DECD Small Business Express Program Financing Transaction

In April 2013, Pastore & Dailey’s transactional team successfully concluded a combination grant and loan financing transaction on behalf of a New Haven based manufacturer serving the aerospace industry.  The transaction was completed in connection with the recently established State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) Small Business Express Program which seeks to provide the maximum return on investments to state taxpayers in the form of job creation and capital investment.  The DECD funding will play a key role in the expansion and modernization of our client’s manufacturing facility located in New Haven, Connecticut as well as the creation of a number of new full-time jobs in Connecticut.

Michele F. Martin to Join P&D


STAMFORD, Conn., Apr. 30, 2013 Michele Martin, former Counsel at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP announced that she would join Pastore & Dailey LLC, a law firm with offices in Stamford, and Glastonbury, Connecticut and New York City. She will lead the firm’s Florida office 8763 SW 27th Lane, Gainesville, Florida.

Ms. Martin will practice in all areas of consumer litigation defense.  She joins partners Joseph M. Pastore III, William M. Dailey and Paul Dehmel as well as attorneys Leanne M. Shofi, Susan Bysiewicz, Michael Zamat, Dennis Bishop, Jennifer Shufro, Sam Ottensoser, Stephen A. DeBernardis and law clerk Katherine Leisch.

Ms. Martin concentrates her practice in all aspects of consumer litigation defense. She has extensive experience in representing defendants throughout the country both in individual and class actions cases. Such cases have involved alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and similar state law claims as well as claims alleging deceptive trade practices and invasion of privacy. Ms. Martin also counsels clients to ensure compliance with debt collection laws including the drafting and maintenance of compliance plans.

Ms. Martin also works with employers in matters involving employment-discrimination litigation and general labor and employment law advice. She has successfully resolved employment discrimination cases, including collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and claims concerning disability accommodation, age discrimination, sex discrimination, race discrimination and FMLA. She has successfully filed and argued motions for summary judgment for employers in state and federal courts around the country.

In addition, Ms. Martin has counseled and litigated matters pursuant to the Florida Condominium Act and the Florida Homeowners’ Association Act. Ms. Martin has represented condominium associations, homeowners’ associations as well as developers.

Ms. Martin received her J.D. from the University of Florida in 1999. She received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Florida in 1999 and 1996, respectively. Ms. Martin is a board qualified C.P.A and a member of The Florida Bar. Ms. Martin is admitted to practice in the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts in Florida.

Ms. Martin’s list of civic participation includes serving as a volunteer attorney for Jacksonville Legal Aid, serving on the Fourth judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Committee, serving as a board director for Jacksonville’s Youth Crisis Center and serving as a member of the Florida Planned Development Rules Writing Committee. Ms. Martin is also a member of the Association of Credit and Collection Professionals.

About Pastore & Dailey LLC: The attorneys at Pastore & Dailey LLC have extensive experience representing clients in connection with litigation and regulatory matters involving FINRA and the Securities and Exchange Commission, among other regulatory bodies.  The firm’s attorneys have represented local, national and international clients in litigation, administrative proceedings and corporate matters. The firm practices out of 4 offices nationally. To learn more, visit


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