Michael Scott Arlein

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  • Partner at Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • New York, NY 10036-6710
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    5.0/5.0 (20)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (49)
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Areas of Practice (2)

  • Trusts and Estates
  • Financial Services

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Duke University, B.A., 1995
Law School Attended:
Harvard Law School, J.D., 2000
Year of First admission:
2000
Admission:
Connecticut; 2001, New York; New Jersey
ISLN:
915592720

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (20)
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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Other Legal Professional on 07/03/13 in Trusts and Estates on 07/03/13

    Michael is an excellent and practical legal advisor to his clients

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    Michael is an excellent and practical legal advisor to his clients

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/17/13 in Trusts and Estates on 06/17/13

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/17/13 in Trusts and Estates on 06/17/13

    Michael is an excellent attorney with a varied and sophisticated practice. He is well respected by his colleagues inside and outside of his firm as well as by his client...

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    Michael is an excellent attorney with a varied and sophisticated practice. He is well respected by his colleagues inside and outside of his firm as well as by his clients. In the decade that I have known Michael, he has maintained the highest ethical standards and demonstrated outstanding legal ability.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 06/13/13 in Trusts and Estates on 06/13/13

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/13/13 in Trusts and Estates on 06/13/13

    Michael Arlein is one of the best Trusts and Estates attorneys I've ever worked with. I give him the highest possible rating.

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    Michael Arlein is one of the best Trusts and Estates attorneys I've ever worked with. I give him the highest possible rating.

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    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/13/13 in Estate Planning on 06/13/13

    Michael Arlein is one of the best estate planning attorneys I've ever worked with. He's very knowledgable, diligent and professional. I give him the highest possible rati...

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    Michael Arlein is one of the best estate planning attorneys I've ever worked with. He's very knowledgable, diligent and professional. I give him the highest possible rating.

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/11/13 in Estate Planning on 06/11/13

    Michael has always handled himself with grace and class. He is a strong advocate for his clients and represents them zealously and with the highest moral standards. I c...

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    Michael has always handled himself with grace and class. He is a strong advocate for his clients and represents them zealously and with the highest moral standards. I can recommend him without reservation to any possible client. He also has a strong understanding of the subject matter and relates very well to his clients.

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 06/11/13 in Trusts and Estates on 06/11/13

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/10/13 in Trusts and Estates on 06/10/13

    I have a high regard for Michael Arlein's skill and ability as a Trust and Estates attorney.

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    I have a high regard for Michael Arlein's skill and ability as a Trust and Estates attorney.

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 06/10/13 in Estate Planning on 06/10/13

    Michael is a highly qualified estate planning attorney.

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    Michael is a highly qualified estate planning attorney.

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (49)
  • 100% (49)
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    5.0/5.0 on 04/22/14 on 04/22/14

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    5.0/5.0 on 12/15/13 on 12/15/13

    A pleasure to work with.

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    A pleasure to work with.

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    5.0/5.0 on 08/07/13 on 08/07/13

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    5.0/5.0 on 08/06/13 on 08/06/13

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/05/13 on 07/05/13

    I have recommended Michael to many friends and all have had the same positive experience. He is easy to work with and explains complex issues very clearly. Can't say en...

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    I have recommended Michael to many friends and all have had the same positive experience. He is easy to work with and explains complex issues very clearly. Can't say enough good things about working with Michael. My wife and I are very pleased with Michael.

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/03/13 on 07/03/13

    Michael is an expert estate planner even for the most complicated family structures. He s a great listener and communicator. He resolves issues quickly and finds creative...

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    Michael is an expert estate planner even for the most complicated family structures. He s a great listener and communicator. He resolves issues quickly and finds creative solutions. An exceptional attorney all the way around.

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/03/13 on 07/03/13

    Michael is incredibly smart, responsive and empathetic. He is reassuring, tactful and has a great understanding of the broad range of resources he brings to the table.

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    Michael is incredibly smart, responsive and empathetic. He is reassuring, tactful and has a great understanding of the broad range of resources he brings to the table.

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    5.0/5.0 on 07/01/13 on 07/01/13

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  • Michael Scott Arlein

    5.0/5.0 on 06/30/13 on 06/30/13

    I highly recommend Michael. He is responsive, smart and practical. My husband and I recently married and were traveling outside the US. We needed to update our wills and...

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    I highly recommend Michael. He is responsive, smart and practical. My husband and I recently married and were traveling outside the US. We needed to update our wills and estate planning to reflect our marriage. Michael recognized our sense of urgency and accommodated our work schedules with evening conf calls. We completed paperwork inside of a week. While our estate is not overly cumbersome, it does have moderate complexity with executive compensation, private equity, and family trust matters.

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    5.0/5.0 on 06/29/13 on 06/29/13

    Michael listens carefully to clients wishes, suggests and describes several solutions, follows through promptly. He is a pleasure to deal with.

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    Michael listens carefully to clients wishes, suggests and describes several solutions, follows through promptly. He is a pleasure to deal with.

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