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Partner - Robert E. Grady

Robert E. Grady


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Rob practices in the areas of transactional real estate and finance law, representing clients in a variety of real estate, corporate and finance transactions, as well as related workout and enforcement actions. He has represented debt and equity investors in the origination, syndication, servicing, workout and enforcement of large commercial mortgage and mezzanine loans. He has extensive experience in the areas of hospitality finance, leasehold finance (including, ground lease and master lease structures) and construction finance. Rob has also represented property owners, sellers, tenants and real estate brokers in connection with the disposition by sale or lease of various real estate assets.

In addition to his transactional practice, Rob frequently represents clients in Connecticut state court foreclosure and receivership proceedings, related bankruptcy proceedings and real estate-related disputes.

Rob has written extensively on real estate finance and in particular workouts and enforcement actions involving real estate finance transactions. He co-authored two chapters of the Mortgage and Asset Backed Securities Litigation Handbook, West® Legalworks, 2008: “Complex Loan Structures” and “Issues Arising in Connection with the Foreclosure or Other Enforcement Action of the Securitized Loan”.  While at University of Connecticut School of Law, Rob was the executive editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal.

Prior to joining Shipman & Goodwin, Rob practiced law for over ten years at Dechert LLP, and for several years as part of a small law firm focusing primarily on real estate.

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Coach: youth soccer, basketball and baseball

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Practice Areas


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1999
  • University of Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
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