Herrick Bolsters Private Clients Practice With Addition of New Team Members
New hires specializing in trusts & estates law expands
Herrick’s wealth management and estate planning capabilities
Herrick, Feinstein LLP is pleased to announce the expansion of its Firm with the addition of several prominent attorneys to its Private Clients Practice. The team, including Practice Chair Carolyn R. Caufield and Partner Christina M. Mason, brings decades of experience in trusts and estates and estate planning and counseling for individuals, multi-generational family estates and trusts, corporate fiduciaries and non-profit organizations among other entities.
These new additions will strengthen Herrick’s Private Clients Practice, providing an even wider range of services and enhancing its long-established trusts and estates group. The team will also bring valuable estate planning and private wealth experience that will augment the scope of services that Herrick is able to provide to clients across the firm.
“We’re excited to welcome this industry-leading team, who will bolster the services that Herrick already offers within our Private Clients Practice, as well as across our firm,” said Irwin Kishner, Herrick’s Executive Chairman. “This team's extensive experience in estate planning and wealth management will allow us to provide an even more comprehensive and competitive offering to our clients.”
“I am very pleased to reunite with my former colleagues Christy and Carolyn. We worked together for many years, and I am very happy they are joining our team of excellent Private Clients lawyers at Herrick. With the growth of this group, we look forward to expanding the international arm of our Private Clients Practice and service,” said R. Andrew Shore, Partner in Herrick’s Private Clients Practice.
“We’re delighted to join Herrick amid a period of exciting strategic growth for the firm,” said Ms. Caufield. Ms. Mason added: “We look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues across the full range of the firm’s practice areas to provide top-notch service for clients on complex matters.”
Carolyn R. Caufield counsels clients on planning for major life events, disability, succession of a family-owned business, and the valuation of assets for estate and gift tax matters. Drawing on a multigenerational and tax-efficient approach to wealth preservation, she has extensive experience in developing and implementing sophisticated lifetime gift giving and estate planning tax strategies for clients.
Christina M. Mason provides a full range of estate and tax planning services for her clients, counseling them on a range of issues, including the valuation of businesses and other assets; the disposition of retirement benefits and insurance policies; and charitable and other lifetime gifts. Serving entrepreneurial and international clients, she also advises on family limited partnerships, GRATs, and will and trust provisions to maximize tax credits and exemptions. She is an experienced advisor to not-for-profit organizations.
The addition of this team comes amid a period of strategic growth for Herrick as a firm. Over the past two years, Herrick has onboarded attorneys across a range of practice areas, including Real Estate, Eminent Domain, Affordable Housing, Litigation, Restructuring & Finance Litigation and Corporate.
Founded in 1928, Herrick, Feinstein LLP is a prominent, full-service law firm, providing comprehensive legal services to businesses and individuals around the world. From its offices in New York City; Newark, New Jersey; and Istanbul, Turkey, Herrick maintains robust corporate, litigation, and commercial real estate capabilities, complemented by significant depth in bankruptcy, employment, government relations, intellectual property, sports, tax, and trusts and estates. The firm delivers top-tier legal service from highly sophisticated, pragmatic, business savvy lawyers, who help clients address their strategic challenges with focused and tenacious determination. Clients also benefit from Herrick’s unique culture of collaborative problem solving, which allows its attorneys to develop innovative solutions to even the most complex legal challenges.