Gregory "Greg" Hayes advises private clients on all aspects of their estate planning, including succession planning for family businesses and planning for distribution of retirement plan assets. He helps individuals and fiduciaries in the administration of complex estates and trusts and has substantial experience handling contested probate matters, including will contests and construction actions.
Greg is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. He is a former member of the executive committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
Greg is ranked Band 1 in Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth* 2023 (Chambers and Partners). He has also been named to the Best Lawyers in America* (Woodward/White, Inc.) in trusts and estates.
In addition to his practice, Greg is actively involved in the management of Day Pitney. He has served in several firm leadership roles through the course of his career. Currently, Greg is the Managing Partner and has served as a member of its Executive Committee since 2018. Prior to that, he was the chair of the Private Client department for 10 years.
Greg's charitable activities have included service on the board of directors of Literacy Volunteers of Connecticut and the DOMUS Foundation. He also served on the Fairfield County Community Foundation Board of Professional Advisors.
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Chosen for inclusion in Chambers HNW Guide (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for wealthy individuals and families in Connecticut, 2016-2023
Selected as the Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2018
Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2011-2024, Trusts and Estates, 2008-2024
Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Estate Planning and Probate, 2006-2023
Selected as the Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford Metro Area by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), 2013
AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis)
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