Author Archives: Scott Schwefel

New Connecticut Landlord-Tenant Laws for 2023

By C. Scott Schwefel

Several bills impacting Connecticut landlords were signed into law earlier this year, with many of these new laws becoming effective in October.  Below are some of the new laws landlords must prepare for:

•Security Deposits

Beginning October 1, 2023, landlords must return tenants’ security deposits, with interest on the deposits, within 21 days (rather than 30 days), or within 15 days after receiving written notification of a tenant’s forwarding address, whichever is later. … Read More

Mark S. Shipman, In Memoriam

We are saddened to announce that our partner, Mark S. Shipman, Esq., passed away on March 4, 2023, at the age of 85. Mark was an outstanding advocate, valued colleague, and wise counselor to his many clients.… Read More

2022 Property Tax Municipal Revaluations in Connecticut

Municipal revaluation are underway in Connecticut.  If you are a property owner in these towns, you will soon receive a letter advising you of your new assessment. The list below is of municipalities currently conducting a town-wide/city-wide revaluation.… Read More

David Shaiken To Speak At Annual Bankruptcy Conference

David Shaiken is scheduled to speak at a seminar entitled “Trial Practice Skills in the Bankruptcy Court” at the 5th Annual Connecticut Bankruptcy Conference on November 10, 2022, at Saint Clemens Castle and Marina, in Portland, Connecticut.… Read More

When Business Partners Can’t Get Along

By David M. S. Shaiken

When conflict between business partners becomes extreme, it can be impossible to communicate and make important business decisions. Sometimes severing the relationship is the only way forward.… Read More