Ranked by U.S. News & World Report Tier #1, the Meltzer Lippe Trusts & Estates Practice Group is co-chaired by Avi Z. Kestenbaum and Mary P. O’Reilly and includes some of the most experienced Trusts & Estates Planning Lawyers in Long Island and New York City. Containing several American College of Trust & Estate Council Fellows, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Law Professors, American Bar Association section chairs and attorneys trained in practice at some of the nation’s most prestigious law firms, our Trusts & Estates team is global in scope.
The Meltzer Lippe Trusts & Estates Practice Group embraces all aspects of estate planning and administration with an emphasis on the development of sophisticated plans for high net worth individuals, charitable organizations and closely held businesses, including general estate planning, personal tax planning, tax planning for life insurance and charitable trusts, family partnerships, business succession planning, and asset planning, protection and restructuring, and estate and trust administration.
The Trusts & Estates Practice Group in is complimented by our Trust and Estate litigation practice. The Trust and Estate Litigation practice group represents corporate and individual clients in matters such as will contests, compulsory accounting proceedings, contested accounting proceedings, claims against an estate or trust, will and trust construction cases, discovery and turnover proceedings, conservatorships and guardianship matters and other miscellaneous proceedings. Our attorneys work closely with colleagues in our Corporate/Business and Tax & Tax Controversy practice groups and advise clients on the estate planning components of employee compensation programs and investment funds.