News 24 Jun. 2021
Curtis successfully defends foreign states' procedural privileges in the UK Supreme Court
News 23 Jun. 2021
Ibrahim Elsadig joins Curtis as Partner in Dubai
News 09 Aug. 2021
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle enters into association with Chevalier Law in Singapore.
Event 23 Apr. 2021
Partner Borzu Sabahi to speak on Damages, Enforcement and Annulment of Arbitral Awards at Executive Training Program hosted by the Government of India and the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade
Event 21 Sep. 2021
Partner Simon Batifort Lectures on the Defense of States in Investment Arbitration at Université Paris Nanterre
News 21 Sep. 2021
Curtis Italy wins Arbitration Firm of the Year at the Italian LegalCommunity Litigation Awards 2021
Event 07 Sep. 2021
Partner Elisa Botero Speaks on Panel within Framework of Colombia's 4th National Arbitration Competition
News 30 Aug. 2021
Curtis Returns to SCOTUS in Historic Sequel on the Rights of Citizens in Puerto Rico
News 20 Sep. 2021
Curtis Successfully Defends the Sultanate of Oman and Oman Aluminium Rolling Company LLC in U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Case
News 16 Aug. 2021
Curtis Establishes Presence in Saudi Arabia
Publications 22 Sep. 2021
Client Alert 24 Jun. 2021
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Michael S. Schwartz advises high-net-worth individuals, fiduciaries and family offices on sophisticated private client matters involving trusts and estates, as well as tax and succession planning.
Mr. Schwartz's practice focuses on domestic and multijurisdictional estate planning for high-net-worth individuals, extending to all facets of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Mr. Schwartz also works with his clients to achieve their philanthropic objectives, as well as asset protection considerations. His practice also focuses on succession and governance planning in contemplation of the transition of assets from generation to generation.
Mr. Schwartz advises on all phases of estate and trust administration. This also includes representing fiduciaries, including banks and trust companies, and beneficiaries in contested fiduciary matters. He also has extensive experience with gift and estate tax audits.
In addition to complex domestic estate and trust planning and administration matters, Mr. Schwartz is considered one of the leading experts in the field of international estate and trust planning. His clients come from all over the globe, and have complex assets, family considerations and objectives.
Mr. Schwartz has been a frequent speaker and contributor to a variety of publications on issues relating to trusts, estates and succession planning. He has been elected as an officer of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association, where he will serve as Treasurer in 2020; Secretary in 2021; Vice-Chair in 2022 and Chair of the section in 2023. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of New York City. In addition, Mr. Schwartz is a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC).
Trusts and Estates
News 26 Jul. 2021
Curtis' Private Client Group and Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 Chambers High-Net-Worth Guide.
"He works hard, contributes a lot to the wider community and has acquired some good experience."
Chambers High Net Worth 2020
"Michael is intelligent, detail-oriented and follows up rigorously and responsibly."
Chambers High Net Worth 2019