Susan A. Hays

Susan A. Hays

Shareholder, Hartford

(860) 548-2640

shays@uks.com

Susan A. Hays has practiced at the Firm in the area of real estate law since her graduation from law school in 1984. Her practice focuses in commercial real estate, with an emphasis on development, land use, permitting, acquisition, construction and financing.

Ms. Hays has been involved in some of the largest real estate developments in the State of Connecticut, including The Mall at Buckland Hills in Manchester, the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury and the CIGNA Campus redevelopment. Representative clients include General Growth Properties, Inc., CIGNA, Pepperidge Farm, Incorporated, and The Hartford.

Projects involving primary/significant responsibility include Brass Mill Commons - regional mall in Waterbury, CT; CIGNA Master Plan - redevelopment of 600 acre campus to multi-use (golf course, residential, hotel, office) facility, Bloomfield, CT; Pepperidge Farm - 280,000+/-square feet bakery facility, Bloomfield, CT; Austin Brook Estates - 200+/- acre residential subdivision, East Granby and Suffield, CT.

Ms. Hays is involved in numerous professional and community organizations where she has served in various leadership roles, including president, vice president, treasurer and board member. These organizations include International Council of Shopping Centers, The Real Estate Exchange, Leadership Greater Hartford - Class of 1995, Junior League of Hartford, Inc., Twin Oaks Condominium Association, Celebrate Windsor, Inc., The Town & County Club, Waterman Associates, Inc., Wingaersheek Yacht Club and BASIC. She is a member of the Bar Associations for the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as well as the Hartford County Bar Association.

Ms. Hays received her J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Boston College Law School in Newton, Massachusetts and her A.B., magna cum laude, from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.


 

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Practice FocusEducation
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College School of Law, Newton, MA 1984
    –Order of the Coif
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Government, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME 1981
Professional & Community Associations
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
    Co-Chairman, State Government Affairs Committee 1994-1999
    State Director 1999-2002
    Co-Chairman, Operations Committee 2002-2005
    Co-Chairman, Alliance Committee 2005-2008
    Eastern Division Alliance Private Sector Co-Chair 2011-2014
    Environmental Subcommittee
    Alliance Advisory Committee

    ICSC Ambassador 
  • Real Estate Exchange 1989-2010
    Professional Development Committee, Chairman 1993-1994
    Vice President 1997-1998
    President 1998-1999
    Past President 1999-2000
    NNCREW Delegate 2000
    Public Relations Committee 2001-2003
    Blue Ribbon Committee 2003-2004
    Chair, Blue Ribbon Committee 2004-2005
    Co-Chair, Program Committee 2008
  • Leadership Greater Hartford, Class of 1995
  • BASIC, 1984-Present
    Chairman, Greater Hartford Area 1997-2014
    Chairman, Connecticut 1999-2007
  • Town and County Club
    Member, 2004 - Present
    Board of Governors, 2011-2013
    Chair, Dinner Committee 2011-2013
    Chair, Audit Committee 2011-2013
    Member, Finance Committee 2010-2015
    Member, Personnel Committee 2013-2015
  • The 1892 Club
    Member
  • The Hundred Club of Connecticut
    Member
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of Rhode Island
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
Publications
  • "Zoning Appeals Statute Promotes Settlement,” Connecticut Law Tribune, October 1, 2001
Susan A. Hays

Patty Keefe

Administrative Assistant

860.509.5308

pkeefe@uks.com