David J. Stoll is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Department of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.


Prior to joining Milbank, Mr. Stoll was a partner in the Trusts and Estates Department at Kaye Scholer LLP. Before that, he was Senior Counsel in the Personal Planning Department at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Following law school, Mr. Stoll clerked for the Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr. in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.


Mr. Stoll is the author of several articles and lectures on various trusts and estates-related topics. Recent lectures include Cross Pollination: What the Matrimonial Lawyer Needs to Know about Trusts & Estates & What the Trusts & Estates Lawyer Needs to Know about Matrimonial Law (City Bar Panel) and Estate Planning for the Closely-Held Business Owner (City Bar Panel).


Mr. Stoll has been recognized as a leading wealth management and trusts & estates lawyer in the 2009 and prior editions of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers.


Mr. Stoll is admitted to practice before the bars of the States of Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. He is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey and the U.S. Court of Appeals Third Circuit.


A graduate of Yale Law School, where he was a member of the Yale Law & Policy Review, Mr. Stoll is a magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Columbia College, and he attended St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University.


Memberships include Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogates Courts, Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Committee on Estate Planning, Trusts & Estates Section, New York State Bar Association; Committee on Estates & Trusts, Tax Section, New York State Bar Association; Professional Advisory Council, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Professional Advisory Council, Central Park Conservancy; Planned Giving Advisory Committee, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Professional Advisors Circle, Columbia University Medical Center.


Mr. Stoll was a founder of Friends of the Institute Land, an organization dedicated to ensuring the permanent preservation of 589 acres owned by the Institute for Advanced Study, including an intact Revolutionary War battlefield, in Princeton, New Jersey.

David Stoll
Partner - Trusts and Estates
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP

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