Andrew R. Lubin

Andrew R. Lubin


195 Church Street, 13th Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: 203.821.2000
Fax: 203.821.2008

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Andrew R. Lubin practices primarily in the areas of commercial real estate and commercial finance law. He provides clients with counsel in connection with the wide array of real estate acquisition, ownership, development, financing and leasing issues.

In connection with his real estate practice, he assists clients in all aspects of retail, commercial, office and industrial properties. Matters include acquisition, financing, leasing (landlord and tenant), management and disposition. Attorney Lubin heads the firm’s real estate practice group, holding a “Best Law Firms” as Metropolitan Tier 1 rating.

In his commercial finance practice, Attorney Lubin provides comprehensive legal services to regional and national financial institutions and others. Legal services include structuring, documenting and negotiating numerous types of financing transactions. These transactions include commercial real estate loans, construction loans, asset-based loans, and commercial loans, as well as working-out and restructuring troubled credit. In addition to his traditional lending roll, Attorney Lubin has developed a subspecialty in closing both SBA 7a and 504 Loans. Andy is one of only a handful of lawyers in the State of Connecticut who have received a “Designated Attorney” certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Attorney Lubin is an elected Fellow of both the American College of Real Estate Lawyers (former Vice Chair, Leasing Subcommittee) and the American College of Mortgage Attorneys. Best Lawyers in America has listed Attorney Lubin in the practice area of real estate law since 2001. Best Lawyers in America named Attorney Lubin as “New Haven Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year” in 2014, 2017 and 2020. He is also listed in Chambers USA and Who’s Who Legal (WWL). Connecticut and New England Super Lawyer’s lists have included Attorney Lubin since their inception. Additionally, he is included in Connecticut’s Super Lawyers’ Top 50 lawyer list for 2007, 2010, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Attorney Lubin is an elected Fellow of The Connecticut Bar Foundation and American Bar Foundation. He is also a current Executive Committee member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Real Property Section (Chair 1997 – 1999). As well, Andy is the founder and current member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Commercial Finance Section (Chair 1999 – 2000). He is a member of the Real Estate Committee of the New Haven County Bar Association (NHCBA). And he is a former member of the NHCBA Board of Governors. Andy is a member of the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. In addition, he serves on a number of municipal and nonprofit boards. He lectures frequently on various real estate related topics.

Attorney Lubin received his B.A. from Clark University and his law degree from the John Marshall Law School, with distinction.



  • American College of Real Estate Attorneys, Fellow
  • American College of Mortgage Attorneys, Fellow
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member:
    • Real Property Section, 1988-Present (Chair, 1997-1999)
    • Commercial Finance Committee, 1990-Present (Chair, 1999-2000)
    • Board of Governors, Member, 1992-1995
    • House of Delegates, Member, 1990-1996
  • New Haven County Bar Association, Member:
    • Board of Governors, 2002-2010
    • Public Service Committee, Co-Chair, 2003-2010
    • Real Estate Committee, 1990-Present
  • American Bar Association, Member:
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, 1989-Present
  • Connecticut Law Revision Commission Advisory Committees, Member:
    • Uniform Commercial Code Revision Committee, 2010
    • Common Interest Ownership ACT, 2009
    • Uniform Commercial Code Revision Committee, 2000
    • E Transactions, 1999
  • Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Member
  • Trumbull Inland Wetland Commission, Member, 2006-2009; January 2015-Present
  • Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven, Inc., Board Member, 2005-2009
  • Trumbull Frenchtown Elementary New School Building Committee Member, 2001-2004
  • Mitchell College Board of Trustees, Member, 2005-2007
  • Town of Trumbull Board of Tax Assessment Appeals, Member, 1999-2005
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, Inc., Chapter Administration Committee, Member, 1997-1999
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., Board President 1994-1996; Board Member, 1988-2004
  • Temple B’Nai Israel Board of Trustees, Member, 2007-2010
  • BHCare, Board Member, 2018-Present
  • Residential Real Estate Closing Customs for New Haven County, Greater New Haven Bar Association, Co-Author.
  • Condominium and Model Form Documentation for Revised Common Interest Ownership Manual, Co-Author.
  • Lease Guaranties – A Practical Approach, the Practical Real Estate Lawyer ALI-ABA, Volume 17, Number 3.
  • Opinion Letters in Commercial Mortgage Loan Transactions, Connecticut Lawyer, Vol. 3, No. 1.
  • Statement of Policy Regarding Borrower’s Counsel’s Opinion Letters in Commercial Mortgage Loan Transactions ( Co-Author), Adopted by Executive Committee of the Real Property Section.
  • Lease Co-Tenancy – Reasons for Care, American College of Real Estate Lawyers, Vol. 33, No. 2, June 2015.
  • “Commercial Real Estate Transactions From Contract Through Closing”, Connecticut Bar Association, Chair and Panelist, 2013, 2007, 2006, 2003
  • “Understanding Lender Closing Issues”, Connecticut Bar Association (Real Property Section), 2014
  • “Understanding a Lender’s View of Zoning Issues”, Connecticut Bar Association (Real Property Section), 2016
  • “Negotiating and Drafting Commercial Leases”, Connecticut Bar Association, Chair and Panelist, 2008
  • “Commercial Leasing”, New Haven County Bar Association, Chair and Panelist, 2010
  • “Love Thy Neighbor: Negotiating C0-Tenancy Provisions in an Evolving Retail Landscape”, American Bar Association, Panelist, 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


  • John Marshall Law School, J.D. with Distinction
  • Clark University, B.A.