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I'm a partner in the Southport, Connecticut and Bronxville, New York law firm of Begos Horgan & Brown LLP. Since 2008, I have spent much of my time defending consumers and businesses in foreclosure cases in Connecticut and New York. I have had three foreclosure actions dismissed and prevented a lender from riding the municipality's coattails in a tax foreclosure. These decisions were featured in both the legal and consumer press including the Connecticut Law Tribune, the Fairfield County Business Journal and the Commercial Record.  I successfully represented a client in an appeal to the Connecticut Supreme Court involving standing to foreclose.


I have been a litigator for 20 years.  Since joining the firm in 2002, I have spent the bulk of my time defending foreclosures; prosecuting appeals; representing constituent companies of Unum Group in litigations regarding benefits under disability insurance policies; arbitrating investor disputes with stock brokers; and representing businesses and individuals in a variety of other financial, property and contract disputes.


Practice areas


  1. Foreclosure: 60%
    13 years
  2. Appeals: 40%
    23 years



Hourly ($300-500/hour), contingent (25-33%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. I share office space with him and have referred all my litigation to him. I know him to be very well prepared, tenacious when appropriate but courteous and professional at all times.


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    I endorse this lawyer's work. We have litigated several times. I have found him to be well prepared and an effective advocate for his client. He is courteous as an adversary and professional.


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Contact info

Begos Horgan & Brown LLP

2425 Post Road
Suite 205
Southport, CT, 06890


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 199303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best General Practice Law FirmCommercial Record2008
Dozen Who Made a DifferenceConnecticut Law Tribune2008
40 Under 40 Award for Professional Commitment and Success in LawFairfield County Business Journal2006
Go To CounselCorporate Counsel Magazine2006
American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in ContractsLawyers Cooperative Publishing Company1990
American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in PropertyLawyers Cooperative Publishing Company1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBegos Horgan & Brown LLP2003 - Present
AttorneyChristopher G. Brown, Esq.2000 - 2003
Attorney AuditorAllegient Systems, Inc.1998 - 2000
AssociateFord Marrin Esposito Witmeyer & Gleser LLP1992 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember, Litigation Section2003 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Commercial & Federal Litigation Section1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Torts, Insurance & Compensation Section1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember, Trial Lawyers Section1993 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember, Litigation Section1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Town of Madison v. MillerPortion of Foreclosure Judgment Vacated
Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. as Nominee for Finance America, LLC v. MillerAction to foreclose Mrs. Miller's home dismissed.
Martin Herbstman, M.D. v. Robert D. Russo, M.D. & Associates Radiology, P.C. and Robert D. Russo, M.D. and Associates, P.C.Arbitrator ruled for Dr. Herbstman
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Mortgage Professional MagazineWhat Trends Will Shape the Mortgage Market in the Coming Months?2011
Hartford Business JournalFederal Agency Expands Protected Groups in Hiring2011
Connecticut Law TribuneForeclosures Continue Full Steam Ahead2010
Hartford Business JournalQ&A: Employment Handbook Helpful on Many Levels2010
Connecticut Law TribuneNo Freeze on Foreclosures in State Court2010
Connecticut Law TribuneEmployers Must Address Hostile Workplace Issues2010
Connecticut Law TribuneA Lifeline for those Drowning in Debt2009
Law 360Basics of the Credit Card Reform Bill2009
Hartford Business JournalQ&A: Fending Off Foreclosures2009
Mortgage PressIs the Governor's Mandatory Pre-Foreclosure Mediation Program a Good Idea?2009
Connecticut Law TribuneStanding Strong for Distressed Homeowners2008
Servicing ManagementNew Rules Toughen Servicers' Foreclosure Procedures2008
The Home Equity Theft Reporter Cases & ArticlesLack of Standing Apparently Not a Concern to Some Foreclosing Lenders2008
Connecticut PostIRS Speeds Up Help to Homeowners2008
Connecticut Law TribuneShaky Standing2008
Commercial RecordForeclosure Foiled in Court2008
Mortgage PressFor Mortgage Lenders a Foreclosure Hurricane is Coming2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St John's University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor, cum laude1992
University of PennsylvaniaEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Teleconference and WebcastSelected Issues in Foreclosure Defense2011
Foreclosure Law: Winning TacticsForeclosure Defense2011
Teleconference and WebcastCurrent Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures2010
National Solo and Small Firm ConferenceSelected Issues in Foreclosure Defense2010
ABA General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionCurrent Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures2009
Protecting Your Financial FutureSubprime Mortgage Crisis2008