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Charles W. Pieterse

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Practice Areas

Charles Pieterse’s practice focuses on complex and cross-jurisdiction fiduciary and trusts and estates litigation, representing corporate and individual fiduciaries as well as beneficiaries. Charles is the co-chair of Whitman Breed’s litigation department.

Professional Memberships

James W. Cooper Fellow, Connecticut Bar Foundation; American Bar Association; Connecticut Bar Association (Estates & Probate Section; Litigation Section); Fairfield County Bar Association; Greenwich Bar Association (past President and Vice President)


Speaker: American Law Institute ('When Offshore Trust Disputes Wash Up Onshore," “Releases and their Challenges," “Exculpation and Proaction"); National Business Institute ("Ethics and Estate Administration," "Ethical Practice Considerations and Concerns in Probate Court,” "Ethical Perils in the Probate Process"); Connecticut Bar Association ("Drafting Trustee Releases and Beneficiary Consents")

Author or co-author: "Releases Between Trustees and Beneficiaries: Ensuring Enforceability" and "The Effectiveness of Retention Clauses and Exculpatory Language under Connecticut Law," Connecticut Bar Association Estates & Probate Newsletter; "Exculpation and Proaction," Estate Planning Magazine


J.D., Fordham University School of Law; B.A., cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Family & Children's Agency (Vice President, Board of Directors); Community Centers, Inc. (past President, Board of Directors); Connecticut Chapter, Fordham Law School Alumni Association (two-time past President); Dean's Small to Midsize Law Firm Advisory Council, Fordham Law School