Neal D. White, Jr.- Partner
Attorney Neal D. White, Jr. is a Partner in Cramer & Anderson’s Litchfield office whose practice focuses on Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Administration, Elder Law, Residential & Commercial Real Estate, Business Law and Tax Law.
Estate Planning and Elder Law are important areas for Attorney White, who compassionately guides clients, families and spouses through issues that can be intricate and emotionally challenging. (Attorney White has been named Best Estate Planning Lawyer for five consecutive years in the Waterbury Republican newspaper’s Reader’s Choice Awards.)
Estate Planning focuses on issues of taxation, preservation of assets and asset management. Attorney White helps clients navigate estate planning laws to plan for the future based on their individual needs and goals. The process includes identifying when trusts are necessary, and what type of trust is appropriate, as well as managing trusts.
In drafting estate planning documents, Attorney White considers options that will best protect clients’ assets in light of Medicaid rules and state and Federal statutes. He has long experience in drafting wills, living wills, durable Power of Attorney documents, and health care directives.
Elder Law and issues surrounding long-term care continually evolve. Attorney White assists families with issues related to housing, care facilities and accessing state and federal benefits for long-term care, and also has experience with special needs planning and individually-tailored conservatorships and guardianships.
Attorney White also handles residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, refinances, and reverse mortgages, along with more complex issues ranging from environmental issues and potential pitfalls contained in municipal land-use regulations to protective contingencies that should be placed in contracts.
As the lead partner for business and corporate law in the Litchfield office, Attorney White assists business owners with the formation of limited liability companies, corporations & partnerships, and counsels businesses of all sizes on transactions, employee and personnel issues, mergers and acquisitions, and issues of governance and operation. His clients also include not nonprofit organizations.
Tax Law for Attorney White involves all issues arising from the application of state and federal tax laws to individuals and businesses, as well representing public and private clients in property tax assessment appeals involving the municipal valuation of real estate or personal property.
A lifelong resident of Litchfield County, he grew up in Litchfield and graduated from Litchfield High School in 1989.
Admitted to Bar:
• 1997 – Connecticut
• 1998 – Massachusetts, U.S. Tax Court
• 2002 – U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
• University of Miami School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation, 1998)
• Quinnipiac University School of Law (J.D., 1997)
• University of Miami (B.B.A. in Accounting, 1993)
Professional Associations & Membership:
• Litchfield County Bar Association, Member
• Connecticut Bar Association, Real Property & Tax Sections, Member
• Town of Goshen, Economic Development Commission, Member
• Town of Goshen, Planning & Zoning Commission, Commissioner-Alternate (2008 – 2013)
• Woodridge Lake Property Owners’ Association, Finance Committee Member (2006)
• Town of Goshen, Inland-Wetlands Commission (2017 – 2020)
Laura Threlfall and Lisa DeAngelis are Attorney White’s Estate Planning and Probate & Trust Administration paralegals. They may be reached at: Lthrelfall@cramer-anderson.com or 860-567-8718 x 225, and Ldeangelis@crameranderson.com or 860-567-8718 x 163.
Alyssa Sidorick is Attorney White’s Real Estate paralegal. She may be reached at email@example.com or (860) 567-8718 x 221.