Fiduciary Litigation

Fiduciary Litigation

Hunton & Williams LLP's lawyers have broad and diverse experience in litigation involving private wealth and fiduciary disputes. Our lawyers have represented individuals, executors, trustees, partnerships, corporations, banks, trust companies, other financial institutions, charities and foundations, as plaintiffs, defendants and stakeholders, in a wide variety of litigation matters, including:

  • Will and trust contests
  • Litigation between executors or trustees and beneficiaries regarding fiduciary duty disputes
  • Suits to construe wills and trusts
  • Suits to modify trusts
  • Suits to substitute or remove trustees and executors
  • Proceedings to transfer trust administration to another state
  • Federal tax disputes
  • Litigation between financial institutions and their customers regarding fiduciary duty disputes

The lawyers in the our fiduciary litigation practice include members of the firm's private wealth advisors practice and the firm's litigation team. They have extensive trial experience in probate and other state trial courts and federal courts, as well as extensive appellate experience. These teams frequently are assisted by firm lawyers in other areas of law to the extent such detailed knowledge is required in the litigation. By bringing together experienced lawyers from each of these practice disciplines, Hunton & Williams is able to provide cost-effective representation that combines the substantive experience of our private wealth advisors practice with the trial skills of our litigation team.