Planning Giving Talk With Nick Kepple And Beth Leamon at La Grua Center

On Our Minds Series: Planned Giving, with Nick Kepple & Beth Leamon

Wednesday, January 29 at 6pm

Join local estate planning attorneys Nicholas Kepple and Elizabeth Leamon to explore how you can create a planned giving strategy that meets your financial and philanthropic goals, maximizes tax benefits, and leaves a meaningful legacy of charitable giving. The program will focus on a discussion of opportunities and gift plans such as wills, revocable trusts, charitable trusts, life insurance, and retirement assets. 

Suggested donation $5.

Nicholas F. Kepple is an attorney who was admitted to practice in 1989 following his service as Selectman and First Selectman of the Town of Stonington. He has focused his practice on municipal law, representing many Eastern Connecticut communities as Town Attorney including Waterford, Eastford, Voluntown, Franklin, Salem, Canterbury, Sterling, Windham, Plainfield, North Stonington and the Borough of Stonington. Attorney Kepple has served for over eight years as the Judge of Probate for the Southeastern Connecticut Regional Probate District which encompasses Groton, Ledyard, Stonington and North Stonington.

Attorney Kepple's other practice areas include real estate, estate planning and administration of decedent's estates, business organization and land use and administrative law. Attorney Kepple and his long-time (24 year) law partner, Robert Avena, have joined Suisman Shapiro and will be resident in Suisman Shapiro's new satellite office at 20 South Anguilla Road, Pawcatuck, in order to continue to serve their current and future clients in the area. Attorney Kepple has served on a wide variety of nonprofit Boards including the Stonington Community Center and Stonington Historical Society as well as recently completing a three year term as President of the Stonington Free Library. Married for 46 years to his high school sweetheart, Noreen McCarthy Kepple, Nick and Noreen are the proud parents of four grown children and one delightful grandchild. 
Elizabeth L. Leamon represents clients on a full range of estate settlement and estate planning matters.  From simple to sophisticated estate plans, Beth works with families and individuals and tailors estate plans to meet each client’s needs, including, wills, revocable and irrevocable trusts, special needs trusts, LGBT planning, and even trusts for pets. She also works with clients to develop succession plans for family businesses and real estate, asset protection, including pre and post-marital agreements, and plans for charitable giving.
She is recognized by New England Super Lawyers® Magazine in the area of Estate Planning and Probate in 2019 and was named a “Rising Star” among Connecticut lawyers by Connecticut Magazine from 2010-2013.  She is past Chair of the New Haven County Bar Association Trusts, Estates and Probate Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association, Estates and Probate Section.

Beth has lived and worked on the Connecticut shoreline most of her life. She currently lives in Stonington Borough with her husband, John, and children, Claire & Ted. She grew up in the Mystic area, attending Stonington Public Schools.