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December 6, 2021 — Pullman & Comley, LLC is welcoming four attorneys to the firm — Brian L. McCann, Dana M. Hrelic, Tabitha Ayer and Christopher M. Rousseau. The new hires represent expansion in the law firm’s Property Tax and Valuation, Litigation, and Real Estate and Land Use practices.

Brian L. McCann, who joins the firm as a member in the firm’s Property Tax and Valuation and Land Use practice, possesses extensive experience handling commercial, residential and personal property tax appeals, as well as eminent domain matters. He represents businesses and individuals before municipal boards and has prosecuted and defended administrative appeals regarding issuance and denial of planning and zoning and inland wetland approvals. Brian has handled land use and real estate sales and acquisitions matters and assists owners and developers through all phases of planning and permitting. He has litigated more than 1,000 property tax and other Connecticut Superior Court appeals. Brian received his B.S. from University of Vermont and his J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University. He will be based in the firm’s Bridgeport office.

Dana M. Hrelic, who joins the firm as counsel with the Litigation practice, has earned a reputation as an accomplished attorney in appellate and commercial litigation. She has substantial experience in state, territorial and federal appeals in the areas of constitutional law, complex litigation and business law, family law, juvenile law, administrative law, civil procedure, probate law and criminal law. Dana assists clients at all stages of litigation, especially where there is a likelihood of appeal. In addition, Dana represents attorneys in ethics and risk management matters. She holds leadership roles in the Connecticut Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She received her B.A., with distinction, from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from University of Connecticut Law School. Dana is based in Pullman & Comley’s Hartford office.

Tabitha Ayer, who joins the firm as an associate in the Real Estate practice, represents lenders and borrowers of all types in commercial real estate and financing transactions, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial loan documents in secured and unsecured loan transactions, as well as SBA financing. She also represents landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of commercial leases. Tabitha received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Bay Path University and her J.D., cum laude, from Western New England University School of Law. She is based in the firm’s Hartford office.

Christopher M. Rousseau, who also joins the firm as an associate in the Real Estate practice, has extensive experience in real estate and corporate law transactions and routinely represents both landlords and tenants in the drafting and negotiation of leasing documents for retail, office and industrial facilities. He also represents a range of clients in the acquisition and disposition of commercial, office, retail, industrial and multifamily properties. Chris received his BSBA from Suffolk University and his J.D. from Western New England University School of Law. He is based in Pullman & Comley’s Hartford office.

About Pullman & Comley

Pullman & Comley is one of Connecticut’s largest firms and, for more than 100 years, has provided a wide range of legal services to clients in the New England region, as well as throughout the United States and internationally. Pullman & Comley’s major practice areas include business organizations and finance; government finance; health care; labor, employment law and employee benefits; litigation; property tax and valuation; real estate, land use and environmental; and trusts and estates. The firm has offices in Bridgeport, Hartford, Stamford, Waterbury and Westport, Connecticut; White Plains, New York; and Springfield, Massachusetts. The firm is an active member of the Law Firm Alliance, an international affiliation of law firms. For more information, please visit