Raymond C. Bershtein


Ray Bershtein’s law practice extends to real estate, banking, general business matters, municipal tax liens, finance, health care transactions, trusts and estates and philanthropic governance and administration. Ray represents institutional and individual clients across the real estate spectrum. His considerable real estate experience includes the acquisition, development, permitting, financing, leasing and disposition of retail, office, residential, medical and industrial projects on behalf of developers, investors, owners, tenants and lenders. He has substantial experience negotiating, restructuring and, if necessary, litigating issues related to indebtedness incurred in connection with distressed real estate and other businesses. These responsibilities have included the analysis and implementation of a variety of strategies designed to maximize recovery in litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy, regulatory and other proceedings. Ray advises a variety of entities, families and entrepreneurs regarding business formation, acquisition, disposition, capitalization, dispute resolution, ownership, employment, succession and related issues. Ray also serves as trustee for a number of clients.

Ray also has an active practice in the growing area of legal cannabis. Based on his many years of experience handling complex commercial transactions and regulatory matters, Ray has applied these skills to the nascent legal cannabis industry. His clients have included owners and investors in startup recreational dispensaries and cultivation operations as well as private equity investors in cannabis facilities. This work has included entity formation and capitalization, real estate acquisition and leasing, financing, permitting, disposition and dispute resolution.

Ray is a former President of Ezra Academy in Woodbridge, Connecticut and is involved with a variety of community endeavors.

Ray is admitted to practice law in the State of Connecticut. He received his J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center in 1983 and his B.A. in Political Science from Emory University in 1980.