David L. Sfara - Giuliano Richardson & Sfara LLC

David L. Sfara

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 203-263-0330

Princeton UniversityAB 1974University of VirginiaJ.D. 1977
Mattatuck MuseumWaterbury Symphony OrchestraConnecticut Community FoundationUnited Way of Greater WaterburyConnecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council, Inc.Connecticut Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association

Case History

Hearst v. Ganzi, 145 Cal. App. 4th 1195, 52 Cal. Rptr.3d 473 (2006) — Appeared on behalf of beneficiary of William Randolph Hearst Trust in California proceedings in connection with petition filed by other beneficiaries asking that proposed action against trustees of the trust be found not to be a violation of the no contest clause of the Will of William Randolph Hearst.  Successfully unsealed probate file in related proceeding. When petitioning beneficiaries appealed decision of lower court finding that the proposed petition violated no contest clause of Will, filed brief as amicus curiae in appellate proceeding in support of appellants.  Although appellate division confirmed lower court ruling, footnotes 10 and 11 of the decision opened the door for filing a petition that would not violate the no contest clause.

Office Location

39 Sherman Hill Road
Woodbury, CT 06798
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates