Drazen Rubin Law, 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 Rubin Law, LLC empowers clients to achieve their goals and leave the legacy they choose.
Meet The Team
FRANKLIN A. DRAZEN
B.S, J.D., LL.M-TAXATION, CELABIO
FRANKLIN A. DRAZEN, B.S, J.D., LL.M-TAXATION, CELA
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.
STEVEN L. RUBIN
B.A., J.D., CELABIO
STEVEN L. RUBIN, B.A., J.D., CELA
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.
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 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 the American Bar Association. His 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.
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.
Leah’s main goal at the firm is assisting clients in the difficult transition through the loss of a loved one by making the Estate and Trust Administration process as simple and easy as possible. Her attention to detail, and caring demeanor ensure that the process is completed in a timely fashion, with minimal stress on our clients.
Leah further assists our firm in its daily management by ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently. She also supports our firm in fulfilling its mission to empower our clients to achieve their goals and leave the legacy that they choose.
Leah received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven and received a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Post University.
During her free time, Leah enjoys fishing, boating, hiking, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and pets.
Brandi is currently working towards her Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice at South College. In her spare time, Brandi enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes, being with her family and friends and spending time out.