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Michael S. Kutzin, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Michael S. Kutzin


Michael S. Kutzin is a partner in our Trusts & EstatesSurrogate’s Court LitigationAppellate PracticeExempt OrganizationsTaxation and Charitable Gift Planning groups.  

Michael joins McCarthy Fingar from Goldfarb Abrandt Salzman & Kutzin LLP, where he had been a partner for 17 years. He started his career in the Tax Department of Thacher Proffitt & Woods and tax boutique Roberts & Holland LLP before segueing into Trusts & Estates and Elder Law. He has also served as an adjunct assistant professor at New York University, where he taught Law of Nonprofit Management for 15 years.

Michael has extensive experience with all forms of Surrogate’s Court and Guardianship proceedings, from the most routine to the most complex and contentious. He has appeared in Westchester matters for years, as well as Surrogate’s Court and Guardianship cases in New York City.

Michael is a skilled and thoughtful Trusts & Estates lawyer who works with clients to meet their planning needs.  He works with people with substantial assets and complex tax considerations, as well as people of more modest means and with family members with disabilities.

He is a “lawyer’s lawyer” – a professional looked to by other lawyers for advice and guidance.

Michael has received a peer review rating of AV®Preeminent on Martindale-Hubbell®. Michael has also been recognized as a New York Super Lawyer in the areas of Estate Planning & Probate each year since 2015.

Areas of Experience

Professional & Community Involvement


Admitted to Practice

  • New York
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Contact Me

If you think you may require the assistance of  Michael Kutzin in any matter, email (mkutzin@mccarthyfingar.com) or phone him (914-385-1021) with any question you may have.