Anthony J. Medico



Practice Areas:

General Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, Business Formations.



University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., (1991); Iona College, B.A., (1987)


Admitted to Practice:

Connecticut, 1993; District of Columbia, 1993; New York, 1994; U.S. District Court of New York, Southern and Eastern Districts, 1994; United States District Court of Connecticut, 1994. U.S. Supreme Court, 2011



Anthony has over twenty years of experience in the areas of Litigation, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Real Estate, and Business Formation.   He represents clients and numerous financial institutions concerning both residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, financing and sales, business formations, business acquisitions and all related financing.


Anthony’s Trusts & Estates experience includes all facets of estate planning, estate administration, conservatorships, and trust formations.  He has authored over 50 nationally recognized publications regarding estate planning.


Regarding litigation, he represents clients in a variety of legal disputes ranging from personal injury to complex litigation. He has overseen litigated matters with a total financial exposure exceeding one half billion dollars. Anthony has successfully acquired significant verdicts and succeeded in all subsequent appeals in a variety of highly publicized court matters in the areas of complex litigation, police shooting, and products liability.


Professional Appointments & Affiliations:

In 2012, Anthony was appointed by the Hon. Chase T. Rogers, Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court as an Attorney Trial Referee and Fact Finder/Arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court, Judicial District of Stamford, where he presides over non-jury litigation cases.


Greenwich Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association


Publications and Decisions:

Wealth Planning Guide-2008

Family Asset Protection Survival Guide

Estate Planning and Asset Protection

What is a Revocable Living Trust?

What is a Living Will?

The Executor’s role

Power of Attorney v Conservatorship

What is an LLC and how can you benefit by owning one?

Estate planning in the current economic climate

What is a bypass trust and how does it work?

Irrevocable Life Insurance Trust and how it works?

Does your estate plan need maintenance?

Trusts for minors, why do you need them and how do they work?

Should you advise your family and financial institutions about your estate assets?

“Asset Protection”- are they dirty words?

The Durable Power of Attorney and its effect on your financial matters.

All I want for Christmas is my trust fund money!!

What is a Family Limited Partnership?

The Charitable Remainder Trust-Part 1

The Charitable Remainder Trust-Part 2

The repeal of the estate tax and the loss of the step up basis.

10 Problems That Could Cost Your Family a Fortune -- and Their Solutions Through Proper Estate Planning

Should I own my property in joint tenancy?

Two family estate plans: which plan do you want for your family? Part 1 of 2

Two family estate plans: which plan do you want for your family? Part 2 of 2

Twelve of the most common situations that a qualified estate plan can avoid

The dynasty trust and how it works

Understanding the differences between probate and non-probate property

Should I gift my house to the kids now or leave it in my estate?

The dreaded ancillary estate and how to avoid it.

Charitable giving- help a good cause and get a tax benefit

Summer is over, now get busy planning

Basic planning for elderly care

65 days left in 2010.  Have you performed your annual gifting yet?

Estate planning issues for children

Disclaiming your interest in someone’s estate

Should you name a trust as the beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified retirement plan?

Joint ownership of personal property and its effect on your estate

The gift tax exemption and how to use it in your estate plan

Estate planning for the closely held business

The executor’s role regarding claims to the estate

So this estate planning stuff really works!

Tenants – in- common; another estate planning nightmare

Fairness in estate planning

Estates should take advantage of the new IRS portability election law


Published Decisions:

Cusanelli vs. The City of New York (Police shooting), NY Supreme, NY Appellate.

Ridenour vs. Prada, USA (designer shoes, products liability), CT Superior.


Anthony J.