Jeanmarie B. Shea

Senior Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Jeanmarie Shea practices in the areas of estate and tax planning, probate, trust administration, and charitable giving. She counsels individuals and families with respect to a variety of wealth preservation issues and techniques and works with them to develop and implement estate plans designed to meet their personal goals and objectives while minimizing applicable taxes. She advises tax-exempt organizations in connection with compliance issues and philanthropic planning. Ms. Shea also has extensive experience representing both individual and corporate fiduciaries in complex estate, trust, tax, and related matters involving the probate courts, the Internal Revenue Service, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, and other regulatory authorities.

    Ms. Shea is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations, the Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford, the Greater Hartford Probate Forum, and the Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Connecticut, Inc. She serves on the Professional Advisory Committee of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving and the Board of Directors of the Yale Club and Scholarship Foundation of Hartford, Inc. She is an alumni interviewer for the Yale Alumni Schools Committee as well as vice president of the College Club of Hartford and serves on the club's Executive and Membership Committees.

    Ms. Shea received her B.A., cum laude, from Yale University and her J.D., with honors, from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she was executive editor of the Connecticut Law Review.

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American Bar Association (1985 - present)

      Connecticut Bar Association (1985 - present)

      Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford (2004 - present)

      Greater Hartford Probate Forum (1990 - present)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Yale Club of Hartford's Betty McAllip Memorial Award

      AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated in Martindale-Hubbell™ in the areas of Trusts and Estates, and Corporate Law (Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings is a trademark. AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc.)

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Litigation - Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates since 2013 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      The Mark Twain House
      Board of Trustees

      Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
      Legal and Tax Panel
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Presentations

      Presentations

      "The New Connecticut Estate Tax," CLE presentation at joint meeting of the Estates and Probate and Tax Law Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) (10/17/2005)

      "Section 645 Election to Treat a Qualified Revocable Trust as Part of an Estate," at CBA seminar (11/12/2004)

      "Section 645 Election to Treat a Qualified Revocable Trust as Part of an Estate," at Connecticut Bar Association (CBA) Compact Sophisticated Estate Planning V Seminar (11/2004)

      "Estate Planning and Charitable Giving," at Kingswood-Oxford School Alumni Association Meeting (10/1999)
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      "Connecticut Transfer Taxes: Succession, Estate, and Gift Taxes," at Lorman Education Services Seminar (6/3/1998)
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      "The Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax: Selected Planning Opportunities and Drafting Techniques," at CBA Annual Meeting (6/3/1996)
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      "Connecticut Succession Tax: Planning Opportunities to Consider and Problems to Avoid," at CBA seminar (5/12/1995)

      "Drafting Revocable Agreements: Opportunities to Consider and Problems to Avoid," at CBA seminar (5/6/1993)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • November 22, 2016

        Jeanmarie Shea Co-Chairs Mark Twain House & Museum Annual Gala

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      • May 11, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Women Lawyers Listed in Best Lawyers Spring Business Edition

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      • December 2, 2011

        Jeanmarie Shea Selected for Two Leadership Positions in the Community

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      • May 18, 2011

        Jeanmarie Shea Receives Award From Yale Club of Hartford

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      • November 18, 2008

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Appointed to Committee of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

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      R+C News Releases

      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • August 19, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 16, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • August 28, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Attorney Count in Best Lawyers National Peer Review Survey

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      • March 7, 2012

        Jeanmarie B. Shea Elected Secretary of The Mark Twain House & Museum Board of Trustees

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