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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

How Probate Works In Connecticut

By David M. S. Shaiken

Have you ever wondered how probate works in Connecticut? Here is a brief guide.

When someone who owns assets dies, an application to administer their estate in probate must be filed with the Probate Court within 30 days of their death.… Read More

Lawrence Shipman Named to 2021 Super Lawyers

Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC is proud to congratulate Lawrence Shipman who has been named as 2021 Super Lawyer. We admire your dedication and hard work towards your profession and clients.   Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.… Read More

Firm News: C. Scott Schwefel To Speak At Upcoming ABA Conference

From April 21 to April 23, C. Scott Schwefel will be speaking at the American Bar Association’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section’s 33rd Annual National CLE Conference.  Scott will be speaking to a national audience on Covid-19’s Impact on the Real Estate Market and Its Implications for the Real Estate Attorney. … Read More

Congress Extends $7.5 Million Debt Limit for Subchapter V Bankruptcy

By David M. S. Shaiken

On March 27, 2021, President Biden signed into law the COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Extension Act. We have previously written that last year the debt limit for business debtors to file for Subchapter V, Chapter 11 bankruptcy relief had been temporarily increased to $7.5 million by The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).… 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