Hollis F. Russell is a member of the firm and is primarily engaged in trusts and estates practice primarily in the New York, Long Island and West Palm Beach offices. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted in practice in New York and Florida.
Mr. Russell's practice focuses on estate planning, and estate and trust administration, as well as taxation and charitable giving and foundation matters, including international estate planning. He has substantial expertise in wealth transfer planning involving partnership and trust arrangements for investment and other property interests and for business owners. In addition, Mr. Russell's practice involves probate and fiduciary disputes, and he regularly advises clients in multi-jurisdictional matters – in particular, matters involving both New York and Florida, including domicile relocation. He has delivered numerous law journal articles and lectures in the field and served on key bar association committees, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer (New York) and Board Certified in Wills, Trusts and Estates (Florida). Mr. Russell has also served as an adjunct professor of law in the LLM, Estate Planning Program at the University of Miami School of Law. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, serving on its Business Planning Committee and International Estate Planning Committees. Mr. Russell serves as a Vice Chair and Trustee of the North Shore Land Alliance, a Trustee of the William and Joyce O'Neil Charitable Trust, and a Director of Palm Beach Area Tennis Patrons, Inc. He is an avid golfer and tennis player, and has served as captain of several USIC international senior tennis teams.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Russell was a partner in the Ackerman Levine law firm in New York, and he previously served until its dissolution as resident partner-in-charge of the Palm Beach, Florida office of Donovan Leisure law firm.