Annual Conference – May 18-20, 2021

Event Description:

The 51st Annual Tax Collectors Conference will be held virtually, May 18, 19, & 20, 2021

Opening Remarks on Tuesday, May 18th at 9 am with CTx President Teresa Babon & Guest Speaker Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz

Event Date:

May 18, May 19 & May 20th - All Courses Approved for CCMC Recertification Credit

Event Time:

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Bankruptcy with Adam Cohen & Chapter 13 Trustee Roberta Napolitano – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Title Searches with Adam & Joseph Sanfilippo – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
CCMC ReCert with John Rainaldi, CCMC – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Wednesday, May 19, 2021
DMV with Gayle Murphy – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Probate with Matthew Greene – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Jeopardy with Patricia Monahan, CCMC – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Thursday, May 20, 2021
Freedom of Information Act with Mark Sommaruga – 10:00am to 12:00pm
Legislative with William Donlin, CCMC & David Kluczwski, CCMC – 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Personal Property with Mary Gardner, CCMAII, Assessor, Groton & Joshua A. Gaston, CCMA II, Assistant Assessor, Windsor – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

About the Presenters

ATTORNEY JOSEPH C. SANFILIPPO is manager and counsel of Legal Title Services, LLC, a title search company serving Connecticut. He is also sole proprietor of the Law Office of Joseph C. Sanfilippo. He has more than 35 years experience in the area of Real Estate related matters involving residential and commercial titles, the Real Estate closing process and issues regarding foreclosure, bankruptcy, probate, and common interest communities. Attorney Sanfilippo is well versed in the Connecticut General Statutes and Standards Title and other related Public Acts regarding Real Estate. He also provides expert testimony and counsel in connection with complex title issues and disputes. Attorney Sanfilippo earned his B.A. degree from Hartwick College and his J.D. degree from the University of Bridgeport School of Law, now known as Quinnipiac College School of Law. He is admitted to the Connecticut Bar, U.S. District Court and he is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association. Attorney Sanfilippo has instructed title examination courses, presented public and private seminars and regularly provides training in all title related matters.

ADAM J. COHEN practices in the area of complex commercial litigation and has considerable experience representing municipal and private communities throughout Connecticut.  He serves as general counsel for the Connecticut Tax Collectors’ Association and has collected tens of millions dollars in unpaid taxes and assessments for more than half of all of the towns in Connecticut, as well as numerous districts, boroughs, and water/sewer authorities. As chair of the firm’s Municipal Law and Community Associations section, Adam organizes neighborhood districts, drafts ordinances and bylaws, and modernizes and enforces organic documents for municipal governments and residential and commercial associations across the state.

MARK J. SOMMARUGA has spent 28 years proudly representing the interests of public agencies, schools (whether traditional/public, magnet, charter or private), and employers in Connecticut. Among other things, Mark has extensive experience in counseling and representing public and private sector clients in labor, employment, education, and municipal law issues, including Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) matters. Mark is the author of Understanding Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (Fifth Edition, 2018); his book is published by Pullman & Comley and jointly distributed with the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (“CABE”) and provides guidance to public agencies and their members (not to mention members of the public) seeking to navigate the maze of edicts and exceptions associated with the FOIA. Mark prides himself on being a self-described FOIA nerd.  While Mark has ample experience litigating cases before courts at all levels, and administrative agencies of all kind, including several cases of first impression, Mark takes the most satisfaction in advising clients with practical solutions to address their day to day needs.

Event Location:

Event Location:Zoom Meeting

Event Price:

$5 - $60

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