- Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- College Of the Holy Cross, B.A. in History
- U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
Amy E. Souchuns
Throughout her two decades in practice, Amy Souchuns has counseled clients on matters that have reshaped the Connecticut landscape.She represents prominent real estate developers, property owners, retailers and municipalities in complex land use and real estate matters throughout Connecticut. She takes a hands-on approach, guiding clients with practical advice based on the issues unique to each development and municipality.
Amy represented a regional developer in obtaining land use approvals for a $200 million mixed-use development in Stamford that included 650 residential units, ground-floor retail and the renovation of a 1920s-era post office building. She has represented several national and regional developers in obtaining approvals on various property types, from gas stations and auto repair facilities to apartments and medical complexes. In addition, she obtained approvals on other significant developments, including the major expansion of the Hospital of Saint Raphael campus in New Haven and a new boatyard and apartment community in Stamford.
When clients need to evaluate their real estate opportunities, Amy conducts zoning analyses for development sites and building acquisitions, working closely with engineers and architects to advise their mutual clients. Amy also has extensive experience addressing affordable housing issues, having worked with private developers, nonprofit agencies and municipalities on inclusionary zoning matters in Connecticut, including drafting regulations, preparing development applications, and assisting with the administration of affordable units.
When litigation is unavoidable, Amy is a zealous advocate with deep experience handling administrative appeals and real estate-related disputes before the Connecticut appellate and trial courts. This includes successfully defending land use approvals for individuals, international retailers and commercial users, specific performance actions, and declaratory judgment actions.
With many long-held accolades, one of particular note is Amy's selection by Chambers USA in Band 1 in Connecticut in Land Use: one of the most prestigious honors in the legal industry.
- Chambers USA Band 1: Connecticut Real Estate: Zoning / Land Use
- Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating
- Connecticut Super Lawyers: Land Use/Zoning
- Connecticut Bar Association, Environmental Law and Planning & Zoning Sections, Member
- Connecticut Bar Association, Member, Planning & Zoning Section's Executive Committee
- Connecticut Bar Association, Planning & Zoning Section, COVID-19 Taskforce
- Home Builders Association of Connecticut and its Connecticut Developers Council
- International Council of Shopping Centers, Member
- Connecticut Bar Association Seminar, Permit Validity
- Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards and Commissions
- Connecticut Planners Association Annual Legal Update
- What Every Administrative Law & Land Use Attorney Should Know: Tips, Tricks & Pitfalls