Murtha Means More
Murtha Cullina
Of Counsel
New Haven
Phone: 203-772-7717
Fax: 203-772-7723
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  • Connecticut


  • University of Connecticut Law School (J.D., 1979)
  • Southern Connecticut State College (M.S. in Urban Studies, 1976)
  • University of Nebraska (B.A., 1965)

Sara R. Stadler

Ms. Stadler has extensive experience in estate planning, estate settlement, retirement planning, estate and gift tax planning and trust administration for clients of wealth, including planning with family limited partnerships, planning with charitable lead trusts and charitable remainder trusts, and succession planning for closely held businesses. Ms. Stadler also advises high net worth individuals in ways to transfer assets to the next generation with a minimum of estate or gift tax.

Ms. Stadler also advises a number of charitable organizations with respect to their development and planned giving endeavors. Ms. Stadler was Chair of the Trusts and Estates Department from 2000 to 2004.

Ms. Stadler is now semi-retired, but she continues to work closely with Lisa Newfield, who represents clients in all areas of trusts and estates law.

  • American Bar Association; Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association; Executive Committee, Estates and Probate Section
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel; Past member of the Board of Regents
  • Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Counsel
  • Former Chair of Estates and Probate Section of Connecticut Bar Association
  • Former Treasurer of Connecticut Bar Association
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® as New Haven Lawyer of the Year in the area of Trusts and Estates Law for 2012 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates Law since 1997-98 (Copyright 2015 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC)

  • Recipient of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Achievement Award at the Federal Tax Institute of New England on September 27, 2013

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