Linda B. Hirschson - Greenberg Traurig LLP

Linda B. Hirschson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1989
Phone: 212-801-9342

Linda B. Hirschson focuses her practice on virtually all aspects of estate planning and administration and is a past member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC). Linda develops estate plans for high net worth individuals, enabling them to dispose of their assets during life and at death in a manner that meets their personal goals and as tax efficient as possible. In the course of doing so, she helps form and administer private foundations and charitable trusts. Linda also is experienced in probate litigation and has authored numerous articles and lectured frequently on estate planning, income taxation and a range of other related topics.

Barnard CollegeAB 1962Columbia Law SchoolNew York University School of LawLL.M 1973
MOMA Planned Giving Advisory CommitteeMetropolitan Museum of Art, Professional Advisory Council Board of Editors, Warren's Heaton on Surrogates' Courts, Matthew Bender BNA Tax Management Estates, Gifts and Trusts Advisory Board Committee on Governmental Submissions, Real Property Trusts and Estates Section of the American Bar AssociationN.Y. EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory CommitteeAmerican College of Trust and Estates Counsel (ACTEC)

Case History

Areas of Concentration
  • Gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax planning
  • Wealth preservation planning
  • Estate administration
  • Individual income tax planning
  • Estate litigation
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Private foundation and charitable planning

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Tax Court
Significant Representations
  • Develops estate plans for high net worth individuals including owners of closely-held businesses and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies which plans are geared to the minimization of taxes by taking advantage of various freeze, discount and similar techniques.
  • As a member of the EPTL-SCPA Legislative Advisory Committee, Linda acted as principal draftsperson of New York’s Right of Election law and New York’s Unitrust component of its new Principal and Income Act.
  • Administers multi-million dollar estates and trusts.
  • Helps form and administer private foundations.
  • Negotiates pre and post nuptial agreements.

Office Location

MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates of the New York City Metro Area
Linda B. Hirschson has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Trusts and Estates (Estate Planning, Family Businesses, Fiduciary Duties, Gift Planning, International, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Planning for Closely Held Businesses, Probate, Tax, Trust Administration, Wealth Management)