George L. Smith Esq.

George L. Smith Esq.

Partner
Location:
Greenwich, Connecticut
Phone:
203-661-1110, x112
Fax:
203-661-3392
Email:
George Smith practices in all areas of estate and trust planning and administration, including advising on the tax consequences associated with planning for the disposition of assets by individuals. In addition to representing individuals in their estate planning matters, he represents individuals, banks, and trust companies serving in fiduciary capacities. Mr. Smith also assists individuals in designing charitable giving plans.

He is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New York, and Florida and is a member of the bar association in each of these states. He is an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. In addition, he is an Emeritus Professional Advisor of Fairfield County's Community Foundation Professional Advisory Council.

Areas of Practice

  • Trusts and Estates

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1982
  • Florida, 1985
  • Connecticut, 1988

Education

  • St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica, New York
    • J.D. - 1981
  • Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1978

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Estate Administration, Greenwich Bar Association
  • Speaker, Connecticut Bar Association - Various Topics on Estate Planning & Administration
  • Speaker, Estate Planning, Stamford Regional Bar Association
  • Speaker, Will Awareness, Archdiocese of New York

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, 2001 - 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts & Estates Law, 2006 - 2018
  • New England Super Lawyers for Estate Planning & Probate, 2006 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Greenwich Bar Association, Past President
  • Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, Ex-Officio Member
  • Lower Fairfield County Estate Planning Council, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Mudge, Rose Guthrie, Alexander & Ferdon, 1981 - 1987
  • Whitman & Ransom, 1987 - 1995
  • Robinson & Cole, 1995 - 2004

Pro Bono Activities

  • Emeritus Member, Professional Advisory Council for Fairfield County's Community Foundation