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Colleen E. Masse
  • Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate
  • Connecticut
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Compassion. Knowledge. Tenacity. These are words used to describe Colleen’s work in advocating for individuals with disabilities.

Having a loved one with disabilities (or having disabilities yourself) can be incredibly challenging in ways that only you know. It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Colleen understands - she has spent years working with and advocating for people who are challenged with disabilities.

Within five minutes of meeting her, you’ll know you’re in great hands. Her calm, kind, and understanding demeanor will assure you that you’re working with the right person to make plans for your future.

Colleen can show you how to use a Special Needs Trust to maintain and improve your quality of life, and to protect your money so you can afford the care you need for the long run. She knows public benefits inside and out and can guide you through the eligibility process in a way that won’t jeopardize your eligibility for government benefits.

Before joining us, Colleen was with PLAN of CT where she worked with families and their attorneys to determine the appropriate trust type for the families’ given situation. She also worked with the Connecticut State Department of Education where she represented students in the care of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF). In this role, she advocated for children with special education needs - filing complaints, performing record reviews, and communicating with various agencies and providers.

In her spare time, Colleen enjoys the outdoors and often hikes and camps. She’s an avid reader and has been spending years trying to teach herself the French language.

What She Does:

-Special needs planning
-Medicaid applications
-Public Benefits assessment and counsel - including Medicaid, state and federal Medicaid waiver programs, Money Follows the Person, and Com

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Elder Law
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Additional Practice Areas
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Medicaid & Public Benefits
  • Disability Planning
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • GoToMeeting
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
- Current
Trust Coordinator
PLAN of Connecticut
Surrogate Parent
CT State Department of Education: Special Educational Law and Advocacy
Law Office of Gerry McMahon, LLC
Pro Bono Attorney
Lawyers for Children America
University of Connecticut School of Law
J.D. (1995)
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Bates College
B.A. (1992)
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Professional Associations
Community Health Resources (CHR)
Board Member
- Current
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CT National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA)
Board Member
- Current
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North Central Area Agency on Aging (NCAAA)
Vice President
- Current
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Connecticut Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Elder Law Section
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Vice President/Parent Advisor
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Dyslexia Society of CT
Former Secretary
Activities: Conference Co-Chir
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Articles & Publications
Special Needs Planning During the COVID Era
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Stop Cleaning Your Closet! Do These 5 Steps First
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Special Needs Planning: Choose a Trustee with a Network
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
5 Things to Think About When Your Child With Special Needs Turns 18
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Budget Changes to Affect Medicare Savings Programs
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri Smart Planner Blog
Speaking Engagements
Pooled Trusts, CT Community Care presentation, Bristol, CT
Pooled Trusts, Agency on Aging Professional Update, New Haven, CT
Agency on Aging of South Central CT
Special Needs Planning and ABLE Accounts, Brookfield SETPA Meeting, Brookfield, CT
Special Education PTA
Maximizing Recovery: A Litigator's Guide to Basic Tax Issues, CT Bar Association CLE, Hartford, CT
CT Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Colleen E. Masse's Website Profile
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
Connecticut Estate Planning Attorneys Blog
Contact & Map
Czepiga Daly Pope & Perri LLC
Berlin Office
15 Massirio Dr
Berlin, CT 06037
Telephone: (860) 236-7673
Fax: (866) 540-4616
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