James M. Rubino
Stamford lawyer James M. Rubino has practiced law for the past thirty-two years in the areas of Taxation, Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estates, Probate litigation, Decedent’s Estates, Estate Planning, Elder Law, Corporations, Business Law, Real Estate Transactions and Landlord Tenant Law. He was admitted to practice in Connecticut in 1982 and Federal District Court and U.S. Tax Court in 1983. Attorney Rubino graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Accounting. He graduated University of Bridgeport School of Law (Summa Cum Laude) in 1982, ranked first in his graduating class. He also earned his Masters in Legal Letters (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1987. While in law school he earned the distinguished scholastic performance award, given to the top ranked student in his class as well as awards for outstanding achievement in the area of business organizations, uniform commercial code (business law) and state and local government law. He served as Managing Editor of the University of Bridgeport Law Review and authored “The one man professional corporation under fire.” 2 University of Bridgeport Law Review 115 (1982)
Attorney Rubino has served as an elected official in Stamford government for the past 23 years. In 1985 he was elected to the Stamford Board of Representatives where he served from 1983 to 1985. On that board he was chosen to serve as Minority Leader (1987-1993) and as Chairman of the Ethics Committee where he wrote and passed many revisions to the Stamford Code of Ethics. He also drafted the law creating the Stamford Economic Development Commission as well as other important legislation. He was a member of the Stamford Board of Finance from 1993 to 2005, where he served as chairman in 1995 as well as chairman of the Education Committee of that Board. He was elected to the Stamford Board of Education in 2006 where he served as its Vice President and Chairman of the Facilities Committee of that Board. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Stamford Girls Softball, Inc. He lives in Stamford, Connecticut with his wife and two children.