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Carl T. Gulliver

Carl T. Gulliver

New Haven, Connecticut

Carl Gulliver, a member of the firm, focuses his practice on business and personal reorganizations and bankruptcy rights of debtors and creditors. He provides individual attention and careful analysis of the affairs of debtors in all types of proceedings in the bankruptcy court. Experience and judgment drive the well-considered strategies for each client. As a bankruptcy lawyer in Connecticut, he represents both personal and business debtors and creditors in all aspects of bankruptcy in chapters 11, 13, 12, and 7 and counsels clients in insolvency law, planning, and asset protection.

Board certified in business bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification, Mr. Gulliver is also AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating for lawyers.

Representative clients in reorganization include Liberty Threads NA, Inc., Coastline Terminals of Connecticut Parent, Inc., DeForest Seafood, LLC, The Standard Beef Company, Darrows Ridge, LLC, Chapel Memorial Funeral Home, The Gathering Company, Nicholas J. Mercede, and Arnold Peck. Mr. Gulliver has represented creditor committees, buyers of chapter 11 companies, and secured and unsecured creditors. He has represented the Patient Care Ombudsman appointed by the court in the cases of Haven Eldercare, LLC, and Johnson Memorial Hospital, Inc. He represented Attorney Robert F. Carter who served at the appointment of the Court as Future Claimants Representative for asbestos victims of Raytech Corporation and its affiliates including Raymark Industries, Inc., a complex engagement that was active for over a decade. Mr. Gulliver is a regular participant in the Connecticut Pro Bono Network receiving annual recognition for service in the area of bankruptcy law.

He is a member of the executive committee of the Connecticut Bar Association's Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section having served as its chair from June 2012 through June 2014. He also served as the Senior Topical Editor for Bankruptcy on the Association's prestigious and venerable Connecticut Bar Journal from 1998 through 2017. He speaks and writes often on bankruptcy topics.

With over thirty years the practice of bankruptcy law, Mr. Gulliver has worked with the current 1979 Bankruptcy Code for essentially its entire history. After practicing in a bankruptcy boutique in Washington, DC, Mr. Gulliver moved with his family in 1986 to Connecticut. In New Haven he continued his practice in the bankruptcy area with DiPietro, Kantrovitz & Brownstein, PC, where he became a partner and represented developers in some of the larger Connecticut cases during the real estate meltdown of the late eighties and early nineties. In 1994 Mr. Gulliver joined Coan, Lewendon, Gulliver & Miltenberger, LLC.

 Martindale Hubbell | AV Preeminent| Peer Related for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2016 | Carl T. Gulliver

Areas of Practice

  • Debtor and Creditor
  • Business Reorganization and Workout
  • Individual and Family Bankruptcy Analysis
  • Resolving Foreclosure and Tax Debt through Bankruptcy Court Reorganization
  • Chapter 11
  • Chapter 13
  • Chapter 12
  • Chapter 7

Litigation Percentage

  • 10% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Business Bankruptcy, American Board of Certification

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1985
  • Maryland, 1982
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Law Review: Notes Editor, Journal of International Law and Economics, 1979 - 1980
  • Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Intern, 1972
    • Major: Journalism


  • Bankruptcy and Related Law Seminars, New Haven County Bar Association, 1990 - Present
  • Bankruptcy and Related Law Seminars, Connecticut Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Bankruptcy and Related Law Seminars, National Business Institute, 1992 - 1995

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Recognized by Connecticut Magazine as a Connecticut Super Lawyer® in Bankruptcy, 2007 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Chair, 2012 - 2014, member Executive Committee, 2015 - 2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections, Vice Chairman, 2010 - 2012
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections, Treasurer, 2008 - 2010
  • Connecticut Bar Journal, Senior Topical Editor for Bankruptcy, 1997 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys

Past Employment Positions

  • DiPietro Gulliver & Wright, Partner, 1993 - 1994
  • DiPietro Kantrowitz & Brownstein, P.C., Attorney, 1986 - 1993
  • Docter, Docter & Salus, Attorney, 1980 - 1986

Office Location

Coan, Lewendon, Gulliver & Miltenberger, LLC
495 Orange Street
New Haven, CT 06511

New Haven Office Location

Our New Haven office, built in 1900 and beautifully preserved