The Hartford County Bar Association

The HCBA is a voluntary not-for-profit association of lawyers and judges in Hartford County, dedicated to promoting public service and furthering the principles of law and justice.


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Thomas A. Gugliotti Elected as HCBA President

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GugliottiThomas A. Gugliotti of Avon, Connecticut, an attorney in the Hartford office of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy was elected President of the Hartford County Bar Association at its Annual Meeting at The Society Room of Hartford on May 12, 2015.




Attorney Gugliotti held a number of leadership positions within the Association prior to being elected President. Thomas A. Gugliotti is a shareholder in the Firm’s Hartford office. He is Chair of the Firm’s Creditors’ Rights practice, where he focuses on creditors’ rights, including all aspects of bankruptcy law and in particular Chapter 11 proceedings, debtor-in-possession financing, 363 sales, representation under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, workouts, restructuring, foreclosures, real estate litigation, title insurance representation, commercial lease and franchise dispute. He is admitted to the State of Connecticut, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, Commonwealth of Massachusetts,U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Gugliotti received his J.D. degree, cum laude from the Suffolk University School of Law in Boston in 1975, while serving as a staff member of a special Commission of the Massachusetts In addition to the election of President Gugliotti, the following Officers were elected: Hon. Anne C. Dranginis (Ret.), President Elect; Robert E. Kaelin, Treasurer; Michael Menapace, Secretary and Mark A. Rosenblum, Past President.

The following awards were presented:
The 2015 Judge Maxwell Heiman Memorial Award-Presented to Attorney Michael D. Goldfarb
The 2015 John M. Bailey Award for Public Service- Presented to The Honorable George Jepsen, Connecticut Attorney General
The 2015 Hartford County Bar Association President’s Award for Excellence-Presented to Attorney Austin J. McGuigan.

Please click here to read President Gugliotti’s speech.

The Hartford County Bar Association is a voluntary not-for-profit association of lawyers and judges in Hartford County, dedicated to promoting public service and advancing the principles of law and justice through its more than 2000 members. The Hartford County Bar Association, established in 1783, is reputed to be the oldest continuously operated Bar Association in the country.

Author: Jeanette Bonee

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