BENEDICT J. POLLIO, after several years in Accounting, was originally associated with a large international law firm, Coudert Brothers, where he dealt in international corporate, finance, taxation, estate and litigation matters.  He founded the Pollio Law Group LLP and its predecessor, Redmond Pollio & Caso LLP, and has concentrated in Corporate, Taxation, Estates & Trusts Administration, Estate, Gift, Corporate & Business Succession Tax Planning, Banking, Securities Law and Real Estate matters, as well as supervising the Firm's Litigation practice.

In his Taxation and Estates & Trust, Business Tax Planning practice, he does a great deal of Estate and Gift Tax Planning, Wills, Trusts business, business succession, employment benefits, qualified plans, and the accompanying strategies and documents for a myriad of clients, including many high net worth.  He has been Counsel to several Bank Trust Departments, an investment committee of an international oil company and a national religious denomination, advising on these matters and reviewing a substantial number of Wills, Trusts, Qualified Plans and investment issues.  He has drafted a considerable variety of sophisticated tax planning documents and often coordinates the Firm’s drafting.  As a New York and Florida attorney, he also handles residence-domicile transitions, strategies and State Audit issues. He has lectured extensively on planning, tax, business succession, business and estate issues. With his accounting/tax background, he has handled numerous and substantial Estate and Gift Tax and other Audits with extraordinary results (and many consequent referrals by other professionals).  

Mr. Pollio's considerable Corporate and Banking expertise includes domestic and international representation of many clients in a broad spectrum of commercial loans, bonds and project financings, all phases of complex acquisitions, corporate, securities law, executive compensation, benefits & qualified plans and taxation transactions.  He has frequently lectured on a range of financial corporate, acquisition, tax and related topics.  He has represented, as General Counsel, a wide range of corporate clients (large and small), including a United Kingdom integrated oil company, a National Gas company, several steel companies, commercial banks, a religious denomination, Hospitals and manufacturing, computer, construction, professional, proxy soliciting and brokerage companies.  His high net worth clients and estates complete the corporate side.

He also has had substantial exposure in a wide range of Real Estate matters as part of his Corporate, Banking, Business/Tax Practice (viz., refineries, production facilities, terminals, storage, & factories).  Further, his years of Litigation experience have involved all these areas, i.e., corporate, securities, banking, workouts, valuations, acquisitions, defamation, anti-trust, trade practices, labor, employee benefits, insurance, (personal injury, property, bonds, products and malpractice) construction and will contests, constructions and accountings.

Because of his background as Corporate Counsel and his integrated fields of concentration, he receives many referrals from major accounting and law firms, bankers, investment advisors and other professionals for corporate clients, for a wide array of sophisticated wills, estate and business planning, benefit plans, corporate, litigation and tax assignments.  

Education
St. John's University, B.A. in Accounting
St. John's University School of Law, J.D.
New York University Graduate School of Law, L.L.M. in Taxation
New York University Graduate School of Law, Law Professors’ Residency (JSD program)

Professional Associations
American Bar Association, Member, Business Law, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, and Taxation Sections
New York State Bar Association, Former Elected Member of House of Delegates; Member, Business Law and Trusts & Estates Law Sections; Faculty, Tax, Estate & Trust and Corporate
Association of the Bar of the City New York, Member, Tax, Trusts & Estates Committees
Nassau County Bar Association, Director (two terms); Former Chair/Lecturer: Corporate/Securities, Banking, Taxation, Attorneys and-Accountants (Founder), Profession and the Courts, Advertising and Finance Committees; Member, Attorneys-Accountants, Corporation Banking & Securities Law, Surrogates Court Estates & Trusts, and Tax Law Committees
Nassau Lawyers Association, Lecturer
Florida State Bar Association, Member, Tax and Real Estate Committees
Internal Revenue Service, District Liaison Committee

Professional Awards and Recognitions
Nassau County Bar Association, Director's Award as Chair of the Committee on the Profession of the Courts (new New York Attorneys’ Rules)
St. John's University School of Law, Outstanding Alumni Award
Listed in Who's Who in American Law and Who's Who in the East

Publications and Lectures
Adjunct Professor, St. John's University School of Law (Securities Regulation)
Hofstra Law School Advanced Practice Institute, (Tax, Corporate, Banking)
New York University Graduate Law School, Residency Presentations
New York State Bar, Faculty, Corporate, Tax, Estates & Trust
Nassau Lawyers Association, Faculty – Lecturer, Tax Estate & Trust, Corporate

Court Admissions
New York and Florida Courts
Several Federal Circuit Courts
The U.S. Supreme Court

Mr. Pollio is quite active outside his profession, having served on (often Chaired) numerous Educational, Business, Civic, Social, Religious, Charitable and Hospital Group Boards and/or Committees; He served on active duty as a commissioned Officer with the U.S. Marine Corps - Top Secret Cryptographic Class Five Clearance, Liaison Officer –Atlantic Fleet.