Day Pitney LLP is pleased to announce that five attorneys have been elected as partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2020. The new partners reflect each of the firm's core departments—Corporate, Litigation, and Individual Clients—and represent clients across practice areas and industries across the U.S. and internationally.
"We are proud to promote this distinguished and talented group of lawyers," said Day Pitney Managing Partner Tom Goldberg. "Each of them has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to providing our clients with the highest quality legal advice, while embodying the collaborative culture of our firm by working across practice areas and offices. We congratulate them on this well-deserved achievement."
Eliza Sporn Fromberg is a Corporate partner in the New York office and a member of the investment management and private funds practice. She advises investment management clients, including investment advisers, broker-dealers, boutique investment banks, family offices, and hedge funds, on regulatory compliance, transactional, and general corporate matters. Her clients are typically family-owned or closely held businesses. Eliza received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Brown University and her J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law.
Rebecca A. Iannantuoni is an Individual Clients partner in the New Haven office. She represents fiduciaries, handles estate administration, and advises individuals and families regarding all aspects of estate planning with a particular focus on elder law and planning for persons with special needs. She received her B.A., with Departmental Honors from Manhattanville College and her J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University School of Law.
Christopher A. (Chris) Klimmek is a Litigation partner in the Hartford office. He practices in the area of complex business disputes and has experience with trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, as well as arbitration proceedings. He has litigated a wide variety of claims, including breach of contract, misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, successor liability, violations of state and federal securities laws, unfair trade practices, and false claims acts. Chris received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
Carl A. Merino is an Individual Clients partner in the New York office focusing on international tax and estate planning. He represents U.S. and non-U.S. families and companies on a wide range of personal and business tax matters, including cross-border income and estate tax planning, corporate and partnership tax issues, and income taxation of trusts and estates. Working extensively in the international tax arena, Carl advises non-U.S. clients on tax-efficient investment structuring and U.S. clients on foreign investments and tax issues related to foreign trusts and closely held foreign companies. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from the American Jewish University; his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law; and his LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law.
Jaclyn O'Leary is an Individual Clients partner in the Boston office. Her practice focuses in the areas of estate planning and estate and trust administration. She works with clients to implement comprehensive estate plans, and guides clients through estate administration, addressing any complex estate, trust, probate, and tax matters that may arise in the process. In addition, Jaclyn works with multi-generational families in administering family trusts and facilitating related transactions. She received her B.A. from Boston College and her J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School.
On February 24, Partner Carl A. Merino spoke on "Reporting by U.S. Person of Foreign Income, Assets and Transactions" at a webinar hosted by STEP Colorado Formation and STEP Chicago.
Liza Hecht authored a chapter for the eleventh edition of Wolters Kluwer's 403(b) Answer Book.
Barbara Freedman Wand spoke at a program, "The Philanthropy Talk: How Do I Do It...and Why Do I Have To?," presented by The Boston Foundation in partnership with The Philanthropic Initiative, Massachusetts Society of CPAs, and the Boston Estate Planning Council.
Day Pitney LLP, along with Caritas Partners (the Philanthropic Trading Division of Celadon Financial Group, LLC), Essential Fund Services International, LLC (ESFI) and WithumSmith+Brown, recently co-hosted "An Evening of Hope: Maximizing Philanthropic Outreach," an invitation-only event at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge Jerome L. Greene Family Center in New York City.
On October 17, Day Pitney LLP's Individual Clients Department and Family Office Practice hosted "Investing in Art," a private, invitation-only program in the firm's ongoing Family Office Investing Series, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston.
Day Pitney has pledged $5,000 to the University of Miami School of Law's Ray H. Pearson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Day Pitney Press Release
On March 11, Day Pitney Counsel Jordana G. Schreiber spoke on the "Basics of Estate Planning" for physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Day Pitney Press Release
Andrew M. Nerney and Stephanie Eassa Rapp co-authored the article, "Till Death (And Qualified Trusts) Do Us Part," published by WealthManagement.com.