Eric Jacobi

Eric Jacobi joined the firm after practicing for over a decade at two prominent international law firms. He focuses on environmental, antitrust, political law and compliance, and complex commercial litigation. Eric has substantial experience advising clients on all matters of business start-ups and antitrust law, including price fixing, monopolization, merger clearances, and second requests. In addition, he advises clients on environmental liability and has held leadership roles on several high-profile matters including a multinational energy company’s landmark victory in an environmental and RICO litigation in the Southern District of New York.

Eric advises a wide range of individuals and companies, including those in the technology, energy, political consulting, and pharmaceutical sectors. He has served as the lead attorney on numerous Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) cases and first chaired a successful appeal in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Eric is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia, New York, Connecticut, and Washington, D.C.

Edward Schenkel

Mr. Schenkel practices in the areas of real estate transactions, land use, and litigation. He has experience representing various clients including fortune 100 companies, small businesses, and individuals. He serves as general counsel for many of his clients.

Mr. Schenkel regularly represents clients in complicated commercial real estate transactions and has experience representing real estate developers in commercial and residential projects. Mr. Schenkel also represents clients in a variety of land use matters before zoning boards and commissions, including special permits, variances, and subdivisions. He regularly works with real estate investors and provides counseling on various legal issues related to real estate investing, including corporate formation, financing, partnership agreements, and landlord / tenant matters. Mr. Schenkel has given local seminars and lectures on real estate and land use matters to investors in Fairfield and Hartford County.

Mr. Schenkel also has experience representing both businesses and individuals in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including business disputes, quiet title actions, boundary line disputes, land use appeals, foreclosures, breach of contract, disputes between partners, landlord / tenant, construction litigation, adverse possession, contractor disputes, and environmental. Most recently, Mr. Schenkel obtained a six-figure settlement for a client in an environmental contamination case that was nearly ten times the initial offer made by the insurance company. Mr. Schenkel also recently successfully defended a commercial litigation matter obtaining a settlement favorable to his client that was nearly 90% less than the initial demand. Mr. Schenkel regularly appears in court and municipal hearings on behalf of his clients and takes pride in never taking the easy road, but instead vigorously fighting for the best outcome for his clients.

Mr. Schenkel is a graduate of University of Connecticut School of Law where he graduated with honors and is a Connecticut native.

Max S. Case

Mr. Case, an experienced attorney with more than 45 years of private practice in Connecticut, is the firm’s lead attorney in land-use, planning and zoning, wetlands appeals, tax appeals, municipal law, residential, commercial and 1031 exchange transactions.

Mr. Case graduated from Temple University Law School in 1974 following completion of his undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969. From 1992 to 1995 he served as trial counsel to the City of Milford. During that period he defended decisions made by the City’s planning and zoning commission, zoning board of appeals, inland/wetland commission and board of tax review. From 2008 to 2009 he served as City Attorney for the City of Milford. In that capacity he oversaw all of the City’s municipal contracts, negotiations, labor relations and litigation matters. From 1993 to 2011, he served as Legislative Commissioner for the Connecticut State Legislature where he supervised the drafting of new state legislation.

As Legislative Commissioner he also served as special counsel in the investigation of the Office of Capitol Police. He is a former Connecticut State Senator and former Milford Alderman. As a State Senator, he served as the ranking member of the Real Estate and Insurance Committee and as a member of the Transportation Committee and the Program Review and Investigation Committee.

Mr. Case served as chairman of the Milford Superior Courthouse Building Committee, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Tower One East, Inc. He is the Past President of Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, Inc., past President of the Milford Rotary Club and past Chairman of the Milford Council on Aging. He is the current President of the Board of Directors of the Beth-El Center, Inc.

Mr. Case has utilized his background in trial practice and knowledge of legislative policy to craft winning solutions for neighborhood groups in Clinton, Milford, West Haven, Norwalk, New Canaan, Greenwich and Bridgewater. He implemented a special tax district for a group of West Haven property owners that enabled them to obtain more than 2 million dollars of financing from the State of Connecticut for the reconstruction of three dams.

Mr. Case has also been appointed by Milford-Orange Probate Court as an Administrator of contested estates.

Mr. Case served on the Advisory Committee of Municipal Tax Appeals. In 1997, Chief Justice Callahan appointed him as an Attorney Trial Referee.

Paul Jacobi

Mr. Jacobi, the firm’s lead environmental attorney, began practicing with the United States Environmental Protection Agency in 1976. In his capacity as Enforcement Division counsel in both the Water and Hazardous Waste Sections, Mr. Jacobi practiced for EPA through 1979. At that time, he became senior environmental attorney for Stauffer Chemical Company where he was responsible for its major environmental matters including several nationally known Superfund cases. Mr. Jacobi remained with the company until 1987 when he organized the existing firm.

Mr. Jacobi graduated from Hofstra University, magna cum laude, in 1972 before attending Hofstra Law School from which he graduated in 1975. During his tenure with Stauffer Chemical Company, he continued his educational pursuits and in 1984 obtained his MBA from Sacred Heart University. He is the former chairman of the Milford Inland Wetlands Agency and a former elected member of the Milford Board of Aldermen. He is a past Chairman of both the Environmental Committee of the Corporate Bar Association and the New Haven County Bar Association – Environmental Committee. Mr. Jacobi also served on the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Agency’s Committee to enact Transfer Act Legislation and the DEEP Cleanup Standards Development Task Force.

Mr. Jacobi has lectured before the International Research Institute on environmental insurance coverage and before numerous bar association groups on environmental issues ranging from managing CERCLA multi-party cases to Transfer Act Compliance in Complex Real Estate Transactions. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who Among Outstanding Americans. He has an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.© Mr. Jacobi has also authored feature articles published in the Connecticut Bar Journal (Trustee Liability) and Connecticut’s Environment Magazine (Transfer Act Liability).