Compassionate treatment and aggressive advocacy from attorneys with more than 120 years of combined experience
Singer, Anner & Perelli-Minetti, LLP is a boutique law firm located in Greenwich, CT. Highly experienced and professional, our attorneys represent clients in estate planning, trusts and estates, residential and commercial real estate, and business law, mergers and acquisitions. We serve individuals and businesses in Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Westport and throughout Lower Fairfield County in Connecticut.
We clearly explain how the law applies to your specific legal situation, helping you make informed choices that benefit you, your loved ones and your business. When necessary, we provide you with skillful and zealous courtroom representation. Call us today to schedule an appointment and find out what we can do for you.
Personalized attention, straightforward advice and cost-effective legal services
Many law firms tell you what you want to hear just to get your business. But at our practice, we believe in giving you a straightforward and realistic assessment of your case. We then work our hardest to resolve your matters effectively and cost-efficiently. At Singer, Anner & Perelli-Minetti, LLP, you can expect:
-An attorney who listens to you. We recognize how stressful legal problems can be, and we also know that listening carefully to you can provide us with the clues we need to resolve your legal matters in the best way possible. We are known as personable and empathetic attorneys who build relationships with our clients. Our clients feel comfortable with the firm, and so they return to us and refer us to their friends, family and business partners.
-Professional representation. We've earned the top recognition in the legal industry for our professionalism and adherence to strict ethical standards. We also make a point of keeping up with changing trends and research in the law.
-Geographic reach. Members of our firm are admitted to practice law in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts.
-Skilled negotiators. Although we renowned as winning trial attorneys, we are also skilled negotiators who can mediate on your behalf, helping you reach a favorable outcome in your estate planning, real estate or business legal matters.
How we can help you
We represent clients in:
-General civil practice
-Trusts, probate and estate planning
-Mergers and acquisitions
-Employment, severance and executive compensation
-Workouts and reorganizations
165 W. Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
Connecticut Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates Attorneys
Preserving your family's wealth for future generations
Whether you're planning the parameters of your future medical care or establishing support for loved ones upon your death, Singer, Anner & Perelli-Minetti, LLP can help with all aspects of trusts and estates issues, including:
-Estate tax issues
-Choosing the appropriate executor
Securing your legacy
You work hard for your family, so knowing that you have planned for their long-term well-being and financial security can bring you comfort. We thoroughly analyze your estate and strategize the best means of transferring your assets, minimizing taxes, establishing guardianship for your children, caring for your pets, supporting personal philanthropic causes and protecting your loved ones.
Draft your living will and last will and testament
A will is essential at every stage of your life. Your living will sets the parameters for medical intervention should you become incapacitated. This assures that when you are most vulnerable, your wishes will be honored.
Your last will provides the opportunity to distribute your property, establish care for your children and otherwise express your wishes upon your death. A will is necessary if you intend to leave property to a person or entity other than a blood relative, such as a domestic partner, a friend or a charity. If you die without a will, the court determines how your property is distributed, who cares for your children and even what happens to your pet making decisions that might not reflect your desires.
We can draft valid wills that ensure your intentions are honored.
Changing your will
As your life changes, so might your estate plan. You may need to update your will throughout your life. We draft valid codicils that address changes in your financial situation, marital status, number of children, philanthropic interests and general lifestyle decisions.
Appointment of guardianship
If you have minor children, your will allows you to make decisions about their future care. This is especially crucial if you are a single parent or if both parents die in a common incident. If you do not name a guardian, the court will appoint a guardian for your children and can make decisions adverse to your ultimate parenting goals. You can also make arrangements for your pets' care in your will, including naming a guardian to take responsibility for your pets.
Our estate planning attorneys apply their extensive knowledge about Connecticut probate court to guide you through the complex process of probating a will. We assist executors in all steps of the process, including:
-Creating a plan of action to probate the estate fairly and expeditiously
-Filing the will with the probate court in Connecticut
-Closing and opening bank accounts
-Transferring assets from the deceased to the estate
-Valuating the estate
-Managing and liquidating assets as appropriate
-Paying taxes and other debts
-Hiring professionals and experts when necessary
When disputes occur between beneficiaries, we successfully represent your interests. Our Connecticut attorneys have the extensive knowledge to challenge invalid wills or to defend valid wills against the improper assertions of dissatisfied beneficiaries. Skillful mediators and litigators, our attorneys can negotiate between beneficiaries to preserve relationships or fastidiously pursue your rights in court when necessary.
-Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions
-International mergers and acquisitions
-International joint ventures
-Limited liability company law
-Closely held corporations
-International corporate law
-Corporate control contests
-Employee severance and termination
-Out-of-court debt restructuring
-Small business corporations
-Nonprofit and charitable organizations
-New York, 1983
-University of California at Los Angeles, J.D.
Associations & memberships
-Greenwich, New York State, Connecticut and American Bar Associations
-The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
-Executive for Connecticut Bar Association Business Law Section
-Lieutenant, U.S. Army, 1976-1978
University of California at Los Angeles
-General civil practice
-Wills, estates and trusts
-New York, 1977
-Boston University, J.D.
-BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for professionalism and ethics
Associations & memberships
-Greenwich, Connecticut and New York State Bar Associations
-Selectman, Town of Greenwich, Connecticut (1993-1997).
-Trusts and estates
-New York, 1964
-U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit, 1965
-Fordham University, LL.B.
-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics
Elected Member of Representative Town Meeting, Greenwich, 1982-1997; Member, 1983-1997, and Chairman, 1988-1989, RTM Labor Contracts Committee; Member, 1984 and Chairman, 1990-1998, RTM Finance Committee; Member, RTM Claims Committee, 1986-1992. Contract Arbitrator, Building Services Industry, New York, 1989. Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association; National Mediation Board; Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; Postal Services Expedited Panel and North American Free Trade Agreement.