Private Clients and Family Businesses

Diserio Martin’s private client and family business services focus on matters for high net-worth individuals and multigenerational families, family offices, corporate executives, business owners and charitable organizations. Our attorneys combine personalized planning with extensive legal knowledge to guide clients throughout their lifetimes as they accumulate assets, experience life changes, seek to preserve their wealth, and pass it on to future generations. In addition to the general services that all high net-worth individuals and businesses require, including business, tax, commercial finance, intellectual property, real estate, labor, employment, mergers and acquisitions and business litigation, our representation of these clients includes:

  • Organizational matters, including choice of entity, control arrangements and buy-sell agreements

  • Shareholder disputes and ownership transition

  • Estate planning

  • Estate settlement

  • Trust administration

  • Fiduciary Litigation

  • Family law

  • Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Representative Matters
  • Obtained summary judgment voiding an illegally funded Delaware Irrevocable Trust and obtained judgment for the return of over $6 million of assets to conserved person’s estate. See Day v. Seblatnigg, Superior Court, Judicial District of Stamford, Docket No. FST-CV-146021170-S, 2015 WL 9871322 (Dec. 18, 2015, corrected Dec. 23, 2015, Heller, J.).

  • Defended conservator in a probate appeal and a negligence action involving claims of malfeasance in connection with a temporary conservatorship.

  • Represented former wife in a post-judgment motion for contempt regarding alimony and successfully obtained over $1 million in unpaid alimony, plus 10% statutory interest.