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Shipman & Goodwin Expands Trusts & Estates Practice, Opens Old Lyme Office, With Addition of Kitchings & Potter Attorneys

October 1, 2019

Shipman & Goodwin LLP today announced that it is expanding its Trusts & Estates practice with the addition of Suzanne D. Kitchings and Edward (Ted) B. Potter, who founded Kitchings & Potter LLC in 1997.  Kitchings & Potter LLC focuses on estate and tax planning, wills and trusts, charitable gifts, probate law and estate administration.

Kitchings and Potter, who will serve as counsel at Shipman & Goodwin, and two paralegals will remain in their current Old Lyme, CT offices, which will become a Shipman & Goodwin office. Shipman & Goodwin trusts & estates partners Bryon W. Harmon and Danielle P. Ferrucci, as well as other Shipman & Goodwin trusts and estates attorneys, will work in the Old Lyme office.

"Trusts and estates work requires a very personal level of service to clients and Suzanne and Ted have built a practice known regionally for its professionalism, dedication and compassion," said Stephen K. Gellman, chair of Shipman's Trusts & Estates Practice Group. "A number of our attorneys have known Suzanne and Ted through professional organizations and admired their astute understanding of major trusts and estates issues."

"Having an office in Old Lyme gives Shipman & Goodwin a greater ability to serve clients on the coast," said Alan E. Lieberman, Managing Partner, Shipman & Goodwin. “We look forward to working with Suzanne and Ted and welcoming their estate planning clients to the firm.”

Shipman & Goodwin's trusts and estates attorneys provide guidance on matters involving estate and tax planning, estate settlement and trust administration. The practice includes 12 attorneys in four offices -- Hartford, Greenwich, Lakeville and Old Lyme.

"Having gotten to know Danielle and Bryon as well as other members of the Shipman & Goodwin trusts and estates team over the years, Suzanne and I are excited to introduce our clients to them and we look forward to building on those relationships," said Ted Potter.

The Shipman & Goodwin Old Lyme office is located at 5-1 Davis Road East.     

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