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My mission is simple: I help you protect your family and preserve your assets. I focus on estate planning and business planning. I also help people deal with the probate process in Connecticut, if a loved one has passed away.   


I understand that you want to pass down your values, not just your assets, so I include tools to help you pass down your wisdom, life lessons, and experiences. lf you'd like, I can create a Lasting Legacy video as part of your estate plan.  You sit down with me , a digital video camera, and with your spouse if you are married, and I ask you thought provoking questions which lead to discussions about values, wisdom, influences and philosophy.  As a part of your estate plan I give you  a DVD with the video of that conversation.  You really  can’t put a price tag on a treasured conversation like this. 


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Practice areas


  1. Wills & Living Wills: 40%
    9 years, 180 cases
  2. Trusts: 25%
    6 years, 81 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    8 years, 45 cases
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    4 years, 25 cases
  5. Power Of Attorney: 5%
    8 years, 180 cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (15 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Patricia Ann DeLeo

    Steve is not only very knowledgeable in his field, he is also very personable. His ability to put people at ease is a true asset in the estate planning field.


    Patricia DeLeo Estate Planning Attorney
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  • Ryan Charles McKeen

    Without hesitation, I refer all of my estate planning and trust work to Steve Basche. His reputation within the legal community is outstanding. He is a great lawyer and a very nice guy.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Steven M. Basche, LLC

500 Winding Brook Drive
2nd Floor
Glastonbury, CT, 06033


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJacobs, Walker, Rice & Basche1991 - 2008
AssociateCohn & Birnbaum1989 - 1991
AssociateSchatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin1986 - 1989
Summer AssociateShipman & Goodwin1985 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
RushfordBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Estate and Business Planning Council of HartfordMember2012 - Present
Manchester Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Connecticut Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sibi Brancifort Construction v. JVR RidgeJudgment for the plaintiff
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Publication nameTitleDate
EzineWhy You Need to Review Your Estate Plan After Your Divorce2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Connecticut School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of ConnecticutPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Planning Ahead: Are You Taking the Right Steps to Secure Your Retirement?Estate Planning for Solo Practitioners2014
Summer Leadership ConferenceFundamentals of Estate Planning2013
Summer Leadership ConferenceFundamentals of Estate Planning2012
Practice Management Tips for the New and Established Solo and SmallPractice Management2009