Daniel L. Daniels


Daniel L. Daniels
office Greenwich
phone 203-363-7665
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Daniel L. Daniels is a partner in Wiggin and Dana's Private Client Services Department and a member of the firm's Executive Committee. He divides his time between the firm's Greenwich and New York offices. Dan focuses his practice representing business owners, private equity and hedge fund founders, family offices, corporate executives and other wealthy individuals and their families.

Dan has been included on Worth magazine's list of the top 100 trust lawyers in the United States. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. (For more information about the standards for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, please click here). Dan received his A.B., summa cum laude, from Dartmouth and his J.D., cum laude from Harvard Law School.

Dan is a co-author of Trusts and Estates Legal Strategies (2008 Aspatore Books) and has written for various publications, including Trusts and Estates magazine, Estate Planning magazine, Practical Tax Strategies magazine, the National Law Journal and Exempt Organization Review. He also has been quoted on trust and tax-related subjects in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger's Personal Finance and Financial Planning.

Dan is a current or former member of the board of various organizations including the Greenwich Library and the Fairfield County Community Foundation.

Dan has a particular interest in working with owners of family- and closely-held businesses. He worked for several years in his own family's third generation family business. He is a member of the Family Firm Institute and Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises, as well as Wiggin and Dana's Closely Held Business Practice Group.

Dan also partners with members of Wiggin and Dana's Probate Litigation group in handling significant trust and estate litigations. Dan has been named Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford area in the category of trust litigation by the editors of Best Lawyers in America. He has also served as special counsel in several large litigations involving the extent to which trusts are vulnerable to claims in divorce.

Dan and his wife and children live in Greenwich, Connecticut.


10.20.2015Super Lawyers Recognizes 38 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
10.01.2015Wiggin and Dana Announces New Managing Partner and Executive Committee Members
08.17.2015Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 31 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
10.29.2014Super Lawyers Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
10.14.2014Wiggin and Dana Launches Philanthropy Practice Group
08.19.2014Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
08.15.2013Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 35 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
01.16.2013Best Lawyers Names Six Wiggin and Dana Partners as "Lawyers of the Year"
10.21.2011Super Lawyers® Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Lawyers
09.13.2011Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 32 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.27.2011Wiggin and Dana's Greenwich Office Featured in Connecticut Law Tribune
05.27.2011Wiggin and Dana Opens Greenwich Office
02.08.2011Wiggin and Dana Partner Quoted in The Trusted Professional
11.15.2010Dan Daniels to be featured speaker at Lower Fairfield Estate Planning Council Meeting
07.26.2010Wiggin and Dana Partner Named as a Featured Speaker at 41st Annual New York Estate Tax and Financial Planning Conference
11.01.2009Dan Daniels comments in Financial Planning
08.17.2009Dan Daniels comments in Kiplinger's Retirement Report: "Protect Heirs From State Estate Taxes"
01.22.2009Wiggin and Dana Partner Makes List of Top 100 Trust Lawyers In U.S.
10.29.2007C&L Partners Find New Home At Wiggin
10.29.2007Wiggin and Dana LLP Expands Trusts and Estates Group with Partners Daniel L. Daniels and David T. Leibell


06.10.2015Estate Planning Update
04.22.2015Hot Topics in Estate Planning
02.19.2015Duress & Undue Influence in Estate Planning
05.28.2014Trust Investments: A Guide to Trustee Duties & Liability Under the UPIA
05.15.2014Pre and Post Sale Planning for You, Your Company, and Your Family
04.23.2014The New Mindset for Estate Planning After ATRA 2012
09.10.2013Entity Planning for Real Estate Owners
06.19.2013Why Estate Tax Exemption Portability Isn't a Panacea
04.24.2013Estate Planning for the Family Business Owner
06.28.2012Estate and Gift Tax Workshop
06.26.2012Estate and Gift Tax Workshop
06.07.2012Estate and Gift Tax Workshop
06.05.2012Estate and Gift Tax Workshop
04.25.2012Estate and Succession Planning for the Family Business Owner: A Practical Guide
10.26.2011Family Business Succession
07.27.2011Estate Planning for Business Owners
10.22.2010Ultimate Estate, Retirement & Financial Planning Conference
10.22.2010Adventures in Generation Skipping Planning
09.16.2010Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax: Overview and Planning Opportunities
04.29.2010Estate Planning in 2010
04.27.2010Estate Planning in 2010
12.18.20092009 Estate Planning Update
12.16.20092009 Estate Planning Update
12.04.2009Post-Election Tax Planning Conference
11.17.2009Estate Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner
10.29.2009Estate Planning for Retirement Accounts
10.21.2009Ultimate Estate, Retirement & Financial Planning Conference
10.19.2009Priceless Gift: Planning for Your Future Webcast
09.22.2009Estate Planning Webinar
09.11.2009The Complete Trust Course
09.10.2009The Complete Trust Course
08.19.2009Tax Planning for Individuals
07.19.2009AICPA Advanced Estate Planning Conference
05.04.2009Phase II: Post Election Tax Planning Conference
04.22.2009Estate Planning in a Volatile Environment
12.08.2008Estate Planning in Light of the Presidential Election
11.10.2008Conference on Sophisticated Tax Planning for Wealthy Clients in NY
10.22.2008NV Ultimate Estate, Retirement & Financial Planning Conference Seminar
09.24.2008The Complete Trust Course
08.18.2008Conference on Sophisticated Tax Planning for Wealthy Clients in NY
07.28.2008AICPA National Advance Estate Planning Conference
07.23.2008Estate Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner
01.23.2008Estate Planning for the Business Owner: Charitable and Noncharitable Options
12.11.2007CSCPA Seminar: Estate Planning for the Closely Held Business Owner

office Greenwich
phone 203-363-7665
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  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987, cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1984, summa cum laude


  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • South Dakota

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