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“Attorney Minicozzi was able to reestablish my IT consulting firm as an LLC as well as provide customer contracts in a fast and professional manner. He is a one-of-a-kind attorney that I can rely on.” — Matt U, IT Consultant/Owner

Let Attorney Minicozzi help you with your business matters: commercial natters, contracts, partnership agreements, loan agreements, corporations and LLC.Call the Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Is it time to prepare your will and estate planning?

“I have been Attorney Minicozzi’s client for more than 20 years. He is thorough, honest, and always helpful, whether it is a real estate matter or guiding us through the will-probating process. He also has infinite patience when answering our questions, which gives my wife and me great comfort and confidence in him. I will continue to use David; he is the best!” — James F.

 

Let Attorney Minicozzi help you with your Wills & Estate issues: last wills & testaments, living wills, and probate matters. Call the Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Real Estate Transactions: Contract to Closing

“I frequently refer David Minicozzi because he tells his clients what to expect in a forthright manner. Attorney Minicozzi’s clients are thoroughly informed of the real estate process from contract to closing.” — Irene, Realtor

Let Attorney Minicozzi help you with your real estate transactions: purchases, sales, refinances, residential and commercial, and reverse mortgages. Call the Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Facing Divorce

By David C. Minicozzi, Attorney at Law (Branford, CT)

Unfortunately, divorce is a common occurrence. According to the American Psychological Association, 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the U.S. will face divorce.

Having spent the past 29 years as an attorney on both sides of divorce proceedings, I can tell you, it is never an easy process. However, there are some things you can do to make sure you don’t make some of the common mistakes.

As Catherine Shananan, co-founder of Divorce U Solutions, explains, “For the most part, the common divorce regrets divorcees end up having are avoidable when given the right information on how to navigate this life-changing process.”

Check out her article “4 Common Divorce Regrets – and How to Avoid Them”, then contact the Law Office of David Minicozzi 203-483-7069 to set up a consultation today.

YOU SHOULD HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO…Write Your Living Will

By David C. Minicozzi, Attorney at Law (Branford, CT)

A “Living Will” is an advance directive that allows removal from life support if you are found to suffer from a “terminal condition” and to be “permanently unconscious.” Connecticut law discusses at least three types of advance directives in this area. Each one is a bit different from the other two. They are not “one size fits all.” The proper advance directive should depend on whether you want to: simply choose a person to make health care decisions for you, give that person the additional power to make end-of-life decisions, name a Conservator to make health, financial and other decisions if you are incapacitated but not terminal and unconscious, and/or make anatomical gifts. These choices have legal consequences. They should be carefully considered and discussed with an attorney to be sure they fit your circumstances, that the documents are properly written, and that they are properly signed, witnessed and acknowledged. The time to find out you made the wrong choice, or that the documents were improperly drafted, is not when you are in the hospital.

In today’s world, an unfortunate trend exists to discount the use of an attorney in certain type of situations. People are told “oh, it’s just a simple transaction,” or “anyone can write that,” or my favorite, “you can save time and money by having a notary or a paralegal do it, or even do it yourself.” Maybe. But by the time you find out a mistake was made it may be too late.

Don’t let that happen to you. Call The Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Create an LLC

YOU SHOULD HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO…Create an LLC

By David C. Minicozzi, Attorney at Law (Branford, CT)

The first decision a small business owner must make is: are they going to run their business in a business-like manner? That includes the process of creating the business. Creating an LLC – Limited Liability Company – can be a wise choice. But creation needs to be done correctly. Connecticut law provides for certain minimal requirements, however, if the LLC is going to borrow money, or if it is audited, the bank and the IRS will look for further documentation you should have obtained at the time of its creation. If you do not have that documentation it will impede or destroy your ability to borrow money. And that IRS audit will be quite miserable. An attorney can assist in avoiding these pitfalls.

In today’s world, an unfortunate trend exists to discount the use of an attorney in certain type of situations. People are told “oh, it’s just a simple transaction,” or “anyone can write that,” or my favorite, “you can save time and money by having a notary or a paralegal do it, or even do it yourself.” Maybe. But by the time you find out a mistake was made it may be too late.

Don’t let that happen to you. Call The Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

YOU SHOULD HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO…Refinance Your Home

By DAVID C. MINICOZZI, Attorney at Law (Branford, CT)

The trend lately is for banks and mortgage companies to perform “notary only” refinances. Homeowners are told it is convenient and cost-effective. What isn’t discussed is that someone needs to obtain the Release of the old mortgage, file it at the Town Hall, and clear your title. Failure to do so will impair your ability to sell or further refinance your home. You also may not be provided the option to obtain Owner’s Title Insurance. This protects you from future claims against your home due to a faulty title search, boundary disputes and other frightening scenarios. Attorneys are excellent at explaining these issues, facilitating the refinance process, clearing up lingering issues from the original purchase, and answering your questions along the way. A notary will not do this. The attorney will explain the legal significance of the important documents you sign. A notary will not (and by law shall not) explain them because they act only in the capacity of an official witness. Massachusetts has taken steps to mandate an attorney be used in residential refinance transactions. They recognize a refinance is an important transaction that affects your most important possession: your home.

In today’s world, an unfortunate trend exists to discount the use of an attorney in certain type of situations. People are told “oh, it’s just a simple transaction,” or “anyone can write that,” or my favorite, “you can save time and money by having a notary or a paralegal do it, or even do it yourself.” Maybe. But by the time you find out a mistake was made it may be too late.

Don’t let that happen to you. Call The Law Office of David C. Minicozzi 203-483-7069 or 203-804-0841 to schedule a consultation today.

Solve the Home Buying & Selling Puzzle

You’ve decided to buy or sell a home, Congratulations!

The entire process can be rather puzzling.
Let the experts help you put it all together!

Attend this FREE workshop and learn from a panel of dedicated professionals with many years of experience in the home buying and selling process.

Tuesday, October 20th, 6 – 8p.m.
Cedar Woods, 80 Cedar Street, Branford, 2nd Fl.
Please RSVP to Dawn Carlson 203-214-4493 or DawnCarlsonRealtor@Comcast.net

CaddyStacks Fundraiser

We’re excited to be a sponsor of CaddyStacks, a fundraiser to benefit the James Blackstone Memorial Library. On October 3 and 4, the will be transformed in to an 18-hole mini-golf course complete with decorated tees, prizes and entertainment. Please visit Hole #5 to see our sponsored tee! Click here for more information.

Visit Our New Location

The Law Office of David Minicozzi offers personal attention for your various legal needs. Whether it’s personal and family matters or business situations, we work with you in a no-nonsense approach to assure that you understand and are comfortable with our legal representation. We speak in plain language and pride ourselves in promptly responding to your inquiries. Now in his new location at 250 West Main Street, Suite 200, Branford, David is ready to serve your needs. Reach him at (203) 483-7069.

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