Attorneys Brendan Ewing, Christina Suits and Ryan Belanger have joined the growing Harris Beach Wills, Trusts and Estates team, focused on advising clients statewide in developing and implementing innovative and customized solutions for the preservation, management and transfer of wealth to the next generation, as well as navigating the difficult medical, financial and legal decisions posed by aging.
Brendan, located in the Harris Beach Rochester office, concentrates on estate planning and administration, business succession, and related tax analysis and planning matters. He counsels individuals on tax-efficient wealth transfer and advises fiduciaries regarding their legal obligations in the context of trust and estate administration matters. In May 2021, Brendan received his LL.M. in taxation from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.
Christina has over 16 years of experience administering estates and trusts, and focuses her practice on advising and assisting estate and trust fiduciaries and beneficiaries with these matters. Located in the Harris Beach Capital Region offices, Christina supports and supervises the firm’s experienced paralegals to guide clients through related New York State Supreme Court and Surrogate’s Court proceedings, tax matters, accountings, the collection and transfer of assets, and the settlement of estates and trusts.
Ryan, who practices out of the Harris Beach Rochester office, focuses his practice on assisting clients with legal decisions they must make in connection with growing older. He provides counsel in matters involving elder law and long-term planning, estate and trust administration and estate planning.
The three new attorneys join Myles Fischer, who started with the firm last year, as new members of the Wills, Trusts and Estates practice. Myles supports clients throughout New York and Florida in the areas of estate planning and administration, concentrating on tax planning for high-net-worth individuals and families.
The Harris Beach team is experienced in all aspects of a trusts and estates practice, including estate planning and administration, elder law and long-term care planning, estate litigation, tax planning and other individual, family and business needs. To learn more about the Harris Beach Wills, Trusts and Estates practice – including full team bios and ongoing insights – visit https://www.harrisbeach.com/practice/wills-trusts-estates.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide a full range of legal and professional services for clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms according to The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately-held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. The firm’s more than 220 lawyers practice among offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, Uniondale and White Plains, as well as in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey.