Drazen Law Group, LLC helps individuals, families and organizations respond with confidence to the financial, legal, emotional and relational challenges created by wealth accumulation, long life, chronic illness, and disability. Our innovative Lifetime Pathways® approach gives clients a proactive new way to plan for the future, transforming the way they transition business and personal wealth and respond to life’s inevitable challenges. By overlaying a forward-looking planning process on traditional elder law, estate planning, tax planning and Life Care Planning techniques, Drazen Law Group, LLC empowers clients to achieve their goals and leave the legacy they choose.
Where Our Clients Are
Based in Milford, CT, Drazen Law Group, LLC serves clients in Connecticut, New York, and nationwide. We also serve a sizeable number of snowbirds who summer in Connecticut and winter in Florida.
Meet Our Team
FRANKLIN A. DRAZEN, B.S, J.D., LL.M-TAXATION, CELA
Attorney Franklin A. Drazen has earned the distinction of 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’s practice focuses on elder law, 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 and the Milford Bar Association, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Elder Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association.
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. 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 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.
- United States Tax Court
- State of Connecticut
- State of Massachusetts
STEVEN L. RUBIN, B.A., J.D.
Attorney Steven L. Rubin has been in training for his dream job as 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 less than 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 University School of Law and 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 providing that assistance in the best and least stressful way possible.