Our Practices

Save as PDF

We work with estate fiduciary clients to think globally and act locally to develop a complete and comprehensive strategy.


The forest and the trees of your estate

What does this mean?

Your plan should address the overall needs of the case (globally) down to the needs of each claim or litigation (locally). And we ensure that this is done in the most efficient and effective way possible — never losing sight of the forest for the trees.



Estate fiduciaries are generally independent parties responsible for serving the best interests of all stakeholders.

They are either appointed by the court or selected by creditors or other parties in interest.

We represent a diverse group of estate fiduciaries, including:
  • Plan Administrators
  • Litigation and Liquidation Trustees
  • Examiners
  • Chapter 7 or Chapter 11 Trustees



Fiduciaries, whether court appointed or selected by creditors, require expertise in investigating both fraudulent transfers and breach of fiduciary duties, as well as in prosecuting claims to recover funds from bad actors and other recipients.


We can

Cole Schotz represents estate fiduciaries in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 cases. We have substantial experience investigating and prosecuting, as well as defending against, breach of fiduciary duty claims for mismanagement, avoidance actions, and other related fraud-type claims.

We prosecute and defend cases across the spectrum in size and financial value, ranging from small cases in the tens of thousands of dollars to the larger end in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Our experienced litigation team is skilled in designing plans built to succeed through discovery, and when necessary, trial.

Our Professionals

Our Legal Artists

View all professionals


Our Professionals