New York City, New York 10154
Helen Gavaris has a diverse, national litigation practice with an emphasis in litigating complex commercial real estate and creditors’ rights cases, as well as trust and estates proceedings in the Surrogate’s Courts and other trial and appellate courts.
Ms. Gavaris’ clients include many of the leading corporate fiduciaries in the industry, including Bank of America, N.A., Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., and U.S. Trust Company of New York. Ms. Gavaris has been successful in litigating and mediating a number of high-profile, high-stakes contested estate matters involving will contests; claims of fraud, undue influence, and lack of capacity; discovery, accounting, removal, advice and direction, and distribution proceedings; and various intestacy disputes. She has worked on a number of very substantial estates, including the Estate of Leona M. Helmsley, the Estate of Harry Winston and the Estate of Thomas Carvel.
|Areas of Practice||1) Litigation, 2) Trust and Estate Litigation and 3) Insurance Coverage and Defense|
|Law School||Brooklyn Law School (J.D., 1987)|
|Education||Hunter College (B.A., 1984)|
|Bar Member / Association||New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Loeb & Loeb LLP|
Benjamin P. Smith is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Litigation Practice. He is a trial lawyer with a particular focus on high-stakes disputes in the biotechnology, medical device, and internet industries.