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NEW YORK (May 14, 2019) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Lois Tilton has joined the firm’s Trust & Estate Planning practice as a partner in the New York office. The addition of another new lateral partner to the office continues Perkins Coie’s growth and investment in the New York market.

With more than three decades of experience as a trust and estate lawyer, Lois focuses her practice on complex estate and gift planning, including business succession planning, planning for real estate entities and estate and trust administration.

“Lois is widely respected in the New York legal community for her trust and estate work, and we’re excited that she is joining our team,” said Colonel Betz, Chair of Perkins Coie’s Trust & Estate Planning practice. “New York has one of the highest concentrations of individuals seeking counsel on personal planning, an area where Lois has a wealth of experience. Her strong background perfectly complements our existing bench of trust and estate lawyers and will further strengthen our probate and trust administration capabilities.”

Lois counsels families on multigenerational business planning matters and has performed personal planning services for several greater New York area-based families with estates of significant value. Lois also represents clients in state and federal estate tax audits and other trust and estate proceedings, with a focus on the New York Surrogate Court.

“Lois is a highly respected personal planning attorney known for managing the complex needs of multigenerational families and will help further expand our New York presence,” said Keith Miller, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s New York office. “Her deep roots in the local market, combined with her extensive background across a wide range of trust and estate matters, make her an exceptional addition to our team.”

”New York is one of the top high net worth markets with family office representation work growing and Lois adds to our bench strength,” said Domingo Such, Firmwide Chair of Perkins Coie’s Family Office Services Industry Group. 

Lois earned her J.D. from Harvard University and her B.A. from Barnard College, summa cum laude. She is recognized by Martindale-Hubbell’s peer reviews as an “AV Preeminent” attorney and, since 2012, Lois has been consistently named one of the Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers. Lois was also recognized in Best Lawyers for 2019. She was previously a partner at Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP.

Perkins Coie’s Trust & Estate Planning team works with families and high-net-worth individuals, helping them define and meet their estate planning needs. Members of the Trust & Estate Planning practice provide tailored planning for owners of closely held businesses, senior officers of public companies and entrepreneurs. The planning may involve managing financial resources through the strategic use of trusts, gifts, sales and other income- and wealth-transfer devices. The team implements family and philanthropic goals while minimizing income, gift and estate taxes.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,100 lawyers in offices across the United States and in Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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