Raymond C. Bliss

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Phone: 860-258-1993
Fax: 860-258-1991
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Raymond Bliss maintains an active practice in bankruptcy, commercial law and small business formation. He represents both creditors and debtors in consumer and business cases, handling both liquidations and reorganizations. His work includes negotiating loan workouts and representing individuals and businesses in transactions, and serving as counsel to both business and nonprofit organizations.

Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Business and Transactional Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Lawyer to Lawyer

Bar Memberships

  • Connecticut
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States Supreme Court


  • J.D., Catholic University of America (1984)
  • M.I.L.R., N.Y.S.S.I.L.R., Cornell University (1978)
  • B.A., Williams College, Cum Laude, with honors in history (1976)

Legal Employment

  • O’Sullivan McCormack Jensen & Bliss PC, 2014-present
  • Baker O’Sullivan & Bliss PC, 1999-2014
  • Kantor Michelson & Meyers PC, 1990-1999
  • Reid & Riege PC, 1985-1990
  • Law Office of William J. Gagne, Jr., Esq., 1984-1985

Professional Affiliations

  • Hartford County Bar Association President, 2010-2011; Member
  • Hartford County Bar Foundation, Director
    • Co-chair, Silent Auction Fundraiser, 2013-2016
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
    • Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, Member
  • Mediation, Voluntary Panel of Mediators for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Connecticut, Hartford

Special Honors

  • Selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyer, 2010-2011

Charitable and Civic Involvement

  • Church of St. Helena’s Parish Council, West Hartford, Connecticut, Past President
  • West Hartford Youth Football League, Past Vice President
  • Williams College Alumni of Hartford, Member

Representative Matters

  • Represents a 501(c)(3) organization in the sale of real property re transfers to other religious organizations
  • Represents a 501(c)(3) organization in the sale and transfer of its business to a comparable 501(c)(3) organization in connection with an approved secured creditors sale
  • Liquidations of personal debt re: the principals of closed business while preserving exempt personal assets of principals
  • Resolving contentious litigation in the context of commercial filings under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code
  • Organization of numerous startup businesses for professional service organizations in the fields of social work and professional consultation practices

Select Decisions of Interest

State Courts:

  • Bainer v. Citicorp Mortg., 236 Conn. 212 (1996)
  • Citicorp Mortg. v. Bainer, 233 Conn. 901 (1995)
  • State v. Connecticut Council 4, Clerical Employees Union, American Federation of State, County and Mun. Employees, AFL-CIO, 7 Conn.App. 286 (1986)

Federal Courts:

  • In re Handy & Harman Refining Group, 287 B.R. 598 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2003)
  • In re Handy & Harman Refining Group, 262 B.R. 211 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2001)
  • In re Wheeler, 256 B.R. 542 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2000)
  • In re Chain, 255 B.R. 278 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2000)
  • In re Chain, 251 B.R. 193 (Bankr. D. Conn. 2000)
  • In re Martin, 176 B.R. 675 (Bankr. D. Conn. 1995)
  • In re Dydo, 163 B.R. 663 (Bankr. D. Conn. 1994)
  • In re DeMaio, 158 B.R. 890 (Bankr. D. Conn. 1993)
  • In re Bridgeport, 128 B.R. 686 ((Bankr. D. Conn. 1991)