about the firm

A respected source for legal advice, from family law to employment law and beyond.

At Cacace, Tusch & Santagata, we believe that the best way to serve clients is at a very personal level. We’ve built a team that can provide legal advice across diverse practice areas so that we can furnish representation for almost any situation you encounter.

Our team of 10 lawyers and support staff bring a variety of skills and experience to fields like family law, real estate law, zoning, trusts and estates, and civil litigation. We can help you pass your assets to the next generation, protect your interests in Superior Court, or appeal your municipal tax assessment.  Individual and corporate clients are represented with equal dedication.

We’re proud of the statewide reputation that we have established for high quality legal advocacy  over multiple practice areas — from property valuation and environmental law to personal injury and criminal defense. Our firm and attorneys have been recognized by professional, peer-review organizations as possessing the highest level of legal skills and ethical standards, earning many of our attorneys an AV Preeminent rating as reported by Martindale Hubbell, as well as recognition as Connecticut Super Lawyers.



Frank L. Baker III

Jennifer Neal Bardavid

Michael J. Cacace

Judith Ellenthal

Michelle A. Malone

Mark Santagata

Paul T. Tusch

Nicholas William Vitti Jr.

Our story, our philosophy
serving Connecticut through comprehensive, personalized legal representation.

From our office in Stamford, CT, the law firm of Cacace, Tusch & Santagata provides effective legal counsel across Connecticut.  For over thirty years we have served our clients with responsive and capable legal representation.  Founded by attorney Michael Cacace in 1982, the firm became known as Cacace, Tusch & Santagata in 1993 after partner Frank D’Andrea was appointed a Superior Court judge.

At its inception Cacace, Tusch & Santagata was recognized primarily as a practice that focused on the real estate needs of commercial and residential clients.  Over three decades the firm has evolved to address the wide ranging needs of an ever diversifying client base.  We have grown by expanding the scope of our legal services, always striving to maintain the quality of our representation as the practice expanded. Today, our team includes attorneys working across 16 practice areas. Because we work collaboratively between practice areas to serve all our clients’ needs, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata can address virtually any legal issue our clients encounter.  Real estate clients call us when valuation issues arise, and our business law clients may need our experience on land use or landlord-tenant issues.  We establish full-service life long relationships with our clients.

Maintaining a close relationship with the communities where we live and work is as important a part of our culture as caring for the clients we represent. In addition to providing quality legal services, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata has a long-established tradition of public service, supporting many regional non-profit and public service organizations such as Kids in Crisis, the Stamford Red Cross, the Stamford Center for the Arts, Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, and the United Way of Stamford.

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If you are dealing with an urgent legal issue, or preparing for the future: contact us. Our goal is to provide the highest level of service by responding to all of your legal needs. By offering representation across a variety of legal disciplines our talented legal team can protect you, your family and your business in whatever situation you may encounter  — from commercial litigation and divorce proceedings, to tax appeals or legal advice when you’ve been injured in an auto accident – Cacace, Tusch & Santagata can help.

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Whatever your legal problems or needs, our attorneys will seek a swift and successful resolution.

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