Alan S. Halperin - Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Alan S. Halperin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

A partner and co-chair of the Personal Representation Department, Alan Halperin counsels clients on a broad range of issues including estate planning and related tax work, estate and trust administration, tax and succession planning for family corporations and partnerships and charitable giving.

Alan is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law where he has taught Advanced Estate and Gift Taxation and Income Taxation of Trusts and Estates. He has lectured extensively on estate planning subjects, including at the Heckerling Institute, and has written articles that have appeared in publications such as Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning, Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal, Tax Management Memorandum and New York Law Journal. Alan co-authored a chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Private Client in each of 2012, 2013 and 2014, published by Global Legal Group, which addresses various tax planning questions for individuals residing in the United States, and for those planning to establish U.S. residency.

In addition, Alan is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. He serves as co-chair of the Estate and Gift Taxation Committee of the Tax Section of the New York State Bar. He is also on the advisory board for the Tax Management, Estates, Gifts and Trusts Journal and is the former chair of the Trusts, Estates and Surrogate's Court Committee for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and a current team member of that Association's Committee on Estate and Gift Tax. He serves on the tax panel for the United Jewish Appeal − Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc.

Additional Information

Experience — His recent representations include:
  • advising independent executors and trustees as they navigate sensitive family, financial and tax issues relating to the administration of estates and trusts;
  • representing family members and professionals at multi-generational family offices on estate planning, trust administration and reporting issues;
  • assisting individuals with their complex multi-national tax issues relating to trusts where beneficiaries reside in multiple countries; and
  • representing principals at private equity firms and hedge funds in connection with their estate planning.
University of PennsylvaniaColumbia Law SchoolJ.D. 1985New York University School of LawLL.M 1991

Client Comments

"Alan Halperin is one of the most user friendly attorneys. He has a very solid technical knowledge, good communication, execution and a very pleasant personality."

"Alan Halperin is truly one of the best in the field."

"There are none better than Alan."

-Paul Fribourg
ContiGroup Companies Inc.

"I have worked together with Alan Halperin on numerous clients over the past 11 years. Alan works exceptionally hard to have his client understand all aspects of any planning idea. He is passionate about client service, and his access to professionals and clients is legendary. He is a great listener and doesn't have to prove he is the smartest guy in the room. He never misses a deadline."

-Philip F. Strassler
Senior Advisor
Marcum LLP

"He is knowledgable, creative, responsive, and very articulate in explaining complicated concepts."

-Stan Pantowich
TAG Associates

"Alan Halperin is at his best working in a collaborative manner with other professionals. He is a great listener and understands the nuances of family dynamics. He provides estate planning advice at the highest level and takes the time to review risks and options with our clients. He has great judgment and is invested in the client truly understanding the consequences of the documents he prepares."

-Philip F. Strassler
Senior Advisor
Marcum LLP

Office Location

1285 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019-6064
United States

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Aviation Collision)