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Ernest N. Abate

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Practice Areas
Business; Trusts and Estates; Wills; Real Estate; Commercial Real Estate; Land Use


University:Villanova University, B.S., 1965
Law School:University of Notre Dame, J.D., 1968
Admitted:1969, Connecticut; 1972, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut; 1990, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:Fairfield County, Connecticut and American (Member Sections on: Real Estate; Probate and Estate Planning) Bar Associations.
Military:Capt., USMC, 1969-1972
Birthplace:New Haven, Connecticut
Biography:Member, City Committee, Stamford, Connecticut, 1973-1978. Member, House of Representatives, Connecticut Legislature, 1975-1983. Designated “Best Legislator” in Polls conducted by Connecticut Magazine, 1982. Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, 1977-1978. Speaker of the House, 1979-1983. Chairman, Legislative Management Committee. Connecticut Gubernatorial Candidate, 1982. Delegate for Senator Edward M. Kennedy 1980 National Convention. Chairman: Connecticut Bar Association Law Day Committee, 1975-1976; Legislative Liaison Committee, 1976. Member, Connecticut Law Revision Commission, 1983-1985. Counsel to Stamford Board of Realtors, 1989-1994. Member, Special Civilian Conference with Secretary of U.S. Department of Defense, 1984. Trustee Ferguson Library, 1989-1993, 1995-2009, Chairman, 1993, 2000, 2008. Trustee Ferguson Library Foundation, Inc., Director Stamford Hospital, Member State Ethics Commission, President, State of Connecticut Regional Action Council, 1992-1993. Director: Senior Services of Stamford, Inc., 1991-2005; Kids In Crisis, Inc., 1999-2002. Trustee Connecticut Public Television and Radio, 1978-1983. Mayor’s Ethics Panel, City of Stamford, 1993. Past Member/ Trustee: Federal Health Systems Agency; Child Guidance Center.