Firm Profile

Cummings & Lockwood LLC


Six Landmark Square
Stamford, CT 06901
United States
(203) 327.1700

Firm Details


Founded in 1909, Cummings & Lockwood provides sophisticated legal counsel to both private clients and commercial enterprises.  Our clients include individuals and families with inherited and newly created wealth, as well as emerging, middle market and Fortune 500 companies.  With nearly 100 attorneys and accountants located in Stamford, Greenwich and West Hartford, Connecticut, and in Naples, Bonita Springs and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, the Firm has the experience, technology and resources to provide a broad range of trusts and estates, corporate and finance, litigation and commercial and residential real estate services.

Private Clients Practice

Cummings & Lockwood has one of the largest trusts and estates practices in the United States, with a significant private client base of high net worth individuals and families, closely-held businesses, and national charities and foundations.  Our private clients attorneys, many of whom have been elected to the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), are experienced in the areas of estate planning and administration; estate, income and gift tax; trust formation and management; executor and trustee services; charitable giving and foundations; special needs planning; probate law; and residential real estate.   Whether dealing with recently acquired assets or family fortunes that span generations, the Firm provides innovative strategies and solutions to preserve, enhance and transition our clients' wealth, as well as meet their varied legal needs and personal goals.

Commercial Practice

Cummings & Lockwood has an elite commercial practice with numerous, professionally-recognized lawyers who are experienced in the areas of litigation and dispute resolution; real estate investment and development; banking, lending and credit transactions; corporate acquisitions and divestitures; and partnership, limited liability company and tax matters.  Our clients include entrepreneurs, closely-held companies, regional, national and international corporations, hedge funds, private equity firms, financial institutions and not-for-profit organizations.

In addition, Cummings & Lockwood's commercial and private clients lawyers regularly work together to provide entity planning, business succession planning, tax guidance and litigation to privately-owned businesses of all sizes and industries.


J. Robert Merola
Chief Financial Officer
Gordon C. Casagrande
Director of Human Resources and Benefits
Teresa L. Dutkevitch
Director of Marketing
Laurie A. LeMay
Director, Office Services, Facilities & Information Systems

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Trusts and Estates with 27 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in Connecticut in Trusts and Estates with 18 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in West Hartford with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Greenwich with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bonita Springs with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Stamford with 12 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Stamford in Commercial Litigation with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in West Hartford in Trusts and Estates with 5 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Bonita Springs in Trusts and Estates with 4 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Greenwich in Trusts and Estates with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Stamford in Trusts and Estates with 6 lawyers


Jonathan B. Mills
Commercial Real Estate Group
Joel Schechter
Corporate and Finance Group - Co-Chair
Michael J. Hinton
Corporate and Finance Group - Co-Chair
John W. Cannavino
Litigation Group
Laura Weintraub Beck
Private Clients Group

Firm Practice Areas

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Entertainment Law - Music
  • Environmental Law
  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Litigation and Controversy - Tax
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trusts and Estates

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Stamford, CT

Six Landmark Square

Stamford, CT 06901

United States

(203) 327.1700

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Greenwich, CT

Two Greenwich Plaza

Greenwich, CT 06830-6390

United States

(203) 869.1200

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West Hartford, CT

Blue Back Square, Suite 400

75 Isham Road

West Hartford, CT 06107

United States

(860) 313.4900

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Naples, FL

Collier Place II, Suite 400

3001 Tamiami Trail North

Naples, FL 34103

United States

(239) 262.8311

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Bonita Springs, FL

The Brooks Grand Plaza, Suite 300

8000 Health Center Boulevard

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

United States

(239) 947.8811

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Seacoast Banking Centre, Suite 104

3001 PGA Boulevard

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

United States

(561) 214.8500

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