Profile

Cressida counsels high-net-worth individuals and family groups in sophisticated wealth and estate planning; estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxation; income taxation of estates and trusts; and succession planning for closely held and family businesses.

Her clients range from successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives to multigenerational families and their entities. Cressida works closely with clients at every stage of wealth planning to implement tax efficient wealth transfer and preservation strategies that are customized in order to achieve their business, personal and philanthropic goals.

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  • Listed in:
    • The Best Lawyers in America®, Trusts and Estates, 2013-2022 (listed for more than 5 years)
      • Lawyer of the Year - Rochester, Trusts and Estates, 2021
    • New York Super Lawyers®, Estate and Probate, 2021
    • Martindale-Hubbell®, AV Preeminent Rated
    • Daily Record, Power 50, 2021
  • The Fellows of the New York Bar Foundation
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section
  • Monroe County Public Administrator 
  • Estate Planning Council of Rochester, New York
  • Order of the Coif

  • An Interview with Cressida Dixon, Trust and Estate, Legally Bond Podcast, March 29, 2021
  • Careers in Estates and Trusts, Wealth Management and Financial Planning, Alumni Panel Discussion, Syracuse University Law Career Services, February 18, 2021
  • Panelist, Business Owner's Journey: Lessons Learned Before, During and After the Sale of a Business, November 14, 2019

  • Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, Rochester Business Journal, 2006 Forty Under 40
  • Graduate, 2006 Leadership Rochester
  • Member, Syracuse University Professional Advisors Network
  • Member, University of Rochester Medical Center Planned Giving Committee
  • Member, Women's Executive Network
  • Member, $1 Million Dollar Women's Education Club
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Rochester Childfirst Network