Branford Observes Endangered Species Day

In May, Branford Selectman James Cosgrove and the Town of Branford formally recognized the 13th annual Endangered Species Day and took action to protect threatened species and preserve biodiversity by planting a Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha) on Branford’s Town Green. The Franklyn tree — America’s first rare tree – was discovered in 1765 by legendary botanist and plantsman John Bartram and his son William, and named in honor of their good friend, Ben Franklin. The tree is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species, and it’s so rare, that it’s extinct in the wild.

Attorney David Minicozzi, Chairman of the Branford Green Committee, attended the ceremony along with representatives from the Town of Branford, the Community Forest Commission, and Branford’s Inland Wetlands and Natural Resource Commission.

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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…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.

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