The pride we place in the education of our attorneys is rooted in an objective measure of academic and intellectual prowess; namely successful and exceptional performance at some of the nation’s most well-known, well-respected institutions of higher education.
80% of Meltzer Lippe attorneys have graduated from a U.S. News & World Report Top 50 University or Law School; including such top institutions as: Columbia; Cornell; Duke; Georgetown; George Washington; Harvard; Johns Hopkins; NYU; Tufts; and Boston University , The University of California (Berkeley), The University of Chicago, Florida, Miami, The University of Pennsylvania and Yeshiva Universities. 60% of our attorneys graduated cum laude, with honors, or better, and 40% of Meltzer Lippe attorneys have an advanced degree to complement their law degree, such as an LL.M. in Tax or Estate Planning or an M.B.A.
This academic achievement is enhanced by the emphasis we then place on peer-based leadership positions and honors bestowed by professional journals, associations and organizations. Meltzer Lippe attorneys hold peer-based, professional positions and honors with the: American Bar Association Tax Section Sales, Exchange and Basis Committee; American Bar Association Tax Section Wealth and Non-Tax Estate Planning Committee; Trusts & Estates Magazine / Wealth.com editorial advisory board; New York University Institute on Federal Taxation advisory board; American College of Trust and Estate Counsel Fellows; and Bloomberg Bureau of National Affairs Advisory Board (both the Tax Management Advisory Board and the Real Estate Advisory Board).
No less intense is the emphasis Meltzer Lippe places on practical legal acumen, experience and the professional training of our attorneys. As with education, the notion that our attorneys are well trained is objectively evidenced. 98% is the AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell rating given to Meltzer Lippe (4.9 of 5 ). 50% of Meltzer Lippe attorneys have experience in practice at one of the following major New York Firms: Schulte Roth; Dewey Lebouef; McDermott, Will & Emery; Morgan Lewis & Bockius; Kaye Scholer; Mayer Brown; Herrick Feinstein; Simpson Thacher & Bartlett; Weil Gotshal; Littler Mendelson; Proskaur Rose; Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Cooley Godward & Kronish; Shearman & Sterling; and Debevoise & Plimpton.
This professional achievement is enhanced by the emphasis we then place on practical experience. Many Meltzer Lippe attorneys are business owners themselves as well as former accountants at the “Big Four” accounting firms.