Susan E. Roberts


  • Overview


    Susan Roberts focuses her practice on transactional and regulatory compliance matters of tax-exempt organizations. She regularly provides advice to public charities, private foundations, supporting organizations, educational institutions, hospital and health care organizations, social service agencies, cultural and performing arts organizations, and trade associations. She assists with the process of forming nonprofit organizations and applying for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, she provides advice on matters relating to regulatory compliance, contracting, fiduciary duties, governance, development of policies, unrelated business income, endowments, and charitable solicitations.

    Ms. Roberts was included on the 2010 and 2011 Connecticut Super Lawyers® Rising Star list in the area of Tax Law ( Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.).

  • Experience
    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      Connecticut Bar Association (2007 - present)

      American Bar Association (2007 - present)
    • Honors + Awards

      Honors + Awards

      Listed as a Rising Star in Connecticut Super Lawyers® in the area of Tax Law in 2010, 2011, and 2013 (Super Lawyers is a registered trademark of Key Professional Media, Inc.)

    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Connecticut Family Support Network
      Board of Directors

      Montessori School of Greater Hartford
      Board of Trustees

      Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
      Professional Advisory Committee
    • Presentations


      "Solicitation and Cause Marketing: What a Charity Needs to Know," at National Philanthropy Day for the Association of Fundraising Professionals (11/15/2013)

      "Liability of Directors and Officers," at National Business Institute's (NBI) Tax-Exempt Organizations from Start to Finish seminar (5/21/13)

      "Tax Exemption and Formation," at Public Charities in Connecticut, a Lorman Education Services Program (1/17/2013)

      "A Primer for Attorneys Serving on Nonprofit Boards," at Connecticut Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section, Panelist (11/7/2011)

      "Enhancing the Bottom Line – A Nonprofit's Fiduciary Responsibility to Monitor Beneficial Interests in Trusts and Estates," at Connecticut Society of Certified Accountants Meeting, co-presented with J.C. David Hadden (8/24/2011)

    • News

      R+C in the News

      • December 20, 2013

        Edward Heath and Susan Roberts Present Nonprofit Program

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      • December 9, 2013

        Susan Roberts Speaks to Association of Fundraising Professionals

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      • June 11, 2013

        Susan Roberts Speaks at NBI Seminar

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      • February 22, 2013

        Susan Roberts Presents at Lorman Seminar

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      • January 25, 2012

        Susan Roberts to Serve on Montessori School of Greater Hartford Board of Trustees

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      • December 16, 2011

        Susan Roberts Elected to Board of Directors of The Connecticut Family Support Network

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      • December 2, 2011

        Tax Lawyers Discuss Nonprofit Governance at Connecticut Bar Association Seminar

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      • August 25, 2011

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Discuss Trusts and Estates for Nonprofits with Accountants

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      • July 25, 2011

        Susan Roberts Elected to Board of Directors of Connecticut Oral Health Initiative

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      • March 8, 2011

        UConn Students Learn About a Law Firm Career from Robinson & Cole Attorney

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      R+C News Releases

      • June 18, 2013

        Susan E. Roberts Elevated to Counsel at Robinson & Cole LLP

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