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Mark W Dost

Estate planning Attorney at Southbury, CT

4.5   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State CT
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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Chipman Mazzucco Emerson LLC
900 Main St South
Suite 102
Southbury, CT, 06488


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Posted by Lynn | January 20, 2015
Medicaid Process
Attorney Dost guided me through the Medicaid process. He is an expert in this area and the application went very smoothly, thanks to his knowledge and responsiveness. He helped me focus on those critical areas that would be of most importance so my time was well spent. He was organized and professional but also a good listener. He demonstrated compassion and understanding through a very difficult period in my life, and I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Alan | October 24, 2013
Estate Attorney
We engaged Mark Dost to settle our father's rather complicated estate and felt we were always in excellent hands.


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  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Massachusetts
  • AB
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mangines v. Ermisch
  • Charitable trust upheld
  • Bradley's Appeal from Probate
  • Established standing in appeal by foreign executor.
  • Groppo v. Jacks
  • Restored deduction for Conn. succession tax for mortgages pd with life insurance.


  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates & Probate Section
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Past Chairman
  • N/A
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Fellow
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991


  • Aspen Law & Business
  • Estate Planning with Retirement Benefit Distributions
  • 2006
  • CBA Estates and Probate Newsletter
  • Gift Planning by Connecticut Conservators
  • 2002
  • The ElderLaw Report
  • Minimum Distribution Rules for Dummies?
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Essentials of Elder Law
  • Qualifying for Medicaid: Spending Down, Immediate Annuities & OBRA Trusts
  • 2018
  • Raising the Bar: A Bench-Bar Symposium on Professionalism
  • Attorney Professionalism in Probate Court (Moderator)
  • 2017
  • Advanced Topics in Elder Law
  • IRAs and Medicaid Trust Planning
  • 2017
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Testamentary Trusts, Taxes, and Title 19: The Use of Marital and Nonmarital Trusts in Planning for Long-Term-Care Costs
  • 2004
  • Fourth Annual New England Elder Law Symposium
  • Basic Tax Planning Considerations in Elder Law
  • 2001
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Southbury Estate planning Lawyer Mark W Dost
Mark W Dost
Estate planning Attorney
Southbury, CT
Licensed for 42 years