B. Dane Dudley


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Dane Dudley helps individuals with their domestic and international estate planning and related tax and nontax issues, including succession planning for family businesses and planning for family members with special needs. Based in Day Pitney's West Hartford office, Dane also represents individuals and professional fiduciaries in the administration of complex estates and trusts.

Dane is the chair of Day Pitney's Private Client department. He has spoken at programs sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association, the Boston Bar Association and other professional and community groups. He has also lectured at the University of Connecticut School of Law. Dane has written for Trusts & Estates, Probate & Property, The Practical Lawyer, Financial Planning, Connecticut Law Tribune, Connecticut Bar Journal, and Legal Times and has addressed planning issues in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and other leading publications.

Dane lives in Wethersfield, Conn., with his wife Susan (a “retired” estate planning lawyer), sons Kevin and Jack and daughter Katie. He enjoys spending time with his family, movies, traveling and sports. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Amistad Center for Art & Culture and is a past president of the board of governors for the Hill-Stead Museum.

Education and Credentials

Boston College Law School, J.D., cum laude, managing editor, Boston College Law Review; Order of the Coif
Williams College, B.A., cum laude
State of Connecticut
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of New York
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
Connecticut Bar Association
Estate and Business Council of Hartford, CT

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in Chambers HNW Guide (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for wealthy individuals and families in Connecticut, 2018-2024

Selected as the Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for the Hartford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2018

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Trusts and Estates, 2007-2024

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Estate Planning and Probate 2006-2018, 2021-2023

AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)