Daniel L. Daniels

Partner

Daniel L. Daniels
Partner
office Greenwich
phone 203-363-7665
fax203-930-3606
emailddaniels@wiggin.com
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Biography

For three decades, Dan has dedicated himself to counseling families in preserving wealth from generation to generation. His clients include affluent individuals, family offices, business owners, C-suite executives and private equity and hedge fund founders. He assists them in estate and business planning, trust and estate administration, probate litigation, and more.

Dan has been named by Worth magazine as one of the top 100 trust lawyers in the United States. He is one of six trust and estate lawyers in Connecticut ranked in Band 1 by the international ranking service Chambers and Partners. Dan is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers has also named Dan its Lawyer of the Year for the Stamford area in the category of trusts and estates.

Dan recently helped save a family $75 million in estate taxes, helped defend a multimillion-dollar trust from divorce claims, and helped to guide a venerable family business through complex succession issues to a fourth generation.

He is especially interested in family businesses, having grown up in one. Clients often consider him a "general counsel" to the family, seeking his advice on a variety of legal and family matters. If Dan isn't the right person to answer a family's question, he puts them in touch with others who can, whether at Wiggin or outside the firm, with the goal of getting the family the best possible advice.

He is a prolific author on trust and estate strategies and has served as special counsel in large litigations where divorce claims threaten trusts.

Dan received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his A.B. summa cum laude from Dartmouth. Dan is an avid a capella singer and lives with his wife and children in Greenwich, Connecticut.

News

08.15.2018Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 29 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
07.20.2018Chambers High Net Worth 2018 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Partners and Private Client Services Practice
11.20.2017Super Lawyers Recognize 37 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
09.22.2017Seven Wiggin and Dana Partners Named Best Lawyers 2018 "Lawyers of the Year"
08.15.2017Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
10.28.2016Super Lawyers Recognizes 40 Wiggin and Dana Attorneys
08.15.2016Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 30 Lawyers from Wiggin and Dana
06.24.2016Chambers High Net Worth 2016 Recognizes Wiggin and Dana Partner and Private Client Services Practice
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

Events

06.27.2018Trusts and Divorce: A Roadmap for Defending (and Attacking) Trusts in a Divorce Proceeding
04.25.201834th Annual FPA of Connecticut State Conference
Hot Topics in Estate Planning
04.24.2018Planning for Change of Domicile to Florida: Help Your Clients Do It Successfully
02.27.2018Planning for Change of Domicile to Florida: Help Your Clients Do It Successfully
12.19.2017A Roadmap to Navigating the Complex Interactions Between Trust Law and Divorce Law
11.09.2017Planning for Change of Domicile to Florida: Help Your Clients do it Successfully
07.20.2017Trust Assets and Divorce: Life from the Trenches
01.23.2017Trust Assets and Divorce: Life from the Trenches
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
fax203-930-3606
emailddaniels@wiggin.com
view LinkedIn profile

PRACTICE GROUPS

EDUCATION

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1987, cum laude
  • Dartmouth College, A.B., 1984, summa cum laude

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • South Dakota


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