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Carmine Perri

Partner
carmine@ctseniorlaw.com

Phone: (860) 236-7673

15 Massirio Drive
Berlin, Connecticut 06037

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.

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 in 2014, 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.

Will Contest

  • After a two day Will contest in Probate Court in 2014, 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.

Estate Litigation

  • In 2014, 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. 

Financial Exploitation

  • 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

  • 4 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

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. about topics including:

  • 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.

Education

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

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
Board Member

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