Verley  Brown

Verley Brown

AssociateNew York, NY

T: (212) 448-1100

F: (212) 448-0066

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Biography

McLaughlin & Stern LLP – New York, NY
Senior Associate, 01/2015 to Present

  • Represent parties in the administration of estates and trusts, including trust and estate accounting proceedings.
  • Represent parties in trust and estates litigation.
  • Negotiate and draft settlement agreements in connection with trust and estates litigation.
  • Consult with and provide advice to partners regarding litigation strategy and planning in trust and estates litigation.

Cullen and Dykman LLP – New York, NY
Senior Associate, 09/2008 to 12/2014

  • Represent parties in the administration of estates and trusts, including trust and estate accounting proceedings.
  • Represent parties in trust and estates litigation. 
  • Provide general estate planning advice to high net worth clients, including drafting of wills and trusts to minimize the effect of relevant tax laws.
  • Provide advice to banking and other corporate clients regarding transactions involving estates and trusts, including interpretation of wills and trust documents.
  • Draft and negotiate contracts and commercial leases for corporate clients.
  • Provide advice and service to energy and public utility clients in regulatory matters before the New York Public Service Commission, including rate case filings, management audits, utility mergers, and other general regulatory proceedings. 
  • Interpret laws, rulings and regulations for individuals and businesses.
  • Write memoranda and review legal briefs.
  • Draft reports based on audit findings.
  • Conduct and lead extensive document review projects.
  • Apprise clients of potential risks and costs associated with each course of action.

New York State Unified Court System, Bronx, NY
Senior Surrogate Court Clerk, Surrogate’s Court, March 2001-July 2008  

  • Reviewed all accounting and miscellaneous proceedings for compliance with Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act and Surrogate’s Court Rules, relating to wrongful death compromises, supplemental needs trusts, fiduciary accounts, and other proceedings.

Recent Honors
Named to Lawyers of Color’s Inaugural Hot List 2013-Eastern Region – recognizing early to mid-career attorneys of color excelling in the legal profession.

Other Interests
Member of the Parent Council at Westover School.  Other activities include running, personal training, volleyball.