For more than four decades, clients have turned to Lansing R. Palmer to protect their interests and rights in high-profile trusts and estates disputes as well as commercial and business litigation matters.
Over his career, he has appeared in state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions, including a landmark case in the U.S. Supreme Court that established the test for “excusable neglect” for late filings in bankruptcy, and by extension other types of cases, and which has since been cited more than 16,000 times. Lansing serves as co-chair of Akerman’s Probate and Fiduciary Litigation Practice.
Lansing has litigated numerous cases involving estate taxes and the valuation of complex assets. His experience also includes litigation risk analysis and alternative dispute resolution, as well as testimony at trial as an expert witness on issues of professional responsibility and the valuation of legal services.
- J.D., Boston University School of Law
- B.A., Yale University
Bar Admissions : Florida; New York
Court Admissions :
- U.S. Tax Court
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Armed Forces
- U.S. Supreme Court
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section, Committee on Probate & Fiduciary Litigation, 2016-present
- The Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section, Member
- Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member
- Martin County Bar Association, Member
- New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Section, Committee on Federal Procedure (former member); Trusts and Estates Law Section, Committee on Surrogate’s Courts (former member); Committee on Estate Litigation, 2000-present
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