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Paul T. Czepiga, JD, CPA, MBA

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When Paul meets with you about estate planning, he focuses on four important things:

  1. How to ensure that your values and all you’ve worked for is preserved and passed to the next generation,
  2. How to protect your wealth from long-term care costs,
  3. How to reduce your state and federal taxes, and
  4. How to preserve money for future generations.

Understanding how difficult planning can be, Paul is sympathetic to the many personal decisions and variables you must contend with. With his genuine and down-to-earth manner, he will make you feel at ease as you embark upon the estate planning process.

Since 1984, Paul has developed customized estate planning strategies for Connecticut residents of all ages and income levels. His dual licenses as attorney and certified public accountant provide him with a strong business background to address the complexities of your succession and retirement, taxation, and asset protection planning.

  • For clients with high net worth, Paul has implemented the sophisticated and understandable techniques needed to reduce estate taxes and preserve wealth for future generations.
  • For older clients of modest means, Paul has drafted plans that have protected large amounts of money from having to be spent on nursing home care. He has also guided clients and their families through the process of applying for public benefits including Medicaid, Social Security Income, and Veteran’s benefits.

For the 8th year in a row, Paul has been selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of Connecticut’s top lawyers in elder law. It’s no surprise really, as Paul’s vast knowledge of taxation, estate planning legislation and Medicaid eligibility regulations helps him to create just the right estate plan for seniors and their families.

Paul’s passion for helping his clients has carried over into his personal life. He is active in his church community and volunteers for non-profit organizations. He is currently a Corporator of Connecticut Community Care, Inc.

Distinguish yourself from the crowd, is one of Paul mantras. Along with his stylish bow ties and sometimes funky hats…Paul encourages out-of-the-box thinking in the office that will result in an enhanced experience for you – right down to the refreshments we serve you. He’s always looking for ways to make you feel comfortable when you come to see us.

When he’s not flexing his brain muscles at work or dreaming up ways to make the firm even better for you, Paul enjoys running (he’s done the Hartford marathon), hanging out with his lovely wife Kim (who calls him “my bow tie guy”), keeping tabs on his 4 children who have flown the nest, and crushing grapes in his antique press for his home-made wine.

What He DoesOther Impressive Things
  • 8 consecutive years, selected top attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine (only 5% of CT attorneys receive this distinction)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • JD, Syracuse Law School, 1984
    summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Justinian Law Society
  • MBA, Northwestern University, 1979,
    magna cum laude
  • BS, Syracuse University, 1974
    magna Cum laude
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • United States District Court, District of Connecticut
  • United States Tax Court

Sought-After Speaker

Because of his extensive knowledge of elder law, estate planning, business issues, legal trends and changes in legislation, Paul speaks regularly before professional organizations including

  • Connecticut Society for Certified Public Accountants
  • Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council
  • Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Association of Geriatric Case Managers
  • The American College of Health Care Administrators
  • New Britain Foundation for Public Giving
  • International Association of Financial Planners’ Connecticut Chapter
  • The Association of Long Term Care Financial Managers

He also teaches adult education courses on estate and Medicaid planning in many towns throughout Connecticut, and conducts workshops at nursing homes, senior centers, civic and charitable groups and employer groups regarding estate planning, long term care issues and asset protection.

Professional and Civic Affiliations
  • The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
  • The Connecticut Bar Association Sections on Elder Law, Estates and Probate, Corporations, and Taxation
  • The Hartford Estate and Business Planning Council
  • The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants where he is currently Chairmen of its Estates, Trusts and Gift Tax Committee and a member of the CSCPA’s Advisory Board.
  • Corporator of Connecticut Community Care, Inc.
Client Reviews
“I cannot find the words to thank all of you properly for your hard work and perseverance. It is a great relief to have gotten a just and proper ruling from the court. All of you have shown great professionalism and concern for the issues I brought before you.” J.G., Greensboro, GA
“All dealings have been excellent. Very professional organization. Great explanations of our options related to preparing a will. Clear, concise, great guidance and not trying to "sell us" on something we do not need. Administrative folks were super. All of our related paperwork was clearly tagged with what we needed to provide/sign/read /etc. Made things easy. Nice work.” L.G., Berlin, CT
“We loved working with your firm and really trust the advice. You have a well-deserved reputation and it was nice to check off a number of things that had been on our To-Do list. Although it's hard to make the time to take care of some of these matters, it is a great relief when you do so. I would definitely recommend your firm to anyone in need of the services that you provide.” L.M., Simsbury, CT
Everyone at the firm were consummate professionals. We felt completely comfortable with their guidance and were impressed by their compassion and commitment to us. R.H., Canton, CT
The attorney who served us was kind, thorough, and very responsive. He pointed out some issues in my mother's documents that could have been problematic down the road. After my mother passed, everything was as seamless as possible - a true gift at a time when life and death decisions were being made and emotions were overwhelming. J.B., Cromwell, CT
Great service, was on top of everything. I'm glad they were there to help us though a tough time. J.M., Farmington, CT
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