Overview
Overview
Professional Associations
Ken is a Partner at the firm and Co-Chairman of the Trusts, Estates & Elder Law Practice Group. His practice focuses on lifetime giving and estate planning, the drafting of both simple and complex wills and trusts, designed to reduce taxes and solve other family and wealth transfer issues. He also provides charitable planning services, including the drafting of charitable trusts. Ken advises public and private charitable organizations with regard to formation, transactions, governance, fiduciary duties and individual liability. His administration practice includes probate and administration proceedings, informal and judicial accountings, will contests and construction proceedings. He also prepares estate and gift tax returns and handles Federal estate tax audits. Ken also serves as trustee for a number of intervivos, testamentary and charitable trusts.

Ken advises a wide range of clients, including U.S. and non-U.S. individuals, beneficiaries, corporate and individual executors and trustees, as well as their accountants, investment professionals and legal counsel. Many of his clients are high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and corporate executives. He represents and advises multi-generational families with respect to both personal and business matters which often include the preparation of Family Limited Partnerships (FLPs) or Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and their related agreements. He prepares prenuptial agreements for the preservation of family wealth and offers advice with regard to their closely-held businesses and family foundations.

Education

  • New York University, J.D.; 1965
  • Duke University, B.A.; 1962

Admissions/Courts

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
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