David J. Stoll is a partner in the New York office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy and a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
Since 1992, Mr. Stoll has represented individuals and fiduciaries with respect to complex estate planning (including gift, estate, and generation-skipping transfer tax planning), trust and estate administration (including corporate transactions of trusts and estates), charitable giving, prenuptial agreements, and trust and estate disputes. Mr. Stoll represents many principals of private equity and hedge funds, as well as owners of closely-held businesses.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Mr. Stoll is recognized as a leading wealth management and trusts and estates lawyer in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and CityWealth’s Leaders’ List. Mr. Stoll is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
In 2013, Mr. Stoll was a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. He is the author of several articles and lectures on various trusts and estates-related topics. Recent lectures include Cross Pollination: What the Matrimonial Lawyer Needs to Know about Trusts & Estates & What the Trusts & Estates Lawyer Needs to Know about Matrimonial Law (City Bar Panel) and Estate Planning for the Closely-Held Business Owner (City Bar Panel).
Mr. Stoll is Chair of the Professional Advisory Council, Central Park Conservancy. Other memberships include Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Committee on Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates Section, New York State Bar Association; Committee on Estates & Trusts, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association; Professional Advisory Council, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Professional Advisors Circle, Columbia University Medical Center; and Planned Giving Advisory Counsel, Museum of Modern Art.
Mr. Stoll was a founder of Friends of the Institute Land, an organization dedicated to ensuring the permanent preservation of 589 acres owned by the Institute for Advanced Study, including an intact Revolutionary War battlefield in Princeton, New Jersey, and has been honored by the Natural Resources Defense Council for his pro bono efforts on its behalf.