Sophisticated Trust and Estate and Private Client Practice Delivering Knowledge, Foresight, and a Tailored Approach

Reid Scofield PLLC is a boutique law firm with offices in New York and Colorado. Our attorneys' experience in large law firms allows us to provide our clients with sophisticated services and advice equal to that provided by leading national firms with the added personal attention of a small, specialized firm.

Sophisticated Legal Advice.

We concentrate our practice on wealth structuring, succession planning, not-for profit organizations, and private client family business advisement and real estate matters for high net-worth U.S. and foreign individuals and families by drafting and advising on all aspects of wills, trusts, related estate planning documents, and entity planning, formation and structuring. We collaborate with our clients’ advisory teams to provide an integrated approach for their family’s estate and business planning.

We provide comprehensive advice on lifetime gifting techniques, charitable giving, post-death estate planning elections and opportunities, the myriad of issues related to the management and taxation of inter-generational transfers, and act as outside general counsel to family and closely held businesses. Our sophisticated legal advice minimizes transfer taxes that may affect a client or a client’s estate to the greatest extent possible, while constructing plans with the flexibility and elegance that achieve each client’s personalized non-tax goals in a focused, collaborative, and genial environment.

Our firm represents individual and corporate fiduciaries in connection with a wide range of estate and trust administration matters. Our advice to clients includes the modernization and amendment of older trusts and guidance on tax compliance with respect to various trust issues.

Meaningful Client Relationships.

The firm has maintained numerous meaningful client relationships with multi-generational families over the partners’ combined last several decades by delivering thorough and insightful estate planning advice with compassion and legal expertise. The firm’s objective is to provide practical and effective solutions to their clients’ particular needs in the most cost-efficient manner. While Mr. Reid and Ms. Scofield devote the majority of their time to more complex estate and tax planning, administrative issues, and closely-held business matters, they also advise clients in connection with a variety of non-tax, “human” issues that are sometimes more important to clients than any potential tax savings. Clients often comment that they most appreciate the ease with which the principals provide technical advice in a “user-friendly” style and present planning concepts and documents in a way that is thoughtful and easy to understand.