Shelby Wilson is a partner with Green & Sklarz LLC. For over fifteen years, Shelby has practiced in the areas of estate planning and tax law, and has advised individuals, families, and closely-held businesses on issues dealing with estate and generation-skipping tax planning, charitable planning, income tax planning, and tax compliance. She has extensive experience in advising closely held business owners in multiple industries on intergenerational business succession issues.
In addition, Shelby maintains a significant estate settlement and trust administration practice, and regularly represents individuals, fiduciaries, and tax-exempt organizations on a wide range of routine and complex matters before Connecticut probate courts, the Internal Revenue Service, and state taxing authorities.
Shelby is a frequent lecturer on the national and local levels on various trusts & estates, tax and closely-held business issues. She is the past chair of the subcommittee on Closely-Held Businesses of the American Bar Association Tax Section, and remains active in its programming. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association Tax Section, and is a member of the Estates & Probate Section.
Shelby is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an organization in which membership is an honor reserved for those at the top of their chosen profession. The College’s members, called “Fellows,” are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and professional achievements and for their dedication to improving the practice of tax law. Fellows must be nominated by their peers for this honor. Self-nomination is not permitted. Each nominee must satisfy the established criteria and pass a rigorous screening process before he or she becomes a Fellow.
A lifelong resident of Orange, Shelby is very active in community affairs. She served as Assistant Town Moderator for several years, in addition to serving as Chair of the Board of Directors of Milford Rape Crisis Center, Inc. She also served on the Hopkins School Alumni Board of Directors. Currently, she sits on the Board of Directors of LifeBridge Community Services, an organization whose mission is to empower individuals in the Greater Bridgeport and New Haven area to build a brighter future.
Shelby received her B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College, her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and her LL.M. in in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She is admitted to practice in Connecticut.
Going … going … gone at the end of 2012, Fairfield County Business Journal, March 5, 2012
The State of the Federal Estate Tax and Why Proper Planning Remains Critical, Fairfield County Business Journal, February 18, 2013