Michael J. Marafito uses a comprehensive litigation approach to seek equitable assessments for owners and lessees of real and personal property in Connecticut.  An attorney in the Property Tax and Valuation group, Michael represents clients throughout various industries in negotiations with municipalities and revaluation firms and appears on their behalf before local boards of assessment appeals to contest inequitable tax assessments.  Prior to joining the firm, he worked in the State and Local Tax practice group at a Big Four international audit, tax and advisory services company where he handled state and local tax issues for large corporations and investment funds.  Michael also performed reverse sales and use tax audits for large retail companies and negotiated tax refunds on their behalf with municipalities across multiple states. 

Michael is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and co-authors the Connecticut chapter of the American Bar Association's Property Tax Deskbook and Eminent Domain Compendium along with the other members of the firm's Property Tax and Valuation group.  He regularly gives presentations before bar associations and trade and industry groups.  In law school, Michael served as the executive managing editor of the Quinnipiac Law Review and received the "Award for Exceptional Service to the Law School" for his contributions in that role.


  • Hartford
    90 State House Square
    Hartford, CT 06103-3702
  • Professional Affiliations

    Connecticut Bar Association

    New Haven Bar Association

    Connecticut Association of Assessing Officers

    Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers

    Institute for Professionals in Taxation

    Honors & Recognitions

    Quinnipiac University School of Law "Academic Excellence Award"

    Quinnipiac University School of Law "Superior Classroom Performance Award"

    Quinnipiac University School of Law "Exceptional Service to the Law School Award"

    Named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers "Connecticut Rising Stars" list in 2021, 2022 and 2023

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    Quinnipiac University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2016

    Eastern Connecticut State University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2013

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