Our Private Client Practice

Our services on behalf of individuals and families include estate planning, trust and estate administration, matrimonial law and residential real estate transactions.

Estate Planning and Administration

Our attorneys develop comprehensive estate plans focused on the efficient transfer of wealth between families and loved ones. Through collaboration with our clients’ accountants, insurance planners and investment advisers, we develop holistic, effective estate plans.

Our lawyers are adept at devising estate planning instruments to minimize our clients’ exposure to estate tax, gift tax and generation-skipping tax. These instruments can include revocable living trusts, irrevocable trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, intentionally defective grantor trusts, charitable trusts and family limited partnerships.

In our trust and estate administration practice, we work closely with estate executors and trustees to complete their legal duties and guide estates through the probate process. When necessary, we can also handle trust and estate litigation matters. We also represent beneficiaries during trust administration to ensure that their bequests are not reduced by inefficient administration.

Matrimonial Law

Our Matrimonial Law practice involves negotiating, reviewing and preparing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, divorce, property division and alimony, as well as child custody and child support.

Residential Real Estate

We represent homeowners and estate and trust fiduciaries during the sale, purchase, lease and refinancing of single-family homes, condominium units and cooperative apartments.