New Haven, CT Real Estate News

By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
As an estate planning attorney in New Haven, Connecticut, I counsel clients in all stages of life and with varying backgrounds. Some clients are single, some are married, some are divorced or widowed, and some are in second or third marriages. While all of these situations require different considerations from an estate planning perspective, clients who have remarried and have children from prior marriages find themselves in a unique position. How do they provide for their spouse and ensure their children from a previous marriage are also taken into consideration? To illustrate the potential problem, take the following example: John and Jane are married, and each has a child from a previous marriage. John and Jane both have wills that leave their entire estates to each other. John dies ...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I am a business bankruptcy and insolvency attorney who routinely represents businesses in a variety of bankruptcy matters.  When a corporate client calls me, it is usually because something has gone wrong – maybe they couldn’t pay their rent due to a reduction in monthly sales, so the landlord is ready to kick them out of their prime location, or the recent global supply chain issues are affecting their ability to manufacture their product as forecast, causing a huge reduction in operating cash flow. If this is a smaller business, filing for bankruptcy and reorganizing its debt under Chapter 11 may be the best option for it to survive.  In February 2020, a new federal law known as the Small Business Reorganization Act (the “SBRA” or “Subchapter V”) went into effect.  The SBRA is specifi...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I am an estate administration legal assistant in New Haven, Connecticut, and frequently encounter clients who are in the vulnerable position of just losing loved ones and unfamiliar with the Connecticut probate process. My main objective is to inform clients of the administration process in a straightforward manner. Connecticut has a streamlined process for settling small estates, where the decedent owned less than $40,000.00 in solely owned assets. The process includes filing an affidavit and an estate tax return, and circumvents regular estate proceedings. Thus, the small estate procedure expends less time and funds. This process cannot be used if the decedent possessed solely owned real estate.  With real estate the normal probate procedure is required. If a Connecticut resident died...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I regularly represent clients in business insolvency and bankruptcy matters in Connecticut. Recently, with the passage of the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act on April 1, 2022, conversations among business law and bankruptcy practitioners have again turned to the topic of the cannabis industry. In particular, many are wondering about the future of the nascent cannabis industry here in Connecticut and what effect a reduction of restrictions at the federal level might have on it. In light of these developments and the recent trend of legalizing recreational adult use, many entrepreneurs are also sizing up the market—and rightfully so.While cannabis is now legal in Connecticut for both medical and recreational adult use, cannabis, and certain cannabis-based pro...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I am a tax attorney who routinely represents taxpayers before the IRS in Connecticut in civil tax matters.  With the increase in online retail businesses, we are seeing a surge of businesses receiving bad 1099Ks under the owner’s social security number rather than the business federal identification number.  This creates a tax problem for the owner, and getting these situations fixed has become routine in our firm. The IRS requires payment settlement entities to report the gross amount of payments received by a U.S. taxpayer when that taxpayer receives more than $20,000 in sales and has over 200 transactions in a year.  A Form 1099K is the information return that is filed with the IRS. Anytime you receive 1099K, it is important to make sure the form belongs to you and has the right soci...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I am an estate planning attorney in New Haven, Connecticut. As such, I’m often asked the question, “when should I get an estate plan?” Although estate planning involves much more, the potential client is generally asking the me when they should get a will or trust.  I routinely handle estate planning for clients from different walks and stages of life, and over the years have concluded the answer is this: if you experience (or are about to experience) a significant life change, you should create or consider revising your estate plan. For example, getting married, the birth or adoption of a child, and the passing of a relative are all life events that impact your estate.  Marriage is the perfect time to review or create an estate plan. If it is the first marriage for both spouses, it is ...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
The focus of our tax practice is representing taxpayers before the IRS.  An Offer-in-Compromise allows a taxpayer to settle their tax debt for less than the full amount. Although this is one of the most common options for tax resolution it is not always the best route for everyone and there are still a lot of misconceptions regarding Offers. I deal with clients everyday looking to resolve their tax debts through the IRS Offer-in-Compromise program, and below are a few of the most popular urban legends I hear: The IRS never accepts offers There is no way to change the amount of your Offer There is a special “Fresh-Start” program that helps you settle IRS debts The IRS doesn’t care about the current year If you transfer away everything before you submit your Offer it wont be considered as...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I am a tax attorney who routinely represents taxpayers before the IRS in Connecticut in civil and criminal tax matters.  We routinely handle innocent spouse claims for a spouse (or former spouse) who believes that he or she should not be responsible for a joint tax liability.  Over the years I have heard many so called tax pros provide “advice” to spouses, if you want to call it that, and I thought it might be helpful to clear up the worst of these urban legends.  These include: Just amend the joint tax return to ‘married-filing-separate’ and the liability goes away; If your spouse is responsible for any tax debts in your divorce agreement you are free and clear; and File for innocent spouse relief before the IRS shows up. Now, none of these are true.  You can elect after filing separat...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
I am a tax attorney who spends the vast majority of my time representing taxpayers before the IRS in Connecticut in civil and criminal tax matters.  I have heard those stupid satellite radio ads too. Some deep male voice comes on the radio and asks you if you are sick and tired of being harassed by the IRS over those past tax debts?  Well what you need to do is hire the thieves from national ‘we’re going to screw you” tax resolution firm because they know the ins and outs of the ’IRS Fresh Start’ program.  A program that wasn’t actually program.  And oh yeah, it ended in 2012!This annoys me to no end, because the national companies are effectively conning people in tax trouble and desperate for help to hire them for a ridiculous amount of money with promises they have no idea if they ca...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
Joining me on this week's Tax Rep Network Podcast is Seth Fineberg from AccountingWEB.com to discuss the upcoming live summit in San Diego May 9th to the 12th, and the panels I have, including Criminal Tax with IRS-CI Deputy Chief James Robnett and Dawn W. Brolin, CPA, CFE, and one covering Resolving tax Debts with SB/SE Commissioner Darren John Guillot.  Haven't grabbed your seat yet? Hurry up before they are gone! https://www.accountingweblivesummit.com/Use Code TRN25 and save 25% off the cost of the Summit!
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
On this week’s podcast episode Eric is joined by Gwen Moore and Ajay Gupta to walk through how a criminal tax works, from referral to sentencing.Check out the podcast on ITunes, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or on our Podcast Page Here!Want to contact Gwen?  She can be found here trying to save taxpayers.   https://www.mooretaxlawgroup.com/attorney/moore-guinevere-m/Ajay Gupta can be contacted here:  https://www.mooretaxlawgroup.com/attorney/ajay-gupta/ Interested in joining Tax Rep Network and building an unbelievable Tax Rep practice? Come check out Tax Rep here!Want to check out a special offer from bench on outsourced bookkeeping and forensic reconstruction?  https://bench.co/taxrep Use CallENQ to get through to the IRS in under 3 minutes!  Special Offer is here: https://...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
The headaches with the IRS continue: massive backlog of mail and returns that have not been processed, hold times on the phones that are measured in hours not minutes, and a grinding enforcement machine that continues unabated.  Guest Host Gwen Moore joins Eric on this special episode to discuss her recent Forbes Column, the ongoing issues at the IRS, why Congress is actually the bad actor, and what they think of the Congressional announcement made today regarding the call for the IRS to hold off on enforcement.Check out the podcast on ITunes, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or on our Podcast Page Here! Want to contact Gwen?  She can be found here trying to save taxpayers.   https://www.mooretaxlawgroup.com/attorney/moore-guinevere-m/Interested in joining Tax Rep Network and bu...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
Joining Eric on this week’s podcast is Andrew Lassise from the Tech4Accountants podcast, where they discuss how to actually make money by leveraging technology, streamlining your operation and scaling your enterprise so it’s no longer a ‘practice’ but a ‘business’ that you work on instead of in.Catch this and all the podcast episodes on ITunes, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or on the Podcast Page. Want to connect with Andrew?  Check out https://tech4accountants.net  Interested in joining Tax Rep Network and building an unbelievable Tax Rep practice? Come check out Tax Rep here!Want to check out a special offer from bench on outsourced bookkeeping and forensic reconstruction?  https://bench.co/taxrep Use CallENQ to get through to the IRS in under 3 minutes!  Special Offer is ...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
Green & Sklarz LLC, a boutique law firm representing businesses and individuals with complex financial matters, including bankruptcy, tax and commercial litigation, is looking for a controller to oversee the firm accounting and financial needs as well as aid the partners of the firm with general office administration.  Candidates should have a CPA and extensive experience in financial accounting and tax.  The position will involve handling the day-to-day financial transactions of the firm, keeping the books and records, and working with our outside CPA firm.  A key responsibility will be ensuring that our client trust accounts are properly reconciled and maintained.In addition, to your controller duties, you will have the opportunity to assist the firm’s lawyers with estate planning, li...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
Taxes are at the heart of our economic engine.  Though we have a “voluntary tax system”, it’s not THAT voluntary!  The IRS makes a point of pursuing taxpayers who fail to uphold their end of the bargain, and is currently pursuing the more than 10 million non-filers, many of whom are high-income earning. Ready to make more money and take your practice to the next level? This special workshop with Tax Attorney Eric Green (Tax Rep Network) and Forensic Accountant Dawn Brolin, CPA, CFE (Designated Motivator) will walk you through how to handle non-filers, help them pull together the many missing pieces, and how to get them back on the straight-and-narrow!  Dawn and Eric will also cover where clients come from, how to charge for your services, and will share sample forms, checklists and let...
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
Hey Guys, I am doing some market research regarding the misinformation that exists around tax liens.  The survey takes around 3-4 minutes, and if you and your clients will do this I will give them my mini guide on tax liens ABSOLUTELY FREE.Click here to take the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JSLX7YF  At the end click the link to download the mini-guide to tax liens.Thank you, and happy holidays! Eric  
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By Eric L. Green, Your IRS Tax Litigator
(Tax Rep LLC)
I am thrilled the newest guide in our Tax Rep library, The Insider's Guide to IRS Offers, is now available for pre-sale (e-book release date is 12/1, printed books expected to ship 12/15)!Want to really understand IRS Offers-in-Compromise?  Have you ever worked through them and wish someone could answer all your questions?  Well here it is, the perfect guide to do just that!  In this guide I pulled the top 100 questions from my popular workshops and answered them all.You may already be doing Offers-in-Compromise or just starting on your first case.  This guide will walk you through the Offer-in-Compromise program, give you a step-by-step workflow approach to Offers, answer the top 100 questions posed on Offers-in-Compromise to eric, and provides you with 75 pages of exhibits, checklists...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.   Seven of our lawyers were recognized as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars this year.  Kellianne Baranowsky- Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2021Eric Green- Super Lawyer, Tax, 2021Lawrence Grossman- Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2021Joanna Kornafel – Rising Star 2021James McClure- Rising Star 2021Kenneth Rosenthal- Super Lawyer, Business Litigation, 2021Jeffrey Sklarz- Super La...
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
Attorney Jeffrey M. Sklarz, a founding partner with the law Green & Sklarz LLC, has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and named New Haven, Connecticut “Lawyer of the Year” 2022 in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law.   "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.Contact Jeff at jsklarz@gs-lawfirm.com 
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By Green & Sklarz LLC, Connecticut's Firm for Business Law
(Green & Sklarz LLC)
Green & Sklarz LLC has been named to the latest edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings.The Firm was recognized for its work in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law in New Haven.Firms included in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.   
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