Craig Taschner

Craig Taschner received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management, cum laude, in 1984 from Daniel Webster College and his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 1987 from New York Law School where he was a member of the Law Review.

He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1987 and to the United States District Court in Connecticut in 1988 and currently maintains membership in the Hartford County and Connecticut Bar Associations. From 1987 to 1993 Mr. Taschner was an Associate Attorney at Levy & Droney (f/k/a Tarlow Levy Mandell & Kostin), where he focused his practice in commercial and construction litigation and transactions as well as criminal defense work. Mr. Taschner served as Vice President and Counsel at Shawmut Bank Connecticut, NA, where he concentrated his practice in the representation of Shawmut in Commercial, Industrial and Real Estate loan workout litigation, documentation and lender liability defense. He was responsible for representing the Bank in complex commercial workout, restructuring and refinancing documentation and he appeared in State, Federal and Bankruptcy Courts in litigation matters relating to commercial and real estate workouts and in defending lender liability matters.

From 1996 to 1999 Mr. Taschner was a Partner at Rome McGuigan & Sabanosh Hartford, where he continued his commercial workout, commercial transaction and litigation practice and expanded it to include a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including complex contract litigation, trade secrets litigation, commercial landlord-tenant matters as well as other real estate transactions. His client base also expanded and included major lenders as well and non-bank clients in connection with his commercial and litigation practice. Mr. Taschner has also successfully taken and defended appeals to the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts and the Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Taschner’s current practice continues his 27 years of experience in the area of complex commercial litigation as described above, including trials and appeals before the State, Federal and Appellate Courts in Connecticut and other states as necessary as well as General Commercial and Real Estate Transaction representation.

Mr. Taschner has written “Recovery of Interest and Attorney’s Fees” in The Contractor’s Handbook of Law and Business, published by Little Brown & Co., 1991.

 contact: craig@polivytaschner.com

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