Brody Wilkinson Names a Principal and Welcomes an Associate

Brody Wilkinson PC is pleased to announce that Jennifer A. Basciano has been named a principal of the firm and Daniel B. Fitzgerald has recently joined the firm as an associate.
Ms. Basciano began her tenure at Brody Wilkinson in 2001 as an associate. She is a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. Ms. Basciano counsels clients in the areas of estate planning, trust and estate administration, and elder law. She has extensive experience working on matters involving the settlement of complex estates.

Ms. Basciano is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York and is a member of the American, Connecticut, New York and Fairfield County Bar Associations. She is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Ms. Basciano received her B.A. from Lehigh University in 1997 and her J.D. from the University of Connecticut Law School in 2000, where she was a member of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. Upon graduation from law school, she was an assistant clerk at Hartford Superior Court. Ms. Basciano resides in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the firm’s Business and Litigation Groups. His practice is focused in the areas of sports law, litigation and corporate law. Mr. Fitzgerald frequently provides counsel to clients concerning legal issues that arise in amateur, collegiate and professional athletics. He serves as general counsel to a minor league hockey team in Connecticut and frequently assists student-athletes and their families with eligibility and transfer matters involving the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Mr. Fitzgerald is also an experienced litigator having represented clients before the Connecticut Superior Courts, Connecticut Appellate Court, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Statewide Grievance Committee in various matters. His corporate practice includes advising clients on contract issues, business formation as well as trademark applications and protection.

He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and the U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association and is the former chair of its Sports & Entertainment Law Section. He is an adjunct professor at Quinnipiac Law School, where he teaches sports law. He is also a member of the Sports Lawyers Association. Mr. Fitzgerald has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine and Connecticut Magazine as a “Rising Star” in the area of Sports and Entertainment Law for 2010 and 2011. Prior to joining Brody Wilkinson, he practiced for five years at the Connecticut-based law firm of Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.

Mr. Fitzgerald received his J.D. in 2005 from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where he was an associate editor of the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. He received his B.A., cum laude, in 1999 from Fairfield University. Mr. Fitzgerald resides in Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Daniel B. Fitzgerald
Jennifer A. Basciano

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