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Charles F Basil

Estate planning Attorney at West Hartford, CT

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Attorney Charles F. Basil has over twenty-five years of experience in handling real estate and litigation matters in the areas of Business Law,  Transactions, Construction Law, and Housing Law.  Attorney Basil has handled numerous complex cases, including class action defense, fraud and deceptive trade practices, shareholder disputes, and multiple party / multiple claim matters.

For sixteen years, Attorney Basil was the senior litigator for one of the highest volume law firms in Connecticut and was its Managing Litigation Attorney. He practices before the US District Court (District of Connecticut), US Bankruptcy Court, and all divisions of the state courts of Connecticut.

At the Law Offices of Charles F. Basil, we offer the power of large firm experience with the personal touch of a boutique law firm to meet your business, litigation and real estate needs. Our motto—“Powerful, Personal and Diligent”—describes our effort to bring the best results for our clients throughout Connecticut.

We are focused on client needs and make every effort to ensure that our clients have complete information about the developments of their cases. We pride ourselves on communicating clearly, concisely and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds and all levels of authority.  We seek to ensure that every client feels welcome and appreciated. Our goal is to make sure that every client is so pleased by the results we get for them that they would refer their friends and family to us if they have any matters with which we can assist them.

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Law Office of Charles Basil
PO Box 544
West Hartford, CT, 06137

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Posted by Dan | April 3, 2012
Tremendous
My wife was torturing me to get our estate planning started, and I was hesitant - more due to the icky nature of the topic than anything else. I was referred to Charles by a financial planner, and I couldn't be happier. Attorney Basil is extremely knowledgeable, especially when it comes to Connecticut matters. He understood the delicate nature of this topic, and handled it professionally and well. He is affordable and does great work. I have no problem recommending him for financial and estate planning.
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Posted by Cynthia | February 2, 2012
Outstanding Attorney at Law, highly skilled. very reliable.
Attorney Basil is a great lawyer. He has a way of explaining the law to clients which makes working with him a pleasure. He is well-respected in the law community and is a person of integrity. Pursuit of justice is important to him and he uses the law to improve people's lives. He has keen negotiating skills and he stands out among other lawyers as a person one would want to put their faith in and rely on in times of need. Attorney Basil is wise, competent and skilled. If you ask me, I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by M | February 2, 2012
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Attorney Basil was instrumental in making the start of my business a success. He is articulate, knowledgeable and has a keen ability to understand project scope. He is a brilliant communicator with an excellent business acumen and work ethic. I would recommend Attorney Basil to be a partner in any collaboration.
Posted by Robert | February 8, 2011
Clever and perceptive
Mr. Basil was very thorough, and had a great courtroom presence. He was very knowledgeable about my area of law and was very familiar to the court staff and judges, who appeared to respect him. He did a great job.R

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Basil Legal Services
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Charles F. Basil
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Gordon Muir and Foley
  • 1985 - 1987

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Connecticut
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act Defense
  • Summary Judgment for Attorney
  • Enforcement of Covenant Not to Compete
  • Judgment for Company
  • International Child Custody Dispute
  • Judgment for father
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Associations

  • American Association of Dental Legal Consultants
  • Member; Special Advisory Board-Dental Business Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member, Technology Section
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association of Dental Consultants
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • CT Bar Association
  • Member, Estate Planning Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • CT Bar Association
  • Member, Business Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • New Britain General Hospital/Hospital of Central Connecticut
  • Corporator
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Polish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Attorney Fact Finder
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • 2010
  • Attorney Trial Referee
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • 2010
  • Governor's Sub-Prime Lending Task Force
  • State of Connecticut
  • 2007
  • Civil E-Filing Pilot Program Member
  • Connecticut Judicial Branch
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Connecticut Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Inductee
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2003
  • Award for EcellenceSecured Transactions
  •  American Jurisprudence Award for Secured Transactions
  • 1985
  • Award for Excellence in Commercial Paper
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1985
  • Award for Excellence in Trusts
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1984
  • Award for Excellence in Wills
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1984
  • Award for Excellence in Contacs
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 1983
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Publications

  • Estate Planning Blog
  • Adam Yauch's "Beastie" Dilemma
  • 2012
  • Estate Planning magazine
  • Developments in Connecticut Probate Law
  • 2012
  • First Time Home Buyer Magazine
  • The Importance of Having a Will
  • 2006
  • First Time Home Buyers Magazine
  • The Home Improvement Act: After You Buy
  • 2006
  • USFN Journal
  • Interest Accruing on Tax Lien Is Foreclosing Plaintiff’s Responsibility After Title Vests Despite Debtor-Initiated Delays
  • 2005
  • USFN Journal
  • Agreement to Forebear Subject to Statute of Frauds
  • 2003
  • USFN Journal
  • The Enforceability of Foreclosure Auctions When Substantial Property Damage Occurs
  • 2003
  • Catholic University Law Review
  • Dividing Pension Interests On Divorce
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Developments in Estate Planning
  • Probate Court Reform
  • 2012
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Legal Studies
  • 2012
  • Semi-Annual Conference
  • Litigation Round Table
  • 2012
  • Legal Trends
  • Online Estate Planning
  • 2012
  • Semi Annual Conference
  • Litigation Roundtable
  • 2011
  • Spring Conference
  • Wage and Hour Laws and Mortgage Originators
  • 2007
  • Fall Conference
  • Real Estate Litigation--What to Watch Out For
  • 2006
  • Semi Annual Conference
  • Litigation Roundtable
  • 2006
  • Semi Annual Conference
  • Litigation Roundtable
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (36)
Endorse Charles
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Basil without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Basil is an incredible attorney who provides sage advice to all questions asked on Avvo. He is extremely knowledgeable and even though I have been practicing for 23 years as a judge, magistrate, and prosecutor, I learn from him every day."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Basil. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Basil's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers to the legal questions he has posted, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and addresses legal issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Basil. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Business Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Basil consistently provides excellent responses to legal business questions posed by members of the Avvo community."
Business Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Basil is an excellent attorney who is well regarded in the legal community."
Estate planning Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very pleased to endorse Attorney Basil. He's a busy attorney who still finds time to make quality contributions to the Avvo community. I would not hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member, and that's the true measure of any endorsement."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Basil is a diligent and well-respected member of the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides detailed and insightful analysis to questions posed by AVVO subscribers. The detailed responses and thorough explanations provided here display a vast knowledge of the law. He is an asset to the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I regularly read Mr. Basil's contributions on the Avvo Q and A board and I am always impressed with the scope and depth of his knowledge and experience and with his practical and insightful advice."
Business Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having review Mr. Basil's answers to questions posed on AVVO I would not hesitate to provide my unequivocal recommendation of his services. He appears to be upfront and honest in his answers for which his clients can truly benefit from.."
Business Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic contributor and great resource to the AVVO community!"
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