G. Warren Whitaker

Of Counsel

F: (718) 764 4360
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G. "Warren" Whitaker assists high net worth individuals and multinational families with complex domestic and international estate planning and related income tax, corporate and personal financial planning. Clients seek his experience with sophisticated international transactions; trust and estate issues, both domestic and international; family office needs; and trust services and fiduciary compliance. He is a former member of the firm's Executive Board.

Warren is a prolific writer and international speaker. Since 2003, he has been published or cited nearly 80 times in respected news sources, such as Bloomberg, The New York Times and Worth Magazine. He is the lead author of Private Clients Legal and Tax Planning, published by PLI in 2016, and co-authored the United States sections of Tottel's Succession Law and Bloomsbury's International Succession Laws.

He has also served in variety of leadership roles in his professional community, including serving as U.S. chair of the U.K.-based Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), member of the STEP Worldwide Council and chair of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as well as the Section's International Estate Planning Committee and Estate Administration Committee and a former district representative.

Among his honors and recognitions is selection as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC) and its International Estate Planning Committee.

For years, Warren's peers have named him to lists of top lawyers. As Chambers USA* (Chambers & Partners) described him, "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. In the 2023 edition of Chambers HNW, a source noted that, "Warren Whitaker has a wealth of experience in the private wealth space." Worth Magazine has also named Warren as one of the nation's 100 Top Wealth Advisors.

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Education and Credentials

Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, editor, The Journal of Transnational Law
Rutgers College, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
State of Connecticut
State of New Jersey
State of New York
U.S. Tax Court
American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), Fellow

Recognition and Community


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Chosen for inclusion in Who's Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd), Private Clients, 2018, 2021, 2024

Chosen for inclusion in Chambers HNW Guide (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for Private Wealth Nationwide, 2017-2023; USA Eastern Region, 2016, 2020-2023; New York, 2016-2023

Selected to the list of Private Client Global Elite by Legal Week (ALM Media Properties, LLC), 2017-2021

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2024

Selected to the list of New York Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), Estate Planning and Probate, International, Tax, 2007-2019, 2022

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers Global (Chambers & Partners) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016 and 2020

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory (Chambers & Partners) of recognized practitioners for wealth management Nationwide, 2009-2016

Recipient of 2015 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Founder Award for Outstanding Achievement

Named in Worth Magazine's 2006 "100 Top Attorneys" List


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New York Historical Society, Planned Giving Advisory Council, Co-chair

Shakespeare's Globe USA, Director

Library of America, Fellow