New York City, New York 10036
Ivan Taback is head of the firm’s Trust and Estates Group. He concentrates on federal estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes; charitable trusts; estate and trust administration; and fiduciary litigation. His practice extends to matters involving all aspects of sophisticated planning and wealth preservation for families and individuals. He has extensive experience in the preparation and administration of wills and trusts, and the formation and reorganization of closely held corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies.
Mr. Taback has counseled clients in connection with estate planning for private equity and hedge fund managers and is a well-known lecturer on this topic. He has substantial experience advising on estate planning opportunities that arise in connection with the sale of privately held businesses.
Mr. Taback has extensive experience with all types of life insurance planning, including split-dollar arrangements. He has administered large and complex estates in New York, New Jersey and Florida, as well as other states, and has handled numerous IRS estate and gift tax audits. He also has been involved in many Surrogate’s Court proceedings. Additionally, Mr. Taback advises individual and corporate fiduciaries in connection with the planning and administration of substantial and complex trusts and estates.
He has co-authored numerous publications, including Starting a Limited Liability Company (1996), published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and several articles that have been published in the New York Law Journal, Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning and the New Jersey Law Journal, and has appeared on Bloomberg Television.
Mr. Taback serves a member of the board of directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York and Western New York.
|Areas of Practice||1) Trusts & Estates|
|Law School||New York University School of Law (LL.M.,1995);American University, Washington College of Law (J.D.,1992)|
|Education||Cornell University (B.S.,1989)|
|Bar Member / Association||New Jersey State Bar Association,New York State Bar Association|
|Most recent firm||Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP|
Christina Mesires Fournaris is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Personal Law Practice. Since joining Morgan Lewis in 1991, Ms. Fournaris has been committed to counseling clients on all aspects of estate, tax, and generational wealth planning.
Ellen J. Deringer is of counsel in Morgan Lewis's Personal Law Practice.Ms. Deringer earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2000 and her B.A. from Brown University in 1995.