Carlton Chen and Jeffrey Brine on Tax Reform and Charitable Contributions

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Carlton Chen and Jeffrey Brine recently attended a tax forum in Cromwell, Connecticut, to discuss the impact of the 2017 Federal Tax Reform laws.

Both were captured in a photograph taken by the Hartford Business Journal and featured in an article on the potential "chilling effect" of the new federal tax reform laws. 

If you cannot deduct charitable contributions because you don’t reach the $24,000 threshold, you might decide not to donate or not to donate as much as you have in the past.
— Carlton S. Chen

The impact of the tax reform laws will continue to affect individuals and businesses over the next few years, and our professionals are committed to helping guide our clients through these legal developments.

For more information, please visit the original Hartford Business Journal article

Sam Rosengren joins Kurien Ouellette LLC


In August 2017, Samuel N. Rosengren joined Kurien Ouellette LLC. Sam graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law with High Honors in 2016, where he was also Managing Editor of the Connecticut Law Review and a University of Connecticut Scholar.

Prior to joining the firm, Sam clerked for the Honorable Christine E. Keller of the Connecticut Appellate Court.

We welcome Sam as a colleague and friend!

Founding member Matt Gordon has been Confirmed as a Connecticut Superior Court Judge!

The founding member of our law firm, Matthew D. Gordon, has been confirmed as a judge for the Superior Court in Connecticut. We are incredibly proud of his accomplishments, and wish him continued success in his new role as a judge! 

Matt learned that he was confirmed while at lunch with the members of our firm. In an impromptu ceremony, the Honorable James Tancredi administered the oath of office to the newly-minted Honorable Matthew D. Gordon, with an assist from Attorney Nicholas N. Ouellette. 


Effective immediately, our firm will be known as Kurien Ouellette LLC.

We're excited about the new phase in this firm's history, and will continue with his mission of providing exemplary legal services to our clients and to the community.

We appreciate your continued support during this transition!

Nicholas Ouellette assists local charity to achieve non-profit status

As a dog owner and resident of Canton, I am enthusiastic about the mission of this organization, and very happy to be part of this initiative
— Nicholas Ouellette

Nicholas Ouellette provided pro bono legal services in order to help the Friends of Canton Dog Park organize and then achieve non profit status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. 

We are very proud of the Friends of Canton Dog Park, and wish them continued success in the future!