Matthew C. Susman Joins Firm as Special Counsel
BRIDGEPORT, CT (September 22, 2011) - Matthew C. Susman has joined the law firm of Cohen and Wolf, P.C., as Special Counsel in the firm’s Bridgeport office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Susman was a partner with Susman, Duffy & Segaloff, P.C.
“Matthew’s association with Cohen and Wolf will be a terrific complement to our transactional practice,” stated David A. Ball, Cohen and Wolf’s managing partner. “We are delighted that one of the leading corporate and real estate lawyers in the State has joined our firm.”
Mr. Susman’s practice emphasizes the representation of banks and other financial institutions in commercial lending transactions, including asset-based and real estate secured loans, and syndicated and club deals. He is actively involved in the representation of municipalities with respect to development and privatization projects, bonding and other financing transactions, and economic development projects. Mr. Susman also represents real estate developers, particularly with respect to financing and acquisition transactions. He advises business clients in matters ranging from lease negotiations, choice of entity, and business formation, to asset and stock purchase and sales, and individual clients with respect to business formation and succession issues.
Mr. Susman is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the area of Real Estate/Finance Law, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is on the board of directors of the Shubert Theater, the New Haven Arts Council and the New Haven Ballet and previously served as the Hamden representative to the Board of Directors of the South Central Connecticut Regional Economic Development Corporation, chairing that Board’s brownfields development committee.
Mr. Susman holds a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and received his law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Susman has also practiced law in Burlington, Vermont and New York City, and he is admitted to the Connecticut, New York and Vermont bars. Mr. Susman and his family live in Hamden.
About Cohen and Wolf
This year marks Cohen and Wolf’s 60th anniversary. The firm began in 1951 with two lawyers, Herbert L. Cohen and Austin K. Wolf, working from a single office in Bridgeport. Since then, the firm has expanded to 50 attorneys across Bridgeport, Danbury, Westport and Orange. Attorneys at Cohen and Wolf represent a diverse assortment of individuals, businesses and municipalities, handling their personal and professional legal needs, from matters involving litigation, employment, corporate and securities law, real estate, land use and zoning, to family law and estate planning. Additional information is available at www.cohenandwolf.com.