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Susan A. Hays

Principal, Hartford

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Patricia Keefe


Susan A. Hays has practiced at the Firm in the area of real estate law since her graduation from law school. Her practice focuses in commercial real estate of all types, 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, the CIGNA Campus redevelopment, the Pepperidge Farm bakery facility in Bloomfield and redevelopment of the original bakery facility in Norwalk, the MassMutual Enfield relocation, and The Hartford's data center expansion as well as The Hartford's Windsor facility.

Ms. Hays has been 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., Celebrate Windsor, Inc., The Town & County Club, Waterman Associates, Inc., Wingaersheek Yacht Club and BASIC.

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Boston College School of Law, Newton, MA
    – Order of the Coif

  • A.B., magna cum laude, Government, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

  • Connecticut Bar Association

  • Massachusetts 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 2014-2017
    ICSC Ambassador

  • The 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 - 2020
    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
    Member, Member Admissions Committee 2017-2019

  • Farmington Valley Rowing Association
    Member, 2017-Present
    Board Member, 2018-2022

  • US Rowing
    Member, 2016-Present
    Licensed Referee, 2017-Present
  • State of Connecticut

  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut