A Tradition of Excellence for Over 150 Years


Daniel F. Murphy, Jr.

2019 Lawyer of the Year
Labor Law – Management
New York City – Best Lawyers


Andrea Hyde • Charles J. Groppe • Mary Ellen Donnelly • Daniel F. Murphy, Jr.

Mr. Groppe has received the award for the 25th consecutive year;
Ms. Hyde for the 20th consecutive year;
Mr. Murphy for the 10th consecutive year; and
Ms. Donnelly for the 2nd consecutive year.

We are honored to have such talented and dedicated attorneys
representing our clients and our firm.

Our Partner and Friend Alexander “Sandy” Neave
passed away on September 24, 2018

Sandy was our colleague for 52 years. During that time, he established himself as a
preeminent Trust and Estate Attorney, representing individuals in complex estate
administration issues and the Trust Departments of prominent banking institutions.
Above all, Sandy was a gentleman treating all with respect and dignity.
He will be missed by all of us at Putney.


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A Tradition of Excellence for Over 150 Years.

Like the city it has called home for more than 150 years, Putney Twombly has evolved and grown to meet the ever changing needs of their clients while maintaining a reputation of professional experience.

Practice Areas


As emerging and middle market companies grow, their officers and managers need savvy and prompt legal advice on all aspects of their businesses. They want legal assistance that is both innovative and practical.

Labor & Employment

Putney Twombly represents management exclusively in all areas of labor and employment law. Our firm has one of the nation’s most well established practices in this dynamic area and has represented employers in virtually all industries for more than seven decades.


Few organizations want their disputes to result in litigation, but when such disputes arise, they want assertive, experienced lawyers who put their clients’ needs first. Putney Twombly’s litigators have extensive actual trial experience concentrating in complex commercial litigation, insurance and product liability law.

Private Clients

The last quarter century has been a time of turmoil and change in estate, trust and tax law, as witnessed by the major federal and state tax reforms since 1976. The substantive law has also undergone marked changes in New York and is under continuous review by the legislature.

Trusts & Estates Litigation

The experienced professionals in this practice group represent decades of collective experience in trusts and estates and guardianship litigation on behalf of banks, trust departments, individuals and families in dispute resolution in state and federal courts.