Probate and Estate Administration
When you or a loved one passes away, the estate left behind is comprised of that person’s assets and liabilities. Our firm is expert at navigating Connecticut’s laws governing what can and can’t be done to provide an estate plan that realizes the goals and desires of our clients and their families. We work to first create an estate plan to ensure the smooth transition assets to survivors. After death, we help loved ones navigate the probate process, complex estate tax laws, and estate disposition.
There are a host of details and necessary steps and important decisions to make in the process of ensuring that your healthcare concerns are adequately covered as you age and your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes after death. Navigating even basic estate planning requirements like making a will, documentation regarding healthcare decisions, assigning power of attorney, protecting property, your business and your liquid assets can be complex. Even making funeral arrangements may require planning.
The elderly and their loved ones face many challenges requiring advocates with the ability to handle a wide range of legal matters. As an area of specialty of our firm, we understand that the needs of the elderly can be extremely emotional, personal and often difficult. Healthcare, long term care, guardianship, retirement, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to name a few are all areas that must be addressed by the elderly and their family members. From everyday care of our elderly clients to assisting with financial decisions our priority is to ease the unavoidable stress that comes with the issues they’re must face.
We know that “fiduciary” can be a foreign and confusing word to many people. The concepts behind it even more so. In simple terms, fiduciaries manage their clients’ assets. These assets can include cash, money, property, securities even information. Just about anything of value. The one overriding aspect of fiduciary services is an absolute obligation and one our firm takes very seriously, to act only in the best interest of our clients. We know you have choices but a small local firm like ours can provide the kind of truly personalized service and loyalty you deserve. We will always exercise the highest degree of care and the utmost good faith in the maintenance and preservation of our client’s assets.
Real Estate: Residential & Commercial
You may be in the real estate business buying, selling and leasing properties, simply buying a home, developing a commercial properties or leasing office space. Whatever you’re looking to do, the process can be stressful. Hidden title problems, Lease problems and disagreements, physical property issues, the list goes on and on. You’ll want a detail-oriented firm that has your back. You’ll want a group of attorneys like Ericson, Scalise and Mangum who know the lay of the land and have the experience to handle the process including the unexpected. We’ll provide comprehensive representation to ensure the smoothest possible transactions.
Our business law attorneys can assist you with all aspects of how to form and run a business. Their expertise extends to starting, buying, managing and closing or selling your business as well. As our client, we can take care of any legal requirements or issues pertaining to your business leaving you free to manage your operation. We have comprehensive knowledge of the latest state and federal laws and administrative regulations. Our many years providing business support to a wide range of clients ensures you’ll have a solid team to support your business your requirements.
Personal Injury Wrongful Death
No one ever plans for the possibility of being injured in an accident, whether it is at work or on the highway. But if you are involved in a crash or a loved one is in the hospital, you need to move quickly to preserve evidence that will assist your case to reap the maximum benefit.
Like other areas of the law, personal injury can be complex and confusing. Insurance companies representing their customers would like you to believe that you will be compensated without your own lawyer getting involved. However, experience shows that injured parties are made whole again by obtaining treatment from medical people who address your injuries, and by dealing with a legal team who is looking out for your financial interest.
Criminal Law & Motor Vehicle
If you stand accused of breaking a law, whether criminal or related to motor vehicle operation, such as a DUI or speeding ticket, you need a lawyer. Initial consultation with one of Ericson, Scalise & Mangan’s attorneys costs nothing and can greatly benefit you. The results of a criminal or motor vehicle problem can affect your entire life and that of your children, so it’s important to have experienced professionals by your side.