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Peter T. Mott Named Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Stamford

Three Brody Wilkinson Lawyers Are Listed In The Best Lawyers In America© 2017

The law firm of Brody Wilkinson PC is proud to announce that principal Peter T. Mott was named Best Lawyers® 2017 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Stamford.  Only one estate planning practitioner is appointed “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in each metropolitan region.  This marks the second time Mr. Mott has been tapped for this honor by Best Lawyers®.  He was first named “Lawyer of the Year” in 2013.  In addition, Mr. Mott was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the field of Trusts and Estates Law.  Brody Wilkinson principals Ronald B. Noren and James E. Rice were also listed in the fields of Trusts and Estates Law and Energy Law, respectively.  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 an active member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where he serves as state chair of Connecticut, chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee and as a Board member of its Foundation.  Mr. Mott has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of trusts and estates since 2005.   He has also been recognized as a “Connecticut Super Lawyer” in the areas of estate planning and probate; and tax since 2006.  In addition, Mr. Mott was named to the 2016 Chambers High Net Worth Guide and received a “Band 1” ranking in the category of Private Wealth Law.  He 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 field 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 commercial real estate.  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 serves as a member of the Standards of Title Committee of the Connecticut 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 field of energy law since 2006.  He is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers® lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.  For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in approximately 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers® is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers® “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”  For more information, visit http://www.bestlawyers.com/about/MethodologyCT.aspx.

About Brody Wilkinson PC

Brody Wilkinson PC is located in Southport, Connecticut, with a long history in the practice of law with the firm’s roots going back over 100 years. This top Southport, Connecticut law firm believes that clients are best served by professional advice of superior quality delivered in a timely, cost-effective manner by experienced lawyers who continually update their skills.  While there is no shortage of law firms in Fairfield County or throughout Connecticut, the proven law firm of Brody Wilkinson is built on three fundamentals: quality, service and value. The attorney professionals work exceptionally hard to ensure that these principles are never compromised.

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