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Frances B. Granquist

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Frances B. Granquist's practice focuses on Estate Planning, Probate, Title XIX issues, commercial and residential real estate transactions, including commercial and residential tax appeals, condemnations and landlord/tenant disputes.

Attorney Granquist has a great concern for helping individual clients. Her law degree combined with her undergraduate degree in Accounting provide her with the skill to assist her clients in saving money whether it is in Estate Planning, Title XIX benefits, tax appeals or condemnation actions. She is a frequent lecturer on estate planning and Title XIX issues.

In addition to her law practice, Attorney Granquist has been an active member of the Hamden Chamber of Commerce since 1993 serving as Vice President from 1996-1997 and President from 1998 to 2001.  She is presently a member of the Women in Business Section of the Chamber and sits on its scholarship committee.  Attorney Granquist is a frequent speaker for the women enrolled in the Women to Work Program at the Keefe Center.  In 2001 she was presented with an award of Outstanding Leadership and Service and in 2008 she received the Chamber Choice Outstanding Contribution Award.

Attorney Granquist served as a Director of the Advisory Board of Sacred Heart Academy for ten years.  In 2002 she was the recipient of The Hearts of the Community Award.  Frances was involved with the Special Olympics as the team handball site captain and has been a Team Captain for the Relay for Life each year since 2005.  Attorney Granquist is a member of the Board of Directors of Albertus Magnus College and has served on the Connecticut Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee, the Community Service Committee and the New Haven County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service Committee.  Attorney Granquist is a member of the New Haven and Connecticut Bar Associations and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.

Attorney Granquist earned her undergraduate degree in accounting from Fairfield University and her Juris Doctor degree from Mercer University. She was admitted to practice in State Court in 1987 and Federal Court in 1988.


  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor
  • Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Major: Accounting

Classes & Seminars

  • Speaker for All Hearts Club of Greater New Haven, an Affiliate of Hospital of St. Raphael
  • Lecturer at Gate-Way Community College and Albertus Magnus College for Senior Programs on Estate Planning
  • Speaker Welfare to Work Program
  • Speaker Women in Business Hamden Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Connecticut Bar Association's Pro Bono Committee
  • Team Captain, Relay for Life
  • Welfare to Work Program
  • Junior Achievement
  • Special Olympics
  • CUDA, Inc. - a non-profit pet charity, Present
  • Our Lady of Fatima, Confirmation Group Leader
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Chair SHA Action

Professional Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Member
  • Board of Directors - Albertus Magnus College
  • Hamden Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Women in Business Organization, Member
  • New Haven Bar Association, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member
  • Women in Business Scholarship Committee, Member
  • Sacred Heart Academy, Advisory Board

Practice Areas

  • Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions
  • Commercial and Residential Tax Appeals
  • Condemnations
  • Estate Planning (Married, Partners or Single)
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Elder Law
  • Probate
  • Reverse Mortgages
  • Estate Planning for Pets
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Business Formations

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, 1988


  • Recipient, The Hearts of The Community Award, Sacred Heart Academy
  • Recipient, Chamber Choice Outstanding Contribution Award
  • Recipient, Clelia Merloni Service Award