Michael D. Grohman


  • Michael D. Grohman
  • Phone: +1 212 692 1040

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    1540 Broadway
    New York, NY 10036-4086
  • Duane Morris LLP
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1130
    New York, NY 10169-0079

Michael D. Grohman is co-managing partner of the firm's New York office. Mr. Grohman practices in the areas of tax and estate planning and administration, with particular emphasis on estate planning for owners of closely held businesses and those going public, professional athletes and entertainers. He is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. Mr. Grohman is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn Law School and the New York University School of Law. 

Areas of Practice

  • Wealth Planning
  • Tax and Estate Planning and Administration; Planning for Closely Held Businesses


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Supreme Court of the United States


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1993
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1983
  • Brooklyn College, City University of New York, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, 1980


  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 1996-present
  • Gibbons, Newark, New Jersey
    - Associate, 1989-1996
  • Shearman & Sterling, New York, New York
    - Associate, 1985-1988
  • Price Waterhouse, New York, New York
    - Tax Staff, 1983-1985

Professional Activities

  • Lecturer, Estate Planning and Practicing Law Institute
  • Adjunct Professor, Fordham University School of Law, 2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Estate Planning, Seton Hall University School of Law,

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Member of the Board, Girls Educational and Mentoring Services (GEMS), New York, New York, 2013-2018

  • Member and Secretary of Board of Directors of the Macaulay Honors College of City University of New York

  • Member of Advisory Board of NYC SALT, New York, New York
  • President of Alumni Board of Brooklyn Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2024
  • Awarded "Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards," Judicial Edition, 2019

  • Inaugural Recipient of the GEMS Male Allies Award for pro bono work representing victims of domestic commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking, 2013
  • 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Taxation Law, The American Lawyer
  • Listed in Worth Magazine's Top 100 Attorneys, 2007
  • AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Legal Executive Forum – Celebrating Black History Month," Deloitte, Webinar, February 25, 2021
  • Panelist, "Signed, Sealed, Delivered? How to Handle a New Athlete Client," New York City Bar, New York, June 14, 2017
  • Faculty, "The NFL & NFLPA Present Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program: Transitioning with Success," The Wharton School, Philadelphia, February 11, 2013
  • Speaker, "A Taste of Torts," Macaulay Honors College, New York City, March 1, 2012
  • Speaker, "Planning for Post-Death Elections," Practising Law Institute's 38th Annual Estate Planning Institute, New York City, September 10-11, 2004-2008