Address: 433 South Main Street, Suite 319, west-hartford, CT, 06110
Law Firm: Shipman, Shaiken & Schwefel, LLC
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|Areas of Practice||Litigation, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Eminent Domain, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Civil Litigation|
|Description||C. Scott Schwefel practices in the area of litigation and represents clients in a wide range of matters including business, real estate, and employment-related disputes. He has been lead trial counsel representing litigants in state and federal courts in Connecticut and Massachusetts as well as representing clients in mediation and arbitration. Mr. Schwefel has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a broad range of corporate/business disputes, as well as in litigation involving claims of breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts and unfair competition claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, and real estate litigation. In the area of employment law, Mr. Schwefel counsels employers on developing and applying employment policies; negotiating and drafting employment, noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements; and advises employers on hiring, disciplining and terminating employees. Mr. Schwefel has significant experience in litigating and defending claims of harassment; retaliation and discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex and disability; wrongful discharge and breach of contract. He also advises employers regarding compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and other federal and state statutes governing employment. Mr. Schwefel has developed an extensive practice in property tax litigation, encompassing work in all counties in Connecticut and Massachusetts, and handles tax appeals and abatements for various types of retail, office and industrial properties. Mr. Schwefel serves as a judge for Yale University’s Mock Trial Association. Mr. Schwefel also volunteers at the Friendship Service Center of New Britain (CT). Speaking Engagements: Speaker: Red Flags in Appraisals What the Savvy Lawyer Can Spot in Appraisal Reports (American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law), National CLE Conference, May 2020 Speaker: Understanding Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act Places of Public Accommodation (American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law), National CLE Conference, May 2020 Speaker: ‘Ethical Considerations When Using Appraisers in Transactions and Litigation’ (American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law), National CLE Conference, May 2019 Speaker: ‘Hot Topics in Appraisals Utilized For Transactions and Litigation’ (American Bar Association, Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law), Spring Symposia, May 2018Publications:Author: ‘The Same-Actor Inference: A Look at Proud v. Stone and its Progeny’, Employment & Labor Relations Law (American Bar Association, Section of Litigation), Spring 2008 (Vol. 6, No. 3).|
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