Practice Areas

 

Environmental and Conservation Law Practice: For more than 35 years, the firm has practiced in the area of land use and land conservation from the individual, corporate, governmental and non-profit perspectives.  The firm has participated in successful land preservation efforts and land conservation transactions throughout Connecticut. Our attorneys have formed non-profit corporations and obtained IRS 501(c)3 recognition; represented landowners, municipalities and non profits in bargain and fair market sales and donations of conservation lands, including deduction planning; negotiated, drafted and closed conservation easements (in Connecticut known as "conservation restrictions"); and represented clients in environmental enforcement and easement encroachment actions, and toxic torts cases.

Zoning and Land Use: Our firm brings zeal, professionalism and dedication to our clients’ needs in zoning and administrative law matters. Individuals, citizens groups, corporations and zoning boards have been successfully represented in matters ranging from small local projects to regional malls.  We have experience with an array of planning, zoning, environmental, and other regulatory controls. 

Real Estate and Closings: For home buyers, real estate owners, and developers generally, both conventional and government assisted, we provide services in many aspects of property acquisition and sale; mortgage financing for acquisition and construction resale to unit purchasers’, negotiation and litigation of construction contract and boundary disputes, and organizing condominiums and planned communities under the Connecticut Common Interest Ownership Act.

Personal Injury: When you or a loved one is injured as the result of others’ negligence, we will strive to get you the financial compensation you deserve.  From collecting ambulance bills, doctor’s records, police reports and medical reports to dealing with adjusters and filing suit, we will guide your case toward equitable resolution.    

Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts and Probate:  From wills through probate, our attorneys will help you plan for an orderly and tax effective disposition of your affairs according to your wishes.  We take a personal hands-on approach to dealing with the concerns and interests of our clients. 

Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs:  We can help you choose the right entity for your business or non-profit,  and smooth the organizational process. We will organize the entity, prepare appropriate agreements between the participants, secure recognition of tax exempt status and assist in the purchase and sale of business assets, as such may be applicable to your needs. 

Administrative Law, Civil Litigation, Negotiation and Mediation:  We work for practical and pragmatic solutions which best represent the interests of our clients in adversarial matters. Our attorneys strive for and will represent you to achieve cost effective and equitable solutions to problems, whether through negotiation, mediation or litigation, as the situation demands. 

 

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