Susan J. Bryson Elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers

May 5, 2002

New Haven, CT — Susan J. Bryson, Chair of Wiggin & Dana’s Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Department, was recently elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. Ms. Bryson is one of 30 to be admitted to the College this year, and the only one elected from the State of Connecticut.

Membership in the American College of Real Estate Lawyers is by invitation only. Nomination, by existing college members, is based on outstanding professional and ethical reputation, substantial contribution to the improvement of real estate law, and demonstrated ability in the field of real estate law for at least 10 years.

Ms. Bryson’s practice has focused on real estate development with emphasis on urban redevelopment, affordable housing and mixed use projects, financed privately or with the aid of governmental subsidies in the form of grants, low-interest loans, and tax credits. She most recently represented Lubert-Adler Partners in connection with the private acquisition of the Chapel Square Mall in New Haven, Connecticut. For over a decade she has represented McCormack Baron & Associates and The Related Companies in connection with the Ninth Square, a four-block downtown redevelopment project in New Haven. She represents New London Development Corporation in connection with the Fort Trumbull waterfront project, a mixed-use development situated on the vacated site of the U.S. Navy’s Undersea Warfare Center. In addition, Ms. Bryson represents the firm’s national clients in connection with leases, easements and acquisitions throughout the country.

Ms. Bryson has been a partner at Wiggin & Dana since 1990 and Chair of its Real Estate, Environmental and Land Use Department for over two years. For several years she was a tutor in clinical studies at the Yale Law School. For the past two years she has been a Visiting Lecturing at Yale Law School. Ms. Bryson is a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is also a member of the Real Estate Section of the American Bar Association and State Chair of its Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development.

Ms. Bryson received her bachelor’s degree in 1970 from Stanford University and her law degree, with highest honors, in 1977 from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Founded in New Haven, Conn., in 1934 with predecessor firms dating back to the 19th century, Wiggin & Dana has more than 150 attorneys in four offices. The firm’s expertise includes all forms of litigation and dispute resolution, antitrust, securities law, labor and employment, benefits, complex corporate and real estate transactions, health care and estate planning and administration. For more information on the firm, visit the Web site at

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