Douglas K. O’Connell joined Howd, Lavieri & Finch, LLP in 1984 and was named a Partner in 1989. His practice concentrates primarily in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Business, and Commercial Law.

For almost forty years, Mr. O’Connell has counseled clients on the preparation of wills and trusts, the tax aspects of planning for the administration of trusts created for tax reduction or property control,  contested probate matters, and succession planning for closely held businesses .

As a part of his Business and Commercial law practice, Mr. O’Connell has represented numerous clients in connection with the organization of new businesses, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and dissolutions.

Educated at the University of Connecticut, Mr. O’Connell received his law degree, cum laude, from Western New England College School of Law, after which time he received his masters  of law in taxation from New York University School of Law. He is a member of the American, Connecticut, and Litchfield County Bar Associations, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors at Northwest Community Bank. Mr. O’Connell is also actively involved in many local civic and charitable organizations such as Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of the Torrington and Winsted Areas, and the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce.


Attorney Douglas K. O’Connell
Phone: 860-379-2761 EXT: 19