News & Press Releases
Cummings & Lockwood Recognized As One of the Leading Trusts and Estates Practices in Connecticut by ChambersJune 28, 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 16, 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 Million Trial 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.