Wendy J. Fitzsimons
Wendy’s practice focuses on all aspects of family law including custody and financial matters. Wendy’s unique trust and estates and tax background allows her to handle sophisticated divorces with complex financial issues and assets. She also handles more basic divorce matters. In all matters she brings a tenaciousness tempered by a compassionate disposition. Wendy understands that a divorce has long lasting impacts on the entire family post-judgment, and where possible, attempts to achieve the best results through collaboration and settlement. If a settlement is not possible, she will litigate to achieve the best result.
Prior to joining the firm, Wendy Fitzsimons practiced for 12 years in New York assisting international and domestic clients in trust and estate, family law, tax and real estate matters. In addition to a J.D., Wendy holds an L.L.M. in Taxation (Masters in Tax Law).
Wendy was also an adjunct professor of business law, at CUNY, Queens College, and has given numerous presentations on tax and estate planning issues to a variety of professional and business organizations.
When not in the office, she enjoys hiking and snowshoeing with her husband, daughter and two dogs.
Prior to joining the firm, Wendy practiced in New York for twelve years in family law, real estate, tax and trust and estate matters. Wendy began her legal career as a Legal Fellow for Honorable James Yates in the New York Unified Court System where she conducted research and assisted in drafting opinions in Article 78 and high profile Criminal matters including, People v. Kozlowski. She was also an adjunct professor of business law, at CUNY, Queens College, and has given numerous presentations on tax and estate planning issues to a variety of professional and business organizations. Wendy has also authored the following publications:
Aspatore Special Report: Navigating Government Election Issues: Analyzing the Potential Implications of Federal Election Results on the Legal Community, Thomson Reuters 2012.
“Ensuring Privacy and Tax Savings through Trust Ownership of a Co-operative Apartment,” Mann Report, Management Issue, August 2012.
“Tax and Legal Issues for Foreigners Buying US Real Estate,” Manhattan Miami Real Estate, July 2012.
“Medicaid and the Coop,” The Cooperator, May 2012.
University of Michigan (B.A Honors 1997)
University of Colorado Law School (J.D. 2001)
New York Law School (L.L.M., Masters in Tax Law 2011)