Michael D. Grohman

Duane Morris LLP
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-4086

Phone: +1 212 692 1040
Fax: +1 212 202 5228
Email: MDGrohman@duanemorris.com

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Michael D. Grohman


Michael D. Grohman is chair of the Wealth Planning Practice Group and head of the firm's New York office. Mr. Grohman practices in the areas of tax and estate planning and administration, with particular emphasis on estate planning for owners of closely held businesses, professional athletes and entertainers. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Grohman is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn Law School and the New York University School of Law. He also serves as the co-chairman of the Advisory Council of the Macaulay Honors College of the City University of New York.

Areas of Practice

  • Wealth Planning
  • Tax and Estate Planning and Administration; Planning for Closely Held Businesses


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1983


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 1996-present
  • Gibbons, Del Deo, Dolan, Griffinger & Vecchione, Newark, New Jersey
    - Associate, 1989-1996
  • Shearman & Sterling, New York, New York
    - Associate, 1985-1988
  • Price Waterhouse, New York, New York
    - Tax Staff, 1983-1985

Professional Activities

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning and Practicing Law Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning, Seton Hall University School of Law,
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law
  • New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994-1996

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, The American Lawyer
  • Recipient of the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS) Male Allies Award for pro bono work representing victims of sex trafficking, 2013
  • Listed in Worth Magazine's Top 100 Attorneys, 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Member of the Board of Adjustment, South Orange, New Jersey

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty, "The NFL & NFLPA Present Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program: Transitioning with Success," The Wharton School, Philadelphia, February 11, 2013
  • Speaker, "A Taste of Torts," Macaulay Honors College, New York City, March 1, 2012
  • Speaker, "Planning for Post-Death Elections," Practising Law Institute's 38th Annual Estate Planning Institute, New York City, September 10-11, 2007
  • Speaker, "Advantages of Creating Trusts, Partnerships and Other Entities in Delaware," Neuberger & Berman, May 1997
  • Speaker, Practising Law Institute's 39th Annual Estate Planning Institute, New York City, September 8, 2008