Daniel N. Mara, PRINCIPAL

Dan Mara has an active and varied commercial practice.  He represents lenders and borrowers in financing, commercial and real estate transactions and in the workout and resolution of financing obligations.  He counsels clients involved in real property-based and asset-based financing transactions and land development. He counsels small and medium-sized businesses owners about business operations and finance, the purchase and sale of businesses and business reorganizations, mergers and other strategic combinations.  He represents banks and individuals in the purchase and sale of property and has helped structure non-profit organizations.

He is an experienced trial attorney. He has advocated for people, businesses and banks in Connecticut's trial and appellate courts and in the Bankruptcy and Federal District Courts for the District of Connecticut.  His trial practice includes general and commercial litigation; business tort matters; partnership, shareholder and member disputes; business dissolutions; debt resolution, workouts and foreclosure; creditor's rights in bankruptcy, corporate matters, contract disputes and enforcement; business litigation and construction claims.




SuperLawyers® in Business Litigation 2011-12, 2013, 2014, 2015
Fellow Litigation Counsel of America
AVVO® Rated Superb    
BV Rated in Martindale Hubbell®


Community and Public Service

Connecticut Bar Association – Delegate to Board of Governors  (2008– 2010)
Hartford County Bar Foundation -- Member (2006– present), President Board of Directors (2016)
Town of Bloomfield Planning and Zoning Commission (2014– present)
Town of Bloomfield Inland Wetlands and Waterways Commission (2003 – 2013)
Greater Hartford Flood Commission (2014)    
Bloomfield Democratic Town Committee (2003 – present) 
SouthEnd Community Services – Member Board of Directors (1996– 2002); President Board of Directors (1999 – 2001)
Lawyers for Children America – volunteer attorney in abuse and neglect cases/ member Regional Advisory Board    

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Real Property Financing and Conveyancing
Businesses and Corporate Formation and Governance
Shareholder or Member Disputes and Business Dissolutions
Landlord/Tenant Matters
Administrative and Municipal Law
Foreclosures and Collections


University of Connecticut, J.D., 1985
Hamilton College, B.A., 1982

Bar Memberships   

United States District Court

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association
Hartford County Bar Association