Ms. Brandman has extensive experience regarding the laws governing charitable giving and not-for-profit organizations. She both advises and serves as director for numerous public charities and private foundations, currently including the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and the Harkness Foundation for Dance.
Ms. Brandman has written and lectured extensively on the subject of charitable giving for both expert and mass audiences.
Admitted To Practice
New York, 1980
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1980; Member, Annual Survey of American Law
B.A., summa cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 1977
In The Spotlight
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August 15, 2019 | Best Lawyers
47 Stroock Lawyers Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2020
October 25, 2017 | JBN
Etta Brandman quoted in "Rebbetzin Dr. Adina Shmidman to Lead OU’s New Department of Women’s Initiatives"
August 15, 2017
47 Stroock Partners and Counsel Named to Best Lawyers in America for 2018
PublicationsBack To Full Bio
April 15, 2019 | Stroock Special Bulletin
New York Retroactively Reinstates Its Estate Tax Clawback for Certain Taxable Gifts Made Within 3 Years of Death
January 8, 2019 | Stroock Special Bulletin
Federal Estate, Gift and GST Tax Exemptions Skyrocket to $11,400,000
July 17, 2018 | Stroock Special Bulletin
“When Opportunity Knocks to Defer Tax on Gains – ‘Qualified Opportunity Funds’”By: Kevin Matz
June 18, 2018 | Stroock Special Bulletin
“The Lender Case: Potential Avenue for Family Offices to Obtain Trade or Business Expense Deductions for Rendering Investment Management Services”By: Kevin Matz
February 23, 2017 | Stroock Special Bulletin
"Governor Cuomo Approves Amendments to 2013 New York Non-Profit Revitalization Act to Refine Numerous Provisions, Including Those Relating to Conflicts of Interest, Related-Party Transactions and Board Committee Composition"By: David W. Lowden
August 25, 2016 | Stroock Estate Planning Alert
"New Proposed Treasury Regulations Imperil Valuation Discounts for Family Controlled Entities"
April 21, 2016 | Stroock Special Bulletin
"Third Time is No Charm: Albany Fails (Yet Again) to Enact Meaningful Estate Tax Relief"
April 7, 2015
"Estate Planning Alert - Albany Fails (Again) to Enact Meaningful Estate Tax Relief"
Updated March 14, 2014
"The Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 Will Require Many Changes for Existing New York-Formed Nonprofit Corporations"
January 30, 2012
"Federal Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Tax Exemptions Remain at $5,000,000 Level – For Now!"
May 12, 2009
“Protecting Donors of Restricted Charitable Gifts in Hard Economic Times,”
February 26, 2009
“New IRS Form 990 Requirements Become Effective for Reports Due in 2009”