Attorney Young assists clients with estate planning, wills and trusts, probate, Medicaid / Title 19 planning and eligibility, administration of estates and trusts, conservatorship, special needs trusts, residential real estate, and commercial finance. He has been a member of the firm since 1991.
Attorney Young is a native of Shelton, Connecticut, a 1975 Graduate of Southern Connecticut State University and a 1981 graduate of the Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Experience and Law Related Activities
Attorney Young is a Past President of the Estate and Tax Planning Council of Eastern Connecticut. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Estate & Probate Section and the Elder Law Section, of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is the Vice Chair of the Elder Law Section. Attorney Young is a member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and of the Real Estate Section of the Bar Association.
After admission to the Oregon State Bar in 1981, Attorney Young served for two years as a Personal Trust Officer in the Trust Department of The Oregon Bank, where he worked with financial advisors, attorneys, accountants, and others to administer trusts and estates. Prior to that position, he worked for two years as in-house counsel in the legal department at that bank. He left The Oregon Bank to take a position at First Interstate Bank of Oregon where he worked for two years as in-house counsel with responsibility primarily for commercial transactions and the bank’s corporate lending group. Since returning to Connecticut in 1987, Attorney Young has worked with clients to assist them in achieving estate planning goals, and with probate and estate and trust administration, and conservatorship issues and Medicaid / Title 19 issues, and representing clients in residential and commercial real estate matters, and in business dealings.
After graduating from college in 1975, and prior to beginning law school Attorney Young worked for about a year as an Orderly on a total care floor at The Jewish Home for the Aged in New Haven, which left deep impressions on him about how we care for our elderly and disabled, end of life decision making, and the challenges our elders face, including particularly as residents of long term care facilities.
Attorney Young has resided in Mystic, Connecticut, with his family, for 30 years. He is a past Vice Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Groton (1995-2000), past Chairman of the Economic Development Commission of the Town of Groton, past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Inc., and past vice president and Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the United Cerebral Palsy of Eastern Connecticut. He is a member of The Mystic Rotary Club.
Attorney Young has advocated before the legislature and has spoken to community groups in favor of laws that would establish in Connecticut what is sometimes referred to as “Death with Dignity”, or “Compassionate Aid in Dying” laws.