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Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce all of the Firm’s six offices in Connecticut and Florida have been recognized in their metropolitan areas and main practice areas as among the "Best Law Firms in 2020” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.
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Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been selected to the 2019 New England Super Lawyers list and eight attorneys have been selected as Rising Stars in 2019.
Sunday, September 1, 2019 marked Cummings & Lockwood’s 110th anniversary as a firm.
34 Cummings & Lockwood Attorneys in Connecticut and Florida Named Among The Best Lawyers in America for 2020August 14, 2019
Cummings & Lockwood LLC is pleased to announce that 34 of its attorneys in Connecticut and Florida have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.
Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that the following eight trusts and estates attorneys in the Firm’s Naples and Bonita Springs, Florida offices have been selected Florida Super Lawyers in 2019.
Cummings & Lockwood Garners the Top Spot in Private Wealth Law in the 2019 Chambers High Net Worth GuideJuly 14, 2019
Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that for the fourth year in a row, the Firm has been ranked in Tier 1 in Private Wealth Law by Chambers & Partners in their 2019 Chambers High Net Worth Guide.
The Connecticut legislature, on June 5, 2019, enacted HB 7104, an Act Concerning the Connecticut Uniform Trust Code. This massive bill, over 90 pages in length, adopts four major categories of revisions to trust law: Dynasty Trusts, Domestic Asset Protection Trusts, Directed Trusts and Statutory Trust Rules. Kelley Galica Peck, a partner in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group who is based in the Firm’s West Hartford office, was instrumental in the drafting and proofing of The Act.
On May 4, 2019, the Child Guidance Center (CGC) of Southern Connecticut presented Laura Weintraub Beck the inaugural Edna and Malcolm Edgerton Award at their annual gala which was held at the Wee Burn Beach Club.
Heather J. Rhoades and Kelley Galica Peck Selected as 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” Honorees by Best LawyersApril 29, 2019
Cummings & Lockwood LLC is pleased to announce that Heather J. Rhoades (Trusts and Estates) and Kelley Galica Peck (Trusts and Estates Litigation), Principals in the Firm’s Private Clients Group in West Hartford, Connecticut, have been selected as “Lawyer of the Year” Honorees by Best Lawyers.
Cummings & Lockwood LLC attorneys convinced the Connecticut Supreme Court to dismiss Probate Court proceedings restricting our client’s use of funds that had been awarded to her by the September 11th Victim’s Compensation fund for the support of her minor child upon the death of her husband in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001.
Robert L. Lancaster Provides Expert Testimony Before Florida Senate and House on Decedent’s PropertyMarch 24, 2019
Recently Robert L. Lancaster, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group in the Firm’s Naples, Florida office, served as an expert for the Real Property Probate Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar in connection with pending legislation in Florida relating to Decedent’s Property.
Cummings & Lockwood Attorneys Represent Owner in One of the Largest Commercial Lease Transactions in Fairfield County Over the Last 25 YearsMarch 20, 2019
Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that it has assisted its client, George Comfort & Sons, Inc., in closing a major global headquarters lease at the former UBS site at 677 Washington Boulevard in Stamford, Connecticut.