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Milbank has developed the premier international trusts and estates practice in the United States, serving individual and institutional clients in an innovative manner. The firm has a broad range of experience in the areas of estate planning, trusts and estates administration, charitable giving, advising institutional fiduciaries, creating and advising exempt organizations, and trusts and estates litigation.
Milbank is lauded by sources as "a leading light in the New York market." The firm are highly sought after to advise high net worth clients on complex and sophisticated private wealth matters.
Several interviewees praise the quality of the team, noting that "their attorneys are absolutely first class." Another interviewee enthuses: "They are an absolutely brilliant team. They are up to date with the latest changes and cutting-edge developments. They come up with really innovative ideas and are tremendously brilliant."
Austin Bramwell "is one of those people who eats, sleeps and breathes trust and estate law," states a market commentator. Bramwell is highly rated for his substantial experience advising high net worth clients on tax and estate planning. Several interviewees praise his technical approach to matters, with one noting: "Austin is a very bright lawyer with a great eye for the technical details of cases." Another comments: "I think very highly of him. He comes up with very creative and innovative ideas. He is an excellent tax mind."
Sean Imfeld focuses his practice on trust and estate planning for high net worth clients. A market insider notes: "He is a wonderful lawyer. He is a rising star in the New York market. His client skills are great, he is very smart and very easy to deal with." Another source says: "Sean is an excellent associate. He is very bright and cooperative."
Georgiana Slade "is one of the best private client attorneys I know," says an interviewee, adding: "She is really responsive, collaborative and easy to deal with. She is very meticulous and detail-focused." Slade is highly sought after by high net worth clients, private equity principals and entrepreneurs. "Georgiana Slade is an amazing technical lawyer with a fantastic mind," notes one source, while another comments: "She is absolutely terrific. Her clients absolutely love her. Clients rely on her not just for legal advice but for everything else. She is a true trusted adviser. She is amazing."
Jessica Soojian is considered by interviewees to be a "rising star." She has experience advising high net worth clients on estate planning, trust administration and tax planning. One source comments: "Jessica is a wonderful lawyer. She is a great technician, really practical and great with clients." Another source says: "I think her strength is that she is able to deal with a diverse range of clients in various sectors. She does not hesitate to roll up her sleeves and figure things out." The source continues: "She is very thorough and diligent, and looks at things from so many different angles to get the best result for her clients. She is tenacious and so hard-working. She is the complete package."
David Stoll has a fantastic reputation for advising high net worth clients on private wealth matters. "David would be my first choice if I were conflicted on a matter," states a market source, and another source concurs: "I always refer clients to David. He is a top-notch lawyer. He is ferociously hard-working and has a brilliant mind. He has a very nice demeanour with clients and very down to earth." One interviewee remarks: "David is a real guru. David is technically excellent and has a real warmth with clients."
Marceline Tempesta advises high net worth individuals on estate planning and trust administration. An interviewee says: "Marceline is fantastic. She is very accomplished, very smart and very thorough."