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John advises high-net-worth clients on a full range of wealth management issues,  including the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and domestic asset protection trusts, as well as regarding “decanting” existing trusts. He also represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in connection with trust and estate administrations, and regarding trust and estate litigation.

An arts enthusiast, John has a particular niche in advising artists on estate planning. He is engaged with the creative community in, and around, New York City and focuses his pro bono work on preparing estate planning documents for low-income artists.

John frequently lectures on estate planning topics, such as gift planning for §1202 Qualified Small Business Stock, income tax aspects of estate planning, options for illiquid estates with significant estate tax liabilities, estate planning for artists, and proposed legislative and regulatory actions that would affect estate planning.

  • Legal Aid Society's 2021 Pro Bono Publico Award
  • Co-Treasurer, CUE Art Foundation
  • Board Member, Pajama Program
  • Steering Committee Member, Parrish Museum Contemporaries Circle

New York

New Jersey

Connecticut

Florida

LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2010

 
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008

 
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 2005

John advises high-net-worth clients on a full range of wealth management issues,  including the preparation of wills, revocable trusts, spousal lifetime access trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts, life insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, and domestic asset protection trusts, as well as regarding “decanting” existing trusts. He also represents beneficiaries and fiduciaries in connection with trust and estate administrations, and regarding trust and estate litigation.

An arts enthusiast, John has a particular niche in advising artists on estate planning. He is engaged with the creative community in, and around, New York City and focuses his pro bono work on preparing estate planning documents for low-income artists.

John frequently lectures on estate planning topics, such as gift planning for §1202 Qualified Small Business Stock, income tax aspects of estate planning, options for illiquid estates with significant estate tax liabilities, estate planning for artists, and proposed legislative and regulatory actions that would affect estate planning.

Honors & Awards

  • Legal Aid Society's 2021 Pro Bono Publico Award

Memberships

  • Co-Treasurer, CUE Art Foundation
  • Board Member, Pajama Program
  • Steering Committee Member, Parrish Museum Contemporaries Circle

Publications

Admitted To Practice

New York

New Jersey

Connecticut

Florida

Education

LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 2010

 
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2008

 
B.A., Washington & Lee University, 2005