R. Richard Croce
A native of Wellesley, Massachusetts, R. Richard Croce was admitted to
the Connecticut bar in 1990 and The United States District Court for the
District of Connecticut in 1991. Mr. Croce was admitted to the Massachusetts
Bar in 2006 and is also admitted to practice before the First Circuit
Court of Appeals. Mr. Croce earned his B.A. from Allegheny College and
his J.D. from The University of Dayton School of Law . He is a member
of the Connecticut Bar Association and The Middlesex County Bar Association
and The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Mr. Croce began his law practice in the office of a Chapter 7 bankruptcy
trustee where he represented the trustee and debtors in bankruptcy and
related matters in state and federal court. From there, he moved to a
small private practice where he continued his representation of debtore
and Chapter 7 trustees. He also represented individual and corporate clients
in commercial matters and litigation including real estate closings, pre-judgment
remedies, collection actions, foreclosures and bankruptcy proceedings.
Mr. Croce also has experience representing individuals in personal injury
matters and representing individuals and corporations in Workers Compensation matters.
Immediately prior to opening his own law firm Mr. Croce spent over twelve
years as the General Counsel at the Connecticut Student Loan Foundation,
a non-profit corporation, where he managed the corporation's legal
affairs and served as its primary legal advisor. In his capacity as General
Counsel, Mr. Croce advised senior management and the Board of Directors
regarding the rights and responsibilities of the corporation and directed
the corporation's audit and compliance and government relations activities.
Mr. Croce was also responsible for drafting, reviewing and negotiation
of all contractual obligations entered into by the corporation, including
collective bargaining agreements, vendor agreements, leases and financing
agreements. Mr. Croce also worked with outside counsel, broker dealers,
trustees and rating agencies to manage the corporation's issuance
of taxable and tax exempt bond financings.
Attorney Croce serves clients throughout Middletown, Hartford, New London,
New Haven, and Meriden.