Rachel Fain, Casey O’Connell and Oscar Suarez of Halloran Sage. Courtesy photo.

Halloran Sage Announces Three New Partners

Halloran Sage has announced attorneys Rachel Fain, Casey O’Connell and Oscar Suarez have been admitted as partners.

Fain is a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice group, handling personal injury cases and auto, general and premises liability for both first and third parties. She received her law degree from Western New England University School of Law.

O’Connell, in the corporate business and transactions and real estate practice groups, handles acquisitions, contracts, corporate governance and equity financing for corporate clients. He received his law degree from Western New England University School of Law.

Suarez is a member of the insurance and banking, lender liability and foreclosure practice groups. He represents local and national lenders in state and federal court, as well as in foreclosures and loan recovery, lender liability claims, landlord-tenant issues and loan restructuring. He received his law degree from the University of Minnesota.


Trifon Promoted to Partner At Locke Lord in Hartford

Among seven attorneys recently elected partner at Locke Lord is Hartford attorney Tara Trifon, who ascended to the position at the beginning of this year following time off for maternity leave.

Tara Trifon

Trifon represents corporate and financial services clients in business and consumer finance litigation, contract breaches, fraud, negligence and violations of unfair trade practices. She also regularly advises clients relating to insurance disputes, class actions, merger and acquisition issues and regulatory matters.

Trifon has helped ensure the success of the 2018 Inaugural Pipeline Program for diverse students and served on the advisory committee for the firm’s Jr. Apprentice program. Her community involvement also includes serving on the executive committee for Real Art Ways, the University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association and the Vassar Club of Hartford.

Firm Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Paulette Brown said Locke Lord is “making great strides to diversify our ranks,” and that Trifon represents the firm’s commitment to “be reflective of the communities in which we work, and provide our clients with the highest-quality representation.”

CLE Credits Available In March 12 Program

Halloran & Sage attorneys Laura Pascale Zaino and Logan Carducci will be speaker and moderator, respectively, at the Connecticut Bar Association’s Advanced Appellate Practice: Federal Procedure and Novel State Issues program March 12. The panel discussion will cover appellate practice and procedure, including federal appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

The program qualifies for two CLE credits and will take place at the New Britain CBA Law Center.