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My goal as your lawyer is to become one of your most trusted advisors, someone you count on to solve problems and provide sound advice.  I have heard that knowledge + experience = wisdom.  While I focus on wills, trusts and estates, I also have a rich background in many areas of the law including litigation, real estate, and corporate work, giving me great depth in the first component of this equation.  My over 35 years of experience as lawyer drafting hundreds of wills and trust, trying over 100 cases to courts throughout Connecticut, closing sales of businesses, and sales of homes, plus being a husband for 36 years and the father of three children, and the son of an 80+ year old mother, give me the second component, experience, and I have the gray hair to prove it.  I truly feel I have some wisdom to offer my clients.

My practice focuses on helping families plan for unexpected life events through estate and business planning in part because I learned first-hand the value of planning and the importance of having advisors you can trust when I was 14 and my father died suddenly. Today, I help families with wills, estate planning, probate and trust administration, conservatorships, and Medicaid planning so they and their loved ones will be prepared for the unexpected, as well as for what we all expect given our mortal status.

I have a niece with Autism, so I know the importance of special needs planning, which is a passion of mine.  I also work with business owners on succession planning when they want to transition their business to the next generation or to sell the business to a key employee or other purchaser.   

My wife Marie and I currently reside in West Hartford, where I grew up, after living in East of the River for 34 years.  Our three children are grown and out of the house.  My hobbies include golf, tennis, sailing, kayaking and I’m trying to learn to play the harmonica.  I am an active member of the Jewish Association for Community Living (JCL) Board of Directors and I am a member of the Hartford Foundation’s Professional Advisory Council, and the Hartford Estate and Business Planning Council.