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Barry David Horowitz

Estate planning Attorney at Glastonbury, CT

5.0   73 reviews
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1985
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Barry

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Barry D. Horowitz is president and founding member of the Law Firm of Nirenstein, Horowitz and Associates, P.C. He received his diploma from the Loomis Chaffee School and his Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College, where he dualed major in philosophy and music.  

Mr. Horowitz was awarded his Juris Doctor degree with honors from the University of Connecticut School of Law. While attending law school, Mr. Horowitz received the American Jurisprudence Award in Legal Ethics and the Nathan Burkan Award. 

After graduation from law school, Mr. Horowitz continued his legal education at New York University School of Law where he received a Post Doctorate Law Degree in Taxation. New York University is considered by many to have the finest tax program in the country. He has also recently been voted a Five Star Professional Advisor by Connecticut Magazine Readers and is a Registered Investment Advisor. 

Mr Horowitz is admitted to practice before all the state courts in the State of Connecticut and the United States District Court. He is a member of the Hartford County Bar Association, a charter member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, and has received the American Academy Award. Mr Horowitz is also an active member of the Connecticut Bar Association where he is a member of the Elder Law Section, the Estate Planning and Probate Section, and the Professional Ethics Committee. Mr. Horowitz practices exclusively in the area of Estate Planning where he has earned a reputation as a dynamic and entertaining speaker. He also has authored a book entitled "Guiding Those Left Behind in Connecticut".  

In addition to a busy law practice and speaking schedule, Mr. Horowitz is actively involved with his community. He has donated his time to Hartford Area's Rally Together (HART) and the Connecticut Women's Education and Legal Fund (CWELF) and is frequently listed on the Connecticut Bar Association's Pro Bono Honor Roll. 

Mr. Horowitz lives in the Hartford Area with his wife Jaye, son David, and daughter Sarah.

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Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates explain why your estate plan is the most important plan of all. Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates. Gothic Park, 43 Woodland St., Suite 520
Hartford, CT 06105
Losing a loved one is never easy. But as the Trustee, you're responsible for a whole host of duties such as filing taxes, paying bills, taking inventory of the assets and distributing them according to the terms of the trust.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates explain why you don't have to go through the probate process alone. Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates. Gothic Park, 43 Woodland St., Suite 520, Hartford, CT 06105
A Living Trust can protect your estate from disability, probate and a messy Estate Administration. Let Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates help you protect your assets and legacy with a Living Trust.
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Location

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates
200 Glastonbury Boulevard
Suite 202
Glastonbury, CT, 06033
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates
191 Post Road West
Westport, CT, 06880
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Reviews

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Posted by Sandra R | July 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleasant to deal with.
Exceptional and patient - good sense of humor Explained information in terms we could understand. Thorough knowledge. Personality is delightful.
Response from Barry Horowitz July 17, 2023
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We sincerely value you as a client and we are so glad you chose our firm!
Posted by l_robert20 | December 26, 2019
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A Good Firm
Very easy to work with and always ready to answer all our questions. Friendly and courteous.
Posted by Susan C | November 9, 2019
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Trusting and Professional Relationship
Skilled at creating a process that was both thorough and understandable. Professional on all areas of discussion about the trust process and all legal aspects involved.
Posted by kl1902019 | October 18, 2019
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Taking care of your loved ones after you pass
We have wanted to create a Living Trust for years. After receiving a general mailing, we decided to go ahead and attend Attorney Horowitz presentation. We’re very happy that we did. It’s the one way we can still provide for our family when we no longer can.
Posted by Peter M | October 15, 2019
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Highly Professional
All information was presented in a very clear and user friendly manner. Each person with whom we had contact was highly professional yet friendly. We especially appreciated the unhurried, attentive final signing process.
Posted by Eric H | October 8, 2019
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Excellent Estate Planning Firm
Very knowledgeable about the creation and management of trusts and estate planning. We’re able to answer all of my questions in a clear and understandable manner. Provided great service from start to finish.
Posted by Michele V | October 4, 2019
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Thoroughly Satisfied Clients
Extremely pleased with the educational seminar which led to creation and execution of our trust that was done in a timely manner as promised. Upon completion of the whole process, we felt feeling great confidence in Atty. Horowitz and paralegal Austin Derico.
Posted by Patricia P Goshen CT | August 20, 2019
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Exceptional Client Service
Everything was explained in a clear and concise manner. Extremely satisfied with attention to details and the answering of all of our questions. Would highly recommend your firm.
Posted by Peter S | August 18, 2019
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Trust vs. Will … go with the trust
We attended one of the seminars Atty. Horowitz was conducting and we realized that a trust was more in line with our wishes and was more financially prudent. Everybody we met or talked with during the preparation of our trust was professional and courteous.
Posted by Rose M | July 20, 2019
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Outstanding Service and Prompt Assistance
We have found Nirenstein, Horowitz, Assoc. P.C. professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable in assisting our Living Trust, Estate Plan. He would highly recommend the Association to our family members and friends.
Posted by J Z | July 13, 2019
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Exceptional Client Service
Thank you so much! We had an excellent experience, lawyers answered our questions patiently and clearly. They are the experts in trust! Thank you again!
Posted by Robert V | June 8, 2019
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Exceptional Estate Planning Knowledge
We found everyone to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful, very professional, and able to answer all of our questions so that we could understand the workings of the estate.
Posted by JG091 | April 27, 2019
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Professional Service
Everyone has been very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. They have been very helpful in explaining the process and all parts of the trust so we understand it.
Posted by SJ190 | April 27, 2019
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Creation of a Living Trust
Our experience was very good. We didn’t realize how much paperwork was involved. Everything was explained thoroughly and all our questions were answered. The people we met were professional, knowledgeable, and friendly - and very helpful!
Posted by Andrea K | April 13, 2019
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Friendly Professional Service
We found our experience to be very pleasant and professional. All of the attorney and paralegals that we interacted with created a relaxed atmosphere. The services that we required were explained in detail and care was taken to be sure we understood each step. We have full confidence knowing firm will be available to assist further should questions arise.
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Posted by Patricia W | June 26, 2018
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Highly Satisfied!
The whole process from first contact through signing of trust documents was very professional and educational. The person I worked with was extremely knowledgeable, personable and very helpful. I would recommend this firm anyone who would to like to set up a trust.
Posted by James D | May 13, 2018
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Outstanding Client Service
From beginning to end we’ve gained a better understanding of proper estate planning. We’ve pleased with the service provided.
Posted by Aubrey & Ernie G | December 5, 2017
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Exceptional Client Service
Satisfied! All of our many questions were answered in detail and to our complete understanding. Site was professional, courteous, very instructive.
Posted by Alfred M | December 1, 2017
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Excellent Experience
My experience past & present has been an excellent one with the whole staff at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates. We appreciate all your qualified experience & help. Thank you.
Posted by Charles A | November 26, 2017
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Pleased with my choice of Estate Planning Professionals
I am very satisfied with my overall experience. NH & Assoc. took the time to explain everything in detail in a professional manner. I am comfortable with my choice of N.H. & Assoc. to prepare my Living Trust.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Founding Member
  • Law Firm of Nirenstein, Horowitz and Associates, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • New York University School of Law
  • Post Doctorate Law Degree in Taxation
  • 1990
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Delores Gray

Associations

  • Hartford County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
  • Charter Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Excellence in Estate Planning Law / Wealth Management
  • Trademark Who's Who
  • 2015
  • 5 Star Professional Advisor
  • Connecticut Magazine
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Master Council
  • Prudential Financial
  • 2006
  • Law Works for People Program
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2021
  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2021
  • Esate Planning Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2021
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2020
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2019
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2018
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2017
  • Transitions Senior Living & Planning Expo
  • Living Trust, Probate and Elder Law
  • 2016
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2016
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Trust Administration & Probate
  • 2016
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Special Needs Planning
  • 2016
  • Living Trust Seminar
  • Financial Planning
  • 2016
  • Client Appreciation Seminar
  • Legacy Wealth Planning
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (2)
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Trusts Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Horowitz and his most capable staff handled, and continues to handle, the estate planning for my wife and me as clients of his firm. As a corporate and business lawyer actively practicing law in Connecticut and New York for many years, I have worked with, for, and opposite hundreds of lawyers and can say in earnest that Attorney Horowitz is in the top of his game in the area of trust and estates. We are immensely pleased with his representation of us and his ability to exceed our highest standards that we expect of those who represent us."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry has been a supportive and thoughtful mentor to me not only as an attorney, but as a friend. Thank you, Barry, for continuing to teach and encourage me."
Estate planning Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Barry Horowitz. He is an immensely talented attorney, and he has been extremely helpful in providing me with the guidance and direction that I have needed to continuously improve as a lawyer. His dedication to helping families and providing state of the art legal services is truly inspiring."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry is an outstanding estate planning attorney. He knows his subject and is able to explain it clearly. I recommend Barry without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Barry through our affiliation with a national organization of estate planning attorneys that fosters professional excellence. Barry is a compassionate and knowledgeable estate planning attorney. He cares about his clients and makes complicated estate planning concepts easy to understand. I endorse him as an exceptional estate planning attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Barry is an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer in the area of estate planning. I've known Barry for several years during which time we have worked together on many matters both professionally and legal business development. There are no finer estate planning lawyers in Hartford Connecticut then Barry Horowitz."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry is a nice person and talented attorney. He works hard to maintain his expertise for representing his clients. He is trustworthy and honest, all you want in your attorney."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry and I are both members of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, a professional organization that provides continuing education and networking to share ideas and knowledge. Barry is an expert in the area of estate planning and any of my clients who have issues in Connecticut get referred to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Barry through the nationally recognized American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. Barry's legal credentials are impeccable and his compassion for the families he serves is deep and heart felt. I endorse Barry without reservation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Barry is a fellow member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. He is caring and has a solid foundation in state and federal estate tax law related to estate planning matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Other
"endorse this lawyer. I have known him for several years and have observed his overriding concern to do what is best for his clients. The quality of his work is superb and thorough..."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Barry through our affiliation with a national estate planning organization. Barry is an exceptional attorney. I endorse his ability in estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Barry through our affiliation in a national estate planning organization. He's been a good mentor over the years. I highly recommend him. Barry is an accomplished estate planning attorney. He has an advanced tax law degree from a top school and one of the most successful estate planning practices in CT."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Barry for almost 10 years and have found him to be an outstanding estate planning attorney who cares about his clients and ensures their needs are met, no matter what it takes. I recommend him without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"Barry is a knowledgeable and caring estate planning attorney. I know Barry through the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and he has shown his commitment to clients through his involvement with that organization and his continuous effort to better himself and his law firm. I would recommend Barry to anyone in need of estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've only known Barry for a short time, but feel very comfortable endorsing his amazing skill set when it comes to estate planning. Barry's knowledge and experience runs very deep, but more important than that, his commitment to his practice is evidenced by his extensive involvement with the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys. I would recommend Barry to family, friends and anyone who may be in need of these types of services in the Hartford area."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Barry through our affiliation with a national estate planning organization. Barry is a compassionate estate planning attorney. He makes complicated estate planning concepts easy to understand. I endorse his ability in estate planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Barry for many years. He is very knowledgeable and dedicated to his clients."
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