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Security deposits - money with a key on a house ring
17 Jul
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Connecticut Laws Governing a Residential Security Deposit

Landlords in Connecticut need to be aware there are several laws governing how a landlord in Connecticut should hold and use a security deposit. These laws apply strict rules that landlords need to follow or the penalty can be severe.  In some instances, a landlord may be held liable for double the security deposit, or even more under CUTPA.  An...
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Hubbard Clause
17 Apr
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What is a Hubbard Clause in a Real Estate Transaction?

A Hubbard Clause is an addendum or rider to a residential real estate purchase agreement that makes the purchase contingent upon the Buyer selling their own home first.  Russo & Rizzio has considerable experience dealing with Hubbard Clauses.  It's important that you hire an attorney familiar with how they work and the potential pitfalls.  They are not common in Fairfield County, but...
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stamford-superior-court-website
17 Mar
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What happens at a CT Prejudgment Remedy Hearing?

You’ve been served with notice that an application for prejudgment remedy has been filed against you in Superior Court.  The first page of the thick stack of paperwork the Marshal handed you says you need to appear in Court Monday, only five days from now.  What should you do? What can you expect? An application for prejudgment remedy is seeking...
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Blog-Board
17 Jan
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Guidelines for Non-Profit Board Members

As the member of a “Board of Directors” of “Board of Trustees” of a non-profit organization your role is similar to that of a Board overseeing a for profit entity. However, instead of protecting the interests of the shareholders, your role is to protect the community the non-profit serves and the donors or customers whose contributions support the entity. The...
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Blog-Businessman
17 Jan
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Business Entity Responsibilities in Connecticut

Owning a business comes with many responsibilities and no “operating handbook”. The following is a list, by no means comprehensive, of different requirements that befall on a Connecticut business. Many of these are common pitfalls that have be-devilled our clients in the past. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions. Compliance Formal entities are required contractually...
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CT-prejudgement-remedy-experts
17 Jan
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What is a Prejudgment Remedy?

An “Application for a Prejudgment Remedy” (also known as a “PJR” -- Connecticut General Statutes §52-278a et seq.) is a unique civil motion in Connecticut that allows a Plaintiff to seek to attach a Defendant’s assets in most cases before a case even starts. It is most commonly brought as a preliminary motion before a signed summons and complaint has...
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Blog-Puzzled
15 Apr
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My business is in trouble. What can I do?

Some unsuccessful businesses just need to be shut down and put out of the misery, but if you’ve got a business that has a solid track record, but hit a rough spot, Russo & Associates can work with you to try and turn your business around. Often, otherwise solid businesses can be knocked off course by one bad experience with...
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Blog-HomeBuyer
15 Apr
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What should I expect when buying a home in Fairfield County?

The process of purchasing a home in Fairfield County is a unique process that can be quite confusing to first time homebuyers or someone who hasn’t done it in a while. It can be broken down into these phases: Making an offer. Usually your realtor guides you through the process of making an offer. You’ll sign a “binder” with the...
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Blog-Will
15 Apr
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I’m not rich, why do I need a will?

Every adult needs a Last Will & Testament to easily instruct their heirs and the Probate Court of how they would like their assets distributed after they pass away. Many people are not aware that if they do not leave a will that all of their estate doesn’t automatically go to their closest loved one. Instead, there are state laws...
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