Susan J. Bryson

Special Counsel

Susan J. Bryson
Special Counsel
office New Haven
phone 203-498-4337


Susan Bryson is special counsel in the Real Estate, Environmental and Energy Department in the New Haven office where she served as department chair for nearly a decade. For over 25 years she has been representing for-profit and nonprofit developers and institutions in connection with the development of mixed-use projects and institutional and business facilities, financed both privately and through public financing, including tax-exempt and taxable bonds, tax credits, and tax increment financing. Ms. Bryson's clients include national and international corporations, educational institutions, hospitals and health care facilities, utility companies, developers and manufacturers.

Ms. Bryson is a member of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers where she co-founded and served as co-chair of its Public Private Partnerships Committee. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a member of the Real Estate Section of the American Bar Association. During its affiliation with the University of Pennsylvania from 2003 through 2010, Ms. Bryson was a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence. Prior to that, from 2000-2002, she was a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Bar Foundation where she served as chair of its Grantmaking Committee for a decade. Since 2004, she has been named in Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading attorney in real estate (for more about the standards for inclusion in Chambers USA, please click here) and she is listed in The Best Lawyers in America under the category of Real Estate Law (for more about the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please click here).

Ms. Bryson received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her law degree, with highest honors, from the University of Connecticut Law School. She clerked for the Honorable Alva P. Loiselle, Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court before going into private practice.


  • American Bar Association, Real Estate Section
  • American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Member
  • Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence
    • Advisory Board Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Executive Committee
    • Real Property Section
  • International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Board Member


02.05.2013Connecticut Legislation Authorizes State Public-Private Partnership Agreements
09.24.2008New Opportunities in Affordable Housing Development: A FAQ on the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 and the Low–Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC)

Published Works

05.17.2002Smart Growth Policies In ConnecticutReprinted with permission of the Connecticut Law Review, Winter 2002, University of Connecticut
06.06.1998Real Estate DevelopmentReprinted with permission from The Connecticut Law Tribune Magazine Title Insurance July 6, 1998

office New Haven
phone 203-498-4337



  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1977, Highest Honors
  • Stanford University, B.A., 1970


  • Connecticut

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