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Robert A Scalise Jr.

Estate planning Attorney at New Britain, CT

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Bob Scalise

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1989
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    From a simple Will to a complex estate plan that includes trusts, tax planning and asset protection planning, every client needs an estate plan. We are ready to serve your needs whether they be basic or complex and we are here for you as your needs

    35 years, 6,000 cases

  2. Elder law
    Elder Law is a broad practice area. Seniors have unique needs. They need a firm where their estate plan can evolve to serve them as they age. Areas include: Social Security, Health Care documents, Medicare, Medicaid (Title 19), Long Term Care.

    35 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Medicaid and medicare
    We assist families receive benefits for the cost of long-term care. That includes both home care and nursing home care. We also enlist current asset protection techniques to protect family assets from the exorbitant cost of long term care.

  4. Probate
    We have a great deal of experience in Probate matters: Estates, Conservatorships, Guardians, Disability and Will contests can all be handled by our team.

    35 years, 4,500 cases

  5. Real estate
    Whether is be the purchase of your first home or a shopping plaza, we have the experience to assist you in this important transaction. As a former Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals, we can also assist in land use panning.

    35 years, 7,500 cases


I have been practicing law in Connecticut since 1989.  I enjoy working with individuals, couples and families to solve their problems and give them peace of mind.

In both the fields of Estate Planning and Elder Law, it takes a certain amount of both legal amd life experiences to recognize unique issues and create and implement creative and effective solutions.  No two client's situations are exactly the same. It is important that I listen to your concerns, your unique set of facts and circumstances and come up with a solution with which you are comfortable.  We do not do "cookie cutter" estate plans at Ericson, Scalise & Mangan.  We tailor each estate plan to your needs and desires.  In Elder Law and Medicaid\Title XIX planning we must put together a plan to care for the senior family member as well as protect as many assets as possible for the family. 


AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2019,2013
Client's Choice
2019 2013

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Ericson, Scalise & Mangan PC
35 Pearl Street, Suite 301
New Britain, CT, 06051-2645
Law Offices Of Ericson, Scalise & Mangan, PC
111 Simsbury Rd. #201
Avon, CT, 06001
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  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by Marilyn | May 1, 2013
Your Search is Over for a Great Estate Planning Lawyer!
My husband and I met Attorney Scalise during the probate of my uncle's estate. We were so impressed with his integrity and knowledge that we hired him for our own estate planning. We saw additional evidence of his perceptive understanding of family dynamics and his ability to explain complex ideas in a simple way. I would hire him again "in a heartbeat!"
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Posted by Elaine | December 30, 2013
Attorney Robert A. Scalise, Jr an excellent and dedicated lawyer.
Attorney Robert A Scalise, Jr. has arranged estate planning for seven members of our family including us. He has been very thorough, conscientious and precise in advising and representing us in matters of the law for the past fifteen years. We would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a remarkable lawyer.
Posted by Peter | March 19, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience Ever!!!
Robert and his team -Laura Ghetto and Stacie Fabian , were more than jus a legal team ! They went above and beyond by coming to my moms room to finalize documents to being available at any time to answer questions or calm fears during a very trying time. They were friendly objective and kind. There aren’t many professionals left that actually treat their clients as friendly as they have . With warmest regards and thanks the Family of Aphrodite Demiris god bless you all!!!!
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Posted by Karin | January 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and personable
Mr. Scalise has been my lawyer for over twenty years. I have valued his advice. He is great at communicating when I need help. I have recommended his services to several people.
Posted by Doris Penndorf | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I needed an attorney with elder law and estate planning to prepare multiple documents for a Trust, POA, will, etc. He fully explained all pros/cons with each segment, adjusted all documents as needed, made all necessary contacts with other involved people. He kept in constant contact and willingly made home visits to me as I am housebound. His caring and respect for me to meet my needs has been boundless and greatly appreciated as I face my future and declining health.
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Posted by Brett | April 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Bob Scalise review
Atty. Scalise is a very thorough attorney. He did an excellent job in explaining all of the variables to our situation. He also was patient with our many questions and showed terrific forethought throughout the process. We realize that this is a process over the years and look forward to working with Atty. Scalise for decades to come.
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Posted by David | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Robert Scalise = Excellence
Robert has served our family for the past 20 years. He has advise us on the new State laws which effect our estate plans and always is there to answer questions.
Posted by Halina | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
Attorney Scalise prepared my Living Will, Will, Power of Attorney and Trust. Ge also filed for Title 19 for my mother who had a massive stroke and had to enter a nursing home for long term care. He and his staff were fabulous. They were compassionate and caring. Title 19 was granted within 6 weeks of application.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This is the lawyer you've been wishing for!
Robert Scalise has been my lawyer since 2012, and I have not regretted it for one second! Attorney Scalise is so knowledgeable, thorough, understanding, and articulate that any legal issues or concerns are readily solved. He has great people skills, and I appreciate how comfortable I feel talking to him. He's the best!
Posted by Mark | May 2, 2013
First Vice-President Investments
Working with Robert is more then working with a good's working with a good friend. Thoughtful, comprehensive and truly "client-first", Robert assistes in structuring trusts & estates in a way that give our clients the comfort in knowing their financial and legal objectives will be met. Very happy with the level of service and expertise Robert brings to the table.
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Posted by David | April 18, 2013
Financial Advisor rates Attorney Scalise
Attorney Robert Scalise has helped a number of my clients with complex estate planning and elder law issues. As a financial advisor, I appreciate his prompt and competent handling of my clients' legal needs. Clents understood what was needed, and how their documents addressed their legal needs. Their documents were received, reviewed, and executed in a timely manner. There was also followup to be sure changes to accounts or deeds had been completed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2013
Title 19
Excellent in helping us to understand the details of the very difficult to understand State care programs for our Mother. Needing in home care 24/7, and not qualifying for aid, attorney Scalise helped us in finding a solution that now has most of her costs paid by the State.
Posted by Paul | April 13, 2013
I have used Robert and his firm for several real estate closings as well as assisted with a mutual clients estate settlement. Everything was handled professionally, in a timely fashion and at a fair fee. Robert, as well as his partner Stephen, were always available to answer any questions.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-435 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Ericson, Scalise & Mangan PC
  • 1989 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Ericson, Scalise & Mangan, PC
  • 1987 - 1989


  • Western New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Benjamin Yopp
  • Decree allowed for the house to be transferred to the sons


  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates & Probate Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Real Property Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Britain Youth Football & Cheer, Inc.
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2017
  • New Britain ZBA
  • Board Chair
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Community Foundation of Greater New Britain
  • Chair of Board
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Metropolitan District Commission
  • Board of Directors
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Mattabassett District WPC
  • Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Chair Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • American Jurisprudence Award in Estate Planning
  • Western New England School of Law
  • 1989
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Speaking Engagements

  • Hartford Collaborative Divorce Attorneys
  • CT Domestic Asset Protection Trust
  • 2020
  • New Britain Bar Association Lunch & Learn
  • Elder Law Updates
  • 2018
  • Wells Fargo Quarterly Economic Update
  • Medicaid Recent Developments
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Estate planning Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to provide my endorsement for Bob for estate planning and elder law. Bob has extensive knowledge and experience, and works hard to stay current on the frequent changes in the law to best serve his clients. I will continue to refer clients to Bob who will be well served by his expertise."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Atty. Scalise knows this area fully, and is able to explain its intricacies so that anyone can understand and make informed judgments."
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