Estate and Trust Administration

We assist and advise clients as to the administration of their family trusts. In addition we assist family members in the orderly settlement of decedents' estates, including the preparation and timely filing of state and federal tax returns and reports for the probate/surrogate's court. The settlement matters regarding decedents' estates include the following:

  • collecting and valuing assets
  • determining and paying debts and expenses
  • planning for taxes after death
  • preparing and filing probate petitions and accounts
  • complying with federal and state reporting requirements for estate and income taxes
  • distributing assets
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      • November 1, 2013

        Robinson & Cole Receives 34 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Three National Rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 21, 2013

        Super Lawyers® Names 61 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2013 List

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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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      • November 7, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Receives 32 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • October 24, 2012

        Robinson & Cole’s Women’s Initiative Honored Partner Linda J. McDowell with Inaugural Ladder Award at its Women’s Retreat

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      • October 23, 2012

        Antiques Roadshow Comes to The Hill-Stead Museum for an Individual Clients Event

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      • October 22, 2012

        Super Lawyers® Names 49 Robinson & Cole Attorneys to 2012 List and Recognizes 26 as Rising Stars

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      • September 14, 2012

        Ten Robinson & Cole Attorneys Selected as “Lawyers of the Year”

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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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      • December 5, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Participate in the Connecticut Society of CPAs’ Annual Tax Conference

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      • December 2, 2011

        Jeanmarie Shea Selected for Two Leadership Positions in the Community

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      • September 12, 2011

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

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      • July 15, 2011

        Candace Cunningham Authors Content for American Bar Association Web Site

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      • July 6, 2011

        Attorney Presents on Estates and Probate Court

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      • June 17, 2011

        Linda McDowell Elected President of Estate & Business Planning Council of Hartford

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      • May 18, 2011

        Jeanmarie Shea Receives Award From Yale Club of Hartford

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      • October 5, 2010

        McDowell Appointed to Board of Trustees of Statewide Organization

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      • September 17, 2010

        Robinson & Cole LLP Receives Most Connecticut First-Tier Rankings in Inaugural U.S.News - Best Lawyers Survey

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      • June 10, 2010

        Robinson & Cole Attorney Interviewed in Giving Advice: A Resource for Professional Advisors

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      • November 18, 2008

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

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