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Cara Howe Santoro

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Background

Cara Howe Santoro is Counsel in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Stamford office.  Cara advises individuals and entities on a broad range of state, federal and international tax issues.  She counsels charitable and other nonprofit organizations on issues related to their tax-exempt status, including formation, governance and compliance.  She also assists donors with developing and implementing their charitable giving goals.  Cara works with individuals on personal tax planning and helps family businesses to operate and provide for intergenerational transfers in a tax efficient manner.

Practice Areas

Education

  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2016)
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • College of the Holy Cross (B.A. in Economics and Spanish, cum laude, 2010)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2019
  • New York, 2014
  • Massachusetts, 2013

Professional Recognition

Articles/Publications

  • "Philanthropic Tax Planning for Family Members and Charities", Trusts & Estates Magazine, November 2020, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • "Charitable Tax Planning in an Uncertain Coronavirus and Tax World", Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2020, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • "Timing is Everything When It Comes to Self-Dealing Rules", WealthManagement.com, June 3, 2020, co-author with Stefania L. Bartlett
  • How to Handle Gifts From "Tainted" Donors, Trusts and Estates Magazine Website, October 8, 2019, co-author with Stefania L. Bartlett and Brianna L. Marquis
  • "Creating and Operating Charitable Entities", Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2019, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • “Charitable Deductions for Gifts by Individuals, Partnerships and Corporations”, Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2018, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • "Not Knowing the S Corp Rules Can Be Dangerous to Your Client's Wealth", Trusts & Estates Magazine, December 2017, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • “Substantiating Charitable Deductions at the IRS” Trusts & Estates Magazine, July 2017, co-authored with Conrad Teitell and Heather J. Rhoades

Counsel

6 Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901

T 203.351.4195

F 203.708.3857

csantoro@cl-law.com

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Background

Cara Howe Santoro is Counsel in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Stamford office.  Cara advises individuals and entities on a broad range of state, federal and international tax issues.  She counsels charitable and other nonprofit organizations on issues related to their tax-exempt status, including formation, governance and compliance.  She also assists donors with developing and implementing their charitable giving goals.  Cara works with individuals on personal tax planning and helps family businesses to operate and provide for intergenerational transfers in a tax efficient manner.

Education
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 2016)
  • Fordham University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2013)
  • College of the Holy Cross (B.A. in Economics and Spanish, cum laude, 2010)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 2019
  • New York, 2014
  • Massachusetts, 2013
Professional Recognition
Articles/Publications
  • "Philanthropic Tax Planning for Family Members and Charities", Trusts & Estates Magazine, November 2020, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • "Charitable Tax Planning in an Uncertain Coronavirus and Tax World", Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2020, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • "Timing is Everything When It Comes to Self-Dealing Rules", WealthManagement.com, June 3, 2020, co-author with Stefania L. Bartlett
  • How to Handle Gifts From "Tainted" Donors, Trusts and Estates Magazine Website, October 8, 2019, co-author with Stefania L. Bartlett and Brianna L. Marquis
  • "Creating and Operating Charitable Entities", Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2019, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • “Charitable Deductions for Gifts by Individuals, Partnerships and Corporations”, Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2018, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • "Not Knowing the S Corp Rules Can Be Dangerous to Your Client's Wealth", Trusts & Estates Magazine, December 2017, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Stefania L. Bartlett
  • “Substantiating Charitable Deductions at the IRS” Trusts & Estates Magazine, July 2017, co-authored with Conrad Teitell and Heather J. Rhoades