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D. Robert Morris

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Bridgeport Office
850 Main Street
P.O. Box 7006
Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
p 203.330.2109
f 203.330.2288
Second Office
Stamford - 203.324.5000

D. Robert Morris leads the Tax Section of the firm's Business Organizations and Finance Department and the Benefits Section of the firm's Labor and Employment Department.  Rob was the chairman of the firm for 20 years, and he uses the business management and leadership skills that he learned in those roles to assist and advise his clients in business and personal planning.  Rob has extensive experience in federal and state tax planning and disputes, mergers and acquisitions, general corporate, partnership and limited liability issues, private securities offerings and estate planning.  His clients include a wide variety of closely held business entities, as well as individuals, trusts and estates.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a limited partner in acquisition of a minority interest in the New York Yankees
  • Tax planning for closely held corporations and individuals in connection with structuring and implementing business transactions
  • The purchase and sale of closely held businesses
  • Estate planning for individuals and owners of closely held corporations
  • Venture capital work, including the structuring of investments and the preparation of offering materials for non-public offerings of securities
  • General representation of non-public corporations
  • Representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Connecticut Department of Revenue Services in contesting proposed tax assessments

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Tax Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association - Executive Committee, Tax Section
  • Greater Bridgeport Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association  - Tax Section

Community Involvement

  • Business Council of Fairfield County - Fairfield Information Exchange, board of directors
  • CBIA - member, board of directors
  • Lifebridge Community Services - former member, corporate governance board
  • Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut - member, board of directors

Honors & Awards

  • Received the highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV) 
  • Selected to the Connecticut Super Lawyers list in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the area of tax