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MeaghanMurphy

Counsel

"I'm passionate about helping clients plan for life events and helping guide them through the aftermath of a family loss."

Overview

Biography

Meaghan primarily concentrates her practice on counseling individuals regarding estate planning issues, including drafting suites of documents for high-net-worth individuals facing estate tax concerns and assisting individuals concerned with protecting assets from long-term care costs. She guides executors, trustees, and administrators through the process of trusts and estates administration, including filing estate tax returns.

Meaghan also advises business owners on business succession planning issues and tailors plans to complement their respective individual estate plans.

Bar Associations

  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section

Selected Memberships & Affiliations

  • Society of Financial Service Professionals, Professionals’ Day Planning Committee Member
  • Estate Planning Council of Eastern New York
  • Barclay Damon’s Women’s Forum
Experience

Prior Experience

  • Lavelle & Finn LLP, Senior Associate
  • Lavelle & Finn LLP, Associate
  • NYS Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, Appellate Court Attorney

Selected Community Activities

  • Albany Institute of History and Art, Board of Trustees and Executive Committee Member, Governance Committee Chair
  • Junior League of Albany, Board of Directors, President
  • Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Board of Directors
  • Leadership Tech Valley, Class of 2016

Selected Honors

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®: Corporate Law, 2023–2024; Trusts and Estates, 2023–2024
  • Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Estate Planning and Probate, 2017–2023
Knowledge

Selected Speaking Engagements

Selected Alerts & Blog Posts

Featured Media

Alerts

Fourth Department Finds Language in 1980 Statute Is Gender Neutral for Purposes of Child Victims Act

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Priority of Federal Tax Lien on Personal Property: Secured Lender vs. IRS

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COVID-19 Business Interruption Update: New York High Court Affirms in Favor of Insurer

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USFWS Introduces General Permit for Bald and Golden Eagle Incidental Take

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ORES Executive Director Issues First Denial of Section 94-C Permit Application Following Applicant's Partial Loss of Site Control

Alerts

New Details About OPWDD Spending in the New York State FY 2025 Executive Budget

We're Growing in DC!

We’re excited to announce Barclay Damon’s combination with Washington DC–based Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram. SLS’s 10 lawyers, three paralegals, and four administrative staff will join Barclay Damon while maintaining their current office in DC’s central business district. Our clients will benefit from SLS’s corporate, real estate, finance, and construction litigation experience and national energy-industry profile, and their clients from our full range of services.

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