Heather J. Rhoades

J. Rhoades

Heather J. Rhoades practices in the areas of estate planning, estate settlement, trust administration and charitable planning.  She is resident in the West Hartford office where she is a Principal in the Private Clients Group.  She is a member of the firm’s charitable planning group.
Heather received her B.A. from the University of Connecticut and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law.  She now serves as a mentor for UCONN law students in their first year.
Heather is admitted to practice in Connecticut and is a member of the American, Connecticut and Hartford County Bar Associations.  She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association and is co-chair of the continuing legal education subcommittee of this Section.  Heather is a member of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Professional Advisory Committee and the UCONN Foundation Planned Giving Professional Advisory Council.  In addition, Heather is a Director of the Estate and Business Planning Council of Hartford and chair of the seminar committee of the Council.
Heather is a frequent speaker on estate and tax planning issues and has authored a number of articles focusing on various estate planning subjects.

Charitable Remainder Trust Pitfalls 
Conrad Teitell, Heather J. Rhoades and Daniel P. Fitzgerald provide an overview of some of the downfalls of making significant charitable gifts the wrong way
Termination of Charitable Remainder Trusts 
Conrad Teitell, Heather J. Rhoades & Margaret E. St. John offer some advice gleaned from the Gambler himself, Kenny Rogers
Gifting a Personal Residence or Farm 
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe Had she planned on giving that shoe (her personal residence) to a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) or charitable
Charitable Gifts With Use Strings Attached 
In business transactions, each party generally seeks to maximize his advantage. But for charitable gifts, typically the donor and the charity have the
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