Gregory and Adams, P.C.

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

Experienced Connecticut Lawyers Serving Business and Individual Clients

Firm Overview

Wilton, Connecticut attorneys

Since 1964, Gregory and Adams, P.C., has been committed to developing lasting, personal relationships that work for our clients, which include:
-Fortune 500 companies
-Privately held businesses
-Small businesses

Clients benefit from the close, personal attention available in a small firm environment, combined with the sophistication and experience found at larger firms. Many of our highly respected and seasoned attorneys have practiced at large law firms in New York City and Connecticut before joining Gregory and Adams, P.C.

Our mission is to create strategic partnerships that help our clients maximize opportunities, overcome obstacles, eliminate impediments to success, work through times of crisis or impasse and achieve their goals.
This "hands-on" approach applies to every area of our practice:
-Corporate law
-Real estate law
-Land use
-Trusts and estates/taxation
-Successfully serving clients in Connecticut and New York

Gregory and Adams, P.C. serves individuals and businesses in the communities of Wilton, Ridgefield, Weston, Redding, Danbury, Easton, Westport, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, and Fairfield, Connecticut as well as New York City and Westchester County.

Main Office

Main Office
190 Old Ridgefield Road
Wilton CT 06897



Real Estate

Real Estate Law

Providing sound real estate advice and counsel in Connecticut and New York

The real estate group at Gregory and Adams, P.C. handles matters ranging from traditional purchases and sales to highly complex transactions, such as the development of office complexes and shopping centers.

Our attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of real estate law, plus the business acumen to identify risks and offer pragmatic solutions to our clients. We handle all aspects of the following areas:

-Leasing: We represent lessors and lessees in retail and office transactions as well as residential lease agreements.

-Residential purchases and sales: We handle purchases, sales, refinances, and construction financing of residential properties, including single or multi- family residences and condominiums.

-Commercial purchases and sales: We handle the purchases, sales, refinances, and construction financing of office and retail developments, including corporate headquarters buildings, shopping centers, assisted living facilities, car dealerships, and congregate housing.

-Condominiums and cooperatives: We prepare common interest community documents and represent unit owners' associations.

-Commercial loan negotiation: We are prepared to successfully negotiate all complex commercial financing transactions.

-Litigation: We litigate land use appeals, eminent domain proceedings, and landlord/tenant disputes.

Thomas T. Adams

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

"Clients are looking for understanding and compassion from lawyers who take their interests to heart."

Attorney Adams is a co-founder of Gregory and Adams, P.C. He began his career as a trial lawyer at a New York City firm. After coming to Wilton, Attorney Adams continued his work as a trial lawyer and served as Attorney to the Town of Wilton and its various boards of officials for six years. He currently serves by judicial appointment as the permanent guardian ad item of a charitable lead trust with assets originally valued in excess of $100 million and advises clients in the administration of trusts and estates. He has served on the faculty at both Cornell and Fordham University Law Schools. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Cornell Law School and is a member emeritus of its Advisory Council.

Practice areas
-Trusts and estates

-AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell

-Connecticut, 1964
-New York, 1957 until voluntary resignation in December, 2008
-United States Supreme Court
-United States Tax Court
-Various United States District Courts
-United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

-Trustee and president of The Five Town Foundation
-Trustee of the Wilton Library and the Norwalk Hospital
-Chair of the Building Committee for Wilton High School
-Member of the Connecticut Council of Bar Presidents
-Director of the American Judicature Society

-Cornell University, J.D., 1957
-University of Buffalo, B.A., History, 1951

-Born in Orchard Park, New York
-Attorney Adams resides in Wilton, Connecticut
-Phi Delta Phi
-Visiting Lecturer, Cornell Law School, 1962-1965
-Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, School of Law, 1973-1976
-Town Attorney, Wilton, 1966-1971
-Distinguished Alumnus Award, Cornell Law School, 1990


Cornell University
Juris Doctorate ,

Paul H. Burnham

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

"A lawyer's only measure of success is the extent he (or she) has satisfied clients."

Paul practices in the areas of estate planning, and estate and trust administration, representing both fiduciaries and beneficiaries. He brings more than thirty years of experience in the public and private practice of law to the table for each of his clients, as well as nearly two decades of experience as a partner of a general practice law firm in which capacity he faced and resolved many of the same issues as the owner of any closely held business. Paul's clients run the gamut from the exceedingly wealthy to those living paycheck to paycheck. All receive the highest level of his attention, respect and competence.

Practice areas
-Estate planning
-Estate and trust administration
-Conflict resolution in the Probate Courts
-Federal and state income and estate taxation issues

-Connecticut, 1980
-US District Court, District of Connecticut, 1980
-US Tax Court, 1985

-Town of Wilton, Board of Finance, 1993-2001
-Town of Wilton, Charter Revision Commission, 2008-9
-Town of Wilton, Retirement Plan Investment Committee, 1993-present
-Candidate for election to Connecticut State Legislature, 2004
-Wilton Rotary Club, 1992-present (President-elect 2013-14)
-General Counsel, Wilton Congregational Church, 2007-present

-Connecticut Bar Association, 1980-present

-Yale University, B.A. in Mathematics, 1977
-University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1980
-New York University Law School, (LL.M. in taxation), 1984

-Born in Greenfield, Massachusetts
-Resident of Wilton since 1991
-Duplicate Bridge Bronze Life Master


University of Connecticut School of Law
Juris Doctorate ,

Susan Lacy Goldman

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

"Helping people during transitional times


Western New England College
Juris Doctorate ,

J. Vance Hancock

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

"Using my legal experience and background to help clients deal with legal issues and achieve their business goals is my priority."

Vance has represented clients in the areas of business and commercial law for 27 years. He provides comprehensive business counsel in the areas of the law affecting businesses, including business structure, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, import/export and tax. Vance has represented clients in diverse industries, including banking, chemical production and sale, manufacturing, distribution, architecture, digital media and consulting.

Practice areas
-Commercial Law
-Corporate Law
-Real Estate Law

-Kentucky, 1984
-Connecticut, 1986
-U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky, 1985
-U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1990

-Member, Board of Easton Public Library, 2005-2011
-Member, Region 9 Board of Education, 2011-present

-Yale College, 1981
-Cornell University School of Law, 1984

-Born in Louisville, Kentucky
-Formerly with Wiggin & Dana, New Haven, CT; Consolidated Asset Recovery Corporation, Bridgeport, CT; The Southern New -England Telephone Company, New Haven, CT; and Arch Chemicals, Inc., Norwalk, CT

J. Casey Healy

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

"My clients rely on me for honest, objective advice and zealous advocacy."

Casey represents major companies, developers, individuals, and lenders on the purchase, sale, construction and financing of commercial and residential projects. In the land use area, developers of retail, commercial and residential projects retain Casey for his sophisticated understanding of zoning and wetlands regulations


Emory University
Juris Doctorate ,

Derrel M. Mason

Gregory and Adams, P.C.

"Helping clients find creative ways to achieve a win-win for both sides is the best part of what I do."

Derrel provides her clients with a full range of business counsel and legal advice on all types of commercial transactions. Her experience includes acquisitions, commercial lending arrangements, formation and capital structures of entities, sourcing and related contractual arrangements, limited liability companies and partnerships, and regulatory compliance in commercial lending. With her extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts relating to day-to-day business operations, Derrel offers clients practical business solutions together with valuable legal advice.

Practice areas
-Commercial law
-Corporate law

-New York, 1986
-Connecticut, 2000

-Member, Board of Trustees, Wilton Library Association, 2007-present
-Member, Board of Trustees, Eagle Hill Foundation, Inc., 1994-present

-Corporate Law Section, American Bar Association

-Georgetown University, J.D., cum laude, 1985
-Georgetown University, B.S.B.A., cum laude, 1982

-Born in New York, New York
-Member, 1983-1984 and Associate Editor, 1984-1985, The Tax Lawyer
-Formerly with: Kaye Scholar, LLP and GE Vendor Financial Services


Georgetown University
Juris Doctorate ,