Bridgeport Estate Planning Lawyers

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Matthew A. Wiley
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Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyer with 10 years experience

Attorney Wiley worked extensively throughout his undergraduate and law school years in the financial services industry. During the course of this period he spent several years working with Northwestern Mutual in... Read More »
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John Cyril Drapp III
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Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(203) 333-3571 1057 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Probate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Dennis J. Kokenos
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Trumbull, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 18 years experience
(203) 375-0600 799 Silver Ln
Trumbull, CT 06611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Personal Injury and Probate
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Attorney Kokenos concentrates his practice in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, probate, trust & estates, business organization, administrative appeals and real estate. Attorney Kokenos was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2005 and was appointed associate Town Attorney for the Town of Trumbull in 2010. He is currently chief legal counsel for the Town of Trumbull as well as chief advisory counsel for the Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Attorney Kokenos has also been named Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates.

Attorney Kokenos graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2002, with a...
Lukas J. Thomas
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Trumbull, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 22 years experience
(203) 375-0600 799 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Attorney Thomas's practice encompasses real estate law, civil litigation, foreclosure law, landlord and tenant law, business formations and law, trusts and estates, immigration and probate.

After spending the last twelve years serving clients as the managing member of the Law Office of Lukas J. Thomas, LLC, Attorney Thomas committed to a strategic merger with Owen, Schine & Nicola, PC that will undoubtedly strengthen and expand the legal services and offerings to clients of the firm throughout Connecticut. Attorney Thomas currently serves as the District Attorney for the Georgetown Fire District and has served as Assistant Town Attorney for the Town of...
Kevin Burns
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Trumbull, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 42 years experience
(203) 794-2321 799 Silver Lane
Third Floor
Trumbull, CT 06611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business, Family and Probate
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Laurie B. Giles
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Trumbull, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(203) 502-8851 799 Silver Lane
Trumbull, CT 06611
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Elder and Employment
For nearly thirty years Attorney Laurie Giles has answered those questions for her clients and helped them navigate through life's most challenging times. She has the knowledge and compassion to guide clients through the legal maze and find the resolution which best suits their personal needs and desires.

Laurie Giles, who is the Author of What Now? Divorce Planning and What Now? Elder Planning (both available on Amazon). Her ability to present complex legal and business issues in an understandable manner has made her a sought-after speaker, continuing education lecturer, and media source. A former radio talk...
Mark Dumas
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Milford, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 16 years experience
(203) 275-9010 167 Cherry Street #107
Milford, CT 06614
Estate Planning, Business, Construction and Criminal
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Laurel Jeanne Fedor
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 27 years experience
(203) 227-9328 1071 Post Road East, Suite 206
Westport, CT 06880
Estate Planning, Collections, Immigration and Probate
Charles L. Kurmay
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South Norwalk, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 23 years experience
97 Washington Street
South Norwalk, CT 06854
Estate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Probate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Charles Kurmay has nearly two decades of legal experience. He began his career as a judicial law clerk and public defender, gaining a valuable foundation of trial skills and experience. His firm now offers services in a broad range of civil and criminal practice areas, including business law, international law, personal injury, probate and real estate. A native of Stratford, Connecticut, Mr. Kurmay is well-respected in the local community for the high quality of his legal advocacy. His extensive experience in state and federal court equips him to handle large, complex cases with ease. Mr. Kurmay is active in...
John N. Massih
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Trumbull, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 880-9980 6515 Main Street
STE 1L
Trumbull, CT 06611
Estate Planning
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
At Massih Law, LLC we build customized solutions for our clients estate planning needs using wills, trusts, and other personal and family protection documents. My clients include seniors, young families with minor children, parents and grandparents with special needs children of all ages, and families wishing to protect and preserve the value of their legacy. My philosophy is that all clients are unique and that the Estate Planning process should be tailored to reflect each client's goals, concerns, values and beliefs.
Jonathan A Wetmore
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Shelton, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 13 years experience
(203) 926-1756 6 Huntington Street
Shelton, CT 06484
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Roger Williams University School of Law
Attorney Jonathan A. Wetmore earned his Juris Doctor from Roger Williams University School of Law and his B.A from Marist College. Jonathan is licensed to practice law in Connecticut and New York.

Attorney Wetmore's diverse law practice includes civil litigation, criminal and motor vehicle defense, family law, foreclosure defense, personal injury, real estate transactions and wills and probate.

In 2010, Attorney Wetmore appeared as a guest radio host on WICC-600 "Smart Money" to discuss foreclosure defense. In addition, Jonathan is a professor at Charter Oak State College and currently teaches a Real Estate Law course.
Jonathan was born...
Kevin L. Hoffkins
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Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience

Quinnipiac University School of LawConnecticut, New York and U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
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James M. Rubino
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Connecticut Estate Planning Attorney with 38 years experience

New York University School of Law and University of Bridgeport School of LawFederal District Court, District of Connecticut, U.S. Tax Court and Connecticut
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Attorney Vincent M Simko Jr
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Shelton, CT Estate Planning Attorney
(203) 925-1800 2 Corporate Dr Ste 234
Shelton, CT 06484-6213
Estate Planning, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Univ. of Bridgeport School of Law
Rachel Topham Crane
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Milford, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(203) 584-7232 243 Broad Street
Suite 3
Milford, CT 06460
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Family, Juvenile and Personal Injury
University of Connecticut
Lisa Nachmias Davis
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New Haven, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 29 years experience
Davis O'Sullivan & Priest LLC
129 Church Street Suite 805
New Haven, CT 06510
Estate Planning, Elder and Probate
Yale Law School
My practice includes both planning for individuals (estate planning and administration, elder law, planning for those with disabilities) and advising nonprofit organizations. Some items of note: I have been given the designation "Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, after completing the Foundation's requirements. I am also a member of the Special Needs Alliance, an invitation-only organization dedicated to the concerns of individuals with disabilities and their families. I have been designated "Superlawyer" by my peers for many years, including among the top 25 women lawyers in the state in 2011. And...
Nicole M. Camporeale
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Orange, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 4 years experience
(203) 795-1211 378 Boston Post Road
Orange, CT 06477
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Nicole M. Camporeale is an attorney practicing with Floman DePaola, LLC, a law firm in Orange, CT. She is admitted to the Connecticut and New Jersey Bar. Nicole attended Quinnipiac University School of Law where she graduated with honors in the Family Law concentration. While at Quinnipiac, Nicole worked in the New Haven Superior Court through the Sappern Fellowship Program providing assistance to pro-se parties filing temporary restraining orders and divorce paperwork. She also worked in the New Haven Probate Court drafting judicial opinions for Judge John Keyes, one of which was later published in the Quinnipiac Probate Law Journal.
Susan Meryl Maya
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 20 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Rd E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Education, Elder and Tax
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Susan M. Maya graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law where she attended as a Dean’s Scholar. While at Quinnipiac she received seven outstanding academic achievement awards. Ms. Maya was an academic invitee on the Quinnipiac Law Review where she held the position of Associate Editor. Ms. Maya graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Ms. Maya practices in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Special Education Law, and Executive Compensation Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. She lives with her family in Westport, CT.
Thomas William Moyher
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 11 years experience
(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Probate
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
After working in the area of insurance defense in Stamford, Connecticut after law school, Mr. Moyher joined a law firm in New York focusing on the area of commercial litigation. During his three years in New York Mr. Moyher represented clients which included both multi-million dollar corporations and boutiques in a variety of litigation issues. Mr. Moyher’s litigation skills were honed and tested in all five boroughs of New York City, Westchester and Long Island, NY. Today Mr. Moyher is an Associate in the Westport, Connecticut office of Maya Murphy, P.C. where he focuses primarily on civil litigation (breach...
Kevin L. Hoffkins
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 32 years experience
(203) 221-2684 191 Post Rd W
#100
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatEstate Planning, Divorce, Family and Immigration
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Brad M Aron
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 30 years experience
(203) 226-3442 246 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
Estate Planning, Business, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Syracuse University College of Law
We are a boutique law firm providing clients in Connecticut and New York with individualized service in the areas of real estate, taxation, estate planning and business law. Attorney Aron performs all of the legal work for the firm's clients and takes appointments after normal business hours and on weekends. In Connecticut, we service all of Fairfield County including the areas of Westport, Weston, Wilton, Fairfield, Southport, Norwalk, Rowayton, Stamford, Greenwich, Easton, Danbury, Bridgeport, Stratford, Trumbull, Bethel, Danbury, Redding, Newtown, Shelton, Stratford, and Ridgefield. We also serve Connecticut clients in New Haven County, Hartford County and...
John Sweeney
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Ridgefield, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 37 years experience
(203) 216-6877 19 Lawson Lane
Ridgefield, CT 06877
Offers Video ChatEstate Planning, Elder, Nursing Home and Tax
New York University School of Law and Pace Law School
In the world of real people and complex personal and legal issues, John helps you solve your problems in Elder and Business law. Its really not about the law, the taxman or my education, it is about you and how to resolve your issues in the best way possible. John is a lawyer who brings significant other skills to the table. He is also a superior accountant, knowledgeable tax adviser, insurance person, and an experienced businessman. He doesn't talk in legalese or theoretical solutions; he uses plain language and proposes practical solutions. While he addresses...
Ephraim Jacob Fink
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(203) 221-3100 266 Post Road E
Westport, CT 06880
Free ConsultationWestport, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 19 years experience
Estate Planning, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
New England School of Law
Ephraim Jacob (‘E.J.”) Fink has been litigating in the Connecticut and New York Courts since 2000. After representing hundreds of carriers and their policy holders as well as corporations, product manufacturers and healthcare facilities from negligence and contract claims, EJ brings BigLaw attention to detail for Maya Murphy, P.C.’s personal and business clientele. EJ graduated from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in journalism and thereafter obtained his JD at New England Law-Boston where his dean’s list grade average earned him an associate editor position on the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement....
Andrew J Pianka
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Seymour, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 24 years experience
(203) 463-4414 100 Bank Street
Suite 206A
Seymour, CT 06483
Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Probate and Real Estate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Practice Areas: Wrongful Death; Traumatic Brain Injury; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Slip and Fall Accidents, Real Estate, Probate Administration, Probate Litigation; Wills and Estates

Admitted: 1996, Connecticut and U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1997, New York; 2000, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: Quinnipiac University, J.D. graduated Cum Laude

Member: Connecticut and New York State Bar Associations; Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association.

Biography: Author: “The Probate Courts Power to Probe You,” The Connecticut Probate Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1.

Member: Oxford Connecticut Lions Club, 2000—present.
Michael P. Shlansky
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 5 years experience
(203) 227-9585 65 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Probate
Tulane University School of Law and Tulane University School of Law
Kevin M. Black
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Wilton, CT Estate Planning Attorney
(203) 762-0751 195 Danbury Road
Suite 160
Wilton, CT 06897
Estate Planning, Criminal, DUI and Probate
Have you been charged with crime of any kind? Are you dealing with personal injury damages? It is of the utmost importance that you know what you can do and where you can turn to procure the help your case calls for today. You can breathe more easily now, because at the law office of Bayer & Black law office, you can know that your case is being cared for by a trusted Fairfield County attorney. Are you in the middle of a divorce—or some other family law matter? You can have confidence in the help and support you can...
Steven Z Gu
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Stamford, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 9 years experience
(203) 703-9776 6 Landmark Square 4th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
Free ConsultationEstate Planning, Business and Tax
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
Aaron Hershman
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New Haven, CT Estate Planning Attorney
(203) 777-0001 One Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Estate Planning, Business, Elder and Tax
University of Connecticut School of Law
Aaron focuses his legal practice in the areas of business, tax, and estate planning at the law firm of Hershman Legal Group, P.C. While at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Aaron concentrated his studies in advance tax planning, including corporate, partnership, business, and estate planning. Aaron also focused his studies in the area of elder law, including Title 19 (Medicaid) planning. Aaron's past legal corporate experiences include working in house at Exelon Corporation during his second year of law school and working at Essex Financial Services during his first year of law school. Aaron gained...
Mary Pierson Keating
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Darien, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 33 years experience
(203) 655-7200 First Floor
Darien, CT 06820
Estate Planning, Elder, Probate and Real Estate
Yale Law School
Mary Pierson Keating is the founder of Mary Keating Esq, LLC located in Darien, CT. Her firm focuses on helping clients and their families plan for life. Mary was admitted to the New York Bar in 1986 and admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1989. Her practice areas include estate planning and administration; elder law; corporate law, with an emphasis on contract law; real estate, with emphasis on residential transactions, commercial leases and construction contracts; and divorce mediation. She also reviews employment and severance agreements for her clients. Mary received her JD from Yale...
Attorney James T Maye
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Norwalk, CT Estate Planning Attorney
(203) 939-1380 83 East Ave
Suite 309
Norwalk, CT 06851
Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business and Elder
Columbia Law School
23+ years NY and CT licensed attorney focusing on estate plannings, elder law, wills, probate, bankruptcy, real estate, short sales, loan modifications, and small business representation.
Michael Hanna
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Westport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 7 years experience
(203) 227-9585 65 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Michael is an associate at Sherwood & Garlick, P.C.
BRIDGEPORT, CT Estate Planning Lawyer with 44 years experience
(203) 330-2000 PO BOX 7006
BRIDGEPORT, CT 06601
Estate Planning, Business and Tax
Cornell Law School
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 34 years experience
(203) 368-0211 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning and Tax
Boston University School of Law
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 337-4116 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
Univ. of Virginia School of Law
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 368-0211 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning and Tax
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Attorney
(203) 337-4126 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning and Elder
Pace University School of Law
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 368-4201 1087 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning, Criminal, Divorce and Elder
Yale Law School
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 368-0211 1115 Broad St
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning, Elder and Tax
Univ. of Connecticut School of Law
Trumbull, CT Estate Planning Attorney
(203) 368-4201 4 Daniels Farm Road #308
Trumbull, CT 06604
Estate Planning, Divorce, Elder and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Bridgeport, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 40 years experience
(203) 384-8882 1335 Wood Ave
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Estate Planning, Divorce and Family
Stratford, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 377-1311 2885 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06614
Estate Planning
WESTPORT, CT Estate Planning Attorney with 45 years experience
(203) 222-8775 830 POST RD E
WESTPORT, CT 06880
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Orange, CT Estate Planning Lawyer
(203) 795-1211 378 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT 06477
Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Univ. of Pennsylvania Law School
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Planning your estate?

Estate planning arranges for the transfer of an individual's estate at the time of death. An estate consists of all property owned at death before it is distributed by will, trust, or intestacy laws. An estate may contain both real property and personal property. Estate planning allows an individual to decide exactly who will benefit from his or her estate, and to what extent. It can also reduce the taxes imposed on the transfer of assets at death.

An experienced estate planning lawyer can help minimize the amount of the estate surrendered to taxes as well as ensure that the management and distribution of the estate is carried out according to your plans. Particularly when your plans are complex and/or you have substantial property or assets, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that your plan functions the way you intend. Depending on the complexity of your individual situation, your estate planning team may include attorneys, financial planners, bankers and insurance professionals. Some states certify attorneys as estate planning specialists, which means they have met certain requirements for experience, education, and testing in that field.


Fiduciary: A person or institution who manages money or property for another and who must exercise a standard care imposed by law, i.e., personal representative or executor of an estate, a trustee, etc.

Personal representative: The person who administers an estate. If named in a will, that person's title is an executor. If there is no valid will, that person's title is an administrator.

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