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Phillips Nizer Press Release

January 25, 2010

Stacy S. Salmon
(212) 977-9700

The seasoned practitioner adds even more depth to the growing department

New York, NY – Phillips Nizer LLP is pleased to announce that Richard J. Duffy has joined the law firm’s New York City office as a partner in the Trusts & Estates Department.  Mr. Duffy will work in tandem with the Firm’s Tax, Real Estate, Matrimonial & Family Law, Corporate and Intellectual Property Departments.  He will continue to practice in estate planning, estate, gift and generation-skipping tax planning, and estate and trust administration. 

Mr. Duffy will continue to advise wealthy individuals and families on wide-ranging estate planning opportunities and advising their closely-held businesses and family foundations.  He will also continue to advise public and private charitable organizations and for-profit businesses on diverse matters including formation, transactions, governance issues, fiduciary duties and individual liability.

A frequent lecturer on topics relating to estate planning, Mr. Duffy's audience has included AARP, the New York University Financial and Estate Planning Symposium, securities and financial services firms, religious organizations, summer day camp and private school owner associations, as well as, annual conferences for human resource directors and in-house general counsels and medical societies.  He has authored several articles, including, "Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts: A Win-Win Situation For Taxpayers, Now More Than Ever," published by RIA – Estate Planners Alert (February 2002) and "For the Record: Avoiding Legal Conflicts at Camp," published by Camp Business (September/October 2008).

Mr. Duffy earned his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Marietta College. He is admitted to practice in New York and Florida, and is a member the New York State and Florida Bar Associations.

About Phillips Nizer LLP:
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