Meet The Team
Mark P. Santagata joined the firm in 1985. He has more than 30 years of experience in civil litigation; and practices across a wide range of areas including construction law, personal injury and real estate. Mr. Santagata is a member of the Litigation, Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association; and has served on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Bar Association. He is currently Board Chairman of the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut, is active with Kids In Crisis of Greenwich and volunteers as a Special Master at Superior Court, mediating civil cases.
Civil Litigation Western New England College School of Law, 1984 J.D. Connecticut, 1984
Areas of Practice
Labor and Employment
Leases and Leasing
University of Connecticut, 1979 B.A.
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1985
Western New England College School of Law, 1984 J.D.
Mark P. Santagata began his practice in 1984 as a judicial clerk in Connecticut Superior Court. In 1985 he began working for Law Offices of Michael J. Cacace, and joined Mike Cacace and Paul Tusch as a partner in 1993. With over 30 years experience in civil litigation, Mr. Santagata handles cases involving personal injury, construction problems, real estate issues, probate litigation, collection matters, labor and employment controversies, and commercial disputes. His employment practice includes negotiation of employment agreements and severance packages, providing counsel to employers regarding human resource and regulatory issues, and enforcement and defense of noncompetition and nondisclosure contracts. He also represents municipal labor unions, pursues labor grievance hearings and arbitration, and negotiates collective bargaining contracts. His landlord tenant practice includes drafting and negotiating commercial leases, as well as litigating residential and commercial disputes in housing court. Mr. Santagata has represented major telecommunication carriers and private property owners in securing locations for telecommunication antenna sites.
Active with many nonprofit organizations, Mr. Santagata has been affiliated with the Boards of Directors of Kids in Crisis; Hospice Care, Inc.; Senior Employment Services; Catholic Family Services; and the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut,where he currently serves as Board Chairman. He has also served with the Stamford Health Foundation.
Mr. Santagata has served on the Board of Directors of the Fairfield County Bar Association, and is currently a member of the Litigation, Employment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He has lectured on real estate litigation, employment agreements and construction law compliance for contractors.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Connecticut Bar Association
Member, Construction Law Section
Member, Labor and Employment Section
Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee
Member, Litigation Section (Executive Committee 2000 – 2001)
Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association
Fairfield County Bar Association
Director, 2003 – 2007
Member, Bench Bar Committee
Member, Employment Committee
Member, Litigation Committee
Member, Medical/Legal Committee
Catholic Family Services
Director, 1985 – 1987
Secretary, 1986 – 1987
SACIA Fairfield County Information Exchange
Member, Research Advisory Committee, 1999 – 2001
Member, Trends & Issues Sub-Committee, 1999 – 2001
Hospice Care, Inc.
Director, 1987 – 1998
Chairman, 1995 – 1998
1st Vice Chair, 1993 – 1995
Executive Committee, 1992 – 1998
Chairman, Human Resources Committee, 1988 – 1998
Finance Committee, 1991 – 1998
Kids In Crisis
Director, 2002 – 2008
Board Counsel, 2002 – Present
Executive Committee, 2002 – 2008
Finance Committee, 2002 – Present
Chairman Human Resources
Committee, 2002 – 2008
Senior Employment Services
Director, 1986 – 1992
President, 1989 – 1991
Vice President, 1988 – 1989
Secretary, 1986 – 1987
Stamford Chamber of Commerce
Member, Tangible Benefits Committee, 1999 – 2001
Board of Directors, 1999-2004
Stamford Health Foundation
Director, 1997 – 2000
Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut
Director, 1998 – 2000; 2004 – present
Chairman, 1998 – 2000, 2008
Board Counsel, 2004 – 2008
Executive Committee, 1998 – 2000, 2004 – present
Chairman, Human Resources Committee, 2004 – 2007
Nominating Committee, 2006 – 2007
Director Emeritus 2000 – 2004
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