Suzanne Brown Walsh

Suzanne Brown Walsh

Biography

As a member in the Firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, Suzanne Brown Walsh represents clients in the areas of estate and tax planning, particularly for families of children with special needs, elder law, estate and trust administration, trust modifications and trustee changes. Suzy is nationally known for her speaking and writing, including the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, and numerous regional organizations throughout the country. She has been interviewed for On the Media, PBS Newshour Weekend and Marketplace Money. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Bloomberg BNA’s Electronic Commerce Law Report, The Chattanooga Times Free Press, The Kansas City Star and by NBC News, CBS News and Agence France-Presse. She has also taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.

Suzy is a member of the Connecticut Bar and holds a B.S. degree from Boston University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Since 2005, Suzy has served as one of Connecticut’s Commissioners on Uniform Laws. As such, she represents the state as a member of the Uniform Law Commission, a national organization which promotes statutory uniformity. She chaired the ULC’s drafting Committee on the Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act and is currently a member of the Regulation of Virtual Currencies Act and Directed Trust Drafting Committees. She has served on the ULC’s Scope and Program Committee and drafting committees for the Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction, Uniform Insurable Interests in Trusts, Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements, Uniform Powers of Appointment and Trust Decanting Acts. In addition, Suzy chaired the drafting committee on Amendments to the Uniform Principal and Income Act (2008), as well as a study committee on Mental Health Advance Directives. She taught Estate Planning and Taxation at the University of Connecticut Law School.

Suzy is a past Chair of both the Connecticut Bar Association’s Estates and Probate and Elder Law Sections. She serves as a James W. Cooper Fellow of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC), and chairs its Digital Property Taskforce. She has also served on the Board of Directors of several community organizations, including PLAN of Connecticut, Inc., a nonprofit corporation providing low cost trust services to the families of the disabled. Before it was disbanded, Suzy served for years on the Connecticut Law Revision Commission’s Probate Advisory Committee.