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“I enjoy helping people deal with things that matter most to them: protecting their family and ensuring their wealth is used appropriately.”

Richard A. Marone, a Murtha Cullina partner, is a widely recognized by clients and legal peers for his trust and estates counsel.

Honored by Chambers USA as one of Connecticut’s top private wealth lawyers, Richard is described as “very collegial and dedicated to clients.” He works with individuals, families, private businesses, trustees and tax-exempt organizations on matters that include:

  • Wealth transfer planning
  • Tax planning and compliance
  • Estate planning and probate
  • Trust and estate administration
  • Fiduciary responsibilities
  • Business law and governance
  • Family business succession
  • Business transactions

Richard brings more than 40 years of experience to his practice and is certified by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel as a probate and trust dispute mediator. Skilled in handling sophisticated issues, understanding family dynamics and resolving contentious disagreements, he has helped high net worth families integrate estate planning with business succession planning, and develop complex, multilayered trust and estate strategies. By carefully listening to his clients’ goals and concerns, he crafts creative, nuanced solutions to complicated problems that are both holistic and practical. 

Outside the office, Richard is active in the community. He formerly served as director of the Connecticut Farmland Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the state’s working farmlands. He enjoys spending time with his family and pursuing flyfishing, cycling, photography, guitar and choral music. 

  • Chapter author, "Life Insurance and Estate Planning," A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Connecticut, Volume II of II, MCLE New England (2013)

  • The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section Executive Committee

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