Phyllis E. Dubrow
Phyllis E. Dubrow
Phyllis E. Dubrow’s expertise is in drafting wills and trust agreements and guiding family members through probate and estate administration and Surrogate’s Court and tax requirements. Her insight into family dynamics, communication, the different concerns of parents with young children, children with aging parents, and those who have no close family is enhanced by her commitment to clear writing and her adversity to documents that are not easily understood.
Ms. Dubrow is a member of the Elder Law and Estates and Trusts section of the New York State Bar Association and the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Ms. Dubrow received her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and her B.A. in Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles. Her early careers honed her appreciation and skill for clear writing: Copyediting the UCLA Daily Bruin and then proofreading The Wall Street Journal and award-winning advertising copy for Doyle Dane Bernbach, the most-respected agency of its day. Ms. Dubrow also reviewed advertising copy for its veracity, compliance with industry and FTC regulations, intellectual property rights, and broadcast network standards, and moved on to the Contracts & Rights Section of CBS, Inc.
Pro Bono Activities and Other Interests:
In 2015, Ms. Dubrow initiated and produced a workshop led by philanthropist, author, and global activist Lynne Twist for 150 fundraisers and directors of development for local and international not-for-profit organizations. She currently is working with dementia expert Teepa Snow and the Touro Law Center to produce a video program for judges that will impart an awareness of the disease and its impact on caregivers and other family members.
Ms. Dubrow supports The Hunger Project, which pioneered grassroots women-centered strategies that have proven effective for ending hunger and poverty and which now advocates for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. She also supports the Pachamama Alliance, a global community that works in partnership with indigenous people in Ecuador to “awaken the dreamer and change the dream”: To transform the modern world’s culture of overconsumption to a culture that honors and sustains all life.