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MZS has had a recent run of successful litigations this November!

First, on November 7, 2023, the Connecticut Supreme Court issued its decision in Barash v. Lembo and ruled in MZS’s clients’ favor. This appeal arose out of a contentious litigation concerning the administration of a decedent’s residuary estate… Read More
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MZS’s Barbara Schellenberg Quoted In NY Times

On October 23, 2023, The New Times published an article discussing the recent lawsuit Mark Kordick v. Town of Greenwich and the current political atmosphere in Greenwich. MZS defended the Town of Greenwich and former First Selectman Peter Tesei in th… Read More
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Litigation Update

On August 1, 2023, the court, after trial, ruled in favor of MZS’s client, Town of Greenwich, in the tax appeal matter entitled Greenwich Retail, LLC v. Town of Greenwich, FST-CV-21-6052214-S. The decision can be found here: https://civilinquiry.ju… Read More
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Attorney Owen T. Weaver Elected To CAMA Executive Board

On June 16, 2023, Attorney Owen T. Weaver was elected to serve as a member on the executive board for the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys (CAMA). Attorney Weaver’s term is for two years. CAMA is a professional organization of lawyers… Read More
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MZS Secures Decision Upholding Approval of Apartment Complex Development in the Town of Groton

On May 22, 2023, the Connecticut Superior Court dismissed an objector’s appeal challenging the Town of Groton Planning and Zoning Commission’s approval of a 304 unit apartment complex development. MZS and Attorney Timothy Herbst represented the d… Read More
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MZS Assists With Purchase Of Wedding Venue and Catering Business

MZS and Attorney Kokenos recently served as local counsel for an out-of-state purchaser of The Barns at Wesleyan Hills, a wedding venue and catering business in Middletown, Connecticut. The multifaceted transaction involved the creation of Connecticu… Read More
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MZS Files and Settles Lawsuit Against the Town of Bethel Over the Illegal Swearing in of its New First Selectman

Attorneys Timothy Herbst and Owen Weaver successfully filed and secured a settlement in a litigation against the Town of Bethel, the Town of Bethel Board of Selectman, and Richard Straiton, who was illegally sworn in as the Town’s First Selectman f… Read More
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MZS Successfully Secures Dismissal of Untimely Tax Appeal

Attorney Owen Weaver successfully secured the dismissal of an untimely claim of overvaluation in the matter SG Pequot 200 LLC v. Town of Fairfield. In this commercial tax appeal, the owner attempted to file a Petition of Appeal with the Town of Fairf… Read More
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MZS Successfully Defends Tax Appeal

Attorney Dennis Kokenos successfully defended the Town of Greenwich in the matter Hilibrand v. Greenwich. This residential tax appeal involved the homeowner’s challenge to the valuation of her mansion estate of over $12,000,000. The homeowner and h… Read More
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MZS Files Election Content Complaint Challenging West Haven’s Mayoral Election

On Monday, November 15, 2021, Attorneys Vincent Marino and Timothy Herbst, representing Republican mayoral candidate Barry Lee Cohen, filed an election content complaint challenging and seeking to set aside the results of the November 2, 2021 mayoral… Read More
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