Jay W. Swanson

Jay Swanson is of counsel in the Trusts & Estates Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Mr. Swanson’s practice is focused on tax-exempt organizations and charitable gift planning. In addition to his experience in private practice, he formerly served as Manager of Planned Giving and special counsel in the Office of Public Affairs and Development at The New York Public Library.

Mr. Swanson has co-authored several articles on charitable giving and fundraising. He is a former member of the national Board of Directors of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund. He serves on the Advisory Committee of the Studio in a School Association, which provides art instruction in New York City public schools.

Mr. Swanson is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and was a member of its Committee on Nonprofit Organizations from 2011 through 2013. He has also been a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York for the past several years.

Mr. Swanson graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Amherst College. He received an M.A. in comparative literature from Harvard University and a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.

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Areas of Practice 1) Trusts & Estates
Law School Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Education Harvard University, (M.A.); Amherst College (A.B.)
Bar Member / Association New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP
Christina Mesires Fournaris
Christina Mesires Fournaris

Christina Mesires Fournaris is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Personal Law Practice. Since joining Morgan Lewis in 1991, Ms. Fournaris has been committed to counseling clients on all aspects of estate, tax, and generational wealth planning.

Ellen J. Deringer
Ellen J. Deringer

Ellen J. Deringer is of counsel in Morgan Lewis's Personal Law Practice.Ms. Deringer earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000 and her B.A. from Brown University in 1995.

Francis J. Mirabello
Francis J. Mirabello

Francis J. Mirabello is a partner in and manager of Morgan Lewis's Personal Law Practice.Mr. Mirabello is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, California, and Florida.