Lee D. Caney

Lee Caney Dechert private client lawyer New York

Lee D. Caney


New York | Three Bryant Park, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, United States of America 10036-6797
+1 212 698 3573 | +1 212 698 3599

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Practice Areas

Lee D. Caney is a partner in the private client group. His practice involves all aspects of domestic and international estate planning, charitable giving, and estate administration.

  • Cornell University, B.A., 1990
  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1993
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1993
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Elected Member, Westport Board of Finance
  • Trustee, The Maritime Aquarium
  • Member, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Trusts and Estates Committee
  • Former Member, The Estate and Gift Tax Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York 
  • Former Member, The Surrogate’s Court Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Speaking Engagements
  • Planned Giving Seminar — The Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT (June 14, 2018)

Private client partner, Lee Caney, speaks at a seminar on planned giving at the Maritime Aquarium. Topics include: Federal and Connecticut Estate Tax; Bequests to Charities; Naming Charities as Beneficiaries of Retirement Plans and Life Insurance Policies; Charitable Remainder Trusts; and Charitable Lead Trusts.

  • Working With Dysfunctional Families When Exercising Discretionary Distribution Authority: How to Have the Difficult Conversation and Put Their Fears to Bed — Delaware Trust Conference, Wilmington, DE (October 27, 2015)

The conference is an ideal opportunity tailored to the needs of: Trust Professionals, Portfolio Managers, Financial Advisors, Attorneys, CPAs, CTFAs, Wealth & Asset Management Services Executives, Executive Trust Officers, Investment Officers, Investment Managers, and Trust Department Managers.