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Benjamin S Proto Jr

Land use and zoning Attorney at Stratford, CT

4.8   12 reviews

also known as Ben Proto


Licensed for 36 years

About Benjamin

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Ben is a life-long Nutmegger, having spent his childhood in East Haven. Ben graduated from Notre Dame HS in West Haven, and graduated from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University) and New York Law School. Ben is admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia, he was Counsel and Chief Counsel to the Connecticut House Republican caucus and served as a staff attorney with the CT Office of Consumer Counsel. 

Ben has served as counsel for both national and local companies having obtained, among other things,  approvals for the largest water front development in Stratford, CT as well as numerous approvals for Cumberland Farms, in various towns and cities across Connecticut.

 

Ben has advised business of all sizes throughout CT.

 

In May, 2015, Ben represented the Referendum Committee  in which the rights of the people of Stratford to seek a referendum on actions taken by their town government was protected  by judicial order.

Licensed for 36 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 1986
Updated 09/29/2022

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

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Benjamin S Proto Jr

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by John | February 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
client
Attorney Proto helped me with a zoning issue. He was very professional and well versed with all the zoning regulations. He was able to bring this matter to a positive conclusion for me. Very satified.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great result!
Mr. Proto was hired to represent my family regarding a real estate dispute. Mr. Proto did a wonderful job in preparing for this, took special care in his explanation as he unraveled the information making it easy to understand. He managed to resolve the issue with an unexpected settlement in our favor. He is knowledgeable and always very responsive to all of our questions. I will use Mr. Proto again and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Suad Mehmedaj | February 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
Ben is an excellent and resourceful attorney. His experience and knowledge throughout my property closing was impeccable. Ben, walked me through the whole process and did not leave any stone un-turned. I would hire Ben Again.
Posted by Jim | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tax Dispute
Mr. Proto was hired to represent my company in a tax dispute with a town regarding the Sewer Use Tax charged. Mr. Proto did a wonderful job in preparing for this as the information was not clear to the town or us. Mr. Proto took special care in his explanation as he unraveled the information making it easy to understand and therefore resolving the issue. I will use Mr. Proto again to represent the company should this comes up again.
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Posted by Dawn | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
Attorney Ben Proto has been our lawyer for many years. Has handled our Real Estate needs more specifically. He is knowledgeable and always very responsive to all of our questions. He demonstrates professionalism and personal attention to details. We would highly recommend Attorney Proto.
Posted by mike | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and pragmatic
I've used Ben for a few different issues and a real estate closing. All of these started out a simple cases. But as things often go, everything got complicated. Thankfully Ben always kept his focus on the solutions and gracefully guided us through the dilemmas. His patience, experience and knowledge of the law proved invaluable. I
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Posted by Bob | February 1, 2019
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Ben is Fantastic
We have used Ben for years. he is a wonderful caring attorney, unlike other lawyers that I have dealt with in the past he always takes the time to explain even the smallest details. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for an honest attorney.
Posted by DErek | June 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ben is superb.
Ben is a smart, thorough, tireless advocate for his clients. But perhaps his best quality is taht he thinks more like a busienssman than a lawyer. I recommend him enthusiastically and unequivocally.
Posted by Matthew | June 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PURA regulations and hearing
Great knowledge of all aspects of PURA regulations and law which lead to a successful outcome for the Town of South Windsor in our PURA hearing. Great negotiation skills in dealing with eversource.
Posted by Win Oppel | June 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Ben Proto
I have used Ben Proto for legal work, both personally and for our business for more than 20 years. I have found him to be dedicated, resourceful, and of reliable counsel in the matters we sought to resolve. He was straight forward with his view of the cases we were involved with and determined to reach a solution that satisfied our desires.
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Posted by Allen | March 11, 2013
An Excellent Choice
Ben Proto has worked as an attorney for me on several occassions over the past few years and I plan to use him again. He is an excellent general purpose attorney with a strong grasp of business and how to help close deals. For representation on planning and zoning issues in Connecticut he is considered one of the best. I would highly recommend Ben at any level.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Not feeling good above avvo
He appeared to be helpful at first but when i asked him to give me some advice on how to handle the situation and he gave his rates and he explained in an email his prices after he reviewed my info after I faxed the my info over that he requested he never responded
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AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Benjamin S. Proto, Jr.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Office of Consumer Counsel
  • 1996 - 2002
  • Chief Counsel
  • State Of Connnecticut, House Republican Office
  • 1987 - 1996

Education

  • New York Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • BS,
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Antezzo et al v Harkins et al
  • Judgment in favor of Plaintiffs, upholding citizens' right to seek Referendum
  • JE Roberts Co. v Signature Properties, LLC et al
  • Supreme Court decision in favor of Plaintiff
  • Dinan v Stratford Board of Zoning Appeals
  • Supreme Court decision in favor of Defendant

Associations

  • Stratford YMCA
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Real estate Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Proto helped our office regarding a contract dispute and I cannot stress enough how professional, attentive, and diligent he was throughout the entire process. He could not have made it any easier."
Business Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often consult with Ben regarding business issues"
Probate Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Proto for many years. We served together as Assistant Town Attorneys for the Town of Stratford, CT, and have worked on many matters together since. His legal abilities, integrity and professional ethics are beyond reproach."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Proto on a professional basis for nearly 20 years and find him to be extremely professional and ethical in his practice of law. I recommend him without hesitation or qualification."
Land use and zoning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent land use planning, real estate and zoning attorney. He is also adept at landlord - tenant matters and general liltigation"
Land use and zoning Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Stratford Land use and zoning Lawyer Benjamin S Proto Jr
Benjamin S Proto Jr
Land use and zoning Attorney
Stratford, CT
Licensed for 36 years