Timothy J. Joyce

Timothy J. Joyce

Of Counsel
Greenwich, Connecticut

Timothy J. Joyce is a graduate of The College of Holy Cross and received his J.D. from Georgetown University School of Law, where he was Editor of the Georgetown Law and Policy in International Business Law Journal. Prior to joining Ferguson Cohen LLP, he was Counsel and Partner at Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, White Plains, New York.

Tim joined Ferguson Cohen LLP in 2014 and is resident in the firm's Greenwich office. His legal Practice is concentrated in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and trusts (life insurance, grantor trusts, dynasty trusts and special needs trusts), with particular emphasis on tax issues.

In addition, Tim has extensive experience with non-profits. He has worked as Chairman of the Board of Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, New York, 1998 through 2008, Chairman of the Board of St. Vincent's Hospital from 1978 through 1998, and as a Board Member at the Community Center in Katonah, New York. He is currently a Board Member and the Chairman of the Grants Committee of The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. A member of the New York State Bar Association and World Affairs Forum, Tim receives an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is their highest rating.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Trusts & Estates

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1973
    • Law Journal: Law and Policy in International Business , Editor, 1971 - 1973
  • The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
    • B.A.
    • Major: Economics

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale - Hubbell "AV Preeminent" highest peer rating
  • Inner - City Scholarship Fund - Honoree, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New York Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Bleakley Platt & Schmidt, Attorney, 1994 - 2014
  • Catholic Relief Services, Director of Special Programs, 1985 - 1993
  • Joyce Beverages, Inc., Director, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, 1978 - 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Alfred E. Smith Foundation, Chairman, Grants Committee, 2005 - Present
  • Iona Preparatory School, Board Member, Chairman, 1998 - 2008
  • St. Vincent's Hospital, Board Member, Chairman, 1978 - 1998
  • The Community Center, Board Member