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Robert L. Lancaster, Attorney in Cummings & Lockwood's Naples, Florida, Office Achieves Board Certification in Wills, Trusts and EstatesAugust 2, 2016
This is the highest evaluation of an attorney’s special knowledge, skills and proficiency, as well as a reputation for professionalism and ethics by The Florida Bar. Of the lawyers eligible to practice law in Florida, only 7 percent have earned board certification.
Heather J. Rhoades Named Principal-in-Charge of Cummings & Lockwood's West Hartford, Connecticut OfficeAugust 2, 2016
Heather J. Rhoades joined the Firm in 1999 and became a Principal in 2007. She is a member of the Firm’s Private Clients Group where she brings 17 years of experience in estate planning, estate settlement, trust administration and charitable planning. She is also a member of the Firm’s National Charitable Planning Group.
Mary Beth Crawford Named Principal-in-Charge of Cummings & Lockwood's Bonita Springs, Florida OfficeAugust 2, 2016
Mary Beth Crawford joined the Firm in 1999 and became a Principal in 2007. She is a member of the Firm’s Private Clients Group where she brings 17 years of experience in estate planning, estate settlement, trust administration and charitable planning. She is also a member of the Firm’s National Charitable Planning Group.
Cummings & Lockwood Principal, Jessie A. Gilbert, Was Elected to the Board of Trustees at Westport Country PlayhouseJune 2016
Jessie Gilbert advises high net worth individuals on estate and tax issues, helping them with succession, generation-skipping, and asset protection planning
In addition to these responsibilities, he is a Principal in the Firm’s Commercial Real Estate and Corporate & Finance Groups and is based in the Stamford office.
Cummings & Lockwood Recognized As One of the Leading Trusts and Estates Practices in Connecticut by ChambersJune 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.
This recognition awards recipients based on their particularly high level of peer recognition in their respective practice area.
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.
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.