Saffer, Michael D.

475 Whitney AvenueNew Haven, CT 06511- 2304

Updated: 12/14/2017


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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Practice Areas

  • Taxation
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Retirement Plans
  • Business Entities
  • Corporations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1965
  • Connecticut, 1972
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims

Other Affiliations

  • Connecticut Bar Association - Tax Section
  • Former Chairman Young Lawyers Tax Session
  • Massachusetts Bar Association


  • Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating, Annually
  • Top Lawyers In Connecticut Award, 2015
  • Citizen of The Year, Orange Chamber of Commerce

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past President, Orange Chamber of Commerce
  • Past President, Probus Club
  • Past President, CT Chapter
  • Past Member, National Board of Trustees
  • Leukemia Society of America, Inc.
  • Past President, Rotary Club
  • Past Prelate, Knights of Pythias
  • Past Chairman, Orange Board of Health
  • Milford Hospital, Inc., Corporate Secretary
  • Board of Directors of Milford Hospital, Executive Committee
  • Community Foundation of Greater New Haven, Development Committee Ambassador
  • Professional Advisory Committee Member


  • Leeds University School of Law, Leeds, England
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    LL.M. in Taxation
  • New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    Honors: cum laude
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    B.S. in Economics

Office Information


475 Whitney AvenueNew Haven, CT 06511- 2304


  • 203-777-2096

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