Edward J. Pontacoloni

Edward J. Pontacoloni

Shareholder, Hartford

(860) 548-2647


Edward Pontacoloni maintains a commercial transactional and litigation practice. In the area of commercial litigation, Mr. Pontacoloni represents banks, commercial lenders and other creditors in matters involving collections, including foreign judgment enforcement, foreclosures, UCC collateral dispositions, creditors' rights, fraud and lender liability. He has advised and counseled banks and commercial creditors in both national and international transactions and litigation, including interstate banking and lending, international trade financing and multistate and international creditor's rights and lender liability litigation. In the area of commercial transactions, Mr. Pontacoloni has represented banks, financial institutions and other commercial lenders in government guaranteed lending transactions and medium term commercial real estate, fixed asset and asset-based financing, including commercial fixed and leasehold mortgages and UCC Article 9 secured transactions.


Recently Reported Cases

Gencarelli v. UPS Capital Business Credit, 501 F. 3d 1 (C.A. 1, 2007) Recovery of Prepayment Charges in Bankruptcy

UPS Capital Business Credit v. C.R. Cable Construction, Inc., 181 S.W.3d 44 (2005) Marshalling

RP Machine Enterprises, Inc. v. UPS Capital Business Credit, 2007 WL 2475871 (U.S.D.C., Mass., 2007) Lender Liability


Mr. Pontacoloni received his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts, and his B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Mr. Pontacoloni is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and admitted to the U.S. District Courts for Connecticut and the Southern and Northern Districts of New York, and to the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First and Second Circuit.

Mr. Pontacoloni is a former general counsel to First International Bank and Special Counsel to UPS Capital Business Credit. A substantial portion of Mr. Pontacoloni's transactional and litigation practice has involved government guaranteed financing under the auspices of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the USDA Business & Industry Loan Program, the Export-Import Bank of the United States Foreign Buyer and Working Capital Loan Programs. In 2003 he became the first person in the nation to be awarded the Advanced Lender Diploma by the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders. Mr. Pontacoloni is Chairman of the Firm's Government Guaranteed Lending practice.

Practice FocusEducation
  • J.D., Western New England College School of Law, Springfield MA 1979
  • B.A., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1972
Professional & Community Associations
  • Connecticut Bar Association  
  • Meritas Law Firms Worldwide
    Board of Directors 2008 to 2011
    Finance Committee 2007 to 2009

    Member Relations Committee 2009 to 2011
  • Southern New England NAVHDA
    Director, 2007 - 2010
  • The Dr. John E. Flaherty Field Trial Association, Inc.
    General Counsel
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit 
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Edward J. Pontacoloni

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Administrative Assistant