The Property Tax Assessment Appeal Process: What to do if you think your Town is valuing your property at more than its worth for Purposes of determining your Property Taxes.
The amount of property taxes you pay on your property may be changing greatly effective July 1, 2021, and it’s important that you pay attention to the recent town-wide revaluation to make sure your taxes are not significantly increased. If you live in Fairfield, Westport or Bridgeport, you will
I am an employer who has received a notice of complaint from the Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Commission, what does it mean and what do I do next?
The Connecticut Human Rights and Opportunities Commission (CHRO) has broad discretion under Connecticut law to investigate, hold hearings and issue orders where there may be discrimination in employment, violations of civil liberties and other related matters. (See Conn. Gen. Stat. §46a-56(a)). Mos
Landlords in Connecticut need to be aware there are several laws governing how a landlord in Connecticut should hold and use a security deposit. These laws apply strict rules that landlords need to follow or the penalty can be severe. In some instances, a landlord may be held liable for double the
A Hubbard Clause is an addendum or rider to a residential real estate purchase agreement that makes the purchase contingent upon the Buyer selling their own home first. Russo & Rizzio has considerable experience dealing with Hubbard Clauses. It’s important that you hire an attorney f
You’ve been served with notice that an application for prejudgment remedy has been filed against you in Superior Court. The first page of the thick stack of paperwork the Marshal handed you says you need to appear in Court Monday, only five days from now. What should you do? What can you expec
Commercial Leases can be quite complex and often have multiple different payment obligations as opposed to a residential lease where usually the only requirement of the tenant is to pay the basic monthly rent. A lease that requires only that basic rent be paid, usually on a monthly basis, is known a
As the member of a “Board of Directors” of “Board of Trustees” of a non-profit organization your role is similar to that of a Board overseeing a for profit entity. However, instead of protecting the interests of the shareholders, your role is to protect the community the non-profit serves an
Owning a business comes with many responsibilities and no “operating handbook”. The following is a list, by no means comprehensive, of different requirements that befall on a Connecticut business. Many of these are common pitfalls that have be-devilled our clients in the past. Please do not hesi
An “Application for a Prejudgment Remedy” (also known as a “PJR” — Connecticut General Statutes §52-278a et seq.) is a unique civil motion in Connecticut that allows a Plaintiff to seek to attach a Defendant’s assets in most cases before a case even starts. It is most commonly broug