We are experienced litigators in courtside civil trials, jury trials, appellate litigation, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and arbitration in Courts throughout Connecticut.
We are cognizant of the time and cost associated with trials and resolution methods. We pride ourselves on providing the most efficient and effective representation for all of our clients.
Whether a seller, purchaser, borrower, lender, developer or investor, Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine, LLC, has an attorney that can meet your needs. Combining our knowledge of residential and commercial real estate, along with zoning development, land use and environmental law, we can provide you with fully comprehensive representation.
We represent numerous New Haven County lenders, mortgage bankers, investors, contractors and developers in varying and diverse transactions. First time home buyers, investment property buyers and sellers, developers, businesses, lenders, investors, let us protect you from real estate pitfalls.
Personal Injury / Negligence: The best representation does not always come from the biggest law firm or the lawyer with the flashiest television commercial. The lawyers at Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine have received favorable multi-million-dollar personal injury/negligence judgments and settlement. Motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, animal bites, product defects, property damage, etc., our law firm has the right advocate for your case.
Collections: The attorneys at Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine handle collection matters in all counties in Connecticut. Whether it is a Small Claims matter of under $5,000.00 or a Superior Court matter for a greater amount, we have the experience and the knowledge to initiate and obtain judgments, but, in addition, also collect on those judgments via judgment liens, mechanic’s liens, bank executions, wage executions, attachments, garnishments and/or repossessions.
Contracts and Contract Disputes: Expressed contracts; Implied contracts; Written contracts; Oral contracts. Contracts come in many forms and with differing obligations and various defenses. Whether you need assistance in the preparation of a contract for a residential purchase or sale or a commercial business agreement or any other type of contractual agreement, the lawyers at Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine are ready and available to assist you.
Housing (Landlord / Tenant): Representing both landlords and tenants allows the attorneys at Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine to review housing court issues from both perspectives of plaintiffs and defendants avoiding narrow minded representation. Whether it is representation of a landlord of a 100-unit complex or the counsel for a tenant in a single-family home, our attorneys are prepared to provide competent and thorough and effective results.
Foreclosure: A constant presence in the New Haven Superior Court foreclosure courtroom, Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine has experience representing every type of court participant. Whether representing a plaintiff and commencing a foreclosure action or mediating, negotiating modifications, effectuating forbearance plans or helping make a deed in lieu or short sale a smooth transaction, we have the courtroom experience and knowledge to assist all parties.
Workers' Compensation: If you require assistance filing a workers’ compensation claim notice or wish to contest a denied claim, Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine can competently represent you and put your concerns to rest. We can assist you in obtaining the compensation benefits you deserve, whether from your employer or a responsible third party.
Dram Shop: A sad epidemic plaguing our society is drunk drivers and the resulting injuries from the over service/consumption of alcohol. Connecticut’s Dram Shop laws establish liability for any individual or business who exercise unreasonable care in connection with the service of alcohol to consumers and minors. Whether it’s injuries caused by a driver over-consuming alcohol at a bar or restaurant, or vendor or homeowner or party host, we can help you and protect your interests in holding the responsible party accountable.
Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine offers estate and tax planning services. In the representation of a variety of clients, our firm has the experience to assess the client’s personal situation and establish the estate planning suitable for the client’s specific needs and wishes and legal requirements. Whether you are seeking to establish and execute a “simple will” or an asset protection – complicated trust plan, our attorneys can assist. Services include:
The estate process and probate litigation can be a daunting and confusing area of the law. Don’t face the difficulty of the loss of a loved one without the proper guidance and advice. Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine can assist executors/executrix and fiduciaries and beneficiaries with the distribution of a decedent’s assets and the administration of their estate (whether the decedent maintained a Last Will and Testament or died intestate).
Unfortunately, there are probate estate occasions which become contested and litigious. In turn, these matters proceed through the Probate Court and the Superior Court. Contested estate matters require a firm knowledge, not only of, probate laws and procedure, but also requires litigation experience. We are experienced attorneys who work seamlessly together within these areas of practice for the best client representation.
Whether you are a shareholder in an existing corporation, a member in a limited liability company or you are starting a new business venture, choosing the right legal representation with the experience is paramount. All businesses face a plethora of obstacles and challenges, however, with the right legal counsel, you can navigate through the pitfalls and be protected against disadvantageous business decisions and Shareholder/members/partnership agreements.
We provide a full array of business law services from formation, IPOs, pledge agreements, asset transactions, tax clearance, derivative actions and dissolutions
Well-known and well respected in New Haven County and throughout the State of Connecticut, Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine, LLC’s, land use, zoning, wetlands and environmental attorneys are prepared to assist you and navigate you through any land use/zoning endeavor.
Whether it be the permitting process, the board approval process or the administrative appeals process, we have the experience, knowledge and personal relationships within the field to achieve your project goals.
Municipal Collections: Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine, LLC, presently represents several New Haven County municipalities in tax foreclosure/collection work, as well as, sewer and water authority lien foreclosure/collection work. Our firm has established a collection process that not only achieves full collection for our municipal clients, but in addition, also allows the process of working with the particular debtor in an attempt to assist them in the retention of their property rights.
Tax Appeals: Under Connecticut statute, every municipality has the right to establish a value for your personal and real property, but also pursuant to Connecticut statute, the property owner has the right and opportunity to appeal the noted assessment. We can assist clients through the strict timelines and mandates established by Connecticut statutes. Furthermore, the attorneys are experienced with appeals to the local board of assessment and, if necessary, to the Superior Court. We have established relationships with local appraisers and realtors to assist in making sure you are being properly assessed with up to date data in accordance with the actual fair market value of your property.
Governmental Affairs / Governmental Consulting / Election Management: Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine, LLC has over twenty-five (25) years of experience in municipal legal services, including municipal litigation, municipal contract drafting and review, regulation drafting, collection work, tax foreclosures and sales, tax assessment appeals, zoning/wetland and land use, and general legal advisement.
Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine, currently represent several New Haven and Middlesex County Condominium Associations. From the creation of the condominium Declaration through the drafting of association governing documents, general counseling, collection and foreclosure work, Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine can assist you with your legal goals.
We offer financial options for our associations from hourly rates to monthly retainers.
The attorneys at Fasano, Ippolito, Lee & Florentine have practiced throughout the State of Connecticut. Our defense attorneys are experienced in criminal case management as well as the engagement and negotiation of pleas and dispositions with the State’s Attorney’s Office, through pretrials and sentencings.
Primary areas of defense include: