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“I enjoy advising families and individuals in all aspects of estate and trust planning and administration.  I help our clients resolve disputes and serve as an expert witness in trust disputes.”

Suzanne Brown Walsh is chair of the Trusts & Estates practice.

She represents clients in the areas of estate and tax planning, particularly for families of children with special needs, elder law, estate and trust administration, trust modifications and trustee changes.

Suzy is nationally known for her speaking and writing, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, the Southern Federal Tax Institute, and numerous regional organizations throughout the country. She has been interviewed for On the Media, PBS Newshour Weekend and Marketplace Money. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce Law Report, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Kansas City Star and by NBC News, CBS News and Agence France-Presse.

Since 2005, Suzy has served as one of Connecticut’s Commissioners on Uniform Laws. As such, she represents Connecticut as a member of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), a national organization which promotes statutory uniformity. Suzy is a member of the Executive Committee of the ULC, chair of the Study Committee on Deepfakes and a member of the Study Committee on Probate and Non-Probate Transfer Integration. She currently is a member of the Conflicts of Laws in Trusts and Estates and the Updates to the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act drafting committees and serves on the ULC’s Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Trust and Estate Acts. Suzy is also a Fellow of the European Law Institute and serves on the Advisory Committee for its Access to Digital Assets Project.

Previously, Suzy chaired the ULC’s Drafting Committees on Electronic Estate Planning Documents, Electronic Wills, the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, the Amendments to the Uniform Principal and Income Act (2008), as well as a study committee on Mental Health Advance Directives. She has served on the ULC’s Drafting Committees for Uniform Health Care Decisions, Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, Uniform Insurable Interests in Trusts, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements, Uniform Powers of Appointment, Trust Decanting, Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses, Directed Trust, Uniform Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act and Fundraising Through Public Appeals Acts. In addition, Suzy served a two-year term on the ULC's Scope and Program Committee. 

Suzy taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School. She is a past chair of both the Connecticut Bar Association’s Estates and Probate and Elder Law Sections. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), serves on its Board of Regents, and is a member of the Program, Digital Property and State Laws Committees, the Forms Task Force, and she is the ACTEC Liaison to the Uniform Law Commission. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several community organizations, including PLAN of Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit corporation providing low cost trust services to the families of the disabled. Before it was disbanded, Suzy served for years on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s Probate Advisory Committee.

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

  • The European Law Institute, Fellow
  • Murtha Cullina Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

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