Linda B. Hirschson: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Linda B. Hirschson

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Chair, New York Estate Planning Group
New York,  NY  U.S.A.
Phone212.801.9342

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Practice Areas

  • Trusts & Estates
  • Wealth Management
  • Tax
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.801.9342
Fax: 212.805.9342
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Linda-B-Hirschson
 
University Barnard College, A.B., 1962
 
Law SchoolColumbia Law School, LL.B., cum laude, 1965; New York University School of Law, LL.M., Taxation, 1973
 
Admitted1965, New York; U.S. Tax Court
 
Memberships New York State Bar Association (Past Chair, Trusts and Estates Law Section); American Bar Association (Past Member, Supervisory Council and Co-Chair, Committee on Governmental Submissions, Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Past Chair, Committee on Mortimer H. Hess Memorial Lectures).
 
BornNew York, N.Y., January 21, 1941
 
Biography

Linda B. Hirschson focuses her practice on virtually all aspects of estate planning and administration and is a past member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). Linda develops estate plans for high net worth individuals, enabling them to dispose of their assets during life and at death in a manner that meets their personal goals and as tax efficient as possible. In the course of doing so, she helps form and administer private foundations and charitable trusts. Linda also is experienced in probate litigation and has authored numerous articles and lectured frequently on estate planning, income taxation and a range of other related topics.

Areas of Concentration

· Gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning

· Wealth preservation planning

· Estate administration

· Individual income tax planning

· Estate litigation

· Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements

· Private foundation and charitable planning

Professional & Community Involvement

· Past Regent, American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)

· New York Downstate Chair, American College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)

· Member, N.Y. EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory Committee

· Past chair, Trusts and Estates Law Section, New York State Bar Association

· Past chair, Transfer Tax Study Committee, American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)

· Co-chair, Committee on Governmental Submissions, Real Property Trusts and Estates Section of the American Bar Association

· Past member, Supervisory Council of Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section of American Bar Association

· Member, BNA Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Advisory Board

· Member, Board of Editors, Warren's Heaton on Surrogates' Courts, Matthew Bender

· Past chair, Committee on Mortimer H. Hess Memorial Lectures, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

· Chair, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Professional Advisory Council

· Member, MOMA Planned Giving Advisory Committee

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 1998-2014
- "Lawyer of the Year," New York City Trusts and Estates, 2012

· Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2010-2013

· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, New York Super Lawyers, 2006-2013
- "Top 50 Women New York Super Lawyers," 2006-2010
- "Top 100 New York Super Lawyers," 2006-2007

· Listed, Euromoney Institutional Investor's Expert Guides, "Guide to the World's Leading Women in Business Law," 2012

· Named, "Top Women Lawyers in the Northeast," Arrive magazine, 2011

· Featured, Worth Magazine's "The Top 100 Attorneys," December 2007 and December 2008

· Featured, "Who's Who in Trusts and Estates," New York Law Journal

· Outstanding Leader & Dedication Award, UJA Federation of New York, Trusts & Estates Group Lawyer Division, June 2000

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Develops estate plans for high net worth individuals including owners of closely-held businesses and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies which plans are geared to the minimization of taxes by taking advantage of various freeze, discount and similar techniques.

· As a member of the EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory Committee, Linda acted as principal draftsperson of New York's Right of Election law and New York's Unitrust component of its new Principal and Income Act.

· Administers multi-million dollar estates and trusts.

· Helps form and administer private foundations.

· Negotiates pre and post nuptial agreements.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Articles

· Co-author, "The American Taxpayer Relief Act: The End to Estate Planning Cliffhangers?" Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, April 2013

· Co-author, "Decanting New York Trusts: EPTL 10-6.6 Significantly Revised," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, February 2012

· Co-author, "The 2010 Tax Act: Transfer Tax Planning for New York Married Couples In Light Thereof," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, February 2011

· Co-author, "Tax Elections Ripe for Conflicts Between Executors and Trustees," New York Law Journal, September 2010

· Author, "Top Ten Things to Consider Regarding the Estate, Gift and GST Taxes," NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, May 2010

· Co-author, "The New Income, Gift and Estate Tax Regime for Expatriating Individuals," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, October 2009

· Co-author, "Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Revisited - Are We Still Doing Them?" Practising Law Institute, 39th Annual Estate Planning Institute Handbook, 2008

· Co-author, "Family Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies - Are We Still Doing Them?" Practising Law Institute, 38th Annual Estate Planning Institute Handbook, 2007

· Co-author, "New Penalties Apply to Gift and Estate Tax Return Preparers - Trust & Estate Attorneys Beware," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, December 2007

· Co-author, "Provisions of the Pension Protection Act of 2006 Affecting Tax-Exempt Organizations and Their Donors," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, December 2006

· Author, "Decoupling Federal and State Estate Taxes: Challenges and Opportunities," BNA Tax Management Multistate Tax Report, August 25, 2005

· Author, "The Impact of Rev-Rul. 2004-64 on New York Grantor Trusts in light of EPTL 7-1.11," Warren's Heaton Legislative Case Digest, December 2004

· Author, "Final §643 Regulations Issued at Last, Permitting Total Return Investing," New York Law Journal, March 1, 2004

· Co-author, "Recent New York Income Tax Developments Affecting Nonresident Trusts, Estates and Individuals," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, December 2003

· Co-author, "Changes in the New York Definition of Trust Accounting Principal and Income," LexisNexis 2002

· Author, "Planning For the New York Frozen Pick-Up Tax," Warren's Heaton Legislative & Case Digest, December 2002

· Author, "The Unitrust Alternative: A Framework for Total Return Investing," BNA Tax Management Memorandum, November 5, 2001

· Co-author, "New York Estate Tax," Warren's Heaton on Surrogates' Court's, Matthew Bender, 1998

· Chair, "Gift and Estate Tax Aspects of Spousal Rights," Spousal Rights and Marital Agreements in Estate Planning, Practising Law Institute, 1998

· "Trusts for Non-Citizen Spouses," New York Law Journal, April 7, 1997

· Co-author, "Right of Election," Probate and Administration of New York Estates, New York State Bar Association, 1995

· Co-author "New York's New Spousal Elective Share Law. What the Estate Planner Needs to Know", 26 NYSBA Journal No. 1, p.5, Spring 1993

Lectures

· Presenter, "Decanting: 10-6.6," Surrogates Association, 2012

· Lecturer, Practising Law Institute, "FLPs and LLCs - Are We Still Doing Them?," 38th and 39th Annual Estate Planning Institute, September 2007 and September 2008

· Lecturer, "Estate Planning in a State of Flux," NYSBA T&E Section Fall Meeting, August 2007

· Lecturer, "Revocable Trusts in New York - Pros and Cons of Using Revocable Trusts as the Principle Estate-Planning Vehicle," 20th Annual Law Seminar, The Archdiocese of New York, January 28, 2006

· Lecturer, "Unitrust and Other Principal and Income Issues," Valuation, Taxation & Planning Techniques for Sophisticated Estates 2004, Practicing Law Institute, March 2004

· Lecturer, "Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates," 36th Annual Phillip E. Heckering Institute on Estate Planning, January 2002

· Lecturer, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Downstate New York Committee program on the impact of New York's adoption of the Uniform Principal and Income Act, December, 2001

· Panelist, The New York Bankers Association's Principal & Income Act Reform Seminar, October, 2001

· Lecturer, "Marital Deduction Estate Planning" Annual Estate Planning Institutes, Practising Law Institute

· Lecturer, New York County Lawyers' Association Program on Tax Aspects of Estate Planning and Administration

Miscellaneous

· Linda was interviewed on CNN regarding the proposed repeal of the federal estate tax, April 2001

 
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