David L. Sfara


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Practice Emphasis

  • Estate and Tax Planning
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate and Trust Litigation
  • Special Needs Planning
  • Business Law
  • Charitable Giving and Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Representation in the Creative Arts
  • Private practice of law since 1977


  • Princeton University, A.B.
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.

New York Office

200 Park Avenue, Suite 1700
New York, NY 10166

Volunteer & Professional Achievements

Membership and Leadership positions in State and Federal Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
    • Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
    • Tax Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association
    • Estates and Probate Section
      • Past Member of Executive Committee for more than 25 years
    • Elder Law Section
    • Pro Bono Committee – Past Member
  • New York State Bar Association Member
    • Trust and Estates Law Section
    • Elder Law and Special Needs Law Section
    • Entertainment, Art and Sports Law Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council – Past President

Leadership Positions in Local Charitable Organizations

  • Mattatuck Museum – Past Director and Past President
  • Waterbury Symphony Orchestra – Past Director and Past President
  • United Way of Greater Waterbury – Member
  • Connecticut Community Foundation – Member

Honors and Special Recognitions

  • Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Estate Planning and Probate, 2009-2018
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • The Boston Globe Magazine, Top Rated Lawyers
  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2016-2018
  • Martindale.com® and Lawyers.comSM rating:
    • Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™
    • Client Review Rating: Preeminent

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Our success, to date, would not have been possible without Dave. We look forward to our continued partnership.