Jennifer M. Pagnillo


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Jennifer Pagnillo, co-chair of the firm's Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving practice group, helps families and individuals in Connecticut and New York with tax and estate planning and estate and trust administration with an emphasis on charitable giving and the creation and operation of nonprofit organizations, including family foundations. She advises clients on:

  • Income, estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Estate planning, including the preparation of wills and trusts
  • Closely-held business planning and related issues to preserve and transmit wealth within families
  • Administration of trusts and estates, including probate proceedings, accountings and tax-related disputes

Jennifer has represented nonprofit organizations from inception through attainment of tax-exempt status and has facilitated the development of charitable fund-raising programs. She was one of the New York City attorneys who volunteered in the citywide pro bono effort to aid families of the victims of the World Trade center attack.



Education and Credentials

St. John's University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, St. John's Law Review, Articles and Notes Editor
St. Thomas Aquinas College, B.A., magna cum laude
State of Connecticut
State of New York
Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County, President

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.), Trusts and Estates, 2023-2024, Nonprofit/Charities Law, 2023-2024

Recognized as an Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association for pro bono commitment, 2014


Putnam County SPCA, Board Member

Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County, Former President

Save the Children (Fairfield, CT), Professional Advisors Council, Former Member

Fairfield County's Community Foundation (Norwalk, CT), Chair, Professional Advisors Council; Former Co-Chair, Development Committee; Member, Board of Directors