Marissa Dungey

Partner | New York, Greenwich

Marissa is a partner in our private client and tax team.

Her practice focuses on transfer tax planning, estate planning and trust structuring for wealthy individuals and their families. Marissa works with individuals and their advisors to develop and implement sophisticated planning strategies designed to minimize gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxes with trust planning optimized to achieve the individual’s tax and non-tax goals, including creditor protection, charitable giving and income tax efficiency. Marissa regularly advises on planning with complex assets including interests in hedge funds, private equity funds and family businesses. She also advises on estate and trust administration matters, including adapting existing trusts to improve their tax efficiency and utility.

Marissa is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and active in leadership for the Real, Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the ABA and the Estates & Probate Section of the CBA. She frequently speaks to national audiences on a breadth of topics within wealth planning, including transfer taxes, income taxation of trusts, planning with fund interests and the gift and estate tax implications of Chapter 14 relevant to business interests.

Secretary Stacy Mathai

Track record





Co-Chair of the Business Investment Entities Committee for the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association (2018 - 2020)

Co-Vice Chair of the Business Planning Group for the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association (2020 – present)

Co-Vice Chair of eCLE for the CLE Committee of the Real Property, Trust & Estate Law Section of the American Bar Association (2020 – present)

State of Connecticut, 2009

State of New York, 2010

Withers Bergman’s Marissa Dungey Elected Fellow at ACTEC,’ Connecticut Law Tribune - November 25, 2020, featured

’8 things you need to know about Connecticut’s new trust legislation,’ Withers article – December 2019 co-author"

New York State Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Greenwich Bar Association

American Bar Association

Checklist 2020: Your estate plan in an election year,’ Withersworldwide webinar - October 7, 2020, presenter

‘Tax Planning for Closely-Held Business Interests Before a Liquidity Event,’ ABA Section of Taxation Fall Tax Meeting - September 30, 2020, co-presenter

‘Estate Planning and Carried Interest: Estate Tax Reduction Strategies for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Founders,’ Strafford webinar - September 9, 2020, presenter



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