About MICHAEL D. HUMPHREY, ESQ.
Telephone: 516.437.4385 x129
Michael D. Humphrey, who leads Vishnick McGovern Milizio’s Charitable
Bequest Management Group, serves as Counsel in the firm’s Trust
and Estate Practice and Tax Law Practice, focusing his legal work on contested
fiduciary accounting proceedings of both trusts and estates.
The not-for-profit organizations who are clients of VMM’s Charitable
Bequest Management Group benefit from Mr. Humphrey’s vast fiduciary
accounting experience, which provides him with the unique skill set required
to carefully analyze and critique the accountings of both executors and
trustees, ensuring that the charitable organization receives the full
legacy or bequest as intended by their philanthropic donors. When applied
to the representation of both individual and institutional fiduciaries,
his ability to prepare complex and multi-year accountings enables him
to properly counsel fiduciaries in avoiding the all-too-common accounting
pitfalls that typically trigger disputes, thereby minimizing risk and
exposure to litigious beneficiaries.
Mr. Humphrey’s practice also includes providing legal counsel in
the areas of probate and administration proceedings, trust and estate
administration, estate tax, fiduciary income tax, guardianship and estate planning.
Mr. Humphrey received his Juris Doctor degree from the Vermont Law School
and his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee. He is admitted
to practice law in the State of New York and is a member of the Nassau
County Bar Association. Mr. Humphrey also is a member of the Long Island
Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFPLI) and the
Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York (PPGGNY).