James Flaherty, Jr. joined Gager, Emerson, Rickart, Bower & Scalzo, LLP as a Partner in 2010. Jim’s practice focuses on assisting high net worth individuals, including closely held business owners in the creation of wealth succession plans. These plans are designed to preserve the client’s wealth while planning appropriately for the next generation.

Jim is admitted to practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He has appeared in many of the probate courts in Connecticut in matters concerning will contests, trust construction proceedings, conservatorship and mental capacity issues, and administration of estates.

Residing in Woodbury, Jim has been involved in many civic and charitable organizations. Notably, he is a former member of the board of directors of the Morris Foundation and the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging in Waterbury, Connecticut; he represents the Connecticut River Lacrosse Club in Old Lyme; and has been a pro bono volunteer for the Foundation for Financial Service Professionals, representing individuals who would not otherwise have access to legal counsel.

Estate Planning
Estate Administration and Probate Matters
Trust Administration
Tax Disputes 

Bar Admissions  
State of Connecticut 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut 
U.S. Court of Federal Claims 
U.S. Tax Court
U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations
Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section Executive Committee
Connecticut Bar Association, Elder Law and Tax Sections
American Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Estates Section
American Bar Association, Tax Sections
Central Connecticut Business and Estate Planning Council, past president

Western Connecticut Estate and Tax Planning Council
Boston University School of Law, LL.M. Taxation, 2004
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1995
Fairfield University, B.S., cum laude, 1991

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