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Milbank LLP

Private Wealth Law

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Milbank is recognised by peers as "a premier law firm" which is "a household name that acts for lots of super-large American families." The firm advises on the most complex and high-value private wealth matters. One market source says: "We have a deep and longstanding relationship with them and they do a multitude of trust estate and tax planning. They have a number of important related practice areas, which is very helpful for us as clients as they become a one-stop shop. They reflect a very modern and high-quality mindset."

Various private client insiders highlight the firm's stellar client base, with one noting: "They have a real strong reputation for handling very major clients with high-profile interests." An impressed client enthuses: "They are extraordinarily helpful with planning next steps, strategising alternate scenarios, and throwing out options that I might not have thought of. They are an amazing team and I don't know what I would do without them."

Notable practitioners

Austin Bramwell is praised by peers for being "extraordinarily bright" and having "an academic level of knowledge." He has in-depth expertise in estate and charitable matters, with a legal insider observing that "he knows more than most lawyers in this business do." He regularly represents individual and institutional clients in complex and high-level matters. One commentator says:"He is a really, really bright lawyer and is always the smartest person in the room." "He is very, very intelligent," comments a market insider, who adds that "he generous with his time and expertise."

Market insiders say that David Stoll is "a wonderful attorney" who "deserves to be seen as one of the key trust and estate advisers in NY." He advises on private client matters including complex tax planning, charitable giving and estate administration. "He has incredible knowledge on estate and tax issues; he is totally up to date on what is going on and remembers all the details about our trusts and other issues," reports an industry commentator, who adds: "He is also such a nice person, easy to deal with, friendly and makes things easy to understand." Another interviewee says: "He has a tremendous ability to see the big picture and anticipate the legal and emotional consequences of moving in one direction or another. His intelligence goes beyond the law and I trust him completely."

Georgiana Slade leads the firm's trust and estate group. She acts for high net worth clients including wealthy families, CEOs, hedge fund managers and senior executives. "She is hugely experienced in acting for some very, very prominent clients," observes one legal insider. Another source comments: "Her estate planning and trust work has been exceptional in every way. She is extremely creative, technically very highly skilled, and her knowledge in charitable giving has been extremely helpful." Market sources highlight her stellar reputation in New York and enthuse that she is "the whole package" and "one of the leading lights in our industry."

Marceline Tempesta is special counsel in the firm's trust and estate team and is described as "a remarkable attorney." She advises on complex and high-value private wealth matters. A market source reports: "She is as smart as they come and an absolute pleasure to work with. Marci has a deep understanding of the law, and her attention to detail in applying the law is unmatched." Her particular strength in charitable and non-profit matters is highlighted, with one adviser noting: "She's great in the not-for-profit space and she really understands all matters related to their organisations." Another interviewee says: "She advises on non-profits and so she is a great resource for our charitable work."

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Overview

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. 

Members

Slade, Georgiana J (Head of Department)

Bramwell, Austin

Bramwell, Austin

Stoll, David J

Tempesta, Marceline

Tempesta, Marceline B

Private Wealth Law Department

Milbank LLP

firm
Department location

55 Hudson Yards

New York

New York

USA

NY 10001-2163

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New York

Private Wealth Law


Austin Bramwell
Band 2
David J Stoll
Band 1
Georgiana J Slade
Band 1
Marceline B Tempesta
Band 4