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Robert A. Scalise, Jr., Principal

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate (residential & commercial)

Education

  • Bates College (B.A.)
  • Western New England School of Law (J.D.)
  • University of Miami’s Heckerling Institute of Estate Planning (yearly)

Robert has been practicing law since 1989 and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Elder Law, Probate and Real Estate Sections. He is also a member of the NAELA (National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys). As a volunteer, Robert is on the board of directors of the Christine E. Moser Foundation. He currently is the Chairman of the New Britain Youth Football & Cheer, and is a corporator of the Boys & Girls Club of New Britain and the Hospital For Special Care. He is past Chairman of the New Britain Board of Water Commissioners, past Chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, past Chair of the New Britain Zoning Board of Appeals and past board member of the Mattabassett District, the Metropolitan District Commission, Community Residences, Inc., and the Finance Committee of St. Ann Church. Robert was the Assistant Head Football Coach at Northwest Catholic High School and currently coaches football at New Britain High School.

Email
rscalise@esmlaw.com


Stephen L. Mangan, Principal

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Criminal and Motor Vehicle (DUI)
  • Estate Planning & Administration
  • Personal Injury and Accidents
  • General Litigation
  • Family Law

Education

  • Washington and Lee University (B.A. Economics)
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D.)

Steve’s civic involvement includes being former Chairman, Charter Revision Commission of New Britain, CT (1986); former Chairman, Zoning Board of Appeals of New Britain, past President and Trustee of the Friendship Service Center and Corporator of the New Britain YMCA, Boys & Girls Club of New Britain and Hospital for Special Care. Steve is a member of the Farmington, CT Democratic Town Committee and charter member of the Board of Directors of the New Britain High School Foundation. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Email
smangan@esmlaw.com


Attorney-Robert-D-BolgardRobert D. Bolgard, Associate

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration

Education

  • Princeton University (B.A.)
  • University of Connecticut (J.D.)
  • New York University School of Business Administration
  • New York State Trust School

Robert served on the American Bar Association’s Fiduciary Investments Committee, which helped to promulgate the Prudent Investor Law in 1995. He is a former vice president & head of Estate Administration for a large New England bank. He has served as New England District Governor of Civitan International, and is President of the Princeton Association of Central Connecticut. Robert is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association.

Email
rbolgard@esmlaw.com


Kristen Lynn

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Trust Administration
  • Special Needs Planning

Education

  • Post University (B.A.)
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Georgetown University Law School (LL.M. in Private Wealth and Estate Planning)

Kristen was admitted to the Connecticut bar in 2007 and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Elder Law Section. Kristen recently assisted in establishing Theresa’s Battleship Foundation, Inc., a charitable organization whose purposes are to support individuals diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma cancer and to increase public awareness and education of this disease. Presently, Kristen is a volunteer for the Truancy Intervention Project where she works with students enrolled in the New Britain School District to address issues contributing to chronic absenteeism and to improve student attendance. She is a resident of Naugatuck where she also volunteers as an assistant coach for Naugatuck Youth Soccer.

Email
klynn@esmlaw.com


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