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Has lectured to numerous organizations on complex estate planning and sophisticated charitable giving.  Has lectured to attorneys, hospitals, nurses, retirees, senior groups, town groups, libraries, and others.


Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 25%
    29 years
  2. Trusts: 25%
    29 years
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 25%
    29 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    29 years
  5. Tax: 5%
    29 years



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Carmody Torrance Sandak Hennessey LLP

50 Leavenworth Street
P.O. Box 1110
Waterbury, CT, 06721-1110


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AmJur Award for Constitutional LawAmJur Publishing1984
Am Jur Real Property AwardAm Jur Publishing1984
Quinnipiac University School of Law, Law ReviewQuinnipiac University School of Law1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trusts & Estates AssociateDay Pitney, LLP1986 - 1989
Law Clerk to Hon. Peter C. DorseyU.S. District Court, D. Conn.1984 - 1986
Summer InternU. S. Attorney's Office New Haven, CT1983 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate SectionExecutive Committee2009 - Present
Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning CouncilPresident, 2010-20122007 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law SectionMember1998 - Present
Waterbury Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates & Probate SectionMember1986 - Present
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1986 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Connecticut Bar Association Estates & Probate NewsletterUse of Disclaimers to Solve Funding Problems in Volatile Economic Times2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Quinnipiac University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor, cum laude1984
Connecticut CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Waterbury Hospital SeminarEstate and Trust Planning2013
BNY Mellon: "Behaving Rationally in an Irrational World"Tax and Non-tax Reasons for Trust Planning2013