Mr. Duffy works with global banks and trust companies, counseling them on a variety of complex and challenging aspects of trust and estate administration, as well as fiduciary litigation.
Mr. Duffy's clientele includes senior management and retired senior management of Fortune 100 companies, managing directors of top tier investment banking firms, partners of multibillion dollar private equity firms and hedge funds, entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. He also advises private foundations on diverse matters including formation, grant-making, governance issues, fiduciary duties, dissolutions and individual liability.
Mr. Duffy works closely with his clients' family offices, financial, tax and insurance advisors, investment bankers, private bankers, accountants and trust officers in implementing practical and creative solutions on behalf of his select clientele.
Mr. Duffy has lectured on topics relating to estate planning before various organizations and groups such as AARP, New York University Financial and Estate Planning Symposium, securities firms, financial services firms, religious organizations, summer day camp and private school owner associations, annual conferences for human resource directors and in-house general counsels, and medical societies.
•Selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers - Metro New York Edition (Estate & Probate), (2006-2016)
News & Publications
•Super Lawyers (2015)
Phillips Nizer was honored to announce that twenty-three of its attorneys were recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Attorneys who were recognized represented over a dozen practice areas. The annual Super Lawyers lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.
• Super Lawyers (2014)
In an announcement on September 23, 2014, twenty-six Phillips Nizer attorneys were recognized on the Metro New York 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Twenty-two partners, senior counsel and counsel were selected as Super Lawyers. Four counsel and associates were selected as Rising Stars. The 2014 selections crossed all major practice groups. The annual Super Lawyers lists are a result of confidential peer review and independent research.
•Super Lawyers (2013)
Nineteen Phillips Nizer attorneys were selected by Super Lawyers and recognized in the 2013 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition publication. As was the case in 2012, attorneys selected represented several practice areas. The Firm achieved a significant increase in the number of honorees, including one recognized as a Rising Star . Each year, attorneys are nominated across various legal practices and vetted through a process of confidential peer review. Independent research by the publisher is an important component before one can be selected as a Super Lawyer .
•Trusts & Estates Alert - New Fiscal Cliff Law Enacts Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Provisions
•Super Lawyers (2012)
Phillips Nizer was honored with the selection of twelve of its attorneys for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers - Metro edition. The attorneys were recognized across seven practice areas - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Entertainment Law, Environmental Law, Estate Planning & Probate Law, Family Law, General Litigation, and Real Estate Law.
•Trusts & Estates Alert - Use It or Lose It: Act Now to Take Advantage of the $5 Million Gift Tax Exemption in 2012
• Super Lawyers (2011)
Thirteen Phillips Nizer attorneys represented across seven distinct areas were recognized as 2011 Super Lawyers . Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, reviews nominations of attorneys across various legal practice areas. Those ultimately selected as Super Lawyers were vetted through a process involving peer review and independent research by the publisher.
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