Russell, Hollis F.

Practice Areas: Trusts & Estates

Phone: 516-829-6900 ext. 406

Fax: 516-829-6966


Hollis F. Russell is a member of the firm and heads the firm’s trusts and estates practice. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted in practice in New York and Florida.

Mr. Russell’s practice focuses on estate planning, and estate and trust administration, as well as taxation and charitable giving and foundation matters. He has substantial expertise in wealth transfer planning involving partnership and trust arrangements for business owners and also for other property interests. In addition, Mr. Russell’s practice involves probate and fiduciary disputes, and he regularly advises clients in multi-jurisdictional matters. He has delivered numerous law journal articles and lectures in the field and has served on key bar association committees. He has also served as an adjunct professor of law in the LLM, Estate Planning Program at the University of Miami School of Law. Mr. Russell is a Fellow in the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, serving on its Business Planning Committee. He has been listed in Super Lawyers Magazine/New York Metro edition (concentrating in Estate Planning and Probate). He is Secretary and Trustee of the North Shore Land Alliance, a Trustee of the William and Joyce O’Neil Charitable Trust, and a Director of Palm Beach Area Tennis Patrons, Inc.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Russell was a partner in New York office of a national law firm, and previously served until its dissolution as resident partner-in-charge of the Palm Beach, Florida office of Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine.