The firm's long history of providing careful and thorough estate and trust planning and related services to its clients is reflected in its strong commitment to the Trusts and Estates Department, which has in recent years developed into one of the largest and strongest departments in the New York metropolitan area. The practice includes basic and sophisticated estate planning for a wide variety of clients, international estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts, estate and gift tax appeals, business succession planning, charitable gift planning and exempt organization work, personal income tax planning, resolution of disputes in the New York Surrogate's Court and tax dispute resolution before the IRS and the U.S. Tax Court.
In addition to its New York City principal office, the firm has trust and estate partners in its offices in Millbrook, New York, Westport, Connecticut, Great Neck, New York and West Palm Beach, Florida. The firm has thirty nine full-time trust and estate partners and counsel with an average of over thirty-five years' experience in the field, along with a cadre of associate attorneys, legal assistants, accountants and other support staff. In addition, several other partners of the firm devote a substantial portion of their time to trust and estate matters.