07 December 2018 - Article
Principal business and tax advisor for three generations of a family owned commercial real estate construction and owner firm with a business park and other real estate properties in Connecticut.
Tax and estate planning advisor for two generations of a family owning substantial properties on Madison Avenue in New York.
Through planning with these families, the estate taxes on the death of the senior generation have been substantially reduced without loss of control by the family or forced sale of assets to satisfy death taxes.
State of Oklahoma, 1966
State of Connecticut, 1970
Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2002
‘How the New Federal and Connecticut Estate and Gift Tax Exemption Could Affect your Estate Plan,’ Withers article - January 2018, co-author
‘Tax Management Portfolio 350 - Pension and Profit Sharing Plan Design’, co-author
‘Grantor Retained Income Trusts’ and ‘Family Partnerships’ - articles for trade publications
American, Connecticut and Oklahoma Bar Associations
Fellow of Silliman College, Yale University
Corporator for The Milford Bank
Officer, Yale Club of New Haven
Me in a minute
A focus on family permeates my career in tax
A focus on family permeates my career in tax and estate law with Withers Bergman. I am proud to call the New Haven, CT area home with many years as a founding principal in Bergman, Horowitz, and Reynolds and, following its merger in 2002 with, Withers. My practice focuses on tailoring solutions to meet clients’ long and short-term needs for resolving complex individual and corporate tax situations, structuring family businesses and efficient transfer between generations, preparing wills and trusts and other estate planning documents to protect family assets, and then administering of estates and trusts. For me it is extremely important that clients are well prepared in an environment that sees ever-changing complex tax laws. In my free time, I enjoy live theatre and music, gardening, and traveling with my wife and family.