Two Brody Wilkinson attorneys are recognized by Best Lawyers in America

Brody Wilkinson PC is pleased to announce that Peter T. Mott and James E. Rice were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, Mr. Mott in the area of Trusts and Estates law, and Mr. Rice in the area of Energy law. Published since 1983, Best Lawyers is the oldest and preeminent peer-review publication that serves as an important reference guide to the legal profession in the United States. Through an exhaustive and confidential peer-review process comprising more than 2.8 million evaluations by top attorneys in the country, Best Lawyers compiles lists of attorneys in 78 different practice areas across all 50 states. The American Lawyer describes this annual publication as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Mr. Mott is a principal of Brody Wilkinson PC and a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Group. He practices in the areas of estate planning and trusts and estates administration. Mr. Mott assists individuals with tax and charitable gift planning; business owners with succession planning; and families with planning for aging or incapacitated family members. He is a member of the American and Connecticut Bar Associations and is chair of the Connecticut Bar Association’s Estates and Probate Section. Mr. Mott is a Fellow in the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), the leading national organization of practitioners. In addition, he was recently named to the 2010 list of “Connecticut Super Lawyers” in the areas of Tax and Estate Planning and Probate. Mr. Mott is admitted to practice in Connecticut.

Mr. Rice is a principal of Brody Wilkinson PC and a member of the firm’s Business Group. He practices in the areas of utilities and energy, business and finance, and administrative law. Mr. Rice represents energy companies and other clients before the Connecticut Public Utilities Control Authority and the Connecticut Siting Council. He acts as Connecticut counsel in connection with the acquisition of major power plants and of regulated public service companies. Mr. Rice also serves as outside general counsel to several small- and medium-sized businesses in the Fairfield County area. He is a member of the American, Connecticut and Greater Bridgeport Bar Associations. Mr. Rice served as a director of the Greater Bridgeport Bar Association and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Public Utility Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, for which he also served as chair. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut, Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

About Brody Wilkinson PC

Brody Wilkinson PC represents individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations in Connecticut. The firm serves a diverse group of clients including closely held and family businesses, financial institutions, energy companies, real estate developers and investors, public companies with specialized needs, health care providers, entrepreneurs and charitable organizations. The firm has 20 attorneys who work closely with clients to identify and evaluate their legal needs and create tailored solutions to address their specific circumstances.

The firm assists commercial clients in areas such as entity formation, purchases and sales, taxation, lending, workouts and reorganizations, business disputes and litigation, commercial real estate investment and development, environmental, land use and zoning, employment and employee benefits.

The firm provides sophisticated and personalized service to individuals and families in the areas of estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, charitable giving, business succession planning, estate and trust litigation, conservatorships and guardianships, family foundations and residential real estate. The firm assists many clients in maximizing transfers of wealth, minimizing the effects of estate and gift taxes, and planning for incapacity.

The firm is based in Southport, Connecticut. For more information, please visit

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