Trusts and Estates


Day Pitney's Trusts and Estates practice group provides the full range of services needed by individuals and their families as well as fiduciaries with respect to estate and transfer tax planning, business succession planning, administration of decedents' estates, administration of trusts and guardianships, conservatorships and other matters relating to incapacity.

Many law firms offer the same range of services. What makes Day Pitney different?

Many large law firms have an individual clients practice that functions mainly as a service practice. Their depth of experience is limited. Day Pitney has more than 40 lawyers who work full time in our Trusts and Estates practice group. Our lawyers are supported by a staff of more than 30 paralegal specialists.

Together, we have literally hundreds of years of experience advising individuals and their families, as well as individual and professional fiduciaries, with respect to the full range of matters encompassed within our group as described further in the links from this page.

Just as significantly, the lawyers in our Trusts and Estates practice group consider themselves part of a team that works together to produce the best, most practical results for our clients. Our lawyers regularly consult with one another to take advantage of our collective experience to provide the benefits of the group's knowledge to address any particular situation. The partners and counsel in our group have been practicing in our field for an average of more than 20 years. When a client consults with a Day Pitney Trusts and Estates lawyer, he or she receives the benefit of not only that lawyer's knowledge and experience but the benefits of a collective group effort over many years to provide cutting-edge yet practical and results-oriented solutions to legal problems.

The Day Pitney Trusts and Estates practice group is also different in that it works in collaboration with all of the firm's lawyers to provide whatever services are needed for our clients. For example, our corporate, employment, real estate, trial and environmental lawyers regularly consult with our clients to advise with respect to legal issues relating to our clients and their business interests. When a client retains Day Pitney to advise with respect to one of the matters encompassed within our group, he or she can be assured that all of the resources of the firm will be available to provide whatever assistance is needed with respect to issues that arise in connection with the current engagement or in the future.

Related practice areas include Disabilities and Special Needs Planning, Probate Controversies, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving, Trust Services and International Trusts and Estates.

Day Pitney has a correspondent firm arrangement with the Florida firm of Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack. This informal working relationship allows us to provide our clients with effective service for their Florida needs and have Florida lawyers we know and trust act as local counsel and personal representatives when appropriate.