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Darren M. Wallace

Day Pitney LLP

Stamford, CT, USA

Darren Wallace, resident in the firm's Stamford office, is a partner in the Individual Clients Department. His experience includes advising clients regarding all aspects of estate planning, estate and trust administration, estate and gift taxation, and probate and trust litigation.

Darren received a B.A. from Colgate University and a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a member of both the Tax and the Estates and Probate Sections of the Connecticut Bar Association, and a member of the executive committee of the Estates and Probate Section. Darren is a former co-chair of the Estates, Probate, and Tax Committee and a former member of the executive committee for the Young Lawyers Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Darren is also a member of the Fairfield County Bar Association and the Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County. His community activities have included service on the board of directors for PLAN of Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit organization that assists in planning for the future of family members with disabilities and provides continuity of services for such individuals.

He is a co-author of "How FLPs Can Survive IRS Scrutiny," Financial Advisor, September 2004; "Planning for Property Interests in More Than One State after the Demise of the State Death Tax Credit," Probate & Property, Vol. 18, No. 5, September/October 2004; "Get Real or Get Out," Trusts & Estates Magazine, July 2003; and "A Client's Death Doesn't Mean All Planning Must Rest in Peace: Qualified Disclaimers and Other Keys to Post-Mortem Planning Opportunities," Probate & Property, Vol. 17, No. 3, May/June 2003. He has also lectured at programs for the Connecticut and American Bar Associations. In 2005, Darren received the New Leaders of the Law "Advocacy Award," presented by The Connecticut Law Tribune.

Darren lives in Fairfield, CT, with his wife Marianne and their daughters Catherine, Sarah, and Hannah.


University of Connecticut School of LawJ.D.
Colgate UniversityB.A.


State of Connecticut
District of Columbia
State of New York


Connecticut Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association


Recognized as a Connecticut Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2012

Darren M. Wallace is associated with the following items:
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter Estate Planning in the Trump Era - The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2017), Monday, July 10, 2017
Answer Book  Answer Book Private Clients Legal & Tax Planning Answer Book (2018 Edition) - Private Clients Legal & Tax Planning Answer Book (2016 Edition)

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