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First County Bank Small Business Profile: Abby Bates

Attorney Abby Bates, Partner at Roberts & Bates, P.C., Stamford, CT


“First County Bank is really more than our bank; they’re an invaluable partner.” ~ Attorney Abby Bates

Abby Bates is a successful attorney and partner at Roberts & Bates, P.C. based in Stamford, Connecticut. Born in New London, Connecticut, Abby Bates earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and her JD from Northeastern University School of Law. She was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and practiced there from 1978 to 1981. She then moved to Greenwich, Connecticut with her family where she was admitted to practice in 1982 and joined the firm of Roberts, Cousins & Sweigart in 1983.  Today known as Roberts & Bates, Bates became partner of the firm in 1995 and has been there ever since.

Serving clients in lower Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut, her practice areas include Residential Real Estate, Commercial Real Estate, Banking and Estate Planning. She has been an active member in the community, serving two years as co-chair of The Parents Exchange, sponsored by the Junior League of Greenwich, and has been a member of the Greenwich Choral Society since 1982 as well as serving on its Board for many years.  In addition to her involvement in the community, Abby’s firm has been a long-time business customer of First County Bank.

Chairman and CEO of First County Bank Rey Giallongo with Attorney Abby Bates

“My firm uses First County Bank for pretty much everything to support our business including payroll, checking and financing. They have services we can’t find anywhere else, like same-day availability of funds, which is key when we have a client who is buying and selling on the same day. More than that, though, they are always eager to help – and not just our firm,” said Abby Bates. She described an occasion when her client was running into obstacles refinancing a million-dollar property. “I sent him to First County Bank. The refinance happened so efficiently he ended up moving all his assets there. They went out of their way to help my client,” she added.

Bates expressed that the Bank’s eagerness to help and legendary personal attention is what sets it apart from other financial institutions.

To find out how First County Bank can help you or to learn about other services we offer, please visit any of our branches or call a Relationship Manager at 203-462-4481.


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