Managing Partner: Thomas D Goldberg
Day Pitney LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys in Boston, Connecticut, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and Washington, DC. The firm offers clients strong corporate and litigation practices, with experience on behalf of large national and international corporations as well as emerging and middle-market companies. With one of the largest individual clients practices in the country, the firm also has extensive experience helping individuals and their families as well as businesses, fiduciaries and tax-exempt entities plan for the future.
Main Areas of Practice:
Trusts & Estates & Individual Clients:
Day Pitney’s lawyers have extensive experience serving the unique needs of individuals and their families, fiduciaries, and a broad range of tax-exempt entities. The firm has one of the largest practices in the country, and its lawyers have, among them, hundreds of years of experience helping clients plan for the future.
Contact: B Dane Dudley
International Trusts & Estates:
Day Pitney’s international trusts and estates attorneys are members of the individual clients department, focussing on planning for US, non-US citizens and multinational families with property and rights in more than one country. Lawyers in this group combine the highest level of tax planning with careful attention to non-tax issues that promote family harmony and long-term successful stewardship of family assets. Contacts: G Warren Whitaker, Dina Kapur Sanna
Special Needs Planning & Protective Proceedings:
For children and adults with special needs, seniors coping with the aging process and long-term care planning and individuals with a family member in need of Court-supervised protection (or with one involved in possibly inappropriate protective Court proceedings), knowledgeable, urgent and compassionate legal representation is crucial. With extensive experience in all aspects of special needs, disabilities planning, elder law and protective proceedings, Day Pitney attorneys provide comprehensive advice to help achieve personal independence, individual dignity and financial security crucial to every human being.
Contact: Keith Bradoc Gallant
Day Pitney provides the full suite of legal services to families of wealth, including their family offices and principals, executives and family members, and family-owned businesses across multiple generations. Clients, both domestic and international, include families with investable assets spread globally across numerous asset classes, including alternative assets, real estate, direct private equity and venture capital investments. Day Pitney attorneys are well-versed in formation and structuring of single family offices, sophisticated tax planning, and related wealth transfer strategies.
Contact: R Scott Beach
The LGBT planning group members have extensive experience in these areas and can draw upon the complete resources of the firm. It is uniquely positioned to counsel on developing and implementing optimal planning decisions for individuals and their families.
Contact: B Dane Dudley
Residential Real Estate:
The practice group advises private clients, including high net worth individuals, as well as developers on all aspects of residential real estate transactions. It focuses on luxury real estate located in Fairfield County, Connecticut; Palm Beach County, Florida; and New York and Westchester County, New York. With decades of experience, attorneys are well-versed in the prevailing customs and the issues most frequently encountered and use that knowledge to anticipate and overcome challenges and successfully complete real property transactions.
Contact: Lorraine Slavin
Trust Services & Fiduciary Compliance:
Partners are regularly asked to serve as trustees or co-trustees of trusts established by clients who desire continued involvement of their legal counsel in the stewardship of family wealth, in accordance with their wishes as memorialised in the trust documents. In cases where a partner serves as a trustee, the firm works with an independent investment advisor to achieve prudent and effective asset management by establishing and monitoring investment goals, cash requirements, and asset allocation in accordance with the policies and procedures of the firm’s Trust Oversight Committee. In addition, the firm has substantial experience in trust administration, accounting and the preparation of fiduciary income tax returns.
Contact: Peter M Shapland
Attorneys advise clients, including high net worth individuals, senior-level corporate executives, and prominent public figures and families of wealth across multiple generations, on all aspects of marriage dissolution in connection with sophisticated and complex marital estates. The firm has deep experience in areas such as equitable distribution, spousal and child support, and custody/visitation, as well as pre-marital agreements, palimony, paternity litigation, and adoption proceedings. The firm’s clients receive comprehensive advice and specialised counselling, and they benefit from the combined knowledge of the lawyers’ multifaceted disciplines, including corporate, real estate, trusts and estates, employee benefits, and tax practice groups.
Contact: Hope S Cone