, torts and general litigation. We represent clients in courts and adjudicatory forums throughout the United States and internationally. Whatever type of litigation you face, our attorneys have the experience and focus to pursue zealously the outcome you aim for.

Our Team


Michael C. Collins
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collins@halloransage.com
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860.297.4697
Stephen P. Fogerty
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fogerty@halloransage.com
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203.227.2855
Gerald T. Giaimo
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giaimo@halloransage.com
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203.672.5429
Michael A. Leone
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leone@halloransage.com
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203.672.5483
J. Randolph MacPherson
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macpherson@halloransage.com
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202.263.4973
William J. McGrath, Jr.
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mcgrath@halloransage.com
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860.297.4644
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Robert A. Rhodes
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rhodes@halloransage.com
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203.222.4312
William S. Wilson, II
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wilson@halloransage.com
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860.241.4076
Michael A. Zizka
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zizka@halloransage.com
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860.297.4680
Nico J. Piscopo
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piscopo@halloransage.com
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860.241.4092

Representative Matters

Police Officer Successfully Defended in Five Misconduct Lawsuits

Real Estate Acquisitions, Dispositions & Leasing

The Real Estate attorneys at Halloran Sage represent clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing real estate acquisitions, dispositions and leasing transactions. We draft options, purchase-and-sale agreements and conveyancing documents. Our attorneys assist clients in due diligence investigations and provide counsel regarding compliance with applicable laws, including environmental and land-use laws and regulations and filing and registration requirements. We also assist real estate owners and lenders in distressed property transactions, including foreclosures and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. We counsel clients regarding the tax impacts of real estate transactions and evaluate options to maximize after-tax returns on real estate investments, including tax-free or tax-deferred exchanges.

We represent business clients in a wide variety of commercial leasing transactions. Our experience includes negotiating and drafting office, retail, industrial and ground leases; preparing leasehold mortgages and ground lessor consent agreements; sale-leaseback transactions; and sublease and lease assignment transactions. Our construction and real estate lawyers regularly assist landlords and tenants with lease-related matters, including negotiating architectural and construction contracts for tenant improvements, and negotiating and drafting real estate brokerage commission and listing agreements.

A particular strength of our firm is in assisting clients in evaluating environmental risk in real estate transactions. We assist in due diligence investigations, assess liability risks and advise on specific client needs for environmental insurance coverage. Our extensive experience, which includes numerous transactions for clients involving Brownfield properties, enables us to manage our clients’ environmental risks.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Joseph Biraglia
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biraglia@halloransage.com
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203.702.0007
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
James C. McGuire
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mcguirej@halloransage.com
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860.437.0384
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Real Estate Development

Commercial real estate development is a dynamic, multi-faceted process that demands both legal and project management skill. We work with clients in the planning, financing, construction and operation of any real estate project. Our services include entity formation, property acquisition, environmental, zoning, subdivision and land use approvals, environmental due diligence and regulatory compliance, tax planning, project design and construction contracts, and project management and leasing. We regularly assist clients with structuring and preparing a variety of common interest community documentation, easements, leases and other land use contracts and controls to facilitate real estate development.

Our experience in real estate development is significant. We have represented owners, developers, landlords, tenants and other parties in a wide range of residential, retail, office, industrial and warehouse, hospitality and recreational projects. Among the developments we have spearheaded are public/private ventures, affordable-housing projects, common-interest communities and energy generation and distribution projects. We have extensive experience in zoning, subdivision and other land-use matters in connection with development projects and other transactions. We secure federal, state and local environmental and land-use approvals, including special permits and variance requests. We also represent owners and other interested parties in zoning and administrative appeals. We assist clients in development and construction permitting and in construction and architectural contract negotiations.

We regularly assist developers and financial institutions in analyzing and managing environmental risks in real estate deals, including Brownfields projects within Connecticut and New England. For property redevelopment, our attorneys structure public and private financing packages, including development loans, grants, tax increment financing and other tax incentives.

Current News


Our Team


Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Ann M. Catino
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catino@halloransage.com
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860.297.4682
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

News & Publications

Eric Bernheim Moderating 2nd Annual Fairfield County Real Estate Outlook

Real Estate Financing

Halloran Sage represents lenders and borrowers in negotiating, documenting and closing acquisition and construction loans. Our experience spans projects of all kinds, including residential, office, retail, industrial, warehouse, recreational and hospitality, mixed-use and raw land developments. We handle construction, conduit, interim and permanent financings; forward-loan commitments; lines of credit; mezzanine loans; affordable-housing transactions; and loan participations and syndications. We are equally skilled in representing insurance companies, banks, conduit and other institutional lenders in connection with permanent mortgage loan transactions on projects throughout the United States.

We regularly assist clients in documenting a wide variety of debt and equity investment transactions, including first mortgages, leasehold mortgages, mezzanine financing, equity participations, syndications, equity and debt take-outs and inter-creditor matters.

Our real estate lawyers also have extensive experience with debt and equity restructuring, work-outs and reorganization transactions, and in the purchase and sale of distressed real estate loans.

Our Team


Henry M. Beck, Jr.
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beck@halloransage.com
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860.297.4611
Eric D. Bernheim
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bernheim@halloransage.com
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203.222.4305
Enrico R. Costantini
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constantini@halloransage.com
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203.222.4322
Robert B. Cox
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cox@halloransage.com
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860.297.4657
Brian G. Enright
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enright@halloransage.com
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203.672.5422
James P. Maher
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maher@halloransage.com
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203.672.5431
Brad N. Malicki
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malicki@halloransage.com
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860.704.6856
Jaimee Z. Newman
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newman@halloransage.com
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860.241.4081
Casey D. O'Connell
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oconnell@halloransage.com
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860.241.4062
James J. Perito
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perito@halloransage.com
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203.672.5423
Richard P. Roberts
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roberts@halloransage.com
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860.297.4695
Suzanne M. Scibilia
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scibilia@halloransage.com
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860.704.6868
Matthew L. Teich
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teich@halloransage.com
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860.297.4638
Vincent S. Tirola
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tirola@halloransage.com
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203.222.4310
Breana Vessichio
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vessichio@halloransage.com
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860.297.4685

Accountants, Engineers & Architects

Halloran Sage’s extensive business practice leads to frequent interaction with a wide range of accountants. engineers, and architects  as well as other professional service providers.  This experience provides insight into who might be a good fit to  respond to a client’s particular needs.and, sometimes, who to avoid.  We welcome inquiries and will provide referrals and advice as appropriate,

ALFA International

Halloran Sage is a member of ALFA International. With 150 member firms, 80 in the United States, and 70 across Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa, ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms. Its mission is to provide clients with high-quality, cost-efficient legal services worldwide.

The ALFA International model enables its members to use their local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions, while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms when necessary. Member firms meet high standards to be part of the ALFA International network and are well respected by their peers in the legal and business community.

Halloran & Sage Government Affairs

Halloran & Sage Government Affairs, LLC, an independent affiliate of Halloran Sage, draws upon the knowledge and experience of attorneys, former executive branch officials, and specialists to work together as a team whose collective expertise is made available to our governmental affairs clients. This team-based approach ensures that the proper resources are determined and committed, so that our government affairs clients receive the most efficient, cost-effective professional services possible.

Halloran & Sage Government Affairs provides a broad spectrum of legislative, regulatory, and executive lobbying and consulting services to a wide range of clients. Because the team has over 30 years of combined experience working with government, they know the process and are able to deal effectively with staff and elected officials. In addition, their strong relationships with federal, state and local elected officials allow them to effectively assist their clients in their dealings with administrative agencies of all levels as well as with the legislature.

Halloran & Sage Government Affairs is able to handle any matter addressed by the Connecticut legislature and provides a broad array of services ranging from traditional lobbying to consulting on public policy strategies. These services include:

•    Legislative lobbying
•    Administrative lobbying
•    Coordinating state agency and municipal contacts
•    Coordinating federal and interstate contacts
•    Public policy development
•    Providing strategic plans to navigate through administrative and legislative channels
•    Full service ethics compliance services
•    Ethics report filings

Lenders

Halloran Sage represents more than two dozen banks ranging from some of the largest banks in the nation to a number of smaller community banks.  Through our extensive network of contacts in the banking industry, we can help guide you and provide introductions to appropriate lenders to meet your financing needs.

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