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MZS is building something bigger. Together. With our clients and our colleagues, we deliver collaborative, integrated, and responsive legal services rooted in the core values that drive our work. Whether we’re representing municipalities and local governments as they navigate an increasingly complex environment, or helping our business and private clients achieve their unique goals, we have one singular focus: delivering the practical wisdom and sound counsel our clients need to succeed. We are the firm our clients count on when it matters most.

We have a long, well-respected history of representing public sector entities throughout the State of Connecticut in a broad range of matters.
Our business law team offers full-service outside general counsel services as well as focused representation in areas including real estate and land use.
Individual clients trust us with litigation and counsel in many areas of law, including probate / estates, employment, and civil rights.

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Courtney George represents businesses, municipalities, non-profit organizations, and individuals in workplace matters, providing useful guidance, practical solutions, and effective advocacy. Courtney helps new and established employers comply with ch…
Tim Herbst practices in the areas of municipal law, land use and zoning law, as well as civil litigation. Tim brings to his municipal practice 19 years of service in government that augment his representation of municipal clients throughout the State…
Dennis Kokenos represents individuals in a wide variety of civil legal matters. In addition, he represents municipalities, and businesses in complex civil litigation matters, corporate formation and governance, as well as providing them general legal…
Vincent Marino presently represents the towns of Greenwich, Orange, Derby, North Branford, Bethany, Seymour, Stratford and Beacon Falls. He is recognized by Best Lawyers in America (2018-2019) for his work in Municipal Law. In his land use and zoning…
Barbara Schellenberg is a seasoned litigator and appellate lawyer, regularly appearing before the Connecticut Supreme Court and Connecticut Appellate Court, where she has briefed and/or argued well over 100 appeals. Barbara’s diverse practice focus…
David Zabel is a seasoned litigator in a wide range of areas. He has extensive experience in complex litigation in federal and state courts as well as arbitration proceedings, including disputes involving closely held businesses, business torts, labo…
Over the course of his litigation practice, John Marini has worked to develop powerful solutions to the challenges facing local government in Connecticut, while also providing expert counsel to individuals and businesses on matters ranging from perso…
Themis Klarides practices municipal law throughout Connecticut. As a trusted community leader, Themis has working relationships with towns and cities across the State. Committed to supporting sustainable and cost-effective local operations and govern…

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