Sperry A. De Cew

Sperry A. De Cew

This general practice firm focuses on a wide variety of real estate, civil litigation and probate matters.

Firm Overview

Established 25 years ago, the Law Office of Sperry A. DeCew is a general practice firm focusing on real estate, civil litigation, probate and estate administration. With more than 35 years of legal experience, including extensive trial work, Attorney DeCew possesses the high-level skills to effectively litigate your personal injury cases, effect your real estate transactions, knowledgeably guide you from estate planning through probate administration, and handle all types of family law matters.

We serve clients in New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Stamford, Greenwich, and throughout Lower Fairfield County in Connecticut.

Reputable law firm serving the community through trusted legal representation.

With an outstanding reputation in the community for providing straightforward and candid advice, we are your:

One-stop resource for all of your legal needs. As a general practice firm, we have the skills, knowledge and experience to resolve all of your legal issues within one office. It can be time-consuming, expensive and inconvenient to hire different lawyers to meet each specific legal need, however, when you turn to us, you have the benefit of an attorney with more than 35 years of experience, knowledgeable in the many and varied aspects of the law.

-Community leaders. We believe in serving the community and are involved in numerous committees and activities to better serve our fellow residents.

-Fair advocates. Although we are aggressive in defending your rights, we also put a premium on being fair and representing you with integrity. Attorney Sperry A. DeCew has earned one of the highest recognitions in the legal community for ethics and professionalism.

-Accessible advisors. We believe everyone has the right to quality legal representation and we understand that busy schedules often make it difficult to seek immediate legal assistance. At our law firm, we do our best to work around your schedule to accommodate you and, when appropriate, we can schedule evening and weekend appointments.

Dedicated to meeting all your legal needs through personalized service.

We can help you with:
-General civil practice
-Trials and appeals in State courts
-Family law
-Personal injury
-Commercial litigation
-Real estate transactions
-Automobile accidents
-Wills and probate
-Probate litigation
-Estate administration

Main Office

Main Office
22 East Avenue, P. O. Box 1056
New Canaan CT 06840





Real Estate

Experienced New Canaan real estate lawyer

At the law firm of Sperry A. DeCew, we apply our extensive knowledge regarding property rights, financing options, and other related real estate issues to all areas of real estate law. With more than 35 years of experience in real estate law and as an authorized title insurance agent, Attorney DeCew can help you with:
-Residential Home Sales Transactions
-Commercial Property Sales Transactions
-Homeowners Associations
-Condominium Law
-Landlord-Tenant Disputes
-Real Estate Contracts
-Zoning, Land-Use and Building Permits
-Boundary and Easement Disputes
-Title Disputes

Real estate transaction attorney:
From offer to sale, we handle all aspects of buying and selling real estate, including new construction, so that you can feel confident about a smooth and precise transaction. We can:
-Draft or review your sales contract
-Negotiate real estate agreements
-Review your lending documents
-Search and clear title
-Analyze your deal and rectify potential problems
-Handle land use, zoning and permitting
-Conduct your real estate closing

Real estate litigation attorney:
Real estate litigation requires substantial knowledge about property laws and civil litigation, as well as a dynamic courtroom presence. Attorney DeCew possesses the specialized-knowledge necessary to successfully litigate your real estate disputes.

Real estate negotiator:
Some disputes are better solved outside of the courtroom and Attorney DeCew is highly capable in handling negotiations to protect your interests. By retaining an experienced mediator to strategize during the contract negotiation process, you can often prevent disputes from arising at a later stage in the real estate transaction, which can save time, additional expenses and frustrations.

Sperry A. De Cew

Sperry A. De Cew

He has earned a BV Distinguished Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Civil litigation
-Personal injury
-Real estate - Title Agent (35 years)
-Family law
-Estate planning & Administration

-Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1975
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, 1980
-New York State, 1981
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court, 1981

-University of Connecticut, J.D., 1975
-Cornell University, B.A., 1972

With U.S. Army, 1967-1970: Tank Crewman/Commander in Vietnam 1968-1969

Associations & Memberships:
-Connecticut and American Bar Associations
-Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
-Special Master, Superior Court, 1997 - Present

Representative Cases:
-Connecticut Institute for the Blind, Inc. v. Connecticut Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities, 176 Conn. 88, 405 A.2d 618 (1978) (Amicus)
-Allen v. Nissley, 184 Conn. 539, 440 A.2d 231 (1981) (Real Estate Contract)
-Campisano v. Nardi, 212 Conn. 282, 562 A.2d 1 (1989) (Construction Contract; Corporation)
-Roach v. Roach, 20 Conn. App 500, 568 A.2d 1037 (1990) (Domestic-Divorce)
-Kane v. Parry, 24 Conn. App. 307, 588 A.2d 227 (1991) (Domestic-Divorce)
-Oppenheimer v. Stolle, 25 Conn. App. 802 (1991) (Tort-Auto)
-Kane v. Parry, 27 Conn. 923, 608 A.2d 108 (1992) (Domestic-Divorce)
-Kane v. Parry, 226 Conn. 817 (1993) (Domestic-Divorce)
-Bishops v. Hastings, 33 Conn. App. 933 (1994) (Real Estate Contract)
-Sclafani v. Dweck, 85 Conn. App. 151 (2004) (Partition/Easements)
-Finan v. Finan, 100 Conn. App. 297 (2007) (Domestic Divorce)
-Finan v. Finan, 289 Conn. 491, 949 A.2d 468 (2008) (Domestic-Divorce)

Community Involvement:
-New Canaan Police Commission, Secretary 2012 - Present
-New Canaan Library, Board of Trustees 1987-1995, 1998-2004; President 1989-1991, 1999-2000
-New Canaan Library, Buildings & Grounds Committee 2005 - Present
-Kiwanis Club of New Canaan, Member 1980 - Present; Secretary 1986-1994; President 1994-1996
-YMCA Camp Mohawk, Board of Trustees 1984-1998; President 1989-1991, 1997-1998
-Silver Hill Hospital, Inc., Board Member 1986-1997; 2004 - Present; Secretary 1990-1997; 2005 - Present
-New Canaan Historical Society, Vice President 2004 - Present
-New Canaan Cemetery Association, Secretary 2011 - Present
-New Canaan Town Council, Member 1977-1989
-Elected Selectman 1997-1999


University of Connecticut
Juris Doctorate, 1975