Helping You Do Business Right

Ralph serves clients in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and income tax planning.  He designs estate plans that help individuals achieve their personal goals while minimizing taxes.  He also represents fiduciaries in connection with their administration of trusts and estates and handles tax audits and appeals.

Ralph's intimate knowledge of the complexities of probate litigation and tax law enables him to obtain successful resolutions and financial savings for families and for executors of estates in conflict.  Ralph has successfully defended several estates against conflicting claims by multiple jurisdictions, each asserting the right to tax the decedent or his estate

Areas of Practice

  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax
  • Elder Law

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1984
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    • B.A. - 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, 1973 to Present
  • Western CT Estate Planning Council, Director, 1992 to 1998
  • CBA-Estate and Probate Section, Executive Committee, 1992 to 1998

Pro Bono Activities

  • Town of Ridgefield Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals, Counsel,1979–1981
  • Wilton Chamber of Commerce Director, 2005–2013
  • Wilton Chamber of Commerce, President, 2008–2009
  • Wilton Chamber of Commerce President, 2010-2011
  • Wilton Chamber of Commerce President, 2011-2012

Ancillary Businesses

  • Wilton Bank - Chairman of the Board, 1985-2014