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Steven Basche | Glastonbury Estate Lawyer | Connecticut

Steven Basche Lawyer

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Wills, Trusts, Probate, Elder Law

Estate, Estate Planning, Wills & Probate


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Estate planning is not just for millionaires. You may not think you have an “estate” let alone any need for a plan, but if you have children, if you have things of value, if you own a home, you need an estate plan. An estate plan ensures that you decide who gets your hard earned assets, whatever their size or value-- not the government. Without an estate plan, your wealth – your estate – will pass according to the state intestacy statute. Don’t you want to decide to whom and when your assets should be distributed and not a probate court?

Estate is planning how you direct to whom your property will be distributed and who will care for your minor children. Estate planning helps reduce tax liabilities, court costs, and attorneys' fees, and can minimize disputes after your death the loss of family members. We can also design your estate plan to deal with your possible future mental or physical incapacity, either through a trust or a durable power of attorney.

My practice focuses on helping families plan for unexpected life events in part because I had to deal with my father’s unexpected death as a young man.  I was 14 when his father died suddenly and I became the “man of the house.”  My  father had planned for the unexpected, so there was none of the financial turmoil that could have accompanied such a tragedy, but I learned valuable lessons during that period, especially the value of planning for the unexpected and the importance of having advisors you can trust.

My clients know that when they call me they are talking to a trusted advisor with over 27 years of broad legal and life experience.  I was  named one of Hartford’s Top Estate Planning Attorneys by Hartford Magazine.  

I grew up in West Hartford and I graduated of the University of Connecticut and University of Connecticut Law School.  My family and I live in South Windsor, before we moved to Glastonbury, where we have been living for the past 10 years.  My wife Marie and I have been married for almost 30 years and we have three children Benjamin, Arianna and Matthew.

Position Organization Location Duration
Founder Law Offices of Steven M. Basche N/A present
Partner Jacobs, Walker, Rice & Basche N/A 1991-2008
School Degree Major Graduation
University of Connecticut School of Law JD, with honors Law School 1986
University of Connecticut, B.A., magna cum laude N/A 1983
State / Court Date
CT 1986
  • Past member of the Board of Managers of the Indian Valley YMCA.
    Past President of the Hartford County chapter of the Federal Bar Association.
    Past Chairman of the Law Practice Management Secton of the Connecticut Bar Association.
    Member of the Manchester and Connecticut Bar Associations.
    Appointed Fact Finder/Arbitrator and Attorney Trial Referee
    by Chief Justice of Connecticut Supreme Court.
    Member of the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce
    Past Co-Chair of Sunday School Committee,  Kehilat Chaverim.
  • Graduated from the University of Connecticut, B.A.
    magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors Scholar in 1983, President of the Undergraduate Student Government.
    Awarded Donald L. McCullough award for outstanding service to the University of Connecticut.
    Graduated from the University of Connecticut School
    of Law, with honors, Moot Court Board, in 1986.
  • LEE & LAMONT RLTY. v. PLANNING & ZONING COMM'N, 112 Conn.App. 484 (2009)(Zoning Appeal)

    HARRINGTON v. DYER, 50 Conn. Sup. 460 (2007)(Breach of Contract)

    BANKS BUILDING CO., LLC V. MALANGA FAMILY REAL ESTATE HOLDING, LLC, 102 Conn. App. 231 (2007) (Construction Litigation, Breach of Contract)


    COMMISSIONER, DOT v. ROCKY MOUNTAIN, LLC, No. CV02-0169677S (Jul. 2, 2004)(Condemnation Appeal)

    CHASE ORCHARDS v. GERBER CONSTRUCTION, No. CV 0596922 S (Aug. 22, 2002)(Construction litigation, Mechanic's Lien, Fraud, Forgery)

    ESSEX SAVINGS BANK V. MARLAND, 55 Conn. App. 672 (1999)(Commercial Litigation

    VESPA CONSTRUCTION CO., INC. vs. SANDY LANE DEVELOPING, INC. ET AL. No. CV 97 0566941 (April 15, 1998)(Construction Litigation, Bond Claim)

    GEBBIE V. CADLE CO., 49 Conn. App. 265 (1998)(Commercial Litigation, Lender liability)

    CONNECTICUT NATIONAL BANK V. MARLAND 45 Conn. App. 352 (1997)(Commercial foreclosure)

    SAVINGS BANK OF ROCKVILLE v. GAROFALO, No. CV 93 54167 S (Feb. 28, 1997) (Banking, Commercial collection)

    CADLE CO. OF CONN. V. C.F. D. DEVELOPMENT CORP., 44 Conn. App. 409 (1997) (Lender Liability defense, Jury trial, Commercial collection)

    VERITO v. VERITO, No. 535709 (May 24, 1996)(Conversion, Gift to Minors Act Account)


    STERN V. CONNECTICUT MEDICAL EXAMINING BD., 208 Conn. 492 (1988)(Regulatory appeal)

    STATE v. SCOGNAMIGLIO, 202 Conn. 18 (1987)(Felony Murder appeal as a law student)

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    6 Common Mistakes Parents Make When Naming Guardians
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500 Winding Brook Dr.
PO Box 1212
Glastonbury, CT 06033

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