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Blair & Potts | Attorneys
Deanna M. Cascella - Associate

Contact Information:
Email:
Phone: 203-327-2333
Fax: 203-327-1731

Education:
Fordham University, B.A., cum laude 2004
Hofstra University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007

Practice Areas:
Estate and Trust Administration
Estate Planning
Taxation of Individuals, Trusts and Estates

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Deanna is admitted to practice law in New York and Connecticut. She joined Blair & Potts as an associate attorney in 2014. Deanna focuses her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and tax planning. She advises clients on estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning as well as assisting clients and other financial professionals in all aspects of the estate administration process.

Since 2007, Deanna has been working with individuals and families from young couples creating estate plans for the first time to clients requiring more sophisticated planning techniques, such as Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts and Charitable Remainder Trusts, to benefit their families or charities. Deanna enjoys working with each client’s team of financial professionals, including accountants, financial planners and insurance professionals, in order to achieve the family’s estate planning goals.

Deanna earned her J.D., cum laude, from Hofstra University, to which she received an Honors Scholarship. During law school Deanna served as a student advocate for the Child Advocacy Clinic and represented children in Queens and Nassau Family Courts throughout abuse and neglect cases. Deanna also served as president of the Italian Law Students Association and the Courtroom Advocates Project, which coordinated the training of law students to advocate for domestic violence victims. Deanna received a B.A., cum laude, in philosophy and political science from Fordham University.

Deanna lives in Mahopac, New York, with her husband and son. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys traveling with her family, baking and exercising.
Bar Admissions:
State of New York, 2008
Connecticut

Professional Affiliations:
Connecticut Bar Association
Fairfield County Bar Association


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