Richard P. Healey

Vcard:Richard P. HealeyLocation:Hartford, ConnecticutPhone:860-493-3510
Fax:860-724-3921
Email:rhealey@rms-law.com

Mr. Healey grew up in Peabody, Massachusetts and graduated from Saint John's Preparatory School, Boston College and Boston College Law School. He received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the Law School for his work as the sole student representative on the Law School committee that negotiated with the university for the relocation of the Law School on the newly acquired Newton College Campus and on the Law School committee that oversaw the design and development of the new Law School facility on the Newton College Campus.

Mr. Healey worked as a legal intern in the Legal Department for the Boston Redevelopment Authority during law school, and joined the Legal Department as a staff attorney following graduation. He relocated to Connecticut in the fall of 1977 and joined the law firm of Gilman & Marks. He joined Hoberman & Pollack, P.C., the predecessor of Rome McGuigan, P.C. as a principal in 1984, and, in addition to his practice, has overseen the day-to-day administration of the firm since 1993.

Mr. Healey's practice includes commercial real estate development, finance, leasing and restructuring, representation of underwriters in bond financing transactions, business law contracts, commercial litigation, elections law and administrative law. He is a past member of the Executive Committee of the Real Property Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and has taught Real Property Law as an elective course in the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford from 2002-2008.

Mr. Healey has an AV Peer Rating Review from Martindale Hubbell.

Mr. Healey has been actively involved in community activities having taught CCD classes at Saint Maurice Church, serving two terms as Chairman of the Saint Maurice Church Parish Council, most recently from 2007-2009, serving on the Advisory Board for Holy Family Retreat Center from 2007-present, and serving on the Board of the Connecticut Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association from 1991-1997, including as Chairman from 1993-1995. Mr. Healey has also served as a member of the Judicial Performance Evaluation Review Subcommittee for the Judicial Branch of the State of Connecticut (1995-1999) and as a member of the Prisons and Jails Overcrowding Commission for the State of Connecticut (1999-2006). He presently serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Committee for the State and is Legal Advisor for the Petit Family Foundation (2007-present).

Mr. Healey is married to his law school classmate, Mary (Joy) Healey. They have three children, John, Mary Kate and Will. Mr. and Mrs. Healey live in New Britain, CT.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Finance Practice
  • Employment and Education Law
  • Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Real Estate and Conveyancing
  • Commercial Real Estate Financing and Development
  • Contracts and Business Transactions
  • Election Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Bond Underwriter Representation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1977
  • Massachusetts, 1977
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1978
  • U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: Alumni Award Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the Law School
  • Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
    • B.A. cum laude - 1973
    • Major: English and Political Science (Double Major)

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Real Property Law (Elective), Barney School of Business, University of Hartford, MBA Program, 2002 - 2008

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Rating Martindale-Hubbell, 2002 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Judicial Performance Evaluation Advisory Panel, Member, 1995 - 1999
  • Connecticut Prison and Jail Overcrowding Commission, 1999
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Real Property Section, Executive Committee, 1979 - 1988
  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Labor and Employment, Litigation Sections
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1981 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Boston Redevelopment Authority, Staff Attorney, 1976 - 1977
  • Gilman & Marks, Partner (1982-1984), 1977 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chairman, American Diabetes Association, Connecticut Affiliate, 1993 - 1995
  • Saint Maurice Church Parish Council, 1982 - 1986
  • Holy Family Retreat Center-Advisory Board
  • Saint Maurice Church Parish Council, 2007 - Present