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Laura Weintraub Beck

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Background

Laura Weintraub Beck is a Principal and Chairman of Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Greenwich office.  She focuses her practice on estate planning, including business succession planning and planning for real estate holdings, estate administration, probate litigation and trust administration. 

In addition, Laura was formerly the Director of Client Communication for the Private Clients Group and was formerly in charge of attorney training at Cummings & Lockwood for several years.  Prior to attending law school, Laura worked for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee drafting reports and legislation relating to crime and drug policies.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Trinity College (B.A., 1992)
  • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.P.P., 1995)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2000)

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 2000
  • New York, 2001

Professional Organizations

  • Connecticut Bar Association Estates & Probate Section, Executive Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Greenwich Bar Association

Professional Recognition

  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Greenwich YWCA BRAVA Award Honoree, 2016,  which recognizes women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers and who also volunteer their time and talent to help others

Civic and Philanthropic Activity

  • Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Director and former Chairman of the Board
  • Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Professional Advisors Council, Chair of Emeritus Council
  • Liberation Programs, Director
  • New Canaan Country School, Alumni Council, Former Member

Articles/Publications/Presentations

  • Incapacity, Powers of Attorney and Adoption in Connecticut, 4th Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Connecticut and Federal Tax Law Changes
  • Trump's Tax Plan
  • 10 Considerations for Choosing Trustees and Planning for Incapacity
  • Drafting Wills in Connecticut, 3rd Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Death Taxes in Connecticut, 4th Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Drafting Trusts in Connecticut, 2nd Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Revocable Trusts and Trust Administration, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Connecticut Probate Deskbook, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Family and Business Succession Planning, 2014 Edition,  Inside the Minds, co-author, Aspatore
  • Estate Planning Client Strategies, 2012 Edition, Inside the Minds, co-author, Aspatore
  • Wills:  Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Signature Pages for Will and Self-Proving Affidavit, Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Estate Tax:  Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Ancillary Estate Proceedings in Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters

Principal

Chairman, Private Clients Group

Greenwich

T 203.863.6590

F 203.862.2610

lbeck@cl-law.com

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Background

Laura Weintraub Beck is a Principal and Chairman of Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Greenwich office.  She focuses her practice on estate planning, including business succession planning and planning for real estate holdings, estate administration, probate litigation and trust administration. 

In addition, Laura was formerly the Director of Client Communication for the Private Clients Group and was formerly in charge of attorney training at Cummings & Lockwood for several years.  Prior to attending law school, Laura worked for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee drafting reports and legislation relating to crime and drug policies.

Education
  • Trinity College (B.A., 1992)
  • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (M.P.P., 1995)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 2000)
Bar Admissions
  • Connecticut, 2000
  • New York, 2001
Professional Organizations
  • Connecticut Bar Association Estates & Probate Section, Executive Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Greenwich Bar Association
Professional Recognition
  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
  • Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers, 2013 - Present
  • Greenwich YWCA BRAVA Award Honoree, 2016,  which recognizes women achievers who have excelled in their professional careers and who also volunteer their time and talent to help others
Civic and Philanthropic Activity
  • Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, Director and former Chairman of the Board
  • Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Professional Advisors Council, Chair of Emeritus Council
  • Liberation Programs, Director
  • New Canaan Country School, Alumni Council, Former Member
Articles/Publications/Presentations
  • Incapacity, Powers of Attorney and Adoption in Connecticut, 4th Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Connecticut and Federal Tax Law Changes
  • Trump's Tax Plan
  • 10 Considerations for Choosing Trustees and Planning for Incapacity
  • Drafting Wills in Connecticut, 3rd Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Death Taxes in Connecticut, 4th Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Drafting Trusts in Connecticut, 2nd Edition, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Revocable Trusts and Trust Administration, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Connecticut Probate Deskbook, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Family and Business Succession Planning, 2014 Edition,  Inside the Minds, co-author, Aspatore
  • Estate Planning Client Strategies, 2012 Edition, Inside the Minds, co-author, Aspatore
  • Wills:  Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Signature Pages for Will and Self-Proving Affidavit, Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Estate Tax:  Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • Ancillary Estate Proceedings in Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters