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Murtha Cullina Names 2013 Partners

January 11, 2013

Hartford, CT (January 11, 2013) Sara P. Bryant, Alfred R. Casella and David A. Menard have been elected to the partnership of Murtha Cullina LLP, effective January 1, 2013.

Sara P. Bryant (Boston, MA office) is an attorney in the firm's Litigation Department. She represents clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to regional businesses in the areas of construction and business litigation. In her practice, Ms. Bryant represents construction managers, subcontractors and owners in state and federal courts in the trial and resolution of construction disputes. She also handles drafting and negotiating contracts and contract claims, as well as securing lien and bond rights. Ms. Bryant earned her J.D. cum laude from Boston College, and is admitted to practice in Massachusetts, Maine, the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court, District of Maine.

Alfred R. Casella’s (Hartford, CT office) practice includes estate administration, probate litigation, family business succession planning and sophisticated estate planning. His practice also includes serving as a fiduciary, whether as executor, trustee or conservator, as well as serving as counsel for fiduciaries. Mr. Casella earned his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, his LL.M in taxation from the New York University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.

David A. Menard (Hartford CT, office) is an attorney in the firm’s corporate law practice, where he represents both private and public companies. Mr. Menard practices in the areas of private equity and venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and contracts, and securities law. Mr. Menard earned his J.D. with honors from George Washington University, and is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Alfred, Dave and Sara into our partnership,” stated Elizabeth J. Stewart, Managing Partner of Murtha Cullina LLP. “Each is well-respected and brings with them knowledge and success that will continue to benefit the firm and our clients.”

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With over 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality.

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive Connecticut member firm in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms; and the exclusive Connecticut member firm of State Law Resources, an international network of independent law firms. Visit


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