Kelley Galica Peck

Kelley Galica Peck


Cummings & Lockwood LLC

Recognized since 2017

West Hartford, Connecticut

Practice Areas

Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Trusts and Estates

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates
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Kelley Galica Peck is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is the Principal in Charge of the West Hartford office. Kelley focuses her practice in the areas of estate and trust planning and probate law. Kelley has significant experience working with individuals and families to plan for the management, protection, and transfer of wealth, including succession planning for owners of closely-held businesses. She handles complex charitable gift planning, estate planning for nontraditional families, planning for protection and preservation of assets, and estate, gift and income tax return preparation and review. Kelley also represents individual and professional fiduciaries and beneficiaries in probate courts.

Location

  • Blue Back Square, Suite 400
    75 Isham Road
    West Hartford, CT 06107

Education

  • Florida Southern College, B.S.
  • Western New England University, J.D.
  • Western New England University, L.L.M

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1997

Affiliations

  • Columbia Financial Planning and Allocation Commission - Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Member
  • Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford - Member
  • Western New England University School of Law - Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws Program, Adjunct Professor
  • The Salvation Army of Southern New England - Professional Advisor Committee

Court Admissions

  • United States Tax Court

Cummings & Lockwood LLC
Headquarters: Stamford, Connecticut

33 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

6 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Litigation - Trusts and Estates

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Hartford (2021)
  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, Hartford (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
  • Trusts and Estates

Awards:

  • The American College of Trusts and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow
  • Chambers and Partners, High Net Worth Guide, Band 1 Practitioner, 2017; Band 3 Practitioner, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated

Articles/Publications/Presentations

  • Revocable Trusts: Connecticut, Practical Law Guide, co-author, Thomson Reuters
  • "Mitigating the Impact of the Medicare Surtax for Estates and Trusts," CBA Estates & Probate Newsletter, Spring 2013"
  • A Practical Guide to Probate in Connecticut," Chapter 11: Accounts, MCLE, Inc., 2013"
  • Best Practices for Document Retention and Delivery," CBA Estates & Probate Newsletter, Fall 2010
  • "Avoiding Attorney Defalcation," CBA Estates & Probate Newsletter, Fall 2009
  • "Responsible Party Litigation," Connecticut Law Tribune, Spring 2009
  • Revocable Trusts - Line by Line, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2008
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation and Dispute Resolution, co-authored with Elizabeth Luckenbach Brown, Edward R. Munson, and David W. Woodburn, Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2008

Practice Areas

  • Private Clients Group
  • Probate and Tax Litigation
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Fiduciary and Trustee Services
  • Wealth Protection Planning
  • Philanthropic Giving
  • International Estate and Tax Planning
  • Business Succession Planning

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