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Day Pitney LLP

Private Wealth Law

7 ranked individualsBand 1ConnecticutHigh Net Worth 2021 View ranking table
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Day Pitney "are a really great firm in the New England area," notes an interviewee. The firm provides a comprehensive range of services to high net worth clients, including international estate planning, business succession planning and probate and trust litigation. A source says: "They are definitely a heavyweight firm in the area. They can do everything."

"They navigate the complexities, nuances and sophisticated questions quite brilliantly," says an interviewee, adding: "They are knowledgeable beyond belief, they are super practical and they are aware of the potential complexities and nuances and how to solve problems." The interviewee continues: "They always do their homework, they are collaborative and work well together as a team. They stand out from the crowd; they are the best law firm."

Notable practitioners

Amy Wilfert "is a wonderful trust and estates planner," according to a source. Wilfert is well known for advising entrepreneurs, private equity and hedge fund principals and high net worth families on estate planning matters. "She is excellent - to describe her as good would be an understatement," states a source. Another interviewee says that "she has tremendous experience and is a really talented adviser. She doesn't fall into the trap of never giving an opinion; she is super straightforward and makes clear and firm recommendations."

Dane Dudley is considered "a strong practitioner" in Connecticut. He assists wealthy individuals with domestic and international estate and tax planning. One commentator reports: "I rate him highly. He has a very strong practice and he is very dedicated to his clients. He has a fantastic knowledge of trust and estates matters." Other sources describe him as "very thorough and detailed" and "technically strong."

Christiana Gianopulos handles estate and tax planning for high net worth clients. "She is very impressive," says one source, and another comments: "She is a great lawyer. She has great skills and she is technically proficient." A further interviewee says Gianopulos is "very, very good. She is very smart and very skilled. She has great relationships with the banks."

Darren Wallace "is a leading lawyer in Connecticut," says a local source, adding: "I think he is experienced and totally knows what he is doing." He has considerable experience advising clients on estate planning, tax planning and probate and trust litigation. A commentator remarks:"He is an incredibly knowledgeable and competent trust and estates lawyer. He is super technically skilled and a great lawyer."

Gregory Hayes is regarded as "a real heavyweight trusts and estates lawyer." Hayes advises high net worth individuals and families on estate planning, succession planning and probate matters. One source says: "He is a super good lawyer, I think he does a fantastic job for clients. He is a very diligent lawyer." Another source remarks: "He is highly knowledgeable and thoughtful on how to structure documents and helpful with leading clients to decisions and educating them on their options."

Keith Bradoc Gallant is well known for his particular expertise handling special needs trusts. "Brad is an excellent lawyer. He does a lot of litigation and a lot of work in the special needs trust area, which is a real niche he has made for himself," notes an interviewee, adding: "He is a wonderful lawyer to work with." Another source comments that "he is incredibly competent and always a pleasure to deal with."

Steven Fast is regarded as "a dean of the profession in Connecticut." He advises high net worth individuals and families on an array of private wealth matters. One market source comments: "I think Steven is very technically proficient, there is not much that he isn't aware of when it comes to tax planning. He is a brilliant practitioner."

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Private Wealth Law

Day Pitney LLP

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242 Trumbull Street

Hartford

Connecticut

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CT 06103

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Connecticut

Private Wealth Law


Amy K. Wilfert
Band 2
B Dane Dudley
Band 3
Christiana Gianopulos
Band 3
Darren Wallace
Band 1
Gregory Hayes
Band 1
Keith Bradoc Gallant
Band 2

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