Trials and Dispute Resolution
O’Donnell, McDonald & Cregeen, LLC represents clients at all stages of litigation (from initial pleadings through trial) in all Connecticut Courts including the Federal District Court for Connecticut. We also handle appeals in the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts and Federal Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Although the firm has an emphasis in personal injury negligence cases we also litigate disputes involving most areas of the law.
Our attorneys counsel many different types of not-for-profit organizations, including charitable, educational, social service and religious organizations, on a wide range of governance issues with extensive experience in qualifying newly-formed not-for-profit organizations as tax-exempt entities and advising established nonprofit organizations on maintaining their tax-exempt status.
Estate planning is an important consideration in every family and individual’s wealth management plan, regardless of the size of their estate. There are many issues which must be considered in estate planning including distribution of your estate, either through gifting or at the time of your death, to tax considerations, decisions concerning powers of attorneys and long term care issues. If you have minor children, we can guide you through additional considerations planning for their future care requires.
Personal Injury Claims and Insurance Defense Matters
In addition to representing injured clients, O’Donnell, McDonald & Cregeen, LLC also defends individuals and business entities who have been sued by others for personal injuries. We have extensive experience with product manufacturers and insurance companies, in particular Allstate Insurance Company and Encompass Insurance Company. Our attorneys are selected by such insurance companies to defend people and companies they insure under automobile liability, homeowners and comprehensive general liability policies. Because of that experience our attorneys are thoroughly versed in insurance contract law and claims adjustment procedures enabling our firm to guide our clients, both those who must sue to be compensated for the harm caused by others and those who find themselves being sued, through the often confusing maze of insurance conflicts.
Business Formation and Organization
Starting a business can be a daunting task to assess the many options, register with governmental agencies and comply with regulatory obligations. Whether organizing a new venture or improving an existing business, the attorneys at O’Donnell, McDonald & Cregeen, LLC can provide the counsel and advice that can make the difference between sleepless nights and success. Our experience with formation and operation of business entities in the form of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships have assisted clients in making the best decision for their needs. We then guide clients through the process of implementing their plans to see that the business is fully operational. Our extensive insurance practice is invaluable in helping clients ensure that the right coverage is in place to protect against the myriad risks that confront businesses in today’s economy.
We have a broad-based real estate practice and represent clients in all aspects of real estate transactions and ownership issues. Our attorneys handle residential and commercial real estate transactions.