Overview

D. Robert Morris leads the Tax Section of the firm's Business Organizations and Finance 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.

Contact Info

  • Bridgeport
    850 Main Street
    P.O. Box 7006
    Bridgeport, CT 06601-7006
  • Stamford
    281 Tresser Boulevard, Suite 1000
    Two Stamford Plaza, 10th Floor
    Stamford, CT 06901-3262
  • 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

    Fairfield County Community Foundation - professional advisor council

    Lifebridge Community Services - former member, corporate governance board

    Junior Achievement of Western Connecticut - member, board of directors

    Honors & Recognitions

    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

    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

    News & Insights

    Case Studies

    Bar and Court Admissions

    • Connecticut
    • New York
    • Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    • U.S. Tax Court

    Education

    New York University, LL.M. in taxation

    Cornell Law School, J.D., 1975

    Cornell University, B.A., 1972

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