Michael D. Grohman
Partner

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

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

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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. 

Areas of Practice

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

Admissions

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

Education

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1983
  • Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1980

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 1996-present
  • Gibbons, 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
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning and Practicing Law Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning, Seton Hall University School of Law,
    1994-2000

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Member of the Board, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), New York, New York
  • Member of Advisory Council of the Macaulay Honors College of City University of New York
  • Member of Advisory Board of NYC SALT, New York, New York
  • Officer of Alumni Board of Brooklyn Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Inaugural Recipient of the GEMS Male Allies Award for pro bono work representing victims of domestic commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, 2013
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, The American Lawyer
  • Listed in Worth Magazine's Top 100 Attorneys, 2007
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

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, 2004-2008