News & Press Releases
Cummings & Lockwood Announces the Addition of David M. Halpen to Its Private Clients Group in Palm Beach Gardens, FloridaDecember 17, 2015
Mr. Halpen brings over twenty years of broad-based legal experience in trusts and estates planning, estate settlement, trust administration, business succession planning, and U.S. and international tax planning for a variety of high net worth clients.
Daniel G. Johnson, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group, Elected to the Board of Directors of the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, in Stamford, ConnecticutNovember 2015
Daniel G. Johnson testified before the Connecticut State Tax Panel in Hartford concerning the migration of Connecticut residents in light of the current Connecticut estate and gift tax regime, as well as the recent increase in probate court fees.
Corporate Counsel magazine has call Best Lawyers "The most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."
Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that seven attorneys have been selected to the 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Scott Witthuhn received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from Yale University.
Cummings & Lockwood Wins Significant Probate Law Ruling from Connecticut Supreme Court Concerning Calculation of Surviving Spouse's Statutory ShareJune 2015
Cummings & Lockwood successfully argued before the court that the statutory share, which is the portion of an estate that goes to a surviving spouse who was not included in the deceased spouse’s will, is to be based upon the value of the estate’s assets at the time of distribution as opposed to the value at the date of death.
In Case of First Impression, Cummings & Lockwood Client Wins $4.5 MillionTrial Judgment in Complex Assignment of Debt ActionMay 2015
The case raised complex questions of whether or not the promissory note at issue was governed by Article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code. The defendants argued that because the note was lost by the purchaser’s predecessor-in-interest, the purchaser could not recover pursuant to Article 3-309.
C&L recently obtained trial damages of $5,783,028.00 in a derivative lawsuit brought by two investors on behalf of a hedge fund partnership. Over the course of two weeks, the case was tried to a judge sitting on the Complex Litigation Docket for the Superior Court for the State of Connecticut.
Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey, which includes over 79,000 leading attorneys eligible to vote.
Fairfield County Business Journal and more than a dozen business organizations and chambers of commerce organized a competition to select 40 business executives who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership qualities, an ongoing commitment to personal and professional development and outstanding professional accomplishments.