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Laura Weintraub Beck Appointed New Chair of Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group

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August 2, 2018

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that Laura Weintraub Beck has been appointed Chair of the Firm’s Private Clients Group, effective immediately.

“While we have many skilled trusts and estates Partners,” noted Jonathan B. Mills, Chairman and Managing Director, “it became abundantly clear that Laura is uniquely equipped to take on this role.  Not only is she widely respected by the attorneys and staff throughout the Firm, but she is a talented lawyer, possesses a strong intellect and work ethic, and demonstrates a sincere commitment to the Firm. I am confident that under Laura’s leadership, the Private Clients Group will continue to flourish for years to come.”

Laura is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Greenwich office.  She joined the Firm in 2002 and focuses her practice on estate planning, including business succession planning and planning for real estate holdings, estate administration, probate litigation and trust administration.

In addition, Laura is the Director of Client Communications for the Private Clients Group, is Chair of the Firm’s Marketing Committee and was formerly in charge of attorney continuing legal education (CLE) at the Firm for several years.  Earlier in her career, Laura worked for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. drafting reports and legislation relating to crime and drug policies.

Laura received her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, her M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and her B.A. from Trinity College.

She is admitted to practice law in both Connecticut and New York.  She is a Fellow of The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and has been named among The Best Lawyers in America in 2018, and among the Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers from 2013 to the present.

She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association,  New York State Bar Association, Fairfield County Bar Association and Greenwich Bar Association.  Laura also speaks and writes extensively on a broad range of trusts and estates topics.

In addition, Laura has been actively involved in various philanthropic organizations, including the Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, the Fairfield County Community Foundation, the New Canaan Country School and was also a Greenwich YWCA Brava Award Honoree.

She lives in Fairfield with her husband, Scott, and two children, Lily and Max.