G. Warren Whitaker

New York
7 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
T: (212) 297 2468
F: (718) 764 4360

G. Warren "Warren" Whitaker – Partner

Professional Experience

G. Warren Whitaker, a member of the firm's Executive Board and a partner in the Individual Clients Department, practices in the areas of complex domestic and international estate planning and related income tax, corporate, and personal planning for high net worth individuals and multinational families.

Warren is the former U.S. chair of the U.K.-based Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP) and a member of the STEP Worldwide Council. Warren is the former chair of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, a past chair of the Section's International Estate Planning Committee and Estate Administration Committee, and a former district representative. He is a fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC) and its International Estate Planning Committee. He is a member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and former vice chair of the Committee on International Planning for Foreign Property Owners of the American Bar Association. He has written extensively in leading publications such as Trusts and Estates, Probate and Property, and Estate Planning, and has lectured around the world on estate planning and administration topics. He is the author of Estate Planning for Foreign Persons, Trusts, and Assets, published in 1999 by Commerce Clearing House, and co-author of the "United States" section of Tottel's Succession Law.

Warren was chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Worth's Top 100 Attorneys for Affluent Americans, and the Citywealth (London) Top 100 Wealth Advisors. According to the 2013 edition of Chambers USA, "Warren Whitaker is the leading figure in the practice and is sought by clients for 'his depth of experience and intellect, and his very good grasp of cross-border taxation.'"

Practice Areas

News, Publications & Presentations


  • Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, editor, The Journal of Transnational Law
  • Rutgers College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa


  • State of New York
  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. Tax Court

Outside Interests

  • Shakespeare's Globe USA, Director
  • New York Philharmonic, member, Bankers and Lawyers Advisory Committee
  • Library of America, Fellow

Awards and Achievements


  • French