Overview

Greta is chair of Cohen and Wolf's Trusts & Estates, Elder Law, and Tax Groups.

Estate Planning, Probate and Elder Law

Greta has been assisting clients in the areas of estate planning, elder law, and probate administration (including estates, trusts, conservatorships, guardianships, etc.) for more than 40 years. Her in-depth knowledge of the tax codes and sophisticated estate planning techniques allows her to provide counsel on complex estate matters.

Greta also assists members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community with their estate planning and other family needs.

Families with Children or Other Family Members with Special Needs

Greta has extensive experience helping families and individuals with special needs planning, paying particular attention to the unique challenges that face these families. Her work with special needs families is aimed at protecting assets through use of special needs trusts, and includes preparing documents for guardianship, powers of attorney and others tailored to each family’s needs.

Professional Associations

Greta is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC). She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Ms. Solomon serves on the executive committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. She is a frequent lecturer on topics related to estate planning and special needs trusts. She regularly participates in continuing legal education programs sponsored by the Connecticut Bar Association and the Bridgeport Bar Association and was a guest lecturer at the University of Connecticut School of Law at its estate planning seminar for third-year law students. She is also a member of the Bridgeport Bar Association and once served on its executive committee.

Community Involvement

Active in the community, Greta has served on the boards of the Jewish Community Center for Community Services (JCCS), the Jewish Home for the Elderly in Fairfield and the Jewish Community Foundation in Bridgeport. Greta also chaired the distribution committee of the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation prior to its merger with the Fairfield County Community Foundation and now serves on the Professional Advisory Council for that organization.

Awards

Greta has received numerous awards for her civic involvement. In 1989, Ms. Solomon was the recipient of the A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Bridgeport and also was named the "Woman of the Year" in 1989 from the Women's Network of Greater Bridgeport. In addition, Ms. Solomon was honored by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council with the Susan L. Davis award (2012) and the Conference of Women's Organizations in Bridgeport, Connecticut, as well as the Girl Scouts, Housatonic Council. She is named to Connecticut Super Lawyers (2007-2018) for her work in the area of Estate & Probate, and was selected as a "Top 25 Women Connecticut Super Lawyer" (2013-2018) and as a "Top 50 Women New England Super Lawyer" (2016-2018). She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© (2013-2019) for her work in the areas of Tax Law, Elder Law and Trusts and Estates.

Credentials

Education

New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1977

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., honors, 1976

Smith College, A.B., 1973

Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut
  • U.S. Tax Court

Honors & Awards

Best Lawyers in America®, Tax Law, Elder Law and Trusts & Estates, 2013-2021

Connecticut Super Lawyers®, Estate & Probate, 2007-2019
     •  Top 50, Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2017-2018
     •  Top 25 Women, Connecticut Super Lawyers, 2013-2018
     •  Top 50 Women, New England Super Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2016-2018

Martindale-Hubbell , AV® Preeminent™ Peer Rating

Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Susan L. Davis Award, 2012

Connecticut Law Tribune, Women in the Law, 2010

Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Special Recognition for Achievement in Business, 1994

Jewish Federation of Bridgeport, A.O. Samuels Young Leadership Award 1989

Women's Network of Greater Bridgeport, “Woman of the Year”, 1989

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News

Publications

Professional Affiliations

Connecticut Bar Association
     •  Estates & Probate Section, Executive Committee

Bridgeport Bar Association
     •  Executive Committee,

Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys

Support Staff

Nancy Ellen Heinrich
203.337.4132
nheinrich@cohenandwolf.com

Community Involvement

Schoke Jewish Family Services, 2017-present

Marrakech, Inc., Board Member, 2017-present

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