Robert Smith Jr.

Robert H. Smith Jr.

Of Counsel

Robert H. Smith Jr.

Of Counsel

  • Overview

    Biography

    Bob Smith is a retired partner of the firm who focused his practice in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration. He has assisted individuals in planning for the distribution of their assets at death and in formulating arrangements designed to minimize death taxes, lifetime transfer taxes, and income taxes. Mr. Smith has been involved in the settlement of estates, representing both corporate and individual executors before the Internal Revenue Service, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, and the probate courts. His practice also involved questions of present and deferred charitable giving, trust law, conservatorships, guardianships, and other fiduciary relationships.

    Mr. Smith has acted as counsel to tax-exempt entities and is active as a volunteer in several community organizations. He has been named to the Connecticut Super Lawyers® list in the area of Estate Planning & Probate since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
      Fellow

      Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford
      President (1991 - 1992)

      Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council

      Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council

      Connecticut Bar Association
      Estates & Probate Section

      Planned Giving Group of Connecticut
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as Hartford Lawyer of the Year in the area of Litigation-Trusts and Estates for 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

      Listed in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Estate Planning and Probate since 2006 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

      Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates since 1995 and in Litigation - Trusts and Estates since 2013 (Copyright 2016 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Wadsworth Atheneum
      Board of Trustees

      American Association of Museums

      New England Museum Association

      Museum Trustee Association
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • News

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