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My practice is devoted primarily to issues related to estate planning and the transfer of personal wealth. I have substantial experience in all aspects of estate and trust work, including planning, administration and litigation. Over the years, in order to most effectively serve my clients’ needs, I have developed strategic alliances with expert attorneys and other professionals in a wide array of areas.

Whether drafting a will, trust, or other document, or assisting in the planning for future incapacity or death, I am committed to providing my clients the best representation possible. I offer valuable counsel regarding the tax consequences of estate planning strategies and assist in implementing financial plans designed to avoid or minimize the likelihood of family conflicts and legal problems. I also provide sophisticated legal representation to heirs, spouses, next of kin, trustees, executors, fiduciaries, estate representatives and other parties.

Over the years, I have handled a wide variety of client matters locally, nationally, and internationally, including personal and estate planning, the administration of estates and trusts, and participated in contested Surrogate's Court and tax proceedings on behalf of high net-worth individuals, professionals, entrepreneurs, artists and others with unique property interests.

In my representative capacity, I have overseen the orderly management, disposition and sale of substantial commercial and residential properties here in the U.S. and abroad, as well as significant personal assets, including intellectual property, fine art, couture illustrations, and precious jewelry collections.

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Michael was awarded the ABA's highest award for pro bono endeavors, especially for his leading role in the 9/11 legal relief efforts for survivors of those who perished. See Michael's interviews on CNN, CBS and with Bryant Gumbel in the Video Center.

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Michael chronicles his extraordinary experience as an election supervisor in war-torn Bosnia shortly after the Dayton Accords.

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