Diserio Martin O'Connor & Castiglioni LLP

Kristina E. Kelly

Stamford, Connecticut
(203) 358-0800
(203) 348-2321

Kristina practices in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, elder law and residential real estate.  Her approach to estate planning is comprehensive, including advising clients on estate tax avoidance strategies, legacy planning for younger generations, lifetime gifting, beneficiary designations, health care directives and powers of attorney.  Kristina represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in matters before the Connecticut Probate and New York Surrogates Courts and with the IRS, DRS and NYS Department of Taxation & Finance in obtaining estate tax clearance.  She counsels the elderly and their families on capacity issues, including conservatorships and guardianships.

Kristina is a member of the Connecticut Bar AssociationShe is a Board member of the Western Connecticut Estate & Tax Planning Council. 

Prior to joining DMOC, Kristina practiced at Reese, Hirsch, Shoults & Harrison, LLC for over 6 years in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and at Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan, LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut, for over 5 years.  Prior to that, she was Vice President and Corporate Secretary of U.S. Trust Company, National Association and was with U.S. Trust for 9 years. 

Kristina resides in Ridgefield with her husband and two sons.  She is the 2016-2017 President of the Rotary Club of Ridgefield and an auxiliary member of the Ridgefield Arts Council.