Biography


Vincent empowers clients by providing asset protection through developing their personal estate planning and business models. He advises them in efficiently acquiring, managing and distributing their assets in the most optimal and tax-proficient ways. His practice encompasses matters dealing with wealth acquisition, preservation and transfer using wills, trusts, and sophisticated estate planning techniques; asset protection methods; business formation and succession planning; elder law; probate administration; fiduciary representation; and real estate transactions, including IRC Section 1031 tax deferred exchanges. He represents individuals, couples and family-owned businesses and fiduciaries. Prior to establishing a legal practice, Vincent was involved in real estate and mortgage brokerage.

Vincent is a frequent lecturer in a variety of venues across Connecticut, presenting on topics including:

  • • Connecticut Land Conservation Council presentation on Estate Planning, Charitable Gift Annuities and Other Creative Financial Plans for Land Trusts
  • • Succession Planning - Protecting and Reaping Just Rewards
  • • National webinar: "For Richer or For Poorer: Dodging Pitfalls with Non-Traditional Estate Planning Clients"
      presented to advisers throughout the U.S. on laws and estate planning matters for same-sex partners.
  • • Real Estate for Probate Lawyers - Connecticut Bar Association
  • • A Tax Dilemma in Connecticut - Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • • Fundamentals in Wills and Testamentary Trust Drafting - Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and New Haven
      County Bar Association
  • • Taxation of the Deal - Connecticut XPO for Business
  • • Alzheimer's: the Silent Epidemic on Medical and Financial Powers and Conservatorships
  • • Don't Die with your Assets
  • • The Red Flag Seminar - Things You Need to Know About Your Wealth that Lawyers Don't Always Discuss

Vincent has also been interviewed for television, radio and print about same-sex marriage and estate planning, pet trusts, reverse mortgages and the elderly, and various other estate planning matters. He has also published numerous articles regarding various estate planning matters in Connecticut.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law's post-juris doctor, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree program in Estate Planning and Elder Law.


Practices:

    • Succession Planning
    • Elder Law
    • Estate Planning & Probate Administration
    • Income, Estate & Gift Taxation
    • Real Estate

Rep Matters:

Manufacturer Represented in Stock Transactions; Key Corporate Governance Issues Resolved

Publications:

Tax Alert for Closely Held Businesses: Business Valuation Impact
Ten Common Mistakes in Managing Your Affairs
How do the New Laws on Firearms Affect How You Hold and Transfer Them to Heirs?
Avoiding Probate
Creating an Estate “Plan”
Health Care Reform - The Bottom Line and How it will Continue to Affect Us
Is a Will All I Need?
IMPORTANT TAX ALERT: Tax Changes May Affect Your Estate Plans – and Tax Planning -- Before the End of the Year
Tax-Free Gifting About to End
Women at Risk
Review Your Business Plan
Beware: Trustees of Life Insurance Trusts; We All Should Have Our Life Insurance Policies Reviewed
65% of Second-Generation Family Businesses Fail; 90% of Third Generation Family Businesses Fail-Perserve Value
Take High Ground Now Before Next Years Tax Tidal Wave
Time To Take Advantage of Estate, Business Benefits
Clients could be hit with steeper tax bill if rates rise next year
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