The Family Wealth Alliance selected Alexis Gettier, a partner at Day Pitney LLP, to receive a 2020 Alliance Young Professionals Award. The award honors professionals under 40 years old who are shaping the family wealth industry, rising stars who have demonstrated success in their careers and made significant contributions to the industry.
"I have been a trust and estate lawyer for 11 years. There is so much I find rewarding about this job. I cherish the trust my clients place in me," said Gettier at the Alliance Virtual Fall Forum on October 23, where the twenty-five honorees were announced and gave video acceptance speeches.
"We are very proud of Alexis, and this recognition is well deserved. She excels in her day-to-day role, handling complex and sensitive matters for our firm's clients and their families," said R. Scott Beach, head of Day Pitney's Family Office practice and chair of the firm's Corporate and Business Law department. "Alexis and the rest of our team are relentlessly client-focused and deeply committed to providing the highest quality of legal services to our private clients and family offices, both in the U.S. and internationally."
Gettier assists high net-worth individuals, including same-sex married and unmarried couples, with tax and estate planning. She also counsels them on the structuring of gifts and planning for business succession. Gettier also advises families and fiduciaries in the administration of complex estates and trusts. In addition, she handles estate planning and administration for individuals with substantial art portfolios, including collectors, investors and artists.
Gettier earned her B.A. from Wake Forest University; her J.D., cum laude, from Temple University; and her LL.M. from New York University. She is admitted to the bar in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.
The Family Wealth Alliance also kicked off their Young Professionals Network (YPN) at the Fall Forum, exclusively for professionals under forty years old in the family wealth industry. All winners were invited to join YPN, which will begin with small peer groups at the Forum to network, discuss challenges and plan new Alliance initiatives.
A full list of the 2020 Alliance Young Professionals Award recipients can be found here.