Leigh Newman was quoted in an article, "How Women Attorneys Are Smartly Leveraging Legal Technology to Advance Their Law Practices," in Legal IT Today. The article discusses how women in the legal profession are using technology "to assertively enhance their efficiency and business development and to differentiate themselves from competitors." Newman, a partner in Day Pitney's Individual Clients department and a former computer programmer, told Legal IT Today that her technology background has provided unique opportunities she would not have had otherwise. "Technology knowledge is a plus for any attorney, and bringing value to an organization is never a bad thing," she said. The article discusses how Newman has been instrumental in developing Day Pitney's dynamic use of HotDocs document assembly software. "When I first started at Day Pitney, we had a document assembly system that our admin and support people used, but the drafters—mostly associates—were removed from the process," Newman told Legal IT Today. "The firm's implementation of HotDocs allows for a high degree of customization of the documents produced and it is simple enough for lawyers to use themselves," she continued. "Now, 75% of document drafting is done by associates rather than support staff. HotDocs creates more uniformity and helps with quality control, providing a framework that brings strength, power, efficiency and fun to drafting estate documents."
Warren Whitaker will be serving as chair of the 15th Annual International Estate Planning Institute, hosted by the New York State Bar Association and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners USA (STEP USA).
On January 16, Carl Merino and Warren Whitaker participated in "Estate Planning Across Borders: A Guide for the Perplexed," a program at the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association presented by the Trusts and Estates Law Section.
On January 16, Dina Kapur Sanna will be speaking on a panel, "Lose the Fear of the Foreign – Practical Planning Strategies," at the 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute.
Rebecca Tunney authored a case comment article, "Protecting Real Property from MassHealth's Estate Recovery Claim: Is it Possible?" published by the Massachusetts Law Review.
Warren Whitaker and Edda Santiago presented a webinar, entitled "A Guide to International Estate Planning for U.S. Citizens, Residents, Trusts and Assets," produced by Lawline.
Day Pitney's Family Office and Trusts and Estates practices have been shortlisted in two categories, "Best Private Client Law Firm" and "Best Trusts and Estates Division," for the 2019 Private Asset Management Awards.
Day Pitney's Family Office and Trusts and Estates practices have been shortlisted in the "Legal Team of the Year" private client category for the 2019 Family Wealth Report Awards.
Darren Wallace was quoted in an article, "Paul Allen's $26 Billion Estate Will Take Years to Unravel," published by Bloomberg.
On October 3, Day Pitney LLP and the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), Northeast Chapter – Women's Initiative co-presented a program, "The Power of Women with Wealth," held at Day Pitney's Boston office.
Partner Leigh A. Newman has been selected by the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford to receive the Jewish Federations of North America's 2019 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award.