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Cummings & Lockwood Recognized As One of the Leading Trusts and Estates Practices in Connecticut by Chambers

June 29, 2016

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Chambers and Partners in their inaugural global High Net Worth Guide -- aimed at the international private wealth market -- as having one of the leading trusts and estates practices in Connecticut, ranking at the top of band 1. 

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Heather J. Rhoades Named 2016 Hartford Trusts & Estates Attorney of the Year

May 2016

This recognition awards recipients based on their particularly high level of peer recognition in their respective practice area. 

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Laura Weintraub Beck of Cummings & Lockwood Receives YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Award

February 5, 2016

Established in 1977, the YWCA Greenwich BRAVA Awards recognize outstanding women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers and who also volunteer their time and talent to help others.

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Cummings & Lockwood Announces the Addition of David M. Halpen to Its Private Clients Group in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

December 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.

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Daniel G. Johnson Provides Estate and Gift Tax Reform Testimony

September 16, 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.

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Cummings & Lockwood Attorneys in Connecticut and Florida Named The Best Lawyers in America for 2016

August 17, 2015

Corporate Counsel magazine has call Best Lawyers "The most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

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Cummings & Lockwood Attorneys Named 2015 Florida Super Lawyers

July 8, 2015

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.

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Scott Witthuhn Joins Cummings & Lockwood's Commercial Practice in Stamford, Connecticut

July 6, 2015


Scott Witthuhn received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his B.A. from Yale University.

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Cummings & Lockwood Wins Significant Probate Law Ruling from Connecticut Supreme Court Concerning Calculation of Surviving Spouse's Statutory Share

June 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. 

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In Case of First Impression, Cummings & Lockwood Client Wins $4.5 MillionTrial Judgment in Complex Assignment of Debt Action

May 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. 

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Cummings & Lockwood's Trial Group Wins Multi-Million Dollar Trial of Hedge Fund Partnership Dispute

March 2015

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. 

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