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Braunstein & Todisco, PC

Work One Eliot Place Fairfield Connecticut 06824-5154 United States Phone: 203-254-1118 Work Fax: 203-254-2453 Visit Website

Sam holds B.S., M.B.A., J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) degrees; is licensed as an Attorney‑at‑Law in both Connecticut and Texas and was formerly licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in both Connecticut and Texas; is a frequent lecturer and author on taxation and related topics (including the American Bar Association Journal, The Practical Tax Lawyer, The Practical Accountant, American Lawyer Media Publications, The Connecticut Law Tribune and Lexis-Nexis Exchange); and, is active in various community and professional organization activities.

Sam’s practice concentration is in the areas of: Taxation (Federal and State) – Planning, Compliance and Controversy Matters; Closely Held and Emerging Business – Organizations and Planning; Executive Compensation; Mergers and Acquisitions; Estate Planning; Non-profit Organizations; Business Succession Planning; and, White Collar Criminal Defense.


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Samuel L. Braunstein

Sam’s professional activities have included: the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association (Member of the Board of Directors and served in the positions of Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President Elect and is currently serving in the position of President), Connecticut Bar Association (Member, Executive Committee of the Section on Business Law and Section on Taxation) and the American Bar Association (Formerly served in the position of Vice Chair, Professional Services and as the Tax Section IRS Small Business/Self Employed Division Coordinator;  Tax Section Council Director; and as Chair of the Closely Held Businesses Committee and the Chair of the Professional Services Committee; Member of the Nominating Committee; Member of the Government Relations Committee; Member of the Committee on Committees; and as a Member of the ABA Section Officers Conference); Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; Member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and a Member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Additionally, Sam is a Member of the Editorial Board of The Practical Tax Lawyer; a Member of the Board of Editors of The Connecticut Bar Journal; a Fellow of American College of Tax Counsel; a Fellow of American Bar Foundation; and is a Life Sponsor of the American Tax Policy Institute.

Prior to forming the firm of Braunstein and Todisco in 1989, Sam was a partner in the Bridgeport law firm of Simko, Elstein & Braunstein as well as a partner in the public accounting firm of Milton H. Friedberg, Smith & Co. Prior to those associations, Sam was a Tax Attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service and served in Viet Nam while on active duty with the U.S. Army (1964-1968). In addition to his current practice with Braunstein and Todisco, since 2001, Sam has also served as Special Tax Counsel, Office of the City Attorney, Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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  • October 23, 2019 5:15 am: JUDGES' RECEPTION (Socials)
  • October 24, 2019 12:00 am: READ ALOUD DAY (Community Outreach)
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