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Saffer, Michael D.

475 Whitney AvenueNew Haven, CT 06511-2304
Phones: 888-265-4698
Fax: 203-777-2096
mds@pellegrinolawfirm.com
Lawyer Overview

Michael D. Saffer enjoys an excellent reputation in all matters related to taxation, estate planning, probate, retirement plans, business entities, corporations, mergers and acquisitions.

As a frequent lecturer and an active member of the community, Attorney Saffer has served as President of local organizations including the Leukemia Society of America, Inc., the Town of Orange Chamber of Commerce, Probus Club and Rotary Club. He was also Chairman of the...

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Michael D. Saffer enjoys an excellent reputation in all matters related to taxation, estate planning, probate, retirement plans, business entities, corporations, mergers and acquisitions.

As a frequent lecturer and an active member of the community, Attorney Saffer has served as President of local organizations including the Leukemia Society of America, Inc., the Town of Orange Chamber of Commerce, Probus Club and Rotary Club. He was also Chairman of the Orange Board of Health and now serves as Corporate Secretary and on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Milford Hospital, and the Development Committee and Professional Advisors Committee of the Community Foundation of Greater New Haven.

Attorney Saffer graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the New England Law School. He also has a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from New York University Law School and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Leeds School of Law in England. He is admitted to practice in all trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts and Connecticut, the United States Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court.

Mr. Saffer has regularly been granted annually the “AV Preeminent” rating, which is the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.  The AV Preeminent rating is based upon a strenuous peer review process, which is managed by the world’s most trusted legal source, Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Saffer was the recipient of the 2015 Top Lawyers In Connecticut Award, Highest in Ethical Standards & Professional Excellence.

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Practice Areas
TaxationEstate PlanningProbateRetirement PlansBusiness EntitiesCorporationsMergers and Acquisitions
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Massachusetts, 1965Connecticut, 1972U.S. Supreme CourtU.S. Tax CourtU.S. Court of Federal Claims
Other Affiliations
Connecticut Bar Association - Tax SectionFormer Chairman Young Lawyers Tax SessionMassachusetts Bar Association
Honors
Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Annually Top Lawyers In Connecticut Award, 2015Citizen of The Year, Orange Chamber of Commerce
Pro Bono Activities
Past President, Orange Chamber of CommercePast President, Probus ClubPast President, CT Chapter Past Member, National Board of TrusteesLeukemia Society of America, Inc. Past President, Rotary ClubPast Prelate, Knights of PythiasPast Chairman, Orange Board of HealthMilford Hospital, Inc., Corporate SecretaryBoard of Directors of Milford Hospital, Executive CommitteeCommunity Foundation of Greater New Haven, Development Committee AmbassadorProfessional Advisory Committee Member
Education
Leeds University School of Law, Leeds, England
LL.M.
New York University School of Law, New York, New York
LL.M. in Taxation
New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.S. in Economics
Office Information
Address
475 Whitney AvenueNew Haven, CT 06511-2304
Phone
888-265-4698
Fax
203-777-2096
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