Tough Negotiation. Timely Resolution.

Michael R. Kaufman

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Practice Areas

  • Civil litigation including representation of clients in commercial disputes, real property disputes and foreclosure defense and prosecution; landlord/tenant proceedings on behalf of landlord and tenant, in commercial and residential tenancy matters
  • Estate planning and probate administration, wills, trusts, healthcare agent and advance directive (living will) and powers of attorney
  • Real Estate; represented clients in the sale, purchase and financing of residential real estate
  • Commercial Real Estate; represented clients in the sale, purchase, leasing and financing of commercial real estate projects
  • Business Law

Professional Associations

  • Danbury Bar Association, Member (1992 - Present), President (2004-2005)
  • Connecticut and New York State Bar Associations, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Community Involvement

  • Union Savings Bank Foundation
    • Member, Board of Trustees (3/2017 – Present)
  • Union Savings Bank
    • Corporator (2013 – Present)
  • Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation
    • Director (2/2010 – 2015)
    • Secretary (2/2012 – 12/31/14)
  • Danbury Hospital Development Fund Associate Board (n/k/a Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation)
    • Founding Member and Director (1/2006 – 12/2011)
    • Chair (2/10 – 12/2011)
  • Danbury Visiting Nurse Association, Inc.
    • Vice President (12/2005 – 1/2011)
  • Ridgefield Parking Authority
    • Director (1999 – 2007)

Current Employment Position

  • Member

Past Employment Positions

  • New York City Law Department, Assistant Corporation Counsel, 1988 to 1991

Education

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Lafayette College
    • A.B. - 1985
    • Major: Government & Law

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1989
  • Connecticut, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1989
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1991
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996