Day Pitney LLP announced today that Caryn R. Young has joined the firm as a partner in the Trusts and Estates practice in its New York office. She joins Day Pitney from Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, LLP.
"Caryn is a highly skilled lawyer with extensive experience advising clients in a wide range of complex trust and estate matters," said Greg Hayes, who leads Day Pitney's Trusts and Estates practice. "She will enhance our team's capabilities to best serve our current and future clients. We are thrilled that she has joined our team in New York."
Young's practice focuses on estate and trust administration, and estate and gift tax planning. She advises domestic and international families on complex U.S. and New York State tax rules and develops plans to preserve, protect and grow family wealth for multiple generations in a tax efficient manner. She has extensive experience drafting wills, revocable trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, generation-skipping dynasty trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, sales to intentionally defective grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts and other estate planning documents.
Young's background also includes the administration of complicated estates, including the preparation of estate and gift tax returns, representing clients in tax audits with the IRS and dealings with the IRS art advisory panel. In addition, she counsels clients on business succession matters.
"I am excited to join Day Pitney's highly esteemed Trusts and Estates practice," said Young. "My clients will certainly benefit from the firm's depth and breadth of expertise in trusts and estates and other critical practice areas, as well as the firm's geographic reach. I look forward to working with such a dynamic team, and to building on the firm's success."
Day Pitney's Trusts and Estates practice includes more than 60 attorneys, making it one of the largest and most sophisticated trusts and estates practices in the country. Young's arrival follows recent additions, including Angela Titus McEwan in the New Jersey office; Tina Albright in the New York office; and seven Trusts and Estates attorneys through Day Pitney's merger with Florida-based law firm Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack.
Young earned her A.B. degree cum laude from Harvard University; her Masters in International Affairs degree from Columbia University; and her J.D. degree from New York University School of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York.