Trust & Estate Disputes

Fiercely competent, our trust and estate attorneys honed their litigation skills helping clients accomplish their tax, estate and business planning goals with trusts and related structures. Well-versed in the intricacies of wealth planning, our group stands poised to litigate the most contentious trust and estate disputes.

Knowledge-Based Victories

Our courtroom successes draw on our deep understanding of trust and estate administration, with a focus on fiduciary and trust litigation. We have substantial experience in contested trusts and estates and in federal and state tax controversies. Representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in wide-ranging disputes, we are known for structuring effective settlements and achieving tax-related savings.

A Winning Reputation

We have prevailed on behalf of the executor/trustee in long-running estate controversies involving the decedent’s family and family businesses. In another dispute, we represented the trustee of multi-billion-dollar family trusts in negotiations with beneficiaries about business and trust restructurings. In several case we defended trustees against attempts by the beneficiaries’ estranged spouses to include trust assets in the marital estate. We represented international charities in multiple cases to protect gifts under wills and trusts.

Recognition and Accolades

The firm’s Trust and Estate practice is nationally ranked by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for 2018.