Greenwich lawyer joins First County board

By Bill Fallon

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Jevera Kaye Hennessey, an attorney who formerly headed both the Greenwich Bar Association and the Fairfield County Bar Association’s estates and probate committee has been named to the board of directors of Stamford-based First County Bank.

Kaye Hennessey is principal of law firm Kaye & Hennessey LLC in Greenwich.

First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.4 billion.

“Jevera brings substantial community knowledge and expertise to our board,” said Rey Giallongo, First County Bank chairman and CEO. “Her business and leadership experience in the legal profession coupled with her community involvement makes her an outstanding addition to our board of directors,”

The appointment became official Jan. 27 during the bank board’s last meeting. She has served the bank since 2014, listed as a “corporator” – a person involved with corporate organization – by First County in the statement announcing her appointment.

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, is more than 165 years old, with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport. It offers deposit products, mortgages, wealth management, business banking services, mobile and online banking.

Kaye Hennessey’s practice is primarily in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration. Her curriculum vitae includes past presidency of the Greenwich Bar Association and past membership on the board of directors of the Fairfield County Bar Association. She is a former chairwoman of the estates and probate committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association.

First County said Kaye Hennessey has been a frequent estate planning course instructor in the town of Greenwich adult continuing education program. She also has lectured on probate and estate planning topics for the Greenwich Bar Association, the Fairfield County Bar Association, Connecticut Bar Association, and other private groups, and has taught trusts and estates law at the Connecticut Institute for Paralegal Studies.

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Bill Fallon
Bill Fallon is editor of the Fairfield County Business Journal. He has worked at Westfair Communications for more than five years, previously editing an upstate New York daily and a national motorcycle magazine in Nevada. He attended Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., and the University of Virginia.

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