I have always been drawn to the intricacy of the law in the area of tax, trusts and estates. Ultimately, what makes my practice so rewarding is its personal nature. I love talking to clients about their lives and families.
Ms. Vyas concentrates her practice on estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, probate, and estate and trust administration matters. She assists high net worth individuals and families with developing suitable estate plans to maximize and protect the transfer of wealth to future generations. She is able to carefully navigate the often sensitive family dynamics involved in representing individuals and can make complex issues more comprehensible to her clients so they can make informed decisions about their assets.
Ms. Vyas is experienced in implementing advanced estate planning techniques. Her work in this area includes drafting wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, charitable gift planning including forming foundations and charitable trusts and obtaining IRS tax-exempt status, life insurance planning, asset protection planning, and the coordination of transfers and estate plans among generations.
In the area of estate and trust administration, Ms. Vyas handles the preparation and filing of estate and gift tax returns. She represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the probate and administration process, and provides counsel on post-mortem tax planning issues. She represents clients in probate court proceedings and handles all aspects of estate administration, from marshaling assets to asset distribution.
Ms. Vyas began her career as a corporate attorney in the New York office of a leading global law firm and has also handled a wide variety of corporate transactions, including the formation, operation and dissolution of business entities, mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance transactions, asset purchases and joint ventures.
Honors & Awards
Recipient of a merit scholarship and the American Jurisprudence Award in recognition of academic performance at the top of her class at Fordham University School of Law
Activities & Experience
Member, American Bar Association: Real Property, Probate and Trust Section
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, New York City Bar Association
Member, South Asian Bar Association of New York
Assistant Secretary, Friends of A.R.C.H., Inc.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Vyas practiced law at several leading international law firms
While attending law school, served as Associate Editor of the Fordham Law Review
Publications & Alerts
- Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, August 2016
- Author, Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts in a Low Interest Rate Environment Can Be a Valuable Estate Planning ToolGreenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, January 2016
- Co-Author, Anticipated Changes in IRS Regulations May Impact Use of Valuation Discounts in Estate PlanningGreenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, August 2015
New York University School of Law, LL.M in Taxation, 2005
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1994
Brown University, A.B., 1989
- New York, 1995
- Pennsylvania, 2005
- New Jersey, 2009