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Attorney in Hartford, CT

Dana R. Bucin is an associate in the firm's Hartford and Middletown offices and she focuses her practice in the areas of Commercial Lending & Banking, General Corporate Counsel, Immigration, International Business Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Venture Capital & Private Equity.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bucin has accumulated experience in immigration law and international business matters. She worked as an Intern for Local Development at an international port facility in Venezuela and as an Export Assistant for a Romanian manufacturer and exporter of garden furniture.

Ms. Bucin is fluent in Spanish, French, and Romanian, and has a basic knowledge of Italian, German, Hungarian and Latin. Ms. Bucin has represented both business and individual clients with their green card applications, H-1B visas, foreign investor visas, naturalization, religious worker visas, as well as various other employment- and family-based immigration matters.

Ms. Bucin has been listed as a 2011 Rising Star by the SuperLawyers Magazine, a designation reserved to 2.5% of the attorneys in each state. She was listed among the 2010 Women in the Law High Achievers by the Connecticut Law Tribune. For her leadership within the Greater Hartford Community, Ms. Bucin has been honored as a "40 Under Forty" award recipient by the Hartford Business Journal in 2009.

Ms. Bucin is admitted to the bar in the State of Connecticut, State of New York and the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Professional & Community Associations

· Connecticut Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2011

· Women in the Law High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010

· 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal, 2009

· MetroHartford Alliance - International Business Council Executive Committee

· World Affairs Council of CT - Chair of the Young Professionals Committee

· Meritas Leadership Institute (2008-2009)

· Connecticut Bar Association - Chair of YLS Section of International Law

· Connecticut Hispanic Bar Association - Board of Directors (2007-2009)

· Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE) - Entrepreneurs Task Force

· Connecticut Venture Group - YCVG Steering Committee

· American Immigration Lawyers Association

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Areas of Law

  • International Business Law
  • International Commercial Contracts
  • International Corporate Finance
  • International Commercial Finance
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Finance
  • International Trade
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Commercial Finance
  • Cross Border Finance
  • Export Finance
  • Business Law
  • Business Associations Law
  • Business Enterprises
  • Business Formation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Visas
  • Business Immigration
  • Employment Immigration
  • Employment Authorizations
  • Employment Visas
  • Investor Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Religious Visas
  • Consular Law
  • Family Immigration Law
  • Immigration Discrimination
  • Political Asylum
  • Labor Certifications
  • Permanent Visas
  • Public Finance
  • Business Development
  • Business Organization
  • Business Regulation
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Emerging Business Law
  • Entrepreneurial Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Emerging Growth Companies
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Contracts
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Formation
  • Debt and Equity Finance
  • Debt Finance
  • Equity Finance
  • Private Finance
  • Secured Finance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Export Regulation
  • Business Acquisitions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Finance
  • Blue Sky Law
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Contracts
  • International Comparative Law
  • International Law
  • International Corporate Law


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in Immigration and Naturalization, Banking Law and Corporate Law
4.9 out of 5.0

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Admission Details

Admitted in 2005, Connecticut
2006, New York and District of Columbia
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

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Law School Attended

Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
Class of 2005

University Attended

Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH
Class of 2002
International Business, Politics & Government, Romance Languages & Literatures, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Business and Entrepreneurial Scholar; Woltemade Award for International Business

Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Institut de Droit Comparé, Lyon, France - Spring 2004


Spanish; French; Romanian

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Dana R. Bucin
 100 Pearl Street, P.O. Box 231277,
Hartford, CT 06123-1277


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