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Paul is a principal of Czepiga Daly Pope.  In addition to being a lawyer, Paul is also a certified public accountant, has an MBA degree in business from Northwestern University, and has received the designation of Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation as a result of his experience, education, and testing by the Foundation (recognized by the American Bar Association but not by Rules Committee of the Connecticut Superior Court). Paul’s estate and elder law planning consists of representing a range of clients, from high net worth individuals and families who require sophisticated techniques to accomplish their objectives of reducing estate taxes and preserving wealth for future generations, to older couples of modest means whose goal is to protect their assets from having to be spent for nursing home care. Paul’s general corporate practice consists of assisting his clients in the negotiations for and the purchase or sale of a business, general contract review, commercial financing closings, and entity selection and formation.

Paul has published several articles and has spoken on Elder Law, Estate Planning, Medicaid Planning, and business issues most recently before the Connecticut Society for Certified Public Accountants; the Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council. The Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys; and The Association of Geriatric Case Managers (2007); The American College of Health Care Administrator; and The New Britain Foundation for Public Giving. In addition, Paul has spoken before the International Association of Financial Planners’ Connecticut Chapter and The Association of Long Term Care Financial Managers
Paul is a member of the following professional organizations:  The National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA); Past President and Board Member of the Connecticut Chapter of  NAELA;  Member of the Connecticut Bar Association Sections on Elder Law, Probate and Trusts, Corporations, and Taxation; Member Real Property, Probate and Trusts section of the American Bar Association; Corporator of Connecticut Community Care, Inc.; Member Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants and past Chairperson of its Personal Financial Planning Committee; and Member and past Director Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council.

Paul is also active in civic and charitable affairs. He is a Director of the Central Connecticut Visiting Nurse Association, Inc., on the Advisory Council of the Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, Inc., past President of the Berlin YMCA and Past President of the New Britain Lions Club.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 30%
  2. Elder Law: 30%
  3. Probate: 20%
  4. Corporate: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



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15 Massirio Dr
Berlin, CT, 06037


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Admitted to PracticeUnited Stated Federal Court of Appeals2011
Admitted to PracticedUnited States Tax Court2002
Admitted to PracticeUnited States District Court, Connecticut1988
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Academy of Elder Law AttorneysN/A
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hartford HealthCare, Central RegionBoard Member2015 - Present
Connecticut Community Care, Inc.Corporator2009 - Present
Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2007 - Present
Visiting Nurse's Association of HartfordBoard Member2007 - Present
Polish American Foundation of Connecticut, Inc.Advisory Committee2000 - Present
Personal Financial Planning Committee of the CSCPACommittee Member1995 - Present
Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning CouncilMember1994 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember1992 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Taxation SectionMember1990 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember of the Executive Committee1990 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Estate Planning SectionMember1990 - Present
Connecticut Society of Certified Public AccountantsMember1985 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Past President2009 - 2010
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)President2008 - 2009
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)President-Elect2007 - 2008
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Connecticut chapter)Vice President2006 - 2007
Estate and Gift Tax Commitee of the CSCPACommitee Member1995 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lopes v. Starkowski No. 3:10-cv-3072010, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81829 (D. Conn. August 11, 2010).Motion for Summary Judgment granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
CT NAELA Practice Update, Volume 2, Issue 1Practitioner's Musings2011
Berlin CitizenBut I May Need It Someday2003
Berlin CitizenFunding A Living Trust2002
Berlin CitizenAll You Need To Know About Living Trusts2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Northwestern UniversityBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters1979
Syracuse UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trusts and Estate PlanningTrusts and Estate Planning2011
Medicaid WorkshopMedicaid Grants in Connecticut2011
Federal Estate Tax ForumAvoiding Estate Planning Mistakes2011
NAELA presentsSpecial Needs Planning in the Family Law Setting2010
Luncheon SeminarPowers of Attorney2010
Luncheon SeminarLiving Trusts2010
CSCPA's Tax 360 ConferenceEldercare2010
Legal Aspects of Clients Staying at HomeFederal and State programs that provide home care, the new DSS Money Follows the Person program, Veterans Benefits for Home Care and many more2009
CBA ConferenceMedicaid Advocacy: The Contested Case From Application to Appeal2009
Personal Financial Planning Conference for the CSCPAProtecting Assets for the Disabled or Elderly2008
CBA ConferenceAdministrative Appeals2008
CSCPA ConferenceState Tax Forum General Session2007
CSCPA Conference2007 State Tax Forum2007
Connecticut Chapter of the Case Management Society of America ConferenceAnnual Conference2007
ACHCA ConferenceNursing Home Collections and Medicaid2007
Financial planning and investment conferenceEstate and Income Tax Update2006