Michael D. Grohman

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  • Partner at Duane Morris LLP
  • 1540 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10036
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Michael D. Grohman is chair of the Private Client Services Practice Group and head of the firm's New York office . Mr. Grohman practices in the areas of tax and estate planning and administration, with particular emphasis on estate planning for owners of closely held businesses, professional athletes and entertainers. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Grohman is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn Law School and the New York University School of Law.


•Duane Morris LLP
- Partner, 1996-present
•Gibbons, Newark, New Jersey
- Associate, 1989-1996
•Shearman & Sterling, New York, New York
- Associate, 1985-1988
•Price Waterhouse, New York, New York
- Tax Staff, 1983-1985

Civic and Charitable Activities

•Member of the Board, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), New York, New York, 2013-2018

•Member and Secretary of Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College of City University of New York

•Member of Advisory Board of NYC SALT, New York, New York

•President of Alumni Board of Brooklyn Law School

Honors and Awards

•Inaugural Recipient of the GEMS Male Allies Award for pro bono work representing victims of domestic commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, 2013
•2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, The American Lawyer
•Listed in Worth Magazine's Top 100 Attorneys, 2007
•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


Selected Publications

• Federal Estate Tax Equality for Same-Sex Couples, Duane Morris Alert, June 15, 2012
•Featured in Growin' with Grohman, Legal Bisnow (New York), May 31, 2011
•Co-author, Estate and Inheritance Taxes Increase as States Seek Revenue, Duane Morris Alert, December 7, 2009
•Co-author, U.S. House Passes Legislation for Permanent Federal Estate and Gift Tax Relief, Duane Morris Alert, December 4, 2009
•Co-author, Update on Proposed Changes to Federal Estate Tax Law, Duane Morris Alert, September 16, 2009

Speaking Engagements

Selected Speaking Engagements

•Panelist, Signed, Sealed, Delivered? How to Handle a New Athlete Client, New York City Bar, New York, June 14, 2017
•Faculty, The NFL & NFLPA Present Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program: Transitioning with Success, The Wharton School, Philadelphia, February 11, 2013
•Speaker, A Taste of Torts, Macaulay Honors College, New York City, March 1, 2012
•Speaker, Planning for Post-Death Elections, Practising Law Institute's 38th Annual Estate Planning Institute, New York City, September 10-11, 2004-2008

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Wealth Planning
  • Tax and Estate Planning and Administration
  • Planning for Closely Held Businesses

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
212 692 1040  Phone
212 202 5228  Fax
University Attended:
Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Bachelor of Science, Accounting, 1980
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993; Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1983
Year of First Admission:
Supreme Court of New Jersey; New Jersey; 1984, New York; Supreme Court of the United States

Professional Activities

•Lecturer, Estate Planning and Practicing Law Institute
•Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law, 2015
•Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning, Seton Hall University School of Law,

Birth Information:
Bronx, New York, March 29, 1959

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