We live here. We work here. We are involved here. Every principal at our firm actively contributes time, energy and resources to important local organizations, such as:
Partners Reaching Out to Juvenile Immigrants.
Darcy McAlister and Mark Carta currently serve as pro bono volunteer lawyers representing undocumented minors in Connecticut’s Probate Courts. This representation is aimed at obtaining Visas as “Special Immigration Juveniles” for their minor clients, a critical first step in their becoming U.S. citizens.
A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc.
Mark Carta is the former President, a founder and member of the Board of Directors of A Better Chance of Wilton, Inc. This Wilton, Connecticut based non-profit corporation provides a superior educational and cultural opportunity to high school scholars of color.
Darien Chamber of Commerce
The firm is a member of the Darien Chamber of Commerce.
Darien Nature Center, Inc.
Glen Moore was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Darien Nature Center, a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of promoting and developing educational programs in ecology, conservation and nature study.
Darien Youth Lacrosse, Inc.
DYLax promotes lacrosse among youth in Darien through grade-level programs open to all interested participants by teaching fundamentals, teamwork, good sportsmanship and by cooperating with the Darien High School lacrosse programs. Glen Moore has been a volunteer coach since 1995 and is a current board member and legal counsel.
New Canaan Community Foundation
Margaret Triolo is an active volunteer and participant in the Foundation’s annual fundraisers.
New Canaan Public Schools
Margaret Triolo is a former President of the South School Parent Teacher Council and is currently an editor of the New Canaan High School Parent Faculty Association’s Monthly Newsletter.
Saint Aloysius Roman Catholic Church
Margaret Triolo is a Religious Education instructor to children preparing for Confirmation.
Silvermine Arts Center
Mark Carta serves on the Board of Directors of the Silvermine Arts Center, a Guild of over 300 professional artists, five galleries presenting new exhibitions every six weeks and sponsoring prestigious regional and national competitions. The Guild also boasts a gift shop; a School of Art providing a wide range of classes for all levels of experience; public art programs; and outreach programs in the Norwalk and Stamford schools. www.silvermineart.org
Special Master on Family Law
Darcy McAlister has assisted the Matrimonial Judges of Connecticut’s Judiciary as a Special Master for nearly a decade. In this role she serves as an objective guide and sounding board for matrimonial litigants and their lawyers. As a result of her mediation skills and the respect of her peers, Darcy has a commendable record of helping to resolve complex divorces without the need for judicial intervention.
Star, Inc., Lighting the Way
Mark Carta is past President of STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way…. STAR is a non-profit organization serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Its mission is “to create opportunities by providing personalized support and advocating for people to live full lives with independence, freedom of choice and personal growth.”
The Community Fund of Darien
Glen Moore was a former member of the Board of Directors of The Community Fund of Darien, a unique not-for-profit organization with a two-fold mission: to provide educational, cultural, recreational and civic programs, and to generate funds for scholarships and other philanthropic works within the community.
Wilton Presbyterian Church
Mark Carta has served this church in numerous capacities including Chair of its Endowment Committee, Chair of the Personnel Committee, and member of its Session. In addition, for several years Mark served as a “Judge” for the Judicial Committee of the Southern New England Presbytery.
Two of our partners, Darcy McAlister and Mark Carta, have volunteered to serve as pro bono lawyers representing undocumented minors in Connecticut’s Probate Courts. Their work is aimed at assisting these minors to obtain Visas as special immigration juveniles, a critical first step in their becoming US citizens.