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Richard M. Coan

Richard M. Coan

Founding Member
New Haven, Connecticut

Rich Coan, a bankruptcy attorney in Connecticut, has concentrated on bankruptcy law for more than 20 years, representing business and consumer debtors as well as creditors and creditor committees. Mr. Coan has been a member of the panel of Chapter 7 trustees in Connecticut since 1986 and has served as trustee in thousands of cases. His broad experience in bankruptcy matters gives him a unique perspective that benefits his bankruptcy clients as well as those clients seeking financial advice and for whom bankruptcy may not be the best option. As do the other members of the firm, Mr. Coan takes a "hands-on" approach to client representation, making sure that each of his clients receives individual attention.

Mr. Coan lectures frequently at seminars and often speaks about bankruptcy topics at local bar associations and at meetings of the Connecticut Bar Association Commercial Law and Bankruptcy section.

Mr. Coan and his wife Kate reside in Branford, where they raised their three children.

Martindale Hubbell | AV Preeminent| Peer Related for Highest Level of Professional Excellence 2016 | Richard M. Coan

Areas of Practice

  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • Business Bankruptcy
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1974
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1982


  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of Rochester, Rochester, New York
    • B.A. cum laude - 1969


  • Latest Bankruptcy Developments from the Trustee's Perspective, Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section

Honors and Awards

  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell®

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chapter 7 Panel of Trustees in Connecticut, 1986 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Sections, Member


  • Phi Epsilon Pi

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