Luke T. Tashjian

Luke T. Tashjian
Practice Areas
Trusts & Estates, Business Law, Tax
Associate, Greenwich, CT
203.862.2311, LTashjian@wbamct.com
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Luke is an associate in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates, Business Law, and Tax Departments. His practice includes structuring tax efficient transactions; advising clients on the tax effects of proposed transactions; preparing estate planning and corporate documents; probating estates and preparing tax returns; representing businesses in mergers, acquisitions, and sales; forming for profit and not-for-profit entities; and representing parties in tax controversies and collection matters.
Professional and Community Affiliations
  • Chair of Connecticut Bar Association's Tax Section
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Tax Section
  • Chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Tax Section’s Communications Subcommittee
  • Co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Tax Committee
  • Director, Stamford Rotary Club
  • Director, New Canaan Exchange Club
  • Alternate, New Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Member, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Young Professionals Advisory Committee
Honors and Recognition
Publications/Presentations
 
Speaker, "Business Succesion Planning," National Business Institute, June 26, 2017.

Moderator, "New Partnership Audit Rules," Connecticut Bar Association, June 12, 2017.

Speaker, "Creditor Claims Against Estates," National Business Institute, May 15, 2017.

Speaker, "Tax Deductions for Donations of Conservation Easements & Donations of Real Property," May 3, 2017.

Speaker, "The Ultimate Guide to Probate," National Business Institute, December 6, 2016.

Speaker, "Connecticut Domicile & Residency Audits," Federal Tax Institute of New England, November 18, 2016.

Speaker, "Internal Revenue Service's Section 2704 Proposed Regulations," Tax Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, October 19, 2016.

Speaker, "Cancellation of Indebtedness Income," Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Bar Association, June 13, 2016.

Speaker, "Representing Clients in Civil Tax Collection Matters," New York Society of Indepedent Accountants, June 18, 2015.

Speaker, “2014 Connecticut Tax Law Changes,” New York Society of Independent Accountants, January 6, 2015.

Speaker, “Everything You Wanted to Know About Choosing a Business Entity and Starting a Business from the IRS/ DRS Perspective,” Fairfield County Bar Association, December 9, 2014.

Speaker, “The Connecticut Model Entity Transaction Act,” Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, September 18, 2014.

Speaker, “Tax Aspects of Cross Entity Mergers and Conversions,” Connecticut Bar Association, March 21, 2014.

Author, “The Use of Beneficiary Defective Trusts in Modern Estate Planning,” 48 A.B.A. REAL PROP. TR. & EST. L.J. 353 (2014).

Speaker, “Tax Considerations in Choice of Business Entity,” Connecticut Bar Association November 15, 2013.

Speaker, “The Use of Beneficiary Owned Trusts and a Comparison of Such Trusts to Alternate Estate Planning Vehicles,” Connecticut Bar Association’s Tax Section, March 20, 2013.

Author, “The Survival of Universal Health Care in Massachusetts,” 32 W. NEW. ENG. L. REV. 141 (2010).
Education
Boston University School of
Law Graduate Tax Program,
LL.M. 2010,
graduated first in class
University of Connecticut
School of Law, J.D., with
honors, 2006
University of Connecticut, B.A.,
2003, summa cum laude
Admitted to Practice
Massachusetts, 2006
 
Connecticut, 2007
 
New York, 2012
 
United States Tax Court
 
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
 
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut