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Thomas Stephen Groth

Real estate Attorney at Shelton, CT

4.9   7 reviews

also known as Tom Groth

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About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business Succession Planning (Buy-Sell Agreements), Business Organization, Commercial Contracts, Tax Planning

    11 years

  2. Real estate
    Refinance, Title & Escrow

    10 years

  3. Tax
    Audits, Planning, Litigation, Innocent Spouse, Tax Fraud / Tax Evasion Defense, Domicile Disputes, Crypto Cleanups

    11 years

  4. Litigation

    7 years

  5. Tax fraud and tax evasion

    11 years

CT Refi Guy

Hi, I'm Tom Groth. I'm a Refi Guy. If you are refinancing the mortgage on your home, you almost always have the right to "shop for" the services that our firm provides. Our rates are comprable to any rates you see quoted on your loan estimate. Feel free to give us a call to discuss your refinance matter, we will be happy to discuss the ways in which we will make your transaction go as smoothly as possible, while maximizing your convenience and providing valuable advice.

 Connecticut Real Estate Purchase Attorneys

Buying a new home can be stressful, and has a lot of moving parts. We make sure that everything is in order with your new home. When custom provides, we work with the Sellers' Attorneys to hammer out the specifics of your agreement, we search the title to make sure that the current owners are able to pass title to you without any liens or other diminished rights, we issue you a title insurance policy to cover your (and your bank's) interest in your new home, and we handle the money so that you can rest assured that all disbursements will be made timely, and accurately.


 Tax Attorney

I provide a free 20-Minute Phone Consultation For Tax Matters. Schedule online at

Attorney Groth is a Connecticut Tax Attorney who represents clients who have tax problems with federal and state governments. He represents individual and business clients in state and IRS income  and sales tax audits, and negotiates favorable payment arrangements for tax debts which are not in dispute. Attorney Groth realizes that no two tax problems are exactly the same, and he makes every effort to ensure that taxing authorities see his clients as people and not just a source of funds. Whether a tax issue is complex or straight-forward, Attorney Groth is vigilant in ensuring that his clients are provided the due process they are entitled to by law. In addition to fighting tax assessments at the audit level, and negotiating settlements of undisputed tax debts, he seeks out penalty abatements for his clients, and works to have bank and wage levies released when forced collection is causing his clients hardship. Attorney Groth believes that it is unfair for one taxpayer to be stuck with another’s tax bill, so he seeks innocent spouse relief for clients who qualify and takes the IRS and DRS to task when they attempt to hold individuals responsible for business tax liabilities.

In addition to representing clients in tax matters, Attorney Groth consults with clients who wish to reduce their individual and business income tax burdens within the confines of the law through proper planning and appropriate characterization of different items of income and expense. He works with clients to make sure that they have appropriate estate plans and business plans that minimize risk and achieve each client’s desired result. He represents estates of decedents in Connecticut probate courts.

Attorney Groth graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Minor in Business Administration. After College, while working for Bank of America,  he decided that he wanted to sit across a desk from clients instead of “customers.” He left the bank to earn his Juris Doctor from Quinnipiac University School of Law, graduating cum laude, with honors in his Tax Law concentration. While at Quinnipiac University School of Law, Attorney Groth was recognized with an award for Excellence in Clinical Work, for his efforts in representing clients at the School’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.

Attorney Groth is fan of hiking and has a strong affection for red-tailed hawks.  He lives in Naugatuck with his wife, his dog, and two cats.


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Licensed for 10 years
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 01/31/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Tom Groth Law PLLC
1000 Bridgeport Avenue
Ste 205
Shelton, CT, 06484


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Amazing attorney
Tom is amazing, he went above and beyond to help me with not only answering my questions but also found me the best resource to help me with my current situation.
Posted by Damon | August 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
I requested a phone consultation and Tom confirmed then called at the time we agreed to. Tom offered honest and transparent advice which I am using to further my case. I recommend Tom to anyone that has to navigate through the IRS to resolve their tax issues.
Posted by MaryAnn | September 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got tax problems? You need Attorney Tom Groth!
I found out I owed taxes post-divorce, because my ex made many "mistakes" on the financial affidavits which reflected our tax burden. Tom filed Innocent Spouse paperwork with the State and Federal governments and he won on my behalf. It took a lot of time, patience and expertise on Tom's part, but he is knowledgeable and detailed and he knows how to get the job done. His track record is fantastic, as are his credentials. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Jason | August 3, 2015
Great Law Firm
I worked with Attorney Glouzgal & Groth on a house closing and they were both extremely helpful, responsive and knowledgeable. They made the process very easy to understand and answered all of our questions. I would definitely recommend them to my family and friends! Thanks again!
Posted by Santosh | December 5, 2014
Did a great job on my closing
Thomas did a wonderful job on my house closing. I was a first-time homebuyer so there were a lot of questions that I had for my lawyer and Thomas made himself available at all times to me. He is knowledgeable and thorough and got on top of my bank to ensure the paperwork was ready for my closing. I enjoyed working with him so much that I hired him to do some contract work for me, which he of course delivered in a timely manner. The contracts were professional, comprehensive, and covered me in forms of liability I didn't even think about. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Edward | April 23, 2014
Criminal defense case in waterbury April 2014
Tomas groth was very punctual with his time and was very detailed with my whole case. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer. He will work in the needs of any client and is understanding
Posted by Julie | October 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
payroll taxes
Tom Groth was able to assist us in getting a$150k debt reduced to $1,500 and a lien removed from my husbands social security.
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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-450 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • G&G Law, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner/Attorney
  • Glouzgal Ramos Groth LLP
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Thomas S. Groth, LLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Parent & Parent LLP
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Student Attorney
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic
  • 2011 - 2011
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  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012

Legal Cases

  • Tavolacci v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue
  • That there are no deficiencies due from petitioner for the taxable years 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004, after the application of I.R.C. § 6015(b)
  • Innocent Spouse Case
  • Full Relief Granted


  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Tax Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Naugatuck Youth Services
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Academic Achievment Award - Legal Drafting
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Clinical Work
  • QUSL Tax Clinic
  • 2011
  • Distinguished Academic Achievment Award - Conflict of Laws
  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (24)
Endorse Thomas
Tax Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Groth for several years. We first met in law school, and I was impressed even then with his understanding of the tax code. Since starting his practice, I am not surprised he has successfully handled many complex tax issues for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Tom to anyone with a tax issue."
Tax Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is not only a very knowledgeable attorney, but a skilled advocate for his clients. He does not give up if an initial approach is unsuccessful; he will continue to fight until he is successful in getting to the result his client needs. I have seen him reach successes in innocent spouse cases and tax liability cases that few other attorneys could have accomplished. When I need to refer a tax case, he is the attorney I recommend and I feel confident that the client will be in good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Groth, both personally and professionally, for several years. Over that time, I have come to know him as both a great resource on tax-related issues and a talented advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to my friends and family as I know they would be well cared for."
Tax Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Other
"Tom and I gradated from Stonehill College in 2008, and maintain a professional relationship. Tom is very intelligible and helpful. I endorse Tom Groth."
Tax Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Friend
"Tom is intelligent, creative, personable, and ethical. I met Tom when we were law students together at Quinnipiac, and he has consistently impressed me as both a person and an attorney. Highly recommended."
Tax Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Groth is who I'd call if I ever ran into a Tax issue. Beyond being a skilled advocate, he is a great person. I hope nobody ever runs into tax issues, but if you do, call Attorney Groth."
Tax Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tom's knowledge of the Tax Code is amazing. He truly knows his stuff."
Tax Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas combines an in-depth knowledge of tax law with creative thinking which allows him to find solutions other lawyers would miss."
Tax Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer any tax case that comes across my desk to Attorney Groth because he is a professional who always gets the job done right."
Tax Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Groth is passionate about the areas of law he practices. He is creative in his resolution of legal problems. I would not hesitate in recommending and referring clients to him for any tax related issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Groth is incredibly well-versed in all matters of taxation and estate planning. I would feel very comfortable referring my clients to him."
Tax Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tom is enthusiastic and thorough. A great resource for me both as a client and a colleague."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a client with a tax issue or an off shore currency problem, Tom can help. Forget about those guys you hear advertising on satellite radio, Tom is the real deal. He will steer you through the IRS maze and you will be glad you had him as the captain of your ship."
Tax Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tom for years. He is honest, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I value his expertise, especially in the areas of tax law. He is informed and persistent to a degree that is to be respected."
Tax Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Groth has the rare mix of problem solving ability and personality that allows him to represent his clients at the highest level. A rising star in the industry."
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