Carlyn S. McCaffrey - McDermott Will & Emery


Carlyn S. McCaffrey provides legal counsel on domestic and international tax and estate planning for high-net-worth individuals. She also advises individuals and institutions on charitable planning matters. Carlyn is co-head of the Private Client practice in the Firm’s New York office.

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  • New York Law Journal, Lifetime Achievement, 2021
  • Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession, Chambers HNW Awards USA, 2019
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Star Individual in New York: Private Wealth Law and USA Nationwide: Private Wealth Law, Eastern Region, 20162023
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, New York, 19832024
  • Private Client Global Elite 2018 and 2019, Legal Week
  • Expert Guides, Women in Business Law, 2020

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  • National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform Laws, fellow and past president of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, member of the International Academy of Trust & Estate Counsel, and member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Act

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New York University School of Law, LLM, 1974
New York University School of Law, JD, 1967
George Washington University, BA, 1963

New York

Courts / Agencies
US Tax Court