Shaina Kamen, Esq. is an attorney in the Personal Client Services Group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. She concentrates her practice on sophisticated trusts and estates matters for individuals and families. She advises clients on all aspects of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning, and works with clients and family offices to create estate and business succession plans consistent with family goals. In addition, she works with clients to build their charitable legacies by developing and administering charitable giving programs through the use of entities such as private foundations and charitable trusts. Her practice also encompasses all aspects of estate and trust administration in New York and Florida.
Ms. Kamen earned her Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law and her Master of Laws in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center. She currently serves on the Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the UJA Federation of New York Lawyers Division Trusts & Estates Group, and is a former member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
David J. Spacht, Esq. is a member of Pryor Cashman’s Trusts + Estates, Private Client and Tax Groups. He is experienced in all aspects of estate planning, international tax planning, charitable planning, tax controversy, and estate administration. David provides individuals with strategies to effectuate tax-savings, asset protection, and business succession.
David is involved in the administration of estates in New York, New Jersey and Florida and provides guidance in matters involving income, estate, and generation-skipping transfer taxation.
A frequent speaker on estate planning topics, David has lectured on subjects relating to estate planning with flexibility in a dynamic wealth transfer tax and income tax environment, estate planning with retirement benefits, tax planning for corporate executives, and the intricacies of leveraging wealth transfer tax exemptions.