Carmine Perri will protect your rights. He will defend you against nursing facilities that commence collection actions. He will represent you in will contests, conservatorships, and other contested probate matters. He will hold accountable those who are responsible for financial exploitation and elder abuse. And, because he knows how Medicaid works, he knows what it takes to win a Medicaid case for you. His goal, put simply, is to protect your rights.
Carmine represents individuals from all over the country as well as internationally.
Take a look at just some of Carmine's court wins, and the ways in which he can help you:
Nursing Facility Collection
- After an evidentiary hearing, Carmine successfully defended a Responsible Party against a nursing facility that was seeking to attach $180,000 of her assets in connection with an outstanding nursing facility debt of her mother's. After denial of a Medicaid application made by the facility on the resident's behalf, the facility sought to impose liability upon our client, the Responsible Party, but the court denied the facility's application for attachment.
- Before the Connecticut Supreme Court, Carmine successfully defended a client against a proposed collection tactic by a nursing facility (Wilton Meadows Limited Partnership vs. Sally Coratolo). The client’s husband was a resident of the facility and was unable to pay for the first months of his stay. About 6 months after his death, the facility sued Sally Coratolo, claiming that she was liable for her husband’s debt. Carmine argued before the Supreme Court on Sally’s behalf and won. This case is an important one because it shows that nursing facilities are looking for alternative grounds for recovery beyond the admission agreement and it underscores the Court’s intention to prevent the admission agreement from requiring third party guarantors of payment.
- After a two day Will contest in Probate Court, he challenged an amendment to a Last Will and Testament which resulted in the invalidation of the codicil. The court held that the decedent lacked the testamentary capacity to execute the codicil.
- In 2016, after a trial in Superior Court, Carmine successfully defended three siblings who were sued by a fourth sibling, claiming that their mother's wishes to assign property to the three siblings were made under duress and undue influence.
- In 2016, by way of Summary Judgment in the Superior Court, Carmine successfully defended a Connecticut resident who was sued by two family members for actions that he took prior to and during his appointment as executor of his mother's estate. The court accepted Carmine’s argument which saved his client from having to go to trial.
- After a three day trial in Superior Court, Carmine successfully defended an estate from a collateral attack initiated by disgruntled family members seeking to impose a constructive trust on the estate's primary asset, a piece of real estate in Fairfield, CT.
- Carmine represented an elderly client who claimed she was financially exploited by prior powers of attorney. The Superior Court issued a favorable decision which resulted in a settlement that resolved the litigation between the client and the defendants.
- A family was hit with a large Medicaid penalty period due to some gifts that were made along with an outstanding nursing facility bill for $180,000. Carmine fought and won having the penalty period removed and the nursing home bill reduced to nearly nothing.
Other impressive things
- 5 consecutive years, selected as a New England elder law “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers Magazine, a designation recognizing the top up-and-coming attorneys in New England who are 40 years old or younger.
- JD, Quinnipiac University School of Law, 2005
- BS, Philosophy, Sacred Heart University, 2002
- Fairfield County “40 under 40” competition recipient for his legal accomplishments
- Recently helped draft the updated Court Appointed Attorneys in Court of Probate Manual
- Expanded his representation to include individuals from across the U.S. including Nevada, Colorado, California - and overseas, including Australia.
Speaker & Author
Carmine is frequently sought out by other legal professionals. His in-depth knowledge has been illustrated in articles and presentations for the CT Bar Journal, the CT Bar Association, the CT Chapter of NAELA and the CT Trial Lawyers Association. Featured topics have included:
- contested conservatorships
- nursing facility resident rights
- responsible party liability
- limitation of spousal liability in nursing facilities
- how elder law attorneys should deal with nursing facilities
Carmine loves research, writing and oral argument. He also appreciates the opportunity to represent clients in matters that affect their lives. When he’s not in the office or fighting in court for our clients, Carmine enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, and playing tennis and biking.
Connecticut Bar Journal
Member Since: 2014
Board of Editors
Probate Court Rules Advisory Committee Member, Sub-Committee II
Member Since: 2012
CT Chapter of NAELA
Member Since: 2012
CT Chapter of NAELA, Publications Co-Chair, Chair of Litigation Committee, Public Policy Committee, Nominating Committee
Member Since: 2012
Connecticut Bar Association
Elder Law Section: Member Since 2010
Estates & Probate Section: Member Since 2014
CT Trial Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2013
CBA Estates & Probate Integrity of the Practice Committee
Member Since: 2014
NAELA Consumer Protection Committee
Member Since: 2015