Trustlawyer, LLC is a small trusts and estates firm. Our sole focus is on sophisticated estate planning, settlement and litigation. Our team is dedicated to helping successful individuals pass the right assets to the right people at the right time and in the right way. We take a holistic, multi-generational approach to estate planning. We help keep families in business an d businesses in families.
Through CTGunLawyer (www.CTGunalawyer.com) we design and draft National Firearms Act (NFA) Trusts. We also plan and settle estates for Connecticut gun owners, taking into account the issues unique to these widely owned and highly regulated assets.
Jeff Crown, the managing member of Trustlawyer, works with successful individuals to design wealth transfer plans which benefit families, employees and charities. He has extensive experience representing both executors and contestants in will contests and has settled many large and complex estates. He has served as an expert witness on estate and trust law in several court
Jeff has been practicing exclusively in the estate and trust area since 1973. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (www.ACTEC.org) and has been listed in "The Best Lawyers in America" every year since the first edition in 1981. He is also in Who's Who in American Law.
He has lectured widely at seminars throughout the country including the University of Miami, Notre Dame, Duke University and Southern Methodist University Estate Planning Institutes, The State Bar of Texas Advanced Probate Course and the New Mexico and Oklahoma Tax Institutes.
He has been quoted several times in “Newsweek” magazine and has written for publications including J.K. Lasser’s Estate Tax Techniques, The Review of Taxation of Individuals, Estate Planning and The Estates Gifts and Trusts Journal.
He is a former associate editor of Probate and Property (ABA) and the Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Advisory Board. He has been a member of the Connecticut Bar Association Estate and Probate Executive Committee since 1976.
Jeff has also established himself in a unique niche -- estate planning and settlement for gun owners and collectors, including creating NFA Trusts. Half of American families own firearms. These highly regulated products pose unique estate planning challenges. Please visit our website for gun owners and their advisors: www.CTGunlawyer.com.
He's a lifelong pistol and rifle shooter, a certified safety officer and scuba diver. He especially enjoys photography, primarily in New Mexico and Texas. Jeff lives in Southington with his wife, Morreene, and a herd of cats.
He is a member of the Southington Republican Town Committee and a director of the Hundred Club of Connecticut.
University of Connecticut, J.D., 1973
New York University, Graduate Study in Tax Law
Professional Associations & Memberships
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Honors and Awards
Am. Jur. Book Awards in Estate Planning and in Creditior's Rights.
Listed in Best Lawyers in America
Listed in Who's Who in American Law.