Katris has more than 25 years of experience assisting clients with complex trust, estate and tax issues. Her experience includes estate and tax planning, drafting wills and trust agreements, administering estates and trusts, and representing clients in the Surrogate's Courts. She also handles formation of family limited liability companies and advises trust companies on fiduciary issues.
Katris has a niche in advising clients with art collections. Her art-related estate planning experience includes forming a museum, transferring fractional interests in art, advising clients on ways to display an art collection through a foundation, and administering estates with very substantial art collections being sold at auction.
She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and is also a member of the Executive Committee, co-chair of the Multi-State Practice Committee, and a former chair of the Estate Planning Committee of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section.
Before joining Morrison Cohen, Katris was a partner in Hodgson Russ LLP’s Estates & Trusts Practice.
“Darcy is highly respected by both her colleagues in the Trusts & Estates bar and by her clients, who regularly seek her analytical and strategic planning advice,” Morrison Cohen Chairman David Scherl said. “She will add further depth to our acclaimed Individual Client Services Department – a team of recognized leaders in their field. We are all looking forward to another important addition to our partnership.”
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