Robert W. Heagney
860.651.1333 Ext. 124
rheagney@hgesq.com

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Robert Heagney is the Legal Counsel and Operations Director at Ark Underwriting Inc., a licensed Reinsurance Intermediary Manager in the State of Connecticut which manages the underwriting of Syndicate 4020 at Lloyd’s.  He is an Of Counsel attorney for Hassett & George.

Rob concentrates on employment law, counseling employers and employees on their rights and responsibilities. His employment law experience includes drafting and counseling on separation packages, employment contracts/consulting agreements, counseling on progressive disciplinary actions, and response to discriminatory or retaliatory employment actions. 

He has represented and continues to represent many individual plaintiffs in the litigation of employment claims. He also has represented numerous businesses and non-profit organizations with regard to their employment issues and concerns.  Mr. Heagney has represented management and labor in contract negotiations and grievance proceedings.

Rob was lead counsel in the matter of Finley v. Aetna Life & Casualty Co., which established Connecticut law on employer handbooks as contracts with employees.

Rob also represents buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions and in the formation and maintenance of business entities.  He has experience in farmland preservation and the unique issues affecting farm families.

Rob enjoys an active political life as well.  He was recently elected as Simsbury Republican Town Committee Chairman. 

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EDUCATION

  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D., 1980
  • Saint Anselm College, B.A., 1975

 

ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

 

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Simsbury Republican Town Committee Chair, 2015-present; Member, 1987-present
  • State Representative, 16th District, 1999 – 2007
  • Simsbury Board of Finance, 1993 - 1999; Chairman, 1996 - 1999
  • Simsbury Little League 1994 - 2002; President, 1995 - 2002; Vice President, 1994-1995
  • Selectman, Town of Simsbury, 1989-1993
  • Simsbury Board of Police Commissioners, 1989 - 1993
  • Planning Commission, Town of Simsbury, 1987 - 1989
  • Simsbury Affordable Housing Partnership Board, Vice Chairman, 1988 - 1997
  • Simsbury A Better Chance, Inc., Vice President & Treasurer, 1979 - 1990
  • State of CT, Secretary of State's Task Force on Citizenship Subcommittee, 1990 – 1994
  • State of CT, Commission on Human Rights & Opportunities Hearing Officer, 1985 – 1999
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