Stroock Partner Kevin Matz Appointed President-Elect, Foundation for Accounting Education’s Board of Trustees
New York, NY, July 6, 2017 Kevin Matz, a partner in Stroock’s Private Client Services Group, has been appointed to the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants’ (NYSSCPA) Foundation for Accounting Education’s (FAE) Board of Trustees as president-elect. His term began June 1.
Mr. Matz has served on the NYSSCPA Board of Directors from 2013–2017 and has served on the FAE Board of Trustees since 2015. He is the current chair of the NYSSCPA Estate Planning committee and the FAE Curriculum committee, and previously chaired the NYSSCPA Estate Planning Conference and the NYSSCPA Entertainment, Arts and Sports committee. Mr. Matz is also concurrently a co-chair of the Taxation Committee of the New York State Bar Association’s Trusts and Estates Section.
Mr. Matz is one of the New York area’s leading trust and estate lawyers for high net-worth individuals and families. His practice focuses on domestic and international estate and tax planning, estate administration and related litigation. Mr. Matz advises high net-worth clients on matters related to asset transfer planning; preparation of wills and trusts; gift, estate, income and generation-skipping transfer tax planning and tax return preparation; charitable gift planning; probate proceedings and estate administration; and litigation as well as corporate counseling. He is also a certified public accountant.
Mr. Matz is moreover a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), and has written and spoken extensively about the use of family limited partnerships and various other leveraged transfer techniques, as well as estate planning strategies for groups ranging from private equity fund managers to professional athletes. He has also been frequently cited in professional literature (including at the Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning) for his innovative solutions and analysis.
Founded in 1897, the New York State Society of CPAs is the premier professional membership association representing the interests of a membership of more than 26,000 licensed CPAs and other financial professionals practicing in New York State, encompassing all areas of practice, including government, education, technology, nonprofit, real estate, healthcare and industry. Established in 1972, the Foundation for Accounting Education is a 501(c)(3) organization that administers an important strategic initiative of the NYSSCPA—to provide lifelong continuing education to certified public accountants in New York State.
Stroock provides strategic transactional, regulatory and litigation advice to advance the business objectives of leading financial institutions, multinational corporations and entrepreneurial businesses in the U.S. and globally. With a rich history dating back 140 years, the firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles and Miami.