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Michael is also a member of the firm's Municipal Law Practice Area. He has extensive experience in litigating property valuation appeals, land use cases and administrative appeals. He also provides advice and counsel to his clients on a wide range of municipal matters including land use, statutory interpretation, drafting and review of ordinances, Freedom of Information issues, the procurement process and elections.
Michael is a member of the Connecticut Association of Municipal Attorneys and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities. He is a former member of the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of Hartford from 1986 to 2003, including the last eight years as the Deputy Corporation Counsel.
He is a member of the Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Glastonbury, and a member of the town's Recreation Commission. He is also a member of the Irish American Home Society, where he is a past vice president and former member of the board of directors.
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H & S Attorneys Present to CT Association of Assessing Officials
Michael Collins, Duncan Forsyth, Michael Leone, James Perito and Richard Roberts all were presenters for the Connecticut Association of Assessing Officials (CAAO) at the group's annual Assessors' School, held on the main campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs.
The team of Halloran & Sage attorneys spoke on several topics related to property assessment for the 100 attendees of the seminar. Those topics included: recent case developments, assessment of partially constructed improvements, a Freedom of Information Act update and the property tax considerations applicable to low and moderate income housing and nursing homes.
CAAO is comprised of over 400 regular and subscribing members. Regular membership is open to all State of Connecticut public officials who are engaged in the administration of property assessments, including assessors, employees of assessors' offices and board of assessment appeals members. Subscribing membership is open to individuals or companies interested in property assessment or a related field. The mission of CAAO is to improve the standards of assessment practices within the State of Connecticut.
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