Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Carolyn A. Reers, a respected trusts and estates lawyer, has joined the global law firm's New York office as a partner. She comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from J.P. Morgan Private Bank and was previously a principal at Cummings & Lockwood LLC.
Reers focuses her practice on international estate and tax planning. She represents ultra-high net worth individuals, closely held corporations, family offices and CEOs of both public and private companies alike.
Reers has worked with private clients and their businesses, foundations and family offices on tax, wealth transfer, business succession and charitable planning. She also has a robust cross-border advisory practice.
Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright's US Managing Partner, said:
"Carolyn has served her clients' ongoing estate planning and trust administration needs for more than 20 years. She is a significant addition to our outstanding trusts and estates group, which has grown significantly following our recent combination with Chadbourne & Parke."
Gene Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright's US Head of Business Practice, commented:
"Carolyn possesses an impressive track record of helping private clients with complex transactions, both domestically and abroad. Her cross-border estate planning experience is an exceptional asset to Norton Rose Fulbright's global practice."
Reers, who chairs the international estate planning and international membership committees of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, said:
"I am elated to join Norton Rose Fulbright's highly regarded trusts and estates group. The firm's global platform offers the resources necessary for providing first-rate service to multinational clients."
Licensed to practice in New York, Washington, DC, Connecticut, Maryland and Virginia, Reers received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her BA from Boston College.