Connecticut Estate Planning Lawyer

James M. Rubino is a Stamford, Connecticut lawyer with a full service law practice concentrating in the areas of estate planning, taxation, real estate, business law, trusts and estates, probate law and elder law. For the past 36 years, Attorney Rubino has helped Fairfield County, Connecticut individuals, families and businesses in these areas. He has helped individuals and families structure their estates to protect and pass their wealth to the next generation through sophisticated wills and other estate planning techniques, such as credit shelter trusts, marital deduction trusts, revocable living trustsfamily limited partnershipscharitable remainder trusts, powers of attorney, lifetime transfers, living wills, health care instructions and other instruments and techniques to meet their individual goals and objectives. Whether you seek to minimize estate taxes or protect the interests of minor children or other beneficiaries, Stamford estate planning lawyer James M. Rubino can customize an estate planning solution that is right for you and your family. Attorney Rubino also represents clients in taxation matters such as tax return preparation, tax planning and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Connecticut Department of Revenue Services for appeals, audits, offers in compromise and installment payment agreements for delinquent taxes and other state and federal tax matters. He also represents clients in tax litigation matters in United States Tax Court and Connecticut Superior Court in connection with tax controversies.

Attorney Rubino is experienced in municipal tax appeals to challenge tax for both residential and commercial real estate assessments before local Boards of Tax Review and in Superior Court. Attorney Rubino also represents clients in real estate transactions such as the purchase and sale of residential houses and condominiums and commercial real estate, mortgage refinances, reverse mortgages, foreclosures and partition actions. Attorney Rubino advises and represents entrepreneurs, small businesses and business owners in various business matters such as choosing the right type of business entity, the formation of limited liability companies, corporations, sole proprietorships, and partnerships, the purchase and sale of businesses, mergers, liquidations, breakups, acquisitions, family business succession planning and business disputes. Attorney Rubino can counsel you on the federal and Connecticut state tax law and personal liability issues raised by the different types of business entities. He also advises companies on business succession planning issues that allow a business to survive after the business owner passes or retires.

Stamford Full Service Law Firm

James M. Rubino represents executors, administrators, trustees, conservators, beneficiaries and other clients in Probate Courts throughout Connecticut in matters concerning decedent’s estates, will, trusts, conservatorships, powers of attorney, will contest and other probate litigation. His practice includes clients living in the communities of Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, Norwalk, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Westport, Wilton, Weston and Easton. He also represents clients from outside of these areas who have legal matters in Fairfield County.

Attorney Rubino represents clients in the formation and management of charitable organizations as well as the application for federal tax exemption and reinstatement of lapsed federal tax exemptions.

Attorney James M. Rubino offers experienced legal advice and representation in the following areas:

Your legal matters should be handled by a lawyer who is competent both in applicable state and federal law and in the state and federal tax issues those matters present. Attorney Rubino has received the highest rating possible (AV) in legal ability and legal ethics from his fellow attorneys as published in Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Super Lawyer by In addition to earning his Juris Doctor degree summa cum laude, he earned a Masters in Legal Letters (LL.M.) in taxation from New York University School of Law. You can be assured that any matter entrusted to Stamford estate planning lawyer James M. Rubino will receive his personal attention, zealous representation and his thorough legal and tax analysis.

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