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Status of Remote Notarizations in New York and Connecticut

February 24, 2022

On December 22, 2021, New York joined 39 other states (including Florida) to make remote notarizations permanently legal.

Samuel (Sam) J. Raymond joins Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group in Naples, Florida

February 7, 2022

Samuel (Sam) J. Raymond recently joined Cummings & Lockwood as an Associate in its Private Clients Group and is based in the firm’s Naples office.  He focuses his practice on trusts and estate planning and probate and estate administration.

The Department of the Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations Implementing the Corporate Transparency Act

February 3, 2022

In December 2021, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations implementing certain beneficial ownership reporting requirements of the Corporate Transparency Act of 2020.

Laura Weintraub Beck Named Cummings & Lockwood’s First Female Chairman and Managing Director Succeeding Jonathan B. Mills

December 15, 2021

Cummings & Lockwood has named Laura Weintraub Beck the firm’s Chairman and Managing Director, succeeding Jonathan B. Mills, who served the firm in that capacity for 19 years.  Mr. Mills was the youngest and longest tenured person to hold that position in the firm’s 113 year history.

Heather J. Rhoades Appointed Chairman of Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group

December 15, 2021

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that Heather J. Rhoades has been appointed the new Chairman of the firm’s Private Clients Group, effective January 1, 2022.  She will replace Laura Weintraub Beck who will assume the role of Chairman and Managing Director of the firm.

Daniel P. Fitzgerald, Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group, to Speak at CTCPA’s Federal Tax Conference

November 24, 2021

Daniel P. Fitzgerald, a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood’s Private Clients Group, will be giving a presentation at the Connecticut Society of CPA’s Live Stream Federal Tax Conference on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, from 10:20 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.  

IRS Raises Annual Exclusion and Gift and Estate Tax Exemptions for 2022

November 11, 2021

In Revenue Procedure 2021-45, the IRS announced its inflation adjustments to key figures for the calendar year 2022. For the first time in several years, the annual exclusion from gift tax will increase from $15,000 to $16,000 per year per donee effective January 1. 2022.

Cummings & Lockwood LLC Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in Trusts & Estates and Tax Law by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report

November 11, 2021

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” in Trusts and Estates Law in the Fort Myers and West Palm Beach metropolitan areas by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.  It also ranked as a Tier 2 “Best Law Firm” in Tax Law in the West Palm Beach metropolitan area.

William N. Wright, Litigation Attorney, Promoted to Partner at Cummings & Lockwood LLC

November 10, 2021

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that William N. Wright, an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Group and based in their Stamford, Connecticut office, has been elected to Partner, effective January 1, 2022.

Cummings & Lockwood LLC Recognized as a “Best Law Firm” by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report

November 10, 2021

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized as a “Best Law Firm” in several legal practice areas in Connecticut by Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report.

Scott T. Witthuhn, Commercial Attorney, Has Been Promoted to Counsel at Cummings & Lockwood LLC

November 10, 2021

Cummings & Lockwood is pleased to announce that Scott T. Witthuhn, an Associate in the firm’s Commercial Real Estate Group and Corporate and Finance Group, has been promoted to Counsel, effective January 1, 2022.