Individual Clients attorney Brad Gallant co-authored a chapter in A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Connecticut, published by MCLE New England in May 2013. His chapter discusses "Drafting and Administering the Special Needs Trust."
On December 11, Glynis Ritchie and Ken Shulman discussed the topic "Special Needs Estate Planning For Families With Children With Disabilities," at an estate and financial planning workshop in Stoughton, Massachusetts.
David Silvian wrote an article, "Massachusetts Court Ruling Reveals Estate Tax Constitutional Issue," for Trusts & Estates. The article is about the significance of a recent Massachusetts Probate and Family Court case, Dassori v. Commissioner of Revenue.
On April 1, Ken Shulman will speak about "Special Needs Counseling--Adding Value for Clients Needing Special Needs Estate Planning" at the Annual Elder Law Institute to be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This year's Institute will discuss the technical and practical aspects related to special needs planning, specifically regarding trusts.
On February 2, Brad Gallant will speak at The Connecticut Bar Association's CLE, "CT Rules of Professional Conduct: Avoiding Discipline & Malpractice." Brad will be speaking on representing clients with diminished capacity. The panel also will discuss lawyers' ethical responsibilities in communications, and in interactions with opposing counsel; ethical considerations at the beginning of an attorney-client relationship and now to comply with IOLTA rules.
Brad Gallant was quoted in an article, "Families with disabilities get new plan for assets," in the Greenwich Time. In the article, Gallant discusses how families can use a new federal law 'The Able Act' to fund accounts for children with disabilities while preserving access to public assistance benefits. He also compares the planning opportunities created by these accounts to those provided by special needs trusts.
Brad Gallant was quoted in an article, “Conn. Bar Leaders Consider New Mandatory CLE Proposal,” in the Connecticut Law Tribune. A new proposal would require Connecticut attorneys to complete continuing legal education courses is under consideration. Brad Gallant, a former CBA president, called the plan a "modest and reasonable" proposal which would bring Connecticut in line with other states.
Day Pitney was mentioned in an article, “Dentons Expands Across Pacific Rim Amid Busy Merger Market,” in American Lawyer. The firm’s recent merger with Florida-based law firm Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack, which has offices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, was used as an example as one of several ongoing mergers in the legal market.
Stamford, Conn., October 19, 2015 – Day Pitney is pleased to announce that it will expand its East Coast presence through a merger with Florida-based law firm Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack. Seven attorneys will join the firm’s Trusts and Estates and Corporate practices once the merger is completed on January 1, 2016.
Stamford, Conn., August 24, 2015 - Day Pitney is pleased to announce that 68 attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers ranks lawyers through peer-review surveys, and has been published annually since 1983.