Bankruptcy Law after passage of BAPCPA – All is not lost

By James M. Nugent Esq., Harlow, Adams & Friedman P.C. The so-called bankruptcy abuse prevention and consumer protection act , effective Nov. 2005, created sweeping changes in the practice of bankruptcy law, with many of these changes occurring on the consumer side of the law. The intent was certainly to remove the option of filing… read more

James M. Nugent has completed his 8th year as Chairman of the Trumbull High School building committee.

This position involves oversight of the committee running a $68,000,000 construction and renovation project. The project has consistently been millions of dollars under budget and is expected to be completed on or near time. It included a 16 classroom addition, an expansion of the commons area, a brand new state of the art auditorium and… read more

Attorney James Winkel prevails on two foreclosure appeals to the Connecticut Appellate Court.

Attorney Winkel successfully argued to have to foreclosure judgments on 2 separate developed commercial property located in New London and Plainfield reversed. The Appellate Court agreed with Attorney Winkel’s argument that his clients’ claim, that there was a loan modification agreement between the parties that the Plaintiff bank failed to comply with, was sufficient to… read more

William Blake recovers substantial Six Figure Sum for Heirs removed from Will and Trust.

As our friends and loved ones age, they sometimes suffer from physical or mental issues that make them vulnerable to the unscrupulous. We have assisted clients in situations where their loved ones, while in a frail and vulnerable condition, have changed their wills or trusts. Instead of leaving property to family or friends, the new… read more

Jim Nugent Defeat Motion to Dismiss

In the matter of R.S. Silver Enterprises Co., vs. Pascarella, Attorney Nugent, on behalf of the Plaintiff, successfully argued that a corporation, although administratively dissolved, retains its corporate existence for the purpose of prosecuting a law suit. The Court further held that when a corporation reinstates, the corporate reinstatement is effective as of the date… read more

See Recent Case Developments

After appearing for oral argument before the Connecticut Supreme Court on February 2, 2006 in the matter of Manuel Moutinho, et al. v. Bridgeport Planning and Zoning Commission, et al., 278 Conn. 660 (2006), Attorney Joe Kubic obtained a reversal from the Supreme Court on June 20, 2006. Attorney Kubic argued that a zoning applicant… read more

Victory For Consumers Achieved

Attorney James M. Nugent recently prevailed in an important bankruptcy decision on behalf of consumers in Connecticut. A challenge was raised to the prevalent practice of lenders to add late charges to their claims against debtors. However, controlling state law prohibits doing so after the loan has been accelerated. The bankruptcy courts had not yet… read more

Attorney Winkel Get Chapter 11 Approved

The Kent Golf, LLC Chapter 11 plan of reorganization was approved by the Bankruptcy Court in the District of Connecticut on March 3, 2006. James R. Winkel represented the Creditors’ Committee and achieved a distribution of 60% of the creditors’ claims, and the plan resolved over $50 million dollars in claims. The Kent Golf Course… read more

Attorney Kubic Argues in Connecticut Supreme Court

On February 2, 2006, Attorney Joe Kubic appeared in front of the state’s highest court, in the matter of Manuel Moutinho, et al. v. Bridgeport Planning and Zoning Commission, et al., arguing that a zoning applicant who lacks a written agreement permitting it to use a particular parcel of property, and who does not currently… read more

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Trumbull Early Childhood Education Center

On September 7, 2005, the Trumbull Early Childhood Education had its ribbon cutting ceremony. The Center, the first free standing early intervention complex, will meet the individual needs of children 3-5 years of age in Trumbull, Monroe, and Bridgeport, through active participation in a dynamic learning community which will facilitate the children’s growth and development.