By Nan Price, Content Manager, MetroHartford Alliance
Halloran Sage Partner Morris Borea shares why he’s made a home in Hartford.
MORRIS BOREA: I was born and raised and educated in Hartford. I graduated from St. Augustine, Hartford’s Catholic high school, and attended Trinity College and UConn School of Law.
I lived in Italy and New Hampshire for about a year each and, while they were both wonderful places to live, I always came back home to Hartford because it has everything I want. It’s a very livable city. We have excellent restaurants and museums. We have an exceptional community. And we’ve got wonderful suburbs that are well integrated into the city. To me, it’s just a great place to live.
How has being in Hartford shaped your professional life?
MORRIS: I consider Hartford a bustling legal community. Prior to coming to Halloran Sage, I was a partner at Rome McGuigan, another Hartford-based law firm on State Street. Actually, every firm I’ve been with has been in Hartford, and I’ve been practicing law since 1982, when I was first admitted.
Halloran Sage was founded in 1935 in Hartford. The firm has had a long history representing the city. Also, we have a very active municipal department, and I think all that work is beneficial to the area.
As I’ve grown in my personal and professional life, most of the people I’ve met have been either from this area or have come into this area. I’ve been fortunate to work with some tremendous people who have helped shaped me—that’s what you can find in Hartford.
What makes Hartford unique?
MORRIS: The city has a lot of different populations—from Italian to Hispanic to West Indian and everything in between. You can feel the energy and the life when you’re in certain areas.
Hartford is a very manageable city with all the same—if not better—amenities as other locations in Connecticut. The region has wonderful places to live in many price ranges, depending on how far away from the city you want to be located.
With Boston and New York on either side of Hartford, within two hours, you can be in larger cities and access things you may not be able to find in Hartford—which I’d find surprising, because if you look around, you’ll find amazing things right here. Hartford really has everything you need.