NEW YORK (August 14, 2007) — The New York office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Jay E. Rivlin as a partner in its Private Client Department. Mr. Rivlin, formerly of Sullivan & Cromwell, has extensive experience in complex estate planning matters, trust and estate administration, dispute resolution in connection with wealthy families, the administration of major private foundations, small business formation and administration, the acquisition and sale of private aircraft, and tax and FAA issues relating to the ownership of aircraft. His arrival follows on the heels of Henry Christensen who joined the Firm, after almost 37 years at Sullivan & Cromwell, to head the New York private client practice at the beginning of the month.
"I am delighted to have Jay join our New York practice," commented Mr. Christensen. "I have worked closely with Jay for almost eight years on a wide variety of matters. His experience and skills are a great combination to further establish our private client practice, both in New York and globally."
Mr. Rivlin earned his J.D. with Distinction from Hofstra University’s School of Law and his B.S. from Cornell University. He is admitted to practice in New York.
The Private Client Department of McDermott Will & Emery is one of the largest and best-known departments of its kind in the United States. The 2006 and 2007 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business ranked the Firm’s wealth management practice in the top tier in the United States. McDermott represents families and individuals, family offices, closely held businesses, foundations, estates, trusts and special purpose asset transfer and investment management entities in the United States and throughout the world, and provides to them a spectrum of estate, succession, gift transfer and wealth planning services. McDermott’s experience covers all significant facets of wealth planning.
McDermott Will & Emery's New York office opened in 1988 through a local acquisition and now numbers nearly 150 lawyers. The New York office represents a broad range of regional, U.S. and international clients, including some of the world's largest publicly and privately held companies, financial institutions, venture capital-backed start-ups and individuals. As part of its international practice, the Firm’s New York office represents a wide range of multinationals and financial services institutions based in Korea, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and other countries.