Education

Manhattanville College

B.A.

Brooklyn Law School

J.D.
  • Phillip K. Yonge Prize for Commercial Law
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing

New York University School of Law

LL.M., Taxation

Bar Admission

Nevada

New Jersey

New York

Elizabeth Brickfield

Member

Overview

Ms. Brickfield practices tax law, estate planning, trusts and estates, guardianship matters and probate. Her professional achievements include: Women’s Advisory Committee Award as New York City’s “Outstanding Woman Achiever”; and the “Woman of Distinction” Award from the New York City Department of Finance. She has presented probate seminars for the State Bar of Nevada, the Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys, and private legal education associations.

Prominent Assignments

Fiduciary matters, including probate; guardianship; trust and estate administration and litigation; estate planning; and estate and gift tax.

Successful representation of trustee/accountant against claims of breach of fiduciary obligations.

Litigated successful claims for recovery of assets converted from an 86-year-old by defalcating nephew.

Successfully litigated divorce and recovery of more than $1 million in assets for an elderly disabled gentleman.

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Nevada Supreme Court Guardian Commission
  • Member, American Bar Association, Probate, Tax and Family Law Sections
  • Member, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member, Southern Nevada Council of Estate Planners
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
    • Member, Board of Governors (2010-2014)
    • Treasurer, Elder Law Section (2010-2014)
    • Chair, Trust and Probate Section (2015-present)
    • Tax Section
  • Pro Bono Volunteer, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada
  • Member, 100 Hours Club and Honor Roll
  • Member, Former President and Treasurer, Southern Nevada Association of Women Attorneys
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, College of Southern Nevada Foundation
  • Member, United Way's Women's Leadership Council