Judith Kassel’s practice focuses on income and transfer tax planning for U.S. residents, nonresident aliens, closely held businesses, and charitable organizations.

She also has extensive experience in estate and trust administration.

Judith joined the firm in 1985 and became counsel in 1998.

Notable Experiences

  • Ongoing advice to high-net-worth individuals, including principals of closely held businesses and investment partnerships, regarding trusts and estates, matrimonial matters, succession planning, and gift, estate, generation-skipping transfer, and income taxation.

  • Advises individuals and families with respect to numerous aspects of international gift, estate, and income tax planning, including advising individuals who expect to receive gifts and inheritances from non-U.S. persons and individuals engaged in pre-immigration planning and other cross border tax planning.

  • Serves as Trustee and Trust Protector for numerous high-net-worth families.

  • Represents individual artists and their families and foundations on their personal planning and the stewardship of the artist’s legacy, including the creation of a high-profile artist’s foundation and advice regarding its ongoing operations.

  • Provides advice regarding charitable giving to high-net-worth individuals and represents private foundations with respect to excise taxes and appropriate corporate governance.

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Selected Activities

  • Editor, New York University Law Review, New York University School of Law
  • Member, Bar Association of the City of New York; previously served on the Surrogate’s Court Committee and the Estate and Gift Tax Committee