Dec 30 2022

Bittersweet Goodbye

By Attorney Douglas Manion / In General

All good things must come to end, including one’s career. After 39 ½ years of practicing law, I will be moving into semi-retirement at the end of 2022. While I’m happy to be heading South for the winter to be a “snowbird” for the first time, I will be back in the Spring. I will very much miss the practice of law. How lucky I am to have done something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

After 26 years at my former firm in Vernon, where my practice encompassed several different areas of law, I joined Kahan Kerensky Capossela 13 years ago, where I have focused my practice on residential real estate, divorce, and estate planning. It is most comforting to know that my former clients are in very good hands with the very talented, dedicated, and compassionate attorneys, paralegals, and staff at Kahan Kerensky Capossela.

After serving as head of the real estate department for the past few years, I am pleased to announce that Attorney William Broneill has taken the reins of the real estate department, where he will have the privilege of working with the same incredibly gifted team of paralegals – Karen, Cindy, and Lorraine – who I have had the honor and pleasure to work with for the past 13 years.

The divorce and family law practice is very active under the guidance of Attorney Brandon Fontaine, who brings years of family law experience to Kahan Kerensky Capossela. Attorney Fontaine’s breadth of knowledge and experience, coupled with his thoughtful and compassionate nature, are the ideal blend of skills and characteristics one seeks when looking for an attorney who can “counsel” individuals as they navigate through the challenges associated with such a life-changing event.

As many of you may already know, Kahan Kerensky Capossela has an extremely experienced estate planning and probate department comprised of attorneys with literally over a hundred years of experience. Attorneys Bill Dakin, Steve Sutton, Kevin McCann, and Allison Poirier, and their team of very knowledgeable and talented paralegals, are well known and highly respected throughout the State of Connecticut.

So what will I being doing to fill such a large void after four decades of practicing law?  My wife, Eileen, and I have raised three sons, and now we are looking forward to having unlimited time to travel to visit our sons, daughters-in-law, and four grandsons who are located in Atlanta, Charlotte, and West Hartford.

I would like to close by expressing my heartfelt thanks to my partners at Kahan Kerensky Capossela, our associates, and the entire team of paraprofessionals who have made the past 13 years the best of my career.

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