Chipman, Mazzucco, Land & Pennarola, LLC

Chipman, Mazzucco, Land & Pennarola, LLC

The lawyers at Chipman Mazzucco have extensive experience with litigation and real estate cases throughout Connecticut.

Firm Overview

In addition, our corporate and business lawyers and our estate planning and probate attorneys serve clients in both Connecticut and New York.

We make certain to understand the needs of our clients and work hard to devise creative solutions for their legal problems. We keep our clients informed and respond promptly to their inquiries. In this way, we strive to earn the trust and confidence of every client.

At our comfortable and modern offices in the Matrix Corporate Center in Danbury, CT, business and individual clients find a welcoming and professional environment.
Main Office
Main Office
39 Old Ridgebury Road, Suite D-2, Matrix
Matrix Corporate Center
Danbury  CT  06810
Phone
  • (203) 744-1929
Websites
Business
Our corporate and business attorneys routinely form and counsel corporations in Connecticut, New York, Delaware, and everywhere else that our clients do business.
The central appeal of corporations, of course, is to protect owners from claims against the business. Corporations can be taxed as separate entities or as pass-through vehicles, so proper planning is important. We frequently prepare shareholder agreements, to set forth the understanding of the owners concerning management, capital contributions, distributions, and buy-out in case of death, disability, withdrawal, or retirement. We also assist corporations with financing, contracts, acquisitions, employee compensation, restrictive covenants, nondisclosure agreements, and the like.

Ward J. Mazzucco

Ward J. Mazzucco is a Connecticut attorney who handles real estate and business matters and litigation arising from those practice areas. His real estate practice emphasizes mortgage financing, development, construction, and land use cases. He also counsels several businesses and professional practices on everything from entity selection to employment and from business purchases to buy-sell agreements. When disputes arise, he also stands ready to handle litigation in the state and federal courts in Connecticut. In light of his experience, Mr. Mazzucco has been accepted as an expert witness in the Connecticut Superior Court on certain real estate and business issues.

Mr. Mazzucco principally serves businesses located in Connecticut, as well as businesses located outside the state which seek local counsel for transactions or litigation within Connecticut.

Mr. Mazzucco was elected to the Danbury Zoning Commission in 1978 and appointed to the Danbury Environmental Impact Commission in 1981. In 2009, he was elected to a six year term on the Redding Board of Finance.

Education
Mr. Mazzucco received an A.B. in History from Brown University in Providence, RI and his J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY.

Admissions
-Connecticut
-New York
-Florida

Cases of Note
-Lauer v. Redding Planning Commission 33 Conn. App. 938 (1994), cert. den. 228 Conn. 917 (1994)
-Fichera v. Mine Hill Corp., 207 Conn. 204, 209 (1988)
-Waterbury Hotel Equity, LLC v. City of Waterbury, 85 Conn. App. 480, cert. den. 272 Conn. 901 (2004)
-Arnold v. Hoffer, Trustee, 94 Conn. App. 53 (2006)
-Richardson v. Zoning Commission 107 Conn. App. 36 (2008)
Education
  • Cornell Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Debbie R. Bing-Zaremba

Connecticut Litigation Attorney


Attorney Debbie R. Bing-Zaremba serves businesses located in Connecticut, as well as businesses located outside the state which need local counsel for litigation within Connecticut.

In the past, Ms. Bing-Zaremba worked as an appellate law clerk to the Honorable Rochelle S. Friedman of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. She also was an associate in the real estate department of Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney in Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Bing-Zaremba also served on the faculty at Branford Hall Career Institute where she taught for the paralegal program. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Bing-Zaremba worked as a claims adjuster and earned the Associate in Claims certification.

Education
Debbie R. Bing-Zaremba graduated cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review and also served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Temple International and Comparative Law Journal. Ms. Bing-Zaremba earned her B.A., graduating magna cum laude from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Admissions
-Connecticut
-New Jersey
-Pennsylvania

Francis G. Pennarola

Connecticut Business, Real Estate, Trademark, and Litigation Attorney


Francis G. Pennarola practices primarily in the firm's business and litigation areas, and represents a wide range of businesses in acquisitions, financing, contracts and litigation. He also advises on intellectual property matters and regularly represents clients in trademark matters.

Mr. Pennarola also represents businesses, banks and individuals in commercial and residential real estate and lending matters.

Mr. Pennarola advises business clients in a wide range of matters and prepares shareholder and operating agreements, employment and consulting agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. He advises clients on financing matters as well as corporate and limited liability company structure. As part of his general business practice, he represents clients in business disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.

Mr. Pennarola frequently represents clients in the review and preparation of contracts and agreements. His practice includes medical and veterinary clients, as well as suppliers and distributors of raw materials and electronic components. His trademark work involves clients in the retail food and clothing industries as well as computer software, and includes representation at both the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

Education
Francis G. Pennarola received his B.A., with Honors, from Wesleyan University. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

Admissions
-Connecticut
-United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
-United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Gerald J. Daly

Of Counsel Connecticut Residential Real Estate, Probate, Wills and Elder Law


Attorney Gerald J. Daly practices primarily in the purchase, sale and refinance of residential real estate, wills, elder law and probate law.

Education
Mr. Daly graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Accounting. He joined the United States Air Force in January of 1963 and while serving in Germany he entered a Masters Program with the University of Southern California and received a Masters of Aerospace Operations Management in 1967.

Upon leaving the USAF in 1969, he attended Fordham University School of Law graduating with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1972. He was admitted to the State of CT bar that year and proceeded to work as a staff attorney under Theodore A. Gemza. He continued to be associated with Attorney Gemza becoming a partner in said firm until the retirement of Attorney Gemza. Since that date he has practiced as a sole practitioner.

Admissions
-Connecticut

Additional Activities
Mr. Daly served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the CT Attorneys Title Insurance Company for a number of years. He also served as a member and Chairman for the Tarrywile Danbury Park Authority for the city of Danbury for 19 years.
Education
  • Fordham University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Kasey S. Galner

Connecticut and New York Estate Planning and Probate Attorney


Kasey S. Galner is an attorney who practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and estate administration, and elder law.

Ms. Galner advises clients on all aspects of estate planning in Connecticut and New York including the disposition and management of assets through lifetime gifts, wills and trusts. In addition to the preparation of documents, Ms. Galner frequently provides advice regarding:

-estate and gift tax strategies
-the use of irrevocable life insurance trusts, limited liability companies, charitable trusts and other entities
-plans for beneficiary designations and dispositions of IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts
-considerations when choosing appropriate fiduciaries such as executors, trustees, guardians, health care representatives and attorneys-in-fact

Ms. Galner advises clients regarding planning for incapacity and long-term care costs. This involves preparation of "living wills," powers of attorney, designations of conservator and living trusts. In addition, Ms. Galner frequently counsels clients regarding qualification for public assistance such as Medicaid and estate planning options to protect assets from long-term care costs.

Ms. Galner also advises executors and trustees in all aspects of estate settlement and trust administration. This includes:

-preparation of all probate documents
-preparation of federal and state estate tax returns
-consideration of post-death tax planning issues (such as disclaimers, tax elections, retirement account distribution requirements)
-advising clients regarding fiduciary duties owed by executors and trustees
-Ms. Galner also advises beneficiaries of estate and trusts regarding their rights and remedies if losses or breaches of fiduciary duties occur.

Ms. Galner represents individuals and families in Connecticut and New York. Ms. Galner's clients include business owners, corporate executives and other professionals, young parents, retirees, married and unmarried couples, widows and widowers, parents with special needs children, and individual and corporate executors and trustees.

Prior to joining our firm, Ms. Galner worked in the Disability Rights/Health Law Clinic at Pace Law School where she represented disabled and elderly clients and their families in a variety of matters. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Galner worked as a home care case manager for elderly and disabled clients.

Education
Ms. Galner received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University. Ms. Galner earned her Juris Doctor from Pace Law School where she graduated magna cum laude. While at Pace, she was the promotions Editor of the Pace Law Review and a member of the Federal Judicial Honors Program.

Admissions
-Connecticut
-New York
Education
  • Pace Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Richard S. Land

Connecticut and New York Estate Planning and Probate Attorney


Richard S. Land is an experienced attorney who focuses his practice on estate planning and probate law for Connecticut and New York clients. Mr. Land also practices elder law.

Mr. Land advises his clients regarding the orderly disposition and management of assets in Connecticut and New York through gifts, wills and trusts, during lifetime and at death. In addition to the preparation of documents, this frequently involves:

-advice and other assistance regarding tax strategies
-disposition of unique assets including interests in closely-held corporations, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, and other entities
-strategies for advancing the next generation of leadership for a business, using buy-sell agreements, trusts, life insurance or other strategies
-techniques for managing all types of property
-plans for life insurance and long term care insurance
-plans for beneficiary designations, withdrawals and dispositions of IRAs, 401(k)s and other retirement accounts
-selection of executors, trustees and guardians
-the use of charitable trusts and foundations
-protection of assets from the claims of creditors

Mr. Land also advises clients regarding planning for incapacity. In addition to preparing "living wills", powers of attorney, designations of conservator and revocable "living trusts," he counsels his clients regarding qualification for public assistance (frequently referred to as "Medicaid" or "Title XIX" planning) and probate court proceedings relating to incapacity.

Mr. Land advises executors and trustees in the settlement of decedents' estates and the administration of trusts. When appropriate, he also serves in those capacities. He also advises and represents beneficiaries of estates and trusts regarding their rights and remedies if losses or breaches of fiduciary duties occur.

Mr. Land is experienced in all aspects of estate and trust administration including preparation of all probate documents; preparation of fiduciary income tax returns, U.S. estate and generation-skipping tax returns, and Connecticut estate tax returns; consideration of post-death tax planning issues (disclaimers, tax elections, retirement account distribution requirements, and the like); audits of all tax returns; fiduciary duties owed by executors and trustees; and litigation involving estates and trusts.

Mr. Land's clients include Connecticut and New York business owners and corporate executives, physicians, other lawyers, accountants, engineers and other professionals, investors, authors, artists, young parents, retirees, widows and widowers, unmarried couples, same sex couples, parents with special needs children, and individual and corporate executors and trustees.

Mr. Land also advises clients on Connecticut, New York and federal income, gift and estate tax law as they relate to estate planning.

Prior to joining his partners in the founding of Chipman, Mazzucco, Land & Pennarola, LLC, Mr. Land was an estate planning and probate partner in the Danbury, CT, office (1987 to 1993) of Gager, Henry & Narkis (a Waterbury based firm). Before that, Mr. Land was an estate planning and probate associate with Ivey, Barnum & O'Mara, (Greenwich, CT, from 1975 to 1980) and an estate planning and probate associate with Kelley, Drye & Warren (Stamford, CT, Danbury, CT, and New York City from 1980 to 1985). From 1985 to 1987 Mr. Land authored and test marketed estate planning expert systems using LegalWare for the MacIntosh and CapSoft for the PC.

Education
Mr. Land received his B.A. from Dartmouth College ('70), Hanover, NH, where he majored in Government with a concentration in Economics. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Emory University School of Law ('75), Atlanta, GA., with a concentration in subjects relating to estate planning and probate.

Admissions
-Connecticut
-New York

Memberships
Mr. Land is a member of the Estates and Probate Section and the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut and New York State Bar Associations, the Real Property, Trust and Estates Law Section of the American Bar Association and the Western Connecticut Estate Tax & Planning Council.
Education
  • Emory University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Timothy M. Herring

Connecticut Civil Litigation Attorney


Timothy M. Herring is a Connecticut attorney whose practice focuses on complex civil litigation in Connecticut's federal and state courts.

Mr. Herring represents individuals and companies in a broad range of matters, including:

-closely held business, partnership, and joint venture disputes
-employment litigation
-landlord/tenant disputes
-prosecuting and defending mechanic's lien foreclosures
-home improvement disputes
-unfair trade practice claims
-real estate disputes, eminent domain proceedings
-non-competition agreement disputes
-probate litigation
-commercial tax appeals
-general contract disputes
-arbitration

Mr. Herring serves individuals and businesses located in Connecticut, as well as out-of-state individuals and businesses involved in litigation in local courts.

Education
Mr. Herring received his B.A., cum laude, from George Washington University, where he graduated with Honors Program Distinction. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While at UConn, Mr. Herring was an editor of the Connecticut Law Review and a member of the Connecticut Moot Court Board.

Admissions
-Connecticut
-United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
-United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
-United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Cases of Note
Chien v. Skystar Bio Pharmaceutical Co., 378 Fed. Appx. 109, 2010 WL 2079883 (2d Cir. 2010), 2009 WL 2487983 (D. Conn. 2009), 623 F. Supp.2d 255 (D. Conn. 2009), 256 F.R.D. 67 (D. Conn. 2009), 2008 WL 4198511 (D. Conn. 2008), 566 F.Supp.2d 108 (D. Conn. 2008); Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. v. M/V Cayah Michele, 2011 WL 693007 (D. Conn. 2011).
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Kevin G. Palumberi

Attorney Kevin G. Palumberi received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut School of Law.

While at UConn Law, Kevin served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Connecticut Law Review, participated in the UConn Law Tax Clinic, and graduated with a Certificate in Tax Studies. He was the recipient of the Nina E. Olson and Janet Spragens LITC Award.

Prior to attending law school, Kevin worked a an aerospace industry technical writer in Connecticut.

Attorney Palumberi is a native of Fairfield County.
Education
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Juris Doctorate
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