About Drazen Law Group, LLC in Milford, CT
Drazen Law Group, LLC is one of the few firms in Connecticut that is dedicated to elder law, estate planning and tax planning. Franklin A. Drazen is one of the few attorneys in Connecticut with a CELA and one of the few elder law attorneys in the nation who also holds an LLM in taxation. Drazen Law Group, LLC is one of the few firms in the area to offer Life Care Planning with a care coordinator on staff.
FRANKLIN A. DRAZEN, B.S, J.D., LL.M-TAXATION, CELA
Attorney Franklin A. Drazen has earned the distinction of a Certified Elder Law Attorney from the National Elder Law Foundation. A native of New Haven, Connecticut, Attorney Drazen earned a B.S. in Finance and Economics with highest distinction from Babson College and was awarded his Juris Doctorate from New England School of Law. He also earned an Advanced Law degree in Taxation from Boston University School of Law. He was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1977, the Massachusetts Bar in 1978 and the United States Tax Court in 1983.
Attorney Drazen practices in Elder Law, focusing in estate planning, estate administration and probate, Title XIX (Medicaid) planning and eligibility, Life Care Planning, business continuation, disability and special needs planning, trust planning and administration, and related tax matters. He is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Milford Bar Association and serves on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
In 2010 and 2011, Attorney Drazen was nominated by his peers as a result of his legal work on behalf of clients to the Connecticut Super Lawyers, who comprise the top of their profession.
Attorney Drazen is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Inc. (NAELA) and has served on numerous committees and sections for the organization. He is currently a member of its Tax Steering Committee. He founded the Connecticut chapter of NAELA and served as the chapter's first president. In 2011, Attorney Drazen was voted as CT-NAELA's Member of the Year.
Attorney Drazen was also a founding member of the Life Care Planning Law Firms Association (LCPLFA) and has been a member of its Board of Directors since the LCPLFA was founded in 2005. In addition to serving as the LCPLFA's first mentor for less experienced members, he has held many leadership roles and is currently serving as President. Attorney Drazen is also a member of National Elder Law Foundation and served as a member of the Appeals Committee for the CELA examination process.
Active in his community, Attorney Drazen is a member of the Orange Chamber of Commerce and served on the Board of Members for the Orange/Milford branch of the YMCA for many years. He also served on the board of the Milford Chamber of Commerce and was elected to the Woodbridge, CT Board of Education.
Attorney Drazen is a popular speaker whose seminars on estate planning and elder law issues draw audiences of all ages. He has been speaking at adult education events, public seminars and professional association events since 1992.
STEVEN L. RUBIN, B.A., J.D.
Attorney Steven L. Rubin has been in training for his dream job, to be an attorney, since he was 5 years old. His trustworthy, shoot-from-the-hip, "pull no punches" approach is appreciated by clients. Most of his passion stems from the fact that Steve knows what it's like to sit on the other side of the desk.
While Steve was in law school, his mother was diagnosed with ALS and given 6 months to a year to live. He was thrust into a number of roles that his clients often find themselves in — caregiver, advocate, provider, and concerned loved one.
While his mom lost her battle to ALS, Steve vowed never to give up the fight. He finished Widener School of Law and he has dedicated his career to helping his clients deal with tough issues -- such as death, incapacity, disability, special needs, social security, asset protection, litigation and taxes – and provide that assistance in the best and least stressful way possible.
Attorney Rubin was born in New Haven and has been a life-long Connecticut resident. He graduated from Cheshire High School, and the University of Connecticut (UCONN) with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. While attending the University of Connecticut, Attorney Rubin was a member of the governing counsel for the Housing Board of Directors and the vice president of the Jewish Student Association. He graduated UCONN a member of Phi Alpha Phi -- the national political science honor society.
Attorney Rubin then attended Widener University School of Law in Pennsylvania. While attending Widener, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Honor Society and participated in numerous Moot Court arguments. He was also a founding member of the Animal Rights Legal Society and Treasurer of the Environmental Law and Policy Society, involvements that put into action his values and ideals.
Attorney Rubin has passed the Bar in Connecticut, New York, and Florida. He is a member of the of organizations that reflect his career directions and active participation: Connecticut Bar Association; the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association; the New York Bar Association; the Florida Bar Association; the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers; the Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; the New York Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; New Haven Bar Association, New Haven Bar Association Young Lawyers; New Haven Bar Association Public Service Committee; the New Haven Bar Association Trusts and Estates Committee; Court Relations Committee; and a member of American Bar Association.
Attorney Rubin volunteers his free time at the Veterans Legal Clinic, providing free advice to veterans who otherwise could not afford legal representation. When not working, Steven enjoys reading books, watching and attending sporting events, and spending time with his dog and family. He is a fundraiser for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association, and the American Cancer Society. Attorney Rubin also volunteers his time at soup kitchens and other philanthropic activities.
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KAUSHAL VAIDYA, M.B.A, B.S., Care Coordinator
Kaushal joined the Drazen Law Group in 2012 as the firm's Outreach and Clinical Care Coordinator. He has always been involved in helping people and the community, which is why he fits perfectly in this role. Kaushal received his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Biology, and recently earned his MBA in Healthcare Administration from Temple University in Philadelphia. His past work experience has included medical research, working in hospital settings, and assisting families with difficult medical decisions. In our office, his medical background allows him to assist our clients as they transition through different types of health care facilities. He spends much of his free time helping in the community through various projects such as setting up free blood pressure screenings. He currently volunteers as a reading tutor for underprivileged kids and as a nutrition instructor, teaching low-income families how to cook and eat healthy.