Thomas A. Gugliotti, a Shareholder in the Firm’s Hartford office, 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 disputes. Mr. Gugliotti represents many banks, insurance companies, lending institutions, commercial lessors, franchisors and title insurance companies in a variety of proceedings relating to those subjects. In addition, Mr. Gugliotti is often called upon by his peers to serve as a private mediator and arbitrator, in addition to serving as a court appointed mediator.
Mr. Gugliotti is certified in commercial bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification and is frequently invited to be a speaker and panelist for various professional groups on the subjects of bankruptcy, repossession, foreclosure, creditors’ rights, mechanic’s liens, title insurance and real estate title issues. Mr. Gugliotti is a contributor to the pre-eminent treatise on Connecticut foreclosure law,Connecticut Foreclosures, Caron, Third, Fourth and Firth Editions, having written and edited the chapter on bankruptcy law and foreclosures. He is a contributor to theConnecticut Standards of Title, having served on a special committee that re-wrote the Standard’s chapter on bankruptcy law. He has authored several articles on the standards of title and bankruptcy law, as well as developments in bankruptcy law and foreclosures in Connecticut.
He is actively involved in various professional and community associations and organizations. He is the past Chairman of the Connecticut Bar Association Section on Commercial Law and Bankruptcy, having also served as that Section’s Treasurer and Vice Chairman, and as a long-time member of that Section’s Executive Committee. He was chairman of the Section’s subcommittee delegation to the Connecticut Standards of Title Committee. Mr. Gugliotti is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s House of Delegates. He is an approved member of the Panel of Volunteer Mediators for the Hartford Bankruptcy Court, and is the President of the Hartford County Bar Association.
Mr. Gugliotti is an elected member of the Town of Avon, Board of Finance, where he has served for over 20 years. He has been a member of the Avon Charter Revision Commission, and a member of a special committee of the Avon Education Department Facilities Review Committee.
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 legislature. He received his B.A. degree from Fairfield University in 1971.
• American Board of Certification, Commercial Bankruptcy Law, since 1993
• Connecticut Bar Association, House of Delegates
• Commercial Law & Bankruptcy Section, Past Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Chair, Subcommittee on Bankruptcy Standards of Title Member, CBA House of Delegates
• New England Land Title Association, Member
• Hartford County Bar Association
Officer 2012 – 2014
President 2015 - 2016
• U. S. Bankruptcy Court
Hartford Division, Select Volunteer Panel of Mediators
Local Rules Committee
• MERITAS Law Firms World Wide
Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy Section
• Town of Avon
Elected Member, Board of Finance, 1993 – Present
Charter Revision Commission Member
Department of Education, Special Facilities Review Committee