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Robert J. Martino

Shareholder, Hartford

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Robert J. Martino is Treasurer of the Firm and Chairman of the Firm's Commercial Lending & Banking and Real Estate Finance Practice Groups. Mr. Martino focuses his practice on the representation of banks, commercial finance companies and other financial institutions in all aspects of commercial lending, asset-based acquisition financing and commercial real estate financing. He has extensive experience in the representation of lenders in syndications, participations and other multiple lender loan transactions and in the area of workout and asset recovery. He has particular experience in the representation of lenders to REITs and pension funds, as well as to healthcare, high tech and other "specialized industry" borrowers.

In the real estate area, Mr. Martino represents real estate lenders, developers, investors and real estate professionals in all aspects of sales, financing, leasing, property management and title issues. He has extensive experience in all aspects of office, retail, industrial and multi-family lease negotiations, and review, modifications and workouts on behalf of lenders, landlords and tenants. His experience in the representation of REITs and pension funds extends to representation in connection with the acquisition, financing and development of real estate.

  • J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, CT
    – Alva P. Loiselle Moot Court Competition Finalist
    – Connecticut Moot Court Board – Member

  • B.A., Political Economy, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

  • Clinton Presidential Campaign, 1992 and 1996

  • Cherish the Children Foundation
    Chairman, Board of Directors 2001-Present

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • Connecticut Citizenship Fund, 1998-2011

  • Connecticut Legal Counsel, Coordinated Campaign "94"
    Legal Counsel

  • Friends of Susan Bysiewicz, Chairperson

  • Gejdenson Recount Committee Legal Counsel, 2001

  • Glastonbury Democratic Town Committee, 1996-2011

  • Greater Hartford Convention and Visitors Bureau
    Past President
    Founders Award, 2012

  • Hartford County Bar Association

  • Leadership Greater Hartford, Class of 1994

  • National Conference of Community and Justice
    Board of Directors 1993-Present

  • Real Estate Finance Association
    Past President

  • Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz's Transition Team

  • Wethersfield Chapter of UNICO National
    Board of Directors, 1989-Present

  • Wethersfield Town Council, 1989–1994

  • State of Connecticut

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut