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Shipman & Goodwin LLP

Law Firm in New Haven, CT

AV Preeminent

Established in 1919

AV Preeminent

Established in 1919

Areas of Law

  • General Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust And Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Commercial Finance
  • Construction Law
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Debtor and Creditor
  • E-Discovery
  • Education Law
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Immigration and Naturalization
  • Land Use
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor And Employment
  • Litigation
  • Mergers And Acquisitions
  • Municipal Law
  • Pensions
  • Products Liability
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Securities Litigation
  • Taxation
  • Tax Exempt Organizations
  • Trusts And Estates
  • White Collar Crime
  • White Collar Defense

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Firm Reviews

Reviews

  • 4.3/5.0 5 reviews

Communication

4.3/5.0

Responsiveness

4.3/5.0

Quality of Service

4.3/5.0

Value for Money

4.3/5.0
  • Zoning, Planning and Land Use

    Client Review for Joseph P. Williams  |  May 16, 2018

    Joseph Williams is one of the foremost experts in zoning and land use matters in the State of Connecticut. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the subject matter. Joe has a proven track record of success representing our organization on complex land... Read more

    Joseph Williams is one of the foremost experts in zoning and land use matters in the State of Connecticut. He is incredibly knowledgeable in the subject matter. Joe has a proven track record of success representing our organization on complex land use applications involving gasoline sales. His depth of knowledge and his ability to create a natural rapport with Town Commissions make him our "go to" choice for complex projects. I would recommend Joe to any of my colleagues. Read less

  • Immigration

    Client Review for Brenda A. Eckert  |  July 20, 2017

    I have called about 7 immigration lawyers within past 4 months and Brenda Eckert was the kindest lawyer who walked me through every step and questions I had been struggling with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a legal advice.

    I have called about 7 immigration lawyers within past 4 months and Brenda Eckert was the kindest lawyer who walked me through every step and questions I had been struggling with. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who needs a legal advice. Read less

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review for Shipman & Goodwin LLP  |  October 19, 2011

    The firm was excellent in the handling of my situation.

    The firm was excellent in the handling of my situation. Read less

  • Contracts

    Client Review for Richard I. Cohen  |  October 05, 2010

  • Trusts and Estates

    Client Review for Shipman & Goodwin LLP  |  September 09, 2011

    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld. He charged me $495 an hour without my consent...{para}
    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld, Donald Gustafson and Bryon Harmon. Getting a summary of my legal fees was impossible... Read more

    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld. He charged me $495 an hour without my consent...{para}
    I had a very difficult time working with Robert Wyld, Donald Gustafson and Bryon Harmon. Getting a summary of my legal fees was impossible... Robert Wyld charged me $495 an hour with out my knowledge or consent... When I complained about him to his law firm Shipman & Goodwin about charging legal fees without my consent he was rude and very hostel. {para}Donald R Gustafson of Shipman & Goodwin was assigned in 2007 to be the Administrator of my father's estate. He worked with Bryon Harmon and Robert L Wyld to handle Trust and Estate issues in the Norwalk, CT Probate Court. Bryon was brought in due to his background in Trust and Estates. During the 4 years of the estate Bryon never submitted any of the Probate Court approved documents. I had to File a Motion to force Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson to submit my father's estate documents - which was a Trust. Because Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson did not submit Trust documents it allowed his law firm Shipman & Goodwin to work on the Estate for about 3 extra years. Most of the work Bryon and Donald performed was not required and not needed. There was no need for him as an attorney to clean houses, work with utility companies, and talk with land keepers. By Bryon and Donald not admitting my father's Trust to the Probate Court they were able to bill me for work that most people would do for free. Just recently the total bill for legal services of Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson was over $1,000,000. In my opinion he was over billing me and his legal fees. His fees were really only about $50,000 to $100,000 worth of legal fees. They even billed me for attempting to sell land in Greenwich, CT that I instructed them not to do. They wanted to sell land to have extra cash in my father's estate so they could bill me more legal fees. I would really recommend people looking for an estate attorney have an agreement first about billing and oversight. I asked Bryon and Donald to have a review of their legal fees and he refused and suggested I should file a complaint in Superior Court. They became very nasty when ever I requested to review their so call "legal fees". I think all clients should have a right to review their legal bill with their attorney. Bryon Harmon and Donald Gustafson never actually reviewed their legal fees with me even though I requested several times. Read less


Firm Details

Year Established
1919
Firm Size
150