Greg R. BarringerStockholder
Greg practices in the areas of estate planning and probate. He works to ensure that clients’ financial affairs are in order so that upon their passing, their estates are distributed in the manner they intended while also avoiding unnecessary taxation. Additionally, he advises surviving family members on how to effect the estate plan and assists in the preparation and filing of probate forms and tax returns.
In addition to being familiar with complicated tax rules and concepts, Greg listens closely to clients’ objectives and then clearly outlines how those objectives can be met with minimal exposure to costs and taxes. With 30 years of legal experience, he is adept at summarizing the consequences of clients’ objectives and suggesting other approaches that can avoid certain pitfalls.
Greg has taught numerous seminars to other attorneys and potential clients on topics such as drafting of wills, drafting of trust agreements and estate taxation. He particularly enjoys helping clients understand intricate tax and legal concepts that have a bearing on their objectives, and using his knowledge and experience to advise his clients to consider other avenues that can still achieve their objectives without causing unintended results.
Professional & Community Involvement
- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
- Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate, Executive Committee
- Vermont Bar Association
- New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors (Former Member)
- Whitney Center, Board of Directors (2002 - 2011)