Daniel G. Johnson

Daniel G. Johnson: Attorney with Cummings & Lockwood LLC
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Daniel G. Johnson is a Principal in Cummings & Lockwood's Private Clients Group and is based in the Stamford office . Dan is Principal-in-Charge of the Stamford office where he has practiced since joining the Firm in 1997.

He practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, family business succession planning, estate administration and trust administration. Dan frequently lectures on estate and tax planning topics before both lawyer and non-lawyer audiences.

Professional Recognition

•The Best Lawyers in America, 2018
•Connecticut and New England Super Lawyers, 2012 - Present
•Fairfield County Business Journal, 40 Under 40 Award, 2010

Civic and Philanthropic Activity

•Stamford Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors, Member
•Pequot Library, Board Member
•Friends of Materials for the Arts, Board Member, Treasurer, 2007 - 2016
•New Paradigm Theatre, Board Member, Secretary, 2013 - 2015
•Brooklawn Country Club, Member
•Fairfield American Little League, Coach


•Planning for the Transfer of a Hedge Fund or Private Equity Interest
•10 Challenges When Planning for the Business Owner
•Connecticut Probate Deskbook; co-author, Thomson Reuters
•Settlement of Estates in Connecticut, 3d, co-author, Thomson Reuters
• Diversifying Charitable Remainder Trust Investments, Trusts & Estates Magazine, October 2017, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Katherine A. McAllister
• Legal Underpinnings for Formulating and Defending Estate Plans, Trusts & Estates Magazine, January 2016, co-author with Conrad Teitell and Katherine A. McAllister


• Diversifying Charitable Remainder Trust Investments
• Legal Underpinnings for Formulating (And Defending) Estate Plans

Books & Guides

• Settlement of Estates in Connecticut, 3d
• Connecticut Probate Deskbook


• Avoiding Bad Heir Days
• Crash Estate Planning for Generalists

News & Press Releases

• Daniel G. Johnson Provides Estate and Gift Tax Reform Testimony


•Estate Planning for Individuals Who Are Ready to Make Large Gifts to Family Members
•Planning for the Transfer of a Hedge Fund or Private Equity Interest
• 10 Challenges When Planning for the Business Owne

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Private Clients Group
  • Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Fiduciary and Trustee Services
  • International Estate and Tax Planning
  • National Charitable Planning Group
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Estate Planning for Hedge Funds and Private Equity Principals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
203.351.4317  Phone
203.708.3816  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 120, Stamford, CT 06901
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 1994
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1997
Year of First Admission:
1997, Connecticut; 2007, New York; 2003, Massachusetts

Professional Organizations

•Connecticut Bar Association, Probate Section
•New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
•Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County, Inc.

Birth Information:
Meriden, Connecticut, June 14, 1972

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (4 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 02/17/13 in Estate Planning

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 02/09/13 in Trusts and Estates

    I have worked with Dan on several cases. He is extremely knowledgable about estate planning and trust law and is always eager to help. He is a pleasure to work with.

    I have worked with Dan on several cases. He is extremely knowledgable about estate planning and trust law and is always eager to help. He is a pleasure to work with. Read less

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