Moran, Shuster, Carignan & Knierim, LLP

Real Estate, Land Use, Probate, Trust and Estate Administration, Estate Planning, Business Formation, Civil and Criminal Litigation

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Firm Overview

We are a general practice law firm that provides legal services and personalized representation to our clients in such areas as the acquisition, financing and disposition of residential and commercial real estate; performing title searches and providing expert testimony for title insurance companies and other attorneys regarding real estate disputes; community association matters; the formation of small business organizations; the acquisition, financing and disposition of businesses and business assets; estate and trust planning and administration; civil litigation matters including mortgage foreclosure and business litigation; zoning, planning and other land use matters involving presentations before municipal boards and commissions on behalf of individuals and developers; and criminal defense.

Our reputation has been built upon, and will continue to be built upon, the underlying principles of personal and professional honesty, integrity and trust. We take pride in the quality of the personalized services that our attorneys and paralegals are able to provide to our clients on a daily basis. We understand that to be able to provide quality services to our clients we must be, and must continue to be, an experienced, well educated, highly motivated and cohesive team of individuals dedicated to insuring that our clients receive prompt advice and outstanding representation responsive to their individual needs. Our services are delivered to our clients in a fair and cost effective manner.

The members of our firm have a deep belief in giving back to the community, as evidenced by the many hours we have contributed over the years to coaching youth sports programs, participating in civic organizations, membership on municipal elected and appointed boards and commissions, as well as our sponsorship of scholarships at local high schools. For many years we have worked with our clients to make their communities outstanding places in which to live and to raise a family. We would like to do the same for you.
Main Office

Main Office
111 Simsbury Road
Avon  CT  06001

Phone
  • 860-678-0450
Fax
  • 860-676-2507
Real Estate
Moran, Shuster, Carignan & Knierim, LLP will represent your Real Estate legal matters.
Practice Areas:
-Civil and Criminal Litigation
-Estate and Trust Administration
-Estate Planning
-Land Use
-Probate
-Probate Litigation
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Small Business Representation

Robert R. Moran, Jr.

ISLN: 902383980

Of Counsel

Practice Areas:
Real Property; Estate Planning; Estate Settlements; Business Matters; Land Title Dispute Matters

Admitted: 1971, Connecticut

Law School: Suffolk University, J.D.

Member: Connecticut Bar Association; New England Land Title Association.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut on November 26, 1946, Attorney Moran received his Bachelor of Arts degree (Political Science) from Syracuse University in 1968 and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law in 1971. In September of 1971 he was admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut and in 1980 was admitted to the practice of law before the Supreme Court of the United States of America. Attorney Moran's areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, the formation of business entities, business transactions, estate planning and estate administration, and performing title searches and providing expert testimony for title insurance companies and other attorneys in matters involving real estate disputes. In 1987 Attorney Moran received a Certificate of Commendation from the State of Connecticut Judicial Department in recognition of his years of service as a Small Claims Commissioner in the Superior Court. In 2000, he was recognized by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education for his many years of service as a member of the Simsbury Board of Education. Attorney Moran is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and the New England Land Title Association.
Education
  • Suffolk University
    Juris Doctorate

Philip J. Carignan

ISLN: 908542695

Partner

Practice Areas:
Probate; Estate Planning; Real Property; Land Use and Zoning; Small Business Formation; Trusts and Estates

Admitted: 1982, Connecticut; 1983, Florida

Law School: Suffolk University, J.D.

Biography: Phi Alpha Delta (Vice Justice, Frankfurter Chapter, 1981-1982).

Cases: McCallum v. Avon Inland-Wetlands Commission.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut on March 28, 1957, Attorney Carignan received his Bachelor of Science degree (cum laude) from Boston College in 1979 and his Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University School of Law in 1982. In October of 1982 he was admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, in November of 1983 he was admitted to the practice of law in Florida, and in 1989 he was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney Carignan's areas of practice include residential and commercial real estate, business formation, estate planning and estate administration, zoning, planning and other land use matters involving presentations before municipal boards and commissions on behalf of individuals and developers, and community association matters. Attorney Carignan is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Planning and Zoning, Estate and Probate and Elderly Law Sections) and the Florida Bar Association.
Education
  • Suffolk University
    Juris Doctorate

Glenn E. Knierim, Jr.

ISLN: 905816041

Partner

Practice Areas:
Litigation; Probate; Estate Planning; Estate Settlements; Real Property

Admitted: 1978, District of Columbia; 1979, Maryland; 1984, Connecticut

Law School: Catholic University of America, J.D.

Member: Hartford County, Connecticut (Member: Committee on Professional Ethics; Criminal Justice Section) and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations.
Biography: Phi Beta Kappa. Research Editor, Catholic University Law Review, 1977-1978.

Born in Mount Clemens, Michigan on September 10, 1953, Attorney Knierim, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, received his Bachelor of Arts degree (cum laude) from the College of the Holy Cross in 1975 and received his Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in 1978. For the 1977 to 1978 academic year Attorney Knierim was the Research Editor for the Catholic University Law Review. In December of 1978 he was admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia, in May of 1979 he was admitted to the practice of law in Maryland, in 1984 he was admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, and in 1986 he was admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Attorney Knierim's areas of practice include residential real estate, estate planning and estate administration, civil litigation and criminal defense. Attorney Knierim is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, the Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Committee on Professional Ethics, Member Criminal Justice Section) and the American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section). In 2005 the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce recognized Attorney Knierim for his many years of service to the organization by designating him as a Director Emeritus.
Education
  • Catholic University of America
    Juris Doctorate

Carl H. Shuster

ISLN: 903741857

Partner

Practice Areas:
Real Property; Estate Planning

Law School: University of Chicago, J.D.

Born: New York, N.Y., May 14, 1936

Retired 2002.
Education
  • University of Chicago
    Juris Doctorate
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