University of Connecticut School of Law -- September, 1977 to May, 1980 Received a Juris Doctor degree in May of 1980
Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- February, 1976 to May. 1977 Enrolled as a regular graduate student in the Ph.D. program of the Department of Physics. In June of 1976, was awarded a research assistant in neutron diffraction with Nobel laureate Dr. Clifford D. Shull.
University of Connecticut -- September, 1971 through May, 1975 Received a Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Physics in May of 1975.PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:
Member of the Bar of the Courts of the State of New York -- Sworn on July 26, 1986.
Member of the Bar of the Federal District Court, District of Connecticut -- Sworn on November 10, 1980.
Admitted to Practice Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit -- May 22, 1984.
February 1, 1986 to Present: Brown & Welsh, P.C., 530 Preston Avenue. Meriden, Connecticut -- Principal of the Firm
Advanced business law practice, concentrating in commercial law and bankruptcy matters, commercial real estate matters, commercial lending, commercial collection matters, negotiation and drafting of business agreements and for acquisition and sale of businesses and business assets, with a concentration in matters involving technology and construction of complex equipment. This practice also involves a wide range of litigation matters, in state and federal courts, and general practice matters. Representative clients include steel manufacturers in the United States owned by foreign companies and the United States subsidiary of a major Japanese trading company dealing in ferrous and non-ferrous metals. American Arbitration Association commercial arbitrator since 2008.
October 12, 1981 to January, 1986: Brown & Miller, Meriden, Connecticut -- Associate with the Firm. Associate in a small general practice law firm performing a wide variety of litigation and documentation matters, with some concentration in commercial law, bankruptcy, contracts, trade secret litigation and other business law issues. Assisted senior partner in representing regional service center of a large commercial finance company, including loan documentation, workouts, liquidations and associated litigation. Assisted senior partner in his serving as counsel for the United States subsidiary of a major Japanese trading company.
June, 1980 to June 1982: Self-Employed Consultant
Consultant for local governments and not-for-profit agencies in energy-related matters and federal and state grant programs. Completed a successful discretionary grant application for the City of Hartford, Connecticut to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development titled Reducing Housing Abandonment through Energy Conservation and, as a management consultant, assisted City officials in setting up the management and evaluation plans for the project. Assisted in the preparation of a report to the United States Department of Health and Human Services titled The Role of Local Government in Delivering Energy Assistance Programs.
February, 1976 to December, 1977: Office of the Mayor, City of Shelton, Connecticut
Part-time consultant in personnel and grantsmanship and co-authored a codification of the City’s ordinances.
February, 1976 to May, 1977: Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Assistant in neutron diffraction at MIT reactor working for Nobel laureate Professor Clifford G. Shull.
July, 1975 to February, 1976: Office of the Mayor, City of Shelton, Connecticut
Full-time Grants Coordinator, EEO Officer, Associate Personnel Officer and Mayoral Aide. Researched and wrote grant applications and monitored operations of grant programs, employment programs, etc., tested and interviewed applicants for merit system positions and prepared certification lists for approval and prepared personnel procedures and position descriptions. Acted as coordinator of computer services for City departments. Wrote the City’s first Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Plan.
May, 1975 through July, 1975: Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut.
Full-time Special Research Assistant to complete research for my presentation at the American Physical Society conference on July 16, 1975 in Knoxville, Tennessee, titled Paramagnetic Resonance of the [Ga]° center in Tetragonal GeO2.. The research presentation was included the publication of R. B. Bossoli, T. J. Welsh, O.R. Gilliam and M. Stapelbroek, Trapped Hole Centers Associated with Trivalent Cations in Tetragonal GeO2, Phys Rev. B (1978).
School Year 1974-1975: Federation of Students and Service Organizations, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut Served as Chairman of the Federation, the elected chief executive officer of the undergraduate student government. School Years 1971-1973: Student Financial Aid Office, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut
Part-time employee conducting two studies to determine the accuracy of the College Scholarship Service need analysis system as an indicator of financial resources and designed a computed program and system to process data in the larger survey and assisted in the general operation of the office and in preparing reports and requests for funds to the United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare.Summers of 1971-1974: Office of the Mayor, City of Shelton, Connecticut
RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Shelton v. Department of Environmental Protection
193 Conn. 506 (1984)
PROFESSIONAL AND HONOR SOCIETIES:
American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers - Regent since 2005.
American Law Institute - Elected 2002Association of Commercial Finance Attorneys, Inc. -- member of Executive Board since 1994.
American Bar Association -- Sections of Business Law and Dispute Resolution-chair of joint task force of these sections on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Commercial Finance Transactions from 2009-2011.
Connecticut Bar Association -- Sections of Commercial Finance (first section chair 2013-2015) and Commercial Law and Bankruptcy (Executive Committee since 1986).
Phi Beta Kappa -- Honor society for liberal arts, social, humane and theoretical sciences.
Society of Physics Students (Sigma Pi Sigma) -- Honor Society for excellence in Physics
Phi Kappa Phi -- National honor society for general scholarship, oriented toward the humanities.
"Av" rating by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, since 1994.
"Super Lawyer" by Connecticut Magazine since 2007.
|President (May 2015-present), Meriden Economic Development Corporation, Director (2013-present)|
|Chair of the Board of Directors, Midstate Chamber of Commerce, Director (2007-prresent), Chair (2013-2015)|
|Co-chair of the Connecticut Law Revision Commission's Advisory Committee
On 2010 Amendments To Article 9 Of The Uniform Commercial Code – Secured
Transactions. The report adopted by the Commission on January 4, 2011 is available
here. Mr. Welsh's
executive summary is
A working copy of the DRAFT bill is
|Member, Connecticut Law Revision Commission, 2010-present
|Member, Connecticut Law Revision Study Committee on Revised Uniform Commercial Code Article 9 (Secured Transactions) -- May 2000 to December 2000. Testified before the Connecticut General Assembly in support of enactment on behalf of the Connecticut Bar Association.|
|President, Mattabasset Owners Association, Inc., Meriden, CT -- Condominium association President, June, 1999 to present.|
|Director, Mattabasset Condominium I, Inc., Meriden, CT -- 1991 to date -- President, 1991 to
|Chairman, Finance Council, St. Rose of Lima, Meriden, CT -- Chairman of a church finance council -- member since 1993
|Alderman, City of Shelton, Connecticut and Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Board of Aldermen -- March, 1983 through January, 1986.
|Commissioner and Treasurer of the Housing Authority of the City of Shelton, Connecticut -- September, 1977 to February, 1983.
|University of Connecticut Law School Facilities Committee -- designed the new law school facility in a former seminary -- April 1977 to May, 1980.
|Chairman of the Federation of Students and Service Organizations (FSSO), the undergraduate student government of the main campus of the University of Connecticut -- Elected April, 1974 to May, 1975.
|Secretary and Member of the Board of Directors of the University of Connecticut Cooperative Corporation (UConn Co-op) -- May 1974 to May, 1975 -- this Board founded the corporation, arranged for financing, hired the general manager and set up operations to become the primary bookstore on the several University of Connecticut campuses.|
|Phi Beta Kappa (1975-present) - Honor Society for the liberal arts, social, humane and theosophical sciences.|
|Society of Physics Students (Signa Phi Sigma) (1975-present). Honor Society for Excellence in Physics.|
|Phi Kappa Phi - 1975. National Honor Society for general scholarship, oriented towards the humanities.|
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