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Dana R. Bucin Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Hartford
Email: dbucin@murthalaw.com
Phone: 860-240-6081
Fax: 860-240-5867

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon Ill, Institut de Droit Comparé Lyon, France (Semester Abroad, Spring 2004)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)

Dana R. Bucin


Dana R. Bucin is the Chair of the Murtha Cullina Immigration Practice.

She represents businesses and individual clients with a wide range of immigration matters, including green card applications, work visas, student visas, foreign investor visas, asylum, naturalization, religious work visas, as well as various other employment and family-based immigration matters.

As an immigration attorney with a business/corporate legal background, Dana's experience includes counseling foreign investors and entrepreneurs on setting up businesses in the U.S. or investing in existing U.S. ventures and obtaining a visa or green card based on such investment or entrepreneurship pursuant to the E-2, L-1 “new office”, H-1B “entrepreneur” and EB-5 visa options. 

Dana regularly provides multi-lingual legal representation in English, Spanish, French, and Romanian.  She also has a basic knowledge of Italian, German, Hungarian and Latin.

Dana has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. In 2016, the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition recognized Dana as an Annual Immigrant Day Honoree and SuperLawyers listed her as a top rated attorney for Immigration Law. She has also previously received the "40 under 40" award from the Hartford Business Journal, and the “New Leaders in the Law” and the "Women in the Law High Achievers" award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Dana received her J.D. from Boston University and her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University.

  • 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
  • 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
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Annual Immigrant Day Honoree, CT Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, 2016
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Immigration Law in 2013 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" in the areas of Immigration Law in 2011 and 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • New Leaders in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012
  • Women in the Law High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010
  • 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal, 2009
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Romanian
Overview

Dana R. Bucin is the Chair of the Murtha Cullina Immigration Practice.

She represents businesses and individual clients with a wide range of immigration matters, including green card applications, work visas, student visas, foreign investor visas, asylum, naturalization, religious work visas, as well as various other employment and family-based immigration matters.

As an immigration attorney with a business/corporate legal background, Dana's experience includes counseling foreign investors and entrepreneurs on setting up businesses in the U.S. or investing in existing U.S. ventures and obtaining a visa or green card based on such investment or entrepreneurship pursuant to the E-2, L-1 “new office”, H-1B “entrepreneur” and EB-5 visa options. 

Dana regularly provides multi-lingual legal representation in English, Spanish, French, and Romanian.  She also has a basic knowledge of Italian, German, Hungarian and Latin.

Dana has an AV rating with Martindale-Hubbell. In 2016, the Connecticut Immigrant and Refugee Coalition recognized Dana as an Annual Immigrant Day Honoree and SuperLawyers listed her as a top rated attorney for Immigration Law. She has also previously received the "40 under 40" award from the Hartford Business Journal, and the “New Leaders in the Law” and the "Women in the Law High Achievers" award from the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Dana received her J.D. from Boston University and her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Memberships
  • 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
  • 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
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
Recognition
  • Annual Immigrant Day Honoree, CT Immigrant and Refugee Coalition, 2016
  • Holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the areas of Immigration Law in 2013 and 2016 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" in the areas of Immigration Law in 2011 and 2012 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)
  • New Leaders in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2012
  • Women in the Law High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010
  • 40 Under Forty, Hartford Business Journal, 2009
Languages
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Romanian
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • 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
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • Université Jean Moulin Lyon Ill, Institut de Droit Comparé Lyon, France (Semester Abroad, Spring 2004)
  • Ohio Wesleyan University (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)
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