RONALD B. NOREN is a principal of Brody Wilkinson and a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. Mr. Noren practices in the area of trusts and estates, including estate planning, transmission of wealth, estate settlement, and trust administration. He represents individual clients and family groups, often on a multi-generational basis, to preserve and transmit earned and inherited wealth incorporating personal and family goals with efficient tax planning. Mr. Noren often works with clients in structuring and implementing living trusts, charitable and non-charitable gift planning, life insurance trusts, various tax advantaged irrevocable trusts, family limited partnerships and LLCs, and private foundations. He also has extensive experience working with individuals and corporate fiduciaries in the settlement of large estates and providing advice to trustees and beneficiaries on the administration of trusts. Mr. Noren is a Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney.
He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and has practiced in the Greater Bridgeport area since 1978. Mr. Noren is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations and the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He has been selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the field of trusts and estates since 2013 and in 2016. In addition, Mr. Noren was recognized as a “Connecticut Super Lawyer” in the area of estate planning and probate from 2009 through 2013. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University in 1975. Mr. Noren received his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School in 1978, where he served for two years on the Suffolk University Law Review.
He has been active in a variety of civic and community organizations. Mr. Noren is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bridgeport Hospital where he serves as vice chairman. He also serves on the Management Affairs and Professional and Quality Committees and serves as chairman of the Director Affairs Committee. He has served a four-year term as chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Noren holds positions on the boards of Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, The Kennedy Center, The Scholarship Committee of The Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, and Bayview Rest. He also serves as president of The Preston Mountain Club. In addition, Mr. Noren has been active in leadership positions as chairman of the Easton Board of Ethics, as treasurer of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, on the boards of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony and Yale New Haven Health System, and in various fund raising positions for the United Way and Easton Public Library.
He resides in Fairfield, Connecticut with his wife, Renee.