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 (including representations of private foundations), 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. The 2017 edition of Chambers USA notes that Mr Stoll is considered "a real beacon of knowledge" and "very smart, fair and reasonable," with a "very analytical and measured approach to matters."
Mr Stoll is a lecturer in law and teaches a course at Yale Law School. He is the author of several articles and lectures on various trusts and estates-related topics.
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; Planned Giving Advisory Counsel, Museum of Modern Art; The Rockefeller University Committee on Trust and Estate Gift Plans; and Planned Giving Advisory Council, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
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. He has been honored by the Natural Resources Defense Council for his pro bono efforts on its behalf. He is also Chairman of the Board of Carnegie Hill Neighbors.