Dana R. Bucin

Dana R. Bucin

Shareholder, Hartford

(860) 548-2629


Dana R. Bucin is a Shareholder in the Firm’s Hartford and Middletown offices and she focuses her practice in the areas of Immigration, International Business Transactions, Technology and Emerging Companies and Corporate and Business Services.

Prior to joining the Firm, Ms. Bucin 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 businesses and individual clients with their green card applications, H-1B visas, foreign investor visas, naturalization, religious work visas as well as various other employment and family-based immigration matters.

Ms. Bucin regularly represents foreign investors and has experience in structuring foreign investments to meet the immigration goals of such foreign investors. She represents both investors and companies with negotiating and documenting various international and domestic venture capital deals across a variety of industries. Ms. Bucin combines her experience in Corporate/ Venture Capital Financing with her knowledge of Immigration laws to assist foreign investors and companies with structuring foreign investments.

She has been listed as a 2013 SuperLawyer in Immigration Law, a 2012 New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune, 2011 and 2012 Rising Star by the SuperLawyers Magazine, a distinction reserved to the top 2.5% of attorneys in each state, and among the 2010 Women in the Law High Achievers by the Connecticut Law Tribune.  For her leadership within the Greater Hartford Community, Ms. Bucin was honored as a 2016 Annual Imigrant Day Honoree by the CT Immigrant and Refugee Coalition and a “40 Under Forty” award recipient by the Hartford Business Journal in 2009.  Ms. Bucin has been continuously AV Rated on Martindale-Hubbell since 2012.

Ms. Bucin is admitted to the bar in the State of Connecticut, State of New York, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. She received her J.D. from Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied abroad at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Institut de Droit Comparé, Lyon, France. Ms. Bucin obtained her B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Practice FocusEducation
  • J.D., Boston University School of Law,  Boston, Massachusetts, 2005
    Université Jean Moulin Lyon III, Institut de Droit Comparé, Lyon, France – Spring 2004
  • B.A., summa cum laude, International Business, Politics & Government, Romance Languages & Literatures, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH 2002
    Phi Beta Kappa
    Business and Entrepreneurial Scholar
    Woltemade Award for International Business
Professional & Community Associations
  • Connecticut SuperLawyers 2013; Connecticut Rising Star 2011, 2012
  • Women in the Law High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010
  • 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal, 2009
  • MetroHartford Alliance – International Business Council Executive Committee
  • Central and Eastern European Network (CEENET) - Founding Member
  • World Affairs Council of CT - Chair of the Young Professionals Committee
  • Meritas Leadership Institute (2008-2009)
  • CrossRoads Venture Group - Board of Directors, Hartford Chapter
  • 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
  • Annual Immigrant Day Honoree - CT Immigrant and Refugee Coalition (2016)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Bar & Court Admissions
  • State of Connecticut
  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • 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
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Romanian
Dana R. Bucin

Wyndi Wilson

Administrative Assistant