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Strong commercial real estate market predictions for 2020

Real estate has always been a good investment opportunity in Connecticut. There is a lot of room for growth, and investors tend to have the option to get out before things crash. Looking ahead to the new year, predictions are strong for 2020. There are many factors that help to boost this industry and keep it on the same track it has been for the past couple of years.  While economic growth is...

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Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Union

Richard J. Buturla, Chair of the litigation department, recently obtained a temporary restraining order, on behalf of Project Service LLC, operator of the twenty three food and fuel service plazas located throughout the State of Connecticut. The order pertained to a rally organized by Service Employees International Union, Local 32BJ SEIU scheduled to be held at the I-95 Darien service plaza...

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Attorney Meredith Diette Joins WNPR Radio Talk Show to Provide Legal Insight on Employer-Sponsored Wellness Programs

Yale University is offering a voluntary wellness program to some employees. The catch? You have to share your health data and there’s a financial penalty if you don’t participate. Now, Yale is now being sued by some of its workers over this program. Attorney Meredith Diette Joins WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio's talk show "Where We Live" to provide legal insight on employer-sponsored wellness...

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Attorney Tyler Williams Joins Berchem Moses PC as the Firm’s Newest Associate

Tyler Williams is a member of the firm’s litigation department where he represents insurance carriers, governmental entities and employers in general litigation matters, focusing on civil defense litigation. While attending the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Tyler worked as a student attorney for the School’s Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative and was a member of the Connecticut...

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Attorney Nicholas Bamonte Presents Seminar For FCBA Continuing Legal Education

Attorney Nicholas R. Bamonte spoke recently at a continuing legal education seminar for the Fairfield County Bar Association entitled “Real Estate Valuation Basics and Property Tax Assessment Appeals.” Mr. Bamonte addressed the statutory authority for tax assessments and discussed considerations from the perspective of a municipal attorney defending an appeal. The program was held on April 9,...

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Attorneys Ryan Driscoll and Christine Sullivan Win Important Decision For Trumbull Board of Education in United States District Court Article

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a landmark federal statute that protects the rights of children with disabilities to receive a free and appropriate public education. One of the keys to ensuring that a public school district provides an appropriate education is the proper evaluation of the impact of the child’s disability on his/her education. The IDEA requires schools...

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Attorney Ira Bloom Addresses CBA Planning & Zoning Section At Wesleyan University

Attorney Ira W. Bloom was a speaker on March 23, 2019 at the Connecticut Bar Association Planning and Zoning Section seminar entitled “Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards, and Commissions.” Mr. Bloom was part of a panel of prominent land use lawyers addressing nearly 400 municipal officials at this conference held at Wesleyan University. Mr. Bloom ‘s topic was...

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Attorney Floyd Dugas To Moderate Panel On Teacher Termination At National School Boards Association Annual School Law Seminar In Nashville, Tennessee

Rethinking Teacher Due Process Rights: School Attorneys Consider Vergara and Legislative Reform Thursday, March 19th 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Renaissance Nashville Hotel The state court ruling in Vergara v. California is the first to find that tenure protections for teachers could deprive students of a constitutional right to an education. The evidence is compelling, the judge wrote. Indeed, it shocks...

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Senior Partner Michelle Laubin Calls For Forensic Audit Of Shelton City Finances

A local attorney, who also serves on the city’s Board of Apportionment and Taxation, criticized findings in the recently released city audit, in which the school board was cited for some $3.1 million in budget shortfalls. During the public comments portion of the Feb. 14 Board of Aldermen meeting, the board heard from Michelle Laubin, a senior partner in the Milford office of the law firm of...

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