Names, faces, place change at Berlin law firm

Published on Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:48
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - A Berlin-based estate planning and elder law firm has a lot going on.

The former CzepigaDalyPope has a new principal, new name, new partner and four new attorneys, along with a new office in Madison, a second office in Berlin and expanded office in Simsbury.

Carmine Perri, a trial attorney who joined the firm in 2012, was appointed principal. The firm’s new name is now Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri. The firm is based at 15 Massirio Drive.

“I’m appreciative that my name is on the door,” said Perri, as it gives him more ownership and a larger stake of responsibility within the firm to assist clients and staff with knowledge and experience. “I can’t think of a place I would rather be.”

Perri represents clients in contested wills, contested probate matters, nursing facility collection actions, conservatorships and financial and elder abuse. He argues before the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate courts at the trial and probate levels throughout the state.

“We are proud to recognize Carmine for his outstanding results in the courtroom and for his contributions to the firm,” said Paul Czepiga, principal and managing partner, in a release announcing the changes. “In addition to his tenacity and dedication, he is also a highly respected and sought-after trial attorney - we are delighted to add his name to the door.”

Lara Schneider-Bomzer, who has been an associate with the firm for four years, was promoted to partner. She leads the firm’s public benefits department and has represented clients in need of estate planning, asset protection and Medicaid planning.

Four new attorneys join the firm. Jennifer Reale and Robert Fitzgerald join the firm’s litigation department as associates; associate Jeffrey Rivard has been added to the estate planning team; and associate Colleen Masse, formerly of PLAN of CT, joins the firm’s special needs and disability planning department.

To meet demand’s along the state’s shoreline, the firm opened a office in Madison at 149 Durham Road. Its office space in Simsbury at 237 Hopmeadow St. has expanded to accommodate its growing litigation practice. A second office in Berlin also has opened, at 124 White Oak Drive.

The firm also has offices in New Milford and South Windsor.

“This was a busy year for us, indicating that there is increasing demand for all the services we provide,” says principal Brendan Daly in the release, while noting that more disputes and family disagreements are emerging. “It’s clear that Connecticut’s aging population is cognizant of the importance of planning for their future and that individuals with special needs are not always aware of the services and supports available.

“By strengthening our leadership and adding staff and offices, we are making sure we have all the resources needed to help our residents,” Daly continued.

More information on the firm can be found at

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Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:48. Updated: Sunday, 11 February 2018 21:50.