Darren M. Wallace


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Darren Wallace is the Vice-Chair of the Private Client Department at the firm. He advises clients on estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, and probate and trust litigation. Darren regularly counsels private equity and hedge fund principals on planning opportunities related to carried interests, and advises family offices and their principals on various tax, governance, structuring, and planning matters. In addition, he provides advice to art collectors, investors, family offices, artists, and charitable organizations on issues arising from the ownership of valuable art, jewelry, and other tangible personal property.

Darren's has earned him a Band 1 ranking in the High Net Worth guide by Chambers* (Chambers and Partners) since 2016.

Darren is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and a member of its Business Planning Committee. He frequently speaks and writes on planning topics for high-net-worth individuals. He is also a member of both the Tax and the Estates and Probate Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association, and has served on the executive committee of the Estates and Probate Section.

Darren lives in Fairfield, CT, with his wife Marianne and their three daughters.

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Education and Credentials

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D.
Colgate University, B.A.
State of Connecticut
District of Columbia
State of New York
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section, Executive Committee; Tax Section
Connecticut Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Estates, Probate, and Tax Committee, Former Co-Chair and Executive Committee Member
Fairfield County Bar Association
Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow; Business Planning Committee

Recognition and Community


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

Featured in AV Preeminent Top Rated Lawyers for New York Trust and Estates Law by The American Lawyer (ALM Media Properties, LLC) and Martindale-Hubbell (LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell), 2021

Chosen for inclusion in Chambers HNW Guide (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for wealthy individuals and families in Connecticut, 2016, 2018-2023

Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Thomson Reuters), 2012

Recipient of the New Leaders of the Law "Advocacy Award" presented by the Connecticut Law Tribune (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2005


PLAN of Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit organization that assists in planning for the future of family members with disabilities and provides continuity of services for such individuals, Board of Directors, Former Member