In the Community
Law Matters: Home Improvement Contractors
Watch this episode of Law Matters to learn what you should know before hiring a home contractor.
Law Matters: Social Host Liability
Watch this episode of Law Matters to learn how you may be liable if something goes wrong at – or after – a social gathering you host at your home.
Honoring the Next Generation of Business Leaders
Congratulations to all the students who were honored at this year’s Partners in Achievement breakfast in Hartford. What a wonderful showcase of the incredible students, volunteers, and educators who have benefited from their Junior Achievement experiences.
Junior Achievement is a wonderful organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. We look forward to seeing the great things these students will do in the future!
Local Superheros Break Ground for New Tower at Connecticut Children’s
Connecticut Children’s Foundation Board Member Louis George was humbled to be a part of the groundbreaking event for the new tower to be built at the hospital. Coupled with the hospital’s annual Superhero Day, the groundbreaking was attended by a host of local superheroes.
Presenting Sponsor of Business Leaders Breakfast
As the Presenting Sponsor of the Business Leaders Breakfast, Hassett & George would like to extend its thanks to the Granby-Simsbury Chamber of Commerce as well as the morning’s speakers: Brian Miller of Clarity Up and Governor Ned Lamont. Hassett & George has a long history of representing entrepreneurs and small business owners, and it was great to see so many of them at the event.
No Tricks, Just Treats
Attorney Stephanie Ma and her colleagues from the Farmington Valley Young Professionals handed out treats at the Sensory Friendly Trunk or Treat event. Happy Halloween!
Celebrate the Valley 2022
Employees of Hassett & George were happy to volunteer their time at Celebrate the Valley, an event showcasing all that the Farmington Valley has to offer. From the carnival to the business expo to the cocktail garden, this event was a great time. Thank you to the Granby-Simsbury Chamber of Commerce for putting it together!
Supporting our Local Chamber of Commerce
What a fun day on the golf course! In keeping with our annual tradition, we hosted a Tiki Bar at Granby-Simsbury Chamber Golf Tournament. Thanks to Harper & Whitfield and Fisher’s Island Lemonade for joining us, and to all the golfers for stopping by our booth – some multiple times!
Volunteering with the Farmington Valley Young Professionals
Attorney Stephanie Ma and the Farmington Valley Young Professionals volunteered their time at The Riley Farm Rescue, whose mission is to rescue suffering animals and provide them with the quality and loving home they deserve through rehabilitation and long-term care. Check out this cool organization!
Chamber Presentation by Attorney Louis George
Great to see our business community gather together for the Granby-Simsbury Chamber of Commerce Awards Reception. Attorney Louis George shared with the crowd just how many people were involved in making the merger of the two Chambers a success. Nice work, everyone!
Proud to be the Grand Quacker
Hassett & George was proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Simsbury Duck Race again this year. What a great showing of all the businesses in our community! Thank you to everyone who decorated ducks, volunteered and attended the event. We’re quite proud of our firm’s entry of Elle Woods from Legally Blonde, even if we didn’t win!
Presenting the Business Leaders Breakfast
Hassett & George was proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of this year’s Business Leaders Breakfast hosted by the Simsbury-Granby Chamber of Commerce. We had an amazing turnout! Many thanks to our speakers: Chad Thompson, President of Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company, and Mark Mitchell, President of Mitchell Auto Group.
Attorney Mike Conroy Moderates Roundtable
Attorney Conroy recently gave a presentation to the New Haven Association of Insurance Professionals regarding the insurance claim appraisal process, which is intended to be a more streamlined, cost-effective method than litigation of resolving claim disputes between insurance companies and their insureds. Drawing on his 30 years of experience in handling, negotiating and litigating insurance claims and coverage issues, Attorney Conroy reviewed for the group emerging trends in the claim appraisal process, then led a round table discussion regarding efficient claim resolution best practices. If you have a question or concern regarding an insurance claim or coverage issue, contact the experienced professionals at Hassett & George for a consultation to determine the best approach for your unique situation.
Hassett & George In Full Swing
We’re back in full swing – both in the office and on the course! Attorneys Ray Hassett, Lou George, Mike Conroy and Jeff McDonald played in the Granby-Simsbury Chambers of Commerce Golf Tournament while many others from the H&G team volunteered at the event. The Tiki Bar co-sponsored by Hassett & George and Harper & Whitfield, and featuring Fisher’s Island Lemonade, was a crowd favorite!
Lou George Named Business Leader of the Year
Congratulations to Lou George for being named Business Leader of the Year by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. Lou is passionate about guiding small businesses and entrepreneurs through all stages of their evolution – and this passion is evident when you see all the impressive work he has done in our business community. Thank you, Lou, and congratulations!
Leading the Business of Law
Congrats to our very own Maura Cockey, who has been elected President of the Nutmeg Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators. Looks like she’s ready to use her new gavel!
Ray Hassett Selected to Super Lawyers List
Hassett & George is pleased to announce that Ray Hassett has been selected to the 2020 Connecticut Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This is the ninth time Ray has received this honor. Congrats, Ray!
Simsbury Art Trail
Good bye to our Simsbury Art Trail statue. Thank you to all of you who stopped by our office to see the statue we sponsored this year. What a great way to celebrate our town!
Hassett & George was proud to sponsor the Granby-Simsbury Chamber Golf Tournament
Hassett & George was proud to sponsor the Granby-Simsbury Chamber Golf Tournament at Hop Meadow Country Club. It was a perfect day for golf. Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Tiki Bar and tried their key in our treasure chest!
CARES Act Offers Relief to Small Businesses
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law by President Trump on Friday afternoon. What does it mean for small businesses?
The full text of the Federal stimulus package, or CARES Act, was over 850 pages, and even with this length, there are still ambiguities and unanswered questions that will be clarified over the next week or so. Below we have provided a summary of what we know so far.
When will this begin?
Because of the enormous size of the relief and the complicated nature of the Act, it will take at least a week to two weeks to begin the implementation process. Stay tuned! Read More…
Hassett & George Supports Journey Home
Attorneys Jared Alfin and Stephanie Ma attended Home Is Where The Heart Is, a gala to benefit Journey Home. Kudos to this organization for the work they do in finding innovative ways to end homelessness.
Hassett & George Is Fore The Kids
Kudos to Lou George and the entire Geno Auriemma Fore The Kids Charity Golf Tournament Planning Committee for a job well done. The tournament was a resounding success! Tournament proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, funding a new transport isolette for the NICU. As a Level IV NICU, the highest level trauma certification, CCMC treats the sickest infants in the region. Last year more than 300 newborns were transported to CCMC from regional hospitals, and this new isolette will enhance the care they can provide to these tiny patients.
Louis George Completes Successful Term as Simsbury Chamber President
Congratulations to Louis George for completing his term as President of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. So much was accomplished during his term – the relocation of the Chamber office to a highly visible space in the center of town, the Seward Johnson sculpture project, the establishment of the Simsbury Young Professionals, and many successful events including the Business Leaders Breakfast, the Leadership Awards Luncheon, and the Spooktacular Chili Challenge. Great job, Lou!
Hassett & George is Presenting Sponsor of Simsbury Duck Race
For the third year, Hassett & George was the Presenting Sponsor of the Simsbury Duck Race. The firm’s Legal Administrator, Jennifer O’Toole, was Co-Chair of the event. “The Simsbury Duck Race is an opportunity for the businesses and individuals in our community to come together to showcase their creativity and celebrate spring at our town’s beautiful flower bridge,” commented O’Toole about this year’s event.
H&G Bikes for Multiple Sclerosis
Paralegal Melanie Jordan joined in on the fun biking 30 miles around Manhattan in the “Bike MS: New York City” event. Melanie raised $630 for the National MS Society, and her team total was over $12,000!
Simsbury Regional Bar Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Season Social
Hassett & George attorneys Jared Alfin, Stephanie Ma, Michael Conroy, and Louis George, along with Director of Administration Jennifer O’Toole, at the Simsbury Regional Bar Association Annual Meeting & Holiday Season Social. Congratulations to Louis George for being elected President of the organization for the second year.
Podcast for Business Owners
Lou George joins fourth-generation business owner Capri Frank; Pam Butterfield, Founder and President of Business Success Tools; and Sal Giuliano, Managing Partner of Gitlin Campise Prendergast to discuss succession planning for small and medium size businesses and family-owned businesses. Learn how to plan for the future and have your business continue on successfully long after you move onto a fulfilling, and funded, retirement. To listen to this podcast, or others in the series, click here.
Supporting the Hartford Marathon
Hassett & George is proud to support the Hartford Marathon. As a member of the Hartford Marathon Foundation, Attorney Ray Hassett has volunteered his time as an announcer for almost twenty years. He got a big smile this year as he announced paralegal Melanie Jordan crossing the finish line.
Educating our Small Businesses About Workplace Harassment
Thank you to everyone who attended our seminar at the Simsbury Public Library. Attendees walked away with a better understanding of the federal and state laws regarding harassment and what they can do to prevent harassment in their companies. At Hassett & George, we believe that the key to preventing workplace harassment is creating a culture of integrity and respect for all.
Simsbury Art Trail
Hassett & George is proud to support the Simsbury Art Trail, a project sponsored by the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. It’s great to see so many people visiting our town to view the statues.
Hassett & George Sponsors Young Professionals Event Featuring Gubernatorial Candidate Erin Stewart
In late April, Hassett & George sponsored a networking event for young professionals in the Simsbury area. We were thrilled to welcome Gubernatorial Candidate Erin Stewart, as she spoke to the group about how young professionals can become more engaged and involved in their communities.
H&G Selected as Simsbury Bank’s “Business of the Month”
Hassett & George thanks Simsbury Bank for selecting us as their “Business of the Month.” We’re proud to support our local financial institutions.
Marty Clayman Honored for 55 Years of Legal Service
Marty Clayman was honored on April 24, 2018 for his 55 years of legal service. Marty exemplifies the firm’s values of integrity, commitment and dedication. We are grateful to have him on our team!
Business leaders breakfast at dunkin donuts park
The Simsbury Chamber of Commerce hosted its 10th Annual Business Leaders Breakfast at Dunkin Donuts Park in downtown Hartford on March 9. Following the event, Chamber President Lou George said, “We were thrilled to have Randy Edsall, UConn Head Football Coach, and Tim Restall, Hartford Yard Goats President, as our speakers. Dunkin Donuts Park was a great venue for our “Building From The Ground Up” theme. I’d also like to extend my thanks to Mayor Luke Bronin for welcoming our group of 260 business leaders this morning.”
Jeff McDonald hosts reception for high school seniors
Jeff McDonald, an alum of St. Anselm’s College, hosted a reception for high school seniors recently accepted to the school, along with their parents, at the firm’s Glastonbury office. Congratulations to these students and best wishes for their continued success.
Keeping up on our legal education
A group from Hassett & George enjoys a networking reception after attending a seminar on legal ethics, hosted by the Simsbury Regional Bar.
Congrats to the simsbury chamber on a spooktacular success!
Hassett & George was proud to be a part of the Simsbury Spooktacular & Chili Challenge. Event Chairperson Lou George remarked, “We lucked out with a beautiful day. We’re grateful to the chili cooks who traveled here from all across the country, as well as to the local restaurants who participated. What a great way to showcase the Simsbury community to visitors.”
Lou george is fore the kids!
Lou George once again served on the planning committee for Geno Auriemma’s Fore The Kids Charity Golf Tournament. The tournament proceeds benefit Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s nationally-recognized Orthopedic Program, helping fund the purchase of an ultra low-dose 2D/3D imaging system. Real-time images will provide surgeons instant feedback, shortening surgery and recovery times, and make imaging safer for our children. Over the past 14 years, the tournament has raised more than $1.4 million for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Hassett & George is proud to sponsor this event each year.
Lou george elected president of simsbury chamber
Lou George has been elected President of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce. Fellow members of the firm celebrated his new role at the Simsbury Chamber’s Annual Leadership Awards Luncheon. Lou looks forward to serving the local business community.
H&G’s judge duck raises money for community kids
Hassett & George joined many local businesses in sponsoring this year’s Simsbury Duck Race. This event showcases the creativity of our local businesses as they compete to create the “best decorated duck” while also raising money to support enrichment programs for community children. Following the Business Duck competition, thousands of racer ducks raced down the Farmington River, under the Flower Bridge, and across the finish line. Director of Administration, Jennifer O’Toole, was Co-Chair of the event.
From crunching numbers to curling, H&G’s director of finance does it all
Hassett & George’s Director of Finance, Maura Cockey, doesn’t just work hard while she’s in the office……she’s also devotes much of her time outside the office to promoting the sport of curling. As President of the Nutmeg Curling Club, Maura is leading an effort to educate children and adults about curling. She and her husband were recently featured in an article in the Milford Mirror.
Business leaders breakfast
Congratulations to Lou George and the Board of the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce for a successful event. We were thrilled to have Rebecco Lobo and Mayor Erin Stewart as keynote speakers. The Business Leaders Breakfast is a true testament to the thriving business community in the Farmington Valley, and we are proud to be a part of it.
Ray Hassett moderates annual glastonbury town meeting
Attorney Ray Hassett recently served as the Moderator of the annual Glastonbury Town Meeting. This the fifth consecutive year he has served in this capacity, which is required by the Town Charter. In his role, he facilitates the presentation of the Board of Education and Town budget as well as public commentary.
Simsbury spooktacular chili challenge is a spooky success!
Congratulations to Lou George, Chairman of the Simsbury Spooktacular Chili Challenge, and the others at the Simsbury Chamber of Commerce for a job well done. It was a great day of tasting amazing chili’s, listening to awesome local bands, and enjoying Halloween fun at the beautiful Simsbury Performing Arts Center. Hassett & George was proud to sponsor this event.
Jared Alfin makes presentation to condo associations
Attorney Jared Alfin recently spoke at the Community Associations Institute’s Legal & Legislative Symposium on topics affecting Connecticut condominium associations including (1) fiduciary duties/responsibilities applicable to HOA Board Members, (2) fiduciary duties of Board Members to act in the HOA’s best interest; and (3) the importance of a HOA investment policy, including established investing goals and fiduciary management. Attorney Alfin speaks on HOA topics from time to time and has been a member of the Community Associations Institute (Connecticut Chapter) since 2014.
Our rugged maniacs are back at it!
The Hassett & George team got good and muddy at this year’s Rugged Maniac event. Congrats to our team for making it back to the office on Monday after battling through this obstacle course race of water slides, fire jumps, trampolines and underground tunnels.
H&G Sponsors simsbury duck race
Hassett & George’s duck may not have swam the fastest, but at least he looked good! Hassett & George applauds the businesses of Simsbury for their creativity and their support of the Simsbury Duck Race!
H&G Proud to sponsor fore the kids charity golf tournament for the sixth year
Hassett & George is proud to sponsor Geno Auriemma’s Fore The Kids Charity Golf Tournament again in 2016. The tournament supports Connecticut Children’s Orthopedics Program, one of the top pediatric orthopedics programs in the nation. The money raised each year is dedicated to programs and services which play a critical role in giving children the care they deserve. From research initiatives and state-of-the-art technology and equipment – to family support services – The Geno Auriemma Fore the Kids Tournament has impacted the lives of thousands of children and families from across Southern New England. Attorney Louis George serves on the Board of Directors.
Serving the citizens of simsbury
Former State Representative and current Of Counsel attorney at Hassett & George, Rob Heagney, was unanimously selected as Republican town chairman in April of 2016. All of us at Hassett & George congratulate Rob on this accomplishment and wish him much success in his role.
Biking for a cause
Each fall attorney Elliot Spector participates in Bike MS to benefit the MS Society. Elliot and his team ride 30 miles for this great cause.
Hassett & George warriors make their dash for charity – in the mud
Challenged by Attorney and Team Captain Mike Conroy, Attorneys Ray Hassett and Jeff McDonald ran in the Warrior Dash, a mud run for charity. Crawling through muck and mud, the warriors helped raise money to benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
Attorney raymond hassett announcer extraordinaire
“Coming in the chute we see …..” exclaims Attorney Ray Hassett.