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 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 60 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.
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 provide advice with respect to legal issues relating to our clients and their business interests. When a client retains Day Pitney to advise on a matter encompassed within our group, he or she can be assured that all 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 Special Needs Planning, Public Benefits and Protective Proceedings, Probate Controversies, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Charitable Giving, Trust Services and International Trusts and Estates.
Named "Law Firm of the Year," in the "Best Law Firms" Trusts and Estates Law category by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, 2021
Named a Finalist for "Legal Team of the Year," by Family Wealth Report, 2021
Shortlisted for "Best Law Firm - Estates and Trusts" by Private Asset Management Awards, 2021
Shortlisted for "USA Private Client Team of the Year – East Coast," by Chambers HNW (Chambers & Partners), 2020
Named "Best Law Firm – Estates and Trusts" by Private Asset Management, 2020
Shortlisted for "Legal Team of the Year," by Family Wealth Report, 2019
Named "Law Firm of the Year" by Family Wealth Report, 2017
Finalist in "Accounting, CPA or Law Firms Serving Family Offices" category for Family Wealth Alliance Best in the Industry Awards, 2018
Shortlisted in two categories, "Best Private Client Law Firm" and "Best Trusts and Estates Division," by Private Asset Management (PAM), 2018
Shortlisted in two categories, "Legal Team of the Year" and "Family Wealth Counseling," by Family Wealth Report, 2018
Named a Family Office "Industry Awards" Finalist by Wealth Management
Ranked as "Highly Commended" in categories for "Best Private Client Law Firm" by Private Asset Management (PAM), 2017, 2019
Shortlisted for "Law Firm of the Year" by Family Wealth Report, 2016
Ranked Nationwide, and Band 1 in Private Wealth Law, CT and MA, by Chambers HNW (Chambers & Partners), 2016-2020
Ranked Band 1 in Wealth Management, Nationwide, by Chambers USA (Chambers & Partners), 2010-2016
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Family Office Association, Resource Council Member