NYU School of Law, J.D., LL.M. (taxation), is a law professor at the University of Florida College of Law and Director of the Center for Estate Planning. Currently, he is visiting Boston University School of Law. Lee-Ford is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and is the Treasurer of the American Association of Law Schools’ Trusts & Estates Division. In addition, Lee-Ford serves as Vice Chair of the ABA RPTE Law Section’s Outreach Committee as well as a Chair of a committee for the Non-Tax Estate Planning Considerations Group. He also is an adviser for the Committee on an Act on the Recovery of Stolen Cultural and Artistic Property for the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. Before joining UF College of Law in 2005, Lee-ford spent eight years in the New York City trusts and estates departments of Davis, Polk & Wardwell and Milbank, Tweed. Lee-Ford’s strong commitment to students and the practice of law has helped earn him Professor of the Year for the academic years 2008/2009; 2009/2010; 2010/2011; 2011/2012 and 2012/2013. In addition, he received the University of Florida’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Education in 2011 and the University’s Impact Award in 2012. Lee-Ford is a frequent lecturer across the country on various estate planning and tax issues, including presentations for the ABA’s RPTE Law Section’s annual meetings, the ABA’s Tax Section’s annual meetings, the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning and the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute. Professor Tritt's scholarship can be found on:
LL.M., in Taxation, New York University School of Law; J.D., New York University School of Law; B.A., University of the South
Teaching and Scholarship
Wills, Trusts & Estates; Fiduciary Administration; Estate Planning; Property Succession; Probate; Federal Estate and Gift Taxation
- University of Florida: Joined College of Law in 2005 as Assistant Professor, Named as Director of the Center for Estate Planning, Director of the Estates & Trusts Practice Certificate Program, and the Associate Director for the Center on Children and Families in 2005; Promoted to Associate Professor in 2008; Promoted to Professor in 2011.
- Private Practice: Davis Polk & Wardwell (New York, NY)(2000-2005); Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP (New York, NY)(1997-2000).
- Admitted to Practice: Florida Bar, New York Bar, New Jersey Bar and California Bar.
- Professional Affiliations: American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, American Bar Association Section on Real Property Trust and Estate Law; Florida Bar Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; AALS Section on Donative Transfers; The Copyright Society of the USA.
- Professor Tritt is a frequent lecturer across the country on various estate planning issues, including presentations for the ABA’s Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section’s annual meetings and the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning. In addition, Professor Tritt has been interviewed by many newspapers, news shows and radio shows, including the New York Times, the BBC, NPR, the Associated Press, Slate Magazine, MSNBC, FOX News, Orlando Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, Houston Chronicle, Pittsburg Tribune, Palm Beach Post, and the Gainesville Sun.
- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
- College of Law Professor of the Year: 2008-2009; 2009-2010; 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-2013
- University of Florida's Presidential Award for Excellence in Education: 2010
- University of Florida's Impact Award: 2012
- BALSA Outstanding Mentor of the Year: 2008; 2011