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Touro Law Center's Office of Development, Alumni Relations and Communications is proud to announce that Patricia Marcin ’85 has been selected as the alum of the month for December 2012. Ms. Marcin is a leader in her profession, is very committed to her volunteer work on the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Council, and was managing editor of the Touro Law Review while in law school. She is very active in her community and serves on a number of Board and committees. Her accomplished career is highlighted in the bio below. On behalf of the entire law school community, we extend our congratulations to Patricia Marcin.
Patricia Marcin is counsel concentrating in estate planning and administration. Her practice includes the preparation of wills and trusts and other estate planning documents and all phases of the administration of estates, including the analysis and review of estate and fiduciary income tax issues and administrative and legal issues in each estate.
Previously, Ms. Marcin was Vice President, Estate Administration with U.S. Trust Company of New York, with responsibility for all phases of the administration of estates, including tax, litigation and accounting issues. Ms. Marcin was also associated with the New York City law firm of Shearman and Sterling for over ten years, where she was an attorney in the Individual Clients group, responsible for the administration of estates and the preparation of wills, trusts and other estate planning documents, as well as pre-nuptial agreements.
Ms. Marcin is a member of the Nassau Estate Planning Council, the Suffolk Estate Planning Council, the New York State Bar Association (Trust and Estate section and the subcommittee on trust and estate administration), the Nassau County Bar Association (Surrogate Court Committee) and the Attorney Accountant Networking Group (AANG). Ms. Marcin has authored articles on estate planning and administration, including The Basics of Settling on Executor's Account; Beware Bequests to Non-U.S. Citizen Spouses May Not Qualify for the Estate Tax Marital Deduction; Portability: Do We Still Need Credit Shelter Trusts?; and writes a monthly column on trust and estate issues for the Lloyd Harbor Magazine called Wills, Trusts & Estates: Plain & Simple. In 2011, Ms. Marcin co-presented "Till Death and Divorce Do Us Part" to the Matrimonial INNS of COURT at the Nassau County Bar Association; to the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law; to the New York Financial Planners Association, and to St. John's University School of Law. She speaks frequently at conferences about tax and legal issues in estate planning and estate administration, including for the NYSCPA Society and the New York State Bar Association.
Ms. Marcin is a founding director of the Cold Spring Harbor Educational Foundation (CSHEF), a community-based not-for-profit corporation created to raise funds to ensure the legacy of excellence in the Cold Spring Harbor public schools. In 2012, she was appointed to North Shore-LIJ Huntington Hospital’s board of directors. Ms. Marcin is also a member of the Caumsett Foundation’s board of directors. She serves on the board of advisors for The Long Island Community Foundation and is a member of the professional advisory committee for the North Shore-LIJ Foundation. She is a past president of the Cold Spring Harbor Special Education Parent Teachers Association (SEPTA) and sits on the School Improvement Team (SIT) committee for the Cold Spring Harbor Junior/Senior High School. She is a parent representative on the Committee for Special Education for the Cold Spring Harbor School District, which reviews and determines special education services children in the district are to receive.
Ms. Marcin was selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers? – Metro list (Estate Planning & Probate). In 2012, Ms. Marcin received Long Island Business News’ “Leadership in Law” award, which recognizes individuals whose dedication to excellence and leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has had a positive impact on Long Island.
Ms. Marcin graduated summa cum laude from the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College in 1985, where she was Valedictorian and Managing Editor of the Law Review. She is a member of Touro Law School's Dean's Alumni Advisory Council. Ms. Marcin received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1981. She is admitted to practice in the State of New York and has an AV Preeminent Martindale Hubbell rating, the highest rating offered to attorneys by that publication. Ms. Marcin is listed in Martindale-Hubbell's 2011 Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast in Trusts & Estates, Wills & Probate.