About Advocates Trust

Advocates Trust Services

Advocates Trust Services (ATS) is a Division of New York Private Trust Company, a Delaware chartered Trust Company and subsidiary of Emigrant Bancorp, Inc.  ATS provides a full array of personal trust and estate administration services through our office in Wilmington, Delaware to attorneys across the United States and abroad. Our Delaware location, charter and expertise allow us to take full advantage of Delaware trust law in order to enhance each attorney's ability to customize trusts and other estate planning devices, to leave the client and their family in control of their assets when they have been placed in trust, and create an ongoing role for lawyers as trust advisors. ATS is positioned to provide a broad range of ancillary wealth management solutions with affiliates expertise in banking, insurance, real estate, art, finance, and non-traditional assets such as oil and gas interests and operating businesses.

A Rich History & Intellectual Capital 
Founded in 1850, Emigrant Savings Bank is the oldest bank in New York City and the largest privately owned bank in the country. With over a century of experience in servicing high net worth clients, the Company combines institutional benefits, expertise and capabilities with personalized service to meet its clients’ complex financial needs.

Addressing issues of intergenerational wealth requires the right partners. Advocates Trust Services is the best choice for those requiring a proactive partner with robust capabilities and an objective, flexible approach. We welcome the opportunity to work with attorneys and their prospective clients to help attain their wealth and asset protection goals.

  • Our professionals have been administering trusts with complex structures for decades and have the ability to serve as trustee for trusts in most states. 
  • Our fiduciary officers have access to sophisticated investment and business specialists with expertise in evaluating on-going businesses, hiring and overseeing management and determining how to optimize value
  • We offer our fiduciary clients the opportunity to retain or diversify their highly appreciated asset positions in a tax sensitive, forward-thinking fiduciary environment

By partnering with practicing attorneys, and meshing our independent Delaware trust administration services with the systems that they have created to serve their clients, we are able to provide The Delaware Trust Solution to attorneys anywhere in the world.


Advocates Trust Group, LLC

Advocates Trust Group (ATG) is an attorney-owned and operated Delaware LLC which provides a full range of support services to attorneys who prepare and maintain sophisticated trust plans for clients, with a focus on Delaware law. ATG's attorney membership organization is dedicated to providing the tools, techniques and support to help attorneys create The Delaware Solution for their clients. ATG members receive a number of benefits to compliment the suite of trust and fiduciary services available through Advocates Trust Services. ATG is founded and run by a nationally recognized Estate Planning law firm. Its team of attorneys, expert Advisory Panel and service partners are the leading professionals in the legal, estate planning, trust design, finance, and technology sectors.