David Slepian

David Craig Slepian

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Practice Areas

Elder Law including planning for long term care and Medicaid.
Estate Planning including all forms of Wills and Trusts.
Probate including Estate Administration, Conservatorships, Probate Litigation and
representation in Probate Courts throughout Connecticut.
Trust Administration
Small Business Law including Leases, Operating Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, and Contracts.


Attorney David Slepian was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1982, to appear in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, in 1985, and to appear in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1990. He holds a J.D. from Boston University School of Law and an A.B. from Brown University. He is currently the President of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (CTNAELA), and has been a Board Member since 2011. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, and is a member of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also a member of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and a past chair (1995-1996) of the Tax Committee of that body.

He has authored numerous articles on topics in Elder Law, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Estate and Gift Taxation, listed below. He has been a featured speaker, most recently for CTNAELA on “Tax Planning Run Down- Including Estate Tax, Basis Adjustment, Trusts and More”, and for the Fairfield County Bar Association on “Estate Planning During and After a Divorce”.

He is a past president of both the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield and the Brown University Club of Fairfield County. Other civic involvement includes service on the Town of Fairfield Board of Assessment Appeals (2010-2011), the Town of Fairfield Public Library Building Committee (2004-2007), the Town of Fairfield Charter Revision Commission (2006), and the Board of Trustees for the Fairfield Public Library (1998-2004).


“The Unequal Treatment of Retirement Plans Under Connecticut’s Medicaid Program” (Co-author), in Connecticut Chapter of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Practice Update, March 2011

The following articles have been featured in the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association Journal:

“The Fiduciary’s Role in the Control of Real Estate”,

“The Slow Death of the Succession Tax”,

“Focus on the Minority Discount”,

“A Gift in Time Saves Tax”,

“The Grantor Retained Interest Trust Gains Favor under the Revenue Reconciliation Act”.

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Andrew Emery Garson Attorney Estate Planning

Andrew Emery Garson

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Practice Areas

Estate Planning including the drafting of wills and trusts

Elder law practice

Probate of estates and administration of testamentary and inter vivos trusts

Residential and commercial real estate sales, leasing and refinancing transactions
Family law matters

Admitted to the practice of law in Connecticut, New York and Florida as well as the federal courts in Connecticut and New York.

Degrees: New York University School of Law, Juris Doctor, Oberlin College, B.A.

Mr. Garson commenced the practice of law as an Assistant District Attorney in New York. He entered the private practice of law in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1976. He has practiced continuously in Fairfield in the practice areas noted above in partnership with David Slepian since 1982.


Heidi Jean Schmenk

hschmenk 7-2015

Practice Areas

Estate Planning including the drafting of Wills and Trusts

Probate of estates and administration of testamentary and inter vivos trusts

Real Estate  including residential real estate transactions

Attorney Heidi Schmenk was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 2014. She holds a J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law having attended on an academic scholarship as a Faculty Fellow. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and completed the Tax Concentration with honors. She received the CLEA “Outstanding Clinical Student Award” for her work with clients in the Taxpayer Clinic and as an extern at the IRS. She holds a B.F.A. from The Ohio State University, Cum Laude.