Lesley I. B. Schless

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Lesley Schless's practice encompasses all areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration.  She works with clients of all ages, from those embarking on careers, starting families, or creating new business ventures, to those who have experienced a life-changing event, want to achieve philanthropic goals, or are into retirement and thinking about their legacy.  In every case, she is committed to working with the client, and often with his or her other professional advisors, to achieve solutions tailored to the individual's unique concerns, circumstances and objectives. 

Lesley previously practiced law in Philadelphia and in Richmond, Virginia.  She has been an adjunct law professor, as well as in-house counsel to the personal trust department of a regional bank.  She served as law clerk to the Hon. James Holden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont.

Distinctions

•  2014 BRAVA Award (YWCA Greenwich)

Teaching Positions

  • University of Richmond School of Law: Adjunct Professor (1990, 1991)

Professional Affiliations

  • Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County
  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Greenwich Bar Association
  • American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate and Trust Section)

Community Involvement

  • Norwalk Community College Foundation: Member, Board of Directors; Chair, Development Committee
  • Washington & Lee Law Council: Member
  • First Congregational Church of Greenwich: Past Trustee, Deacon and Senior Deacon
  • Greenwich Representative Town Meeting: Member (1998-2003)
  • Old Greenwich Association: Past President

Practice Areas

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Education

  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1980, Burks Scholar Teaching Fellow
  • Vassar College, A.B., 1977, with honors

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
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