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The Southport-based law firm of Brody Wilkinson PC is proud to announce that Peter T. Mott and Ronald B. Noren were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2016 in the area of Trusts and Estates Law; and James E. Rice in the area of Energy Law. All three Brody Wilkinson principals reside in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Peter T. Mott practices in the areas of estate planning and trusts and estate administration. He assists individuals with tax and charitable gift planning, business owners with succession planning, and families planning for aging or incapacitated family members. Mr. Mott is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations and is past-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Estates and Probate Section. He is state chair for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, the leading national organization of practitioners, and chair of its committee on Professional Responsibility. Mr. Mott has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of trusts and estates since 2005, and was honored as Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” in trusts and estates for the Stamford area in 2013. In addition, he has been recognized as a “Connecticut Super Lawyer” in the areas of estate planning and probate; and tax since 2006. Mr. Mott is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.
Ronald B. Noren practices in the area of trusts and estates, including estate planning, transmission of wealth, estate settlement, and trust administration. He represents individual clients and family groups, often on a multi-generational basis, to preserve and transmit earned and inherited wealth incorporating personal and family goals with efficient tax planning. Mr. Noren often works with clients in structuring and implementing living trusts, charitable and non-charitable gift planning, life insurance trusts, various tax advantaged irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships and LLCs, and private foundations. He also has extensive experience working with individuals and corporate fiduciaries in the settlement of large estates and providing advice to trustees and beneficiaries on the administration of trusts. Mr. Noren is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations and the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of trusts and estates since 2013. In addition, Mr. Noren was recognized as a “Connecticut Super Lawyer” in the area of estate planning and probate from 2009 through 2013. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.
James E. Rice practices in the areas of utilities and energy, business and finance, and administrative law. He represents energy companies and other clients before the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and the Connecticut Siting Council. Mr. Rice has acted as Connecticut counsel in connection with the acquisition of major power plants and of regulated public service companies. He also serves as outside general counsel to several small- and medium-sized businesses in the Fairfield County area. Mr. Rice is a member of the American, Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. He served as a director of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Public Utility Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, for which he also served as chairman. Mr. Rice has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of energy law since 2006. He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.
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About Brody Wilkinson PC
Brody Wilkinson PC represents individuals, families, businesses and non-profit organizations in Connecticut. Based in Southport, Connecticut, the firm has 20 attorneys who work closely with clients to identify and evaluate their legal needs and create tailored solutions to address their specific circumstances.
Brody Wilkinson serves a diverse group of clients including privately held businesses, family offices, financial institutions, real estate developers and investors, public companies with specialized needs, health care providers, entrepreneurs and charitable organizations. The firm assists clients in areas such as entity formation, financing, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, taxation, lending, workouts and reorganizations, business disputes and litigation, commercial real estate investment and leasing, environmental, land use and zoning, employment and employee benefits.
In addition, the firm provides sophisticated and personalized service to individuals and families in the areas of estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, asset protection, business succession planning, estate and trust litigation, family foundations and residential real estate. The firm assists many clients in maximizing transfers of wealth, minimizing the effects of estate and gift taxes, and planning for incapacity.
Brody Wilkinson PC is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms.