David L. Sfara


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Practice Emphasis

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

Education & Bar Admissions

  • Princeton University, A.B.
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
  • Admitted to practice in all Connecticut and New York
    state courts, the United States District Court, District
    of Connecticut and United States Tax Court

New York Office

745 FifthAvenue
Suite 500
New York, NY 10151

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
    • 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

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
  • Springfield Museums – Corporator

Honors and Special Recognitions

  • Selected to the list of Connecticut Super Lawyers® (Thomson Reuters), Estate Planning and Probate, annually since 2009
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation
  • Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, anually since 2016
  • Martindale.com® and Lawyers.comSM rating:
    • Peer Review Rating: AV® Preeminent™
    • Client Review Rating: Preeminent

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