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Lisa Newfield Murtha Cullina LLP Partner

Partner

Stamford
Email: lnewfield@murthalaw.com
Phone: 203-772-7768
Fax: 860-240-5879

New Haven
Phone: 203-772-7768
Fax: 203-772-7723

White Plains
Phone: 914-618-3333

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Bar & Court Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Education

  • University of Michigan (J.D., 1995)
  • George Washington University (B.A. in Political Science, 1992)

Lisa Newfield


Lisa Newfield represents individuals and families with sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration, tax planning, family business succession planning, and charitable giving.  Lisa also advises non-profit institutions’ development and planned giving departments.

Lisa is a noted lecturer on charitable giving and various trusts and estates topics.  She has spoken before the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, educational institutions, and non-profit institutions.  She has contributed to Tax Planning Tips for Professional Advisors, the newsletter of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.  Lisa has also appeared on Westchester County’s local cable show “Financial Planning with Legal Ease.”

Areas of Experience

  • Sophisticated Estate and Tax planning
  • Estate, Gift and Fiduciary Taxation, including representing fiduciaries in estate tax audits
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Charitable Planned Giving
  • Representation of Exempt Organizations from Private Foundations to Public Charities with regards to obtaining and maintaining exempt status, major gift planning, and obtaining state approvals for gift annuity programs
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Elder Law Planning
  • Vice Chair, Charitable Planning Committee, Trusts & Estates Law Section of New York State Bar Association 
  • Member, Elder Law Section of New York State Bar Association 
  • Member, Murtha Cullina Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Former Co-Chair of the Probate Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association

 

  • Board Member, Charitable Gift Planners of Connecticut 
  • Member, Ambassadors Committee of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Member, American Cancer Society Planned Giving Advisory Council 
  • Member, Yeshiva University Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • Former Board Member, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York
Overview

Lisa Newfield represents individuals and families with sophisticated estate planning, trust and estate administration, tax planning, family business succession planning, and charitable giving.  Lisa also advises non-profit institutions’ development and planned giving departments.

Lisa is a noted lecturer on charitable giving and various trusts and estates topics.  She has spoken before the New York State Bar Association, the Westchester County Bar Association, the Westchester Women’s Bar Association, educational institutions, and non-profit institutions.  She has contributed to Tax Planning Tips for Professional Advisors, the newsletter of the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York.  Lisa has also appeared on Westchester County’s local cable show “Financial Planning with Legal Ease.”

Areas of Experience

  • Sophisticated Estate and Tax planning
  • Estate, Gift and Fiduciary Taxation, including representing fiduciaries in estate tax audits
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Charitable Planned Giving
  • Representation of Exempt Organizations from Private Foundations to Public Charities with regards to obtaining and maintaining exempt status, major gift planning, and obtaining state approvals for gift annuity programs
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • Elder Law Planning
Memberships
  • Vice Chair, Charitable Planning Committee, Trusts & Estates Law Section of New York State Bar Association 
  • Member, Elder Law Section of New York State Bar Association 
  • Member, Murtha Cullina Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Former Co-Chair of the Probate Section of the Fairfield County Bar Association

 

Community Activities
  • Board Member, Charitable Gift Planners of Connecticut 
  • Member, Ambassadors Committee of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven
  • Member, American Cancer Society Planned Giving Advisory Council 
  • Member, Yeshiva University Planned Giving Advisory Council
  • Former Board Member, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Connecticut
  • New York
Education
  • University of Michigan (J.D., 1995)
  • George Washington University (B.A. in Political Science, 1992)
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