Alan S. Halperin

Co-Chair, Personal Representation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Alan S. Halperin

Alan S. Halperin

Co-Chair, Personal Representation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

Biography

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.

Awards and Recognitions

Alan has been consistently recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA, earning praise from clients stating that “his level of knowledge is brilliant and he is on top of all the matters that he is acting on.” Clients acknowledge that “his technical skills are unparalleled and he is on the way to becoming the dean of the New York private client world.” Alan has also been recognized as a top lawyer in U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

EXPERIENCE

Alan works closely with a variety of clients, including private equity and hedge fund managers, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, investment bankers, real estate developers, family offices and philanthropists to help them identify their objectives and provide creative and pragmatic solutions designed to meet their specific goals. 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.

Alan has been listed as a leading lawyer by Chambers USA and Chambers High Net Worth (currently ranked Band 1) for his work in Wealth Management Law and Private Wealth Law, respectively, since 2006. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Trusts & Estates Law (New York City) since 1995.

For the last two decades, Alan has been an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law where he has taught a number of courses involving taxation of trusts and estates, estate and gift tax and charitable giving. He has lectured extensively on estate planning subjects, including at the Heckerling Institute and presented the New York City Bar Association’s Mortimer H. Hess Memorial lecture. Alan has written articles that have appeared in numerous legal journals and guides.

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 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 former 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.

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Co-Chair, Personal Representation Department at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Education
LLM
Class of 1991

Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

JD
Class of 1985

Columbia Law School is a professional graduate school of Columbia University, a member of the Ivy League. Columbia is regarded as one of the most prestigious law schools in the nation and has always been ranked in the top five by U.S. News and World Report.Founded in 1858, Columbia has produced a large number of distinguished alumni including two Presidents of the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Theodore Roosevelt); nine Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States;numerous U.S. Cabinet members and Presidential advisers; U.S. Senators, Representatives, and Governors; and more members of the Forbes 400 than any other law school.

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Class of 1982

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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Fellow
Current

The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) is a nonprofit association of lawyers established in 1949. Its members are elected to the College by demonstrating the highest level of integrity, commitment to the profession, competence and experience as trust and estate counselors. All ACTEC members have made substantial contributions to the field of trusts and estates law through writing, teaching and bar leadership activities. The members work together in a collegial manner to • Enhance their ability to provide the most efficient and highest quality services to their clients; • Develop qualified trust and estate counselors; • Improve and reform probate, trust and tax laws, procedures, and standards of professional responsibility; and • Cooperate with bar associations and other organizations with similar missions.

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The Association of the Bar of the City of New York is a voluntary association of lawyers and law students. The organization was founded in 1870 and it is headquartered in New York, NY.

Career History
Co-Chair, Personal Representation Department
Current

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP is a law firm that serve as counsel to companies and investment funds. They have expertise in the areas of bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, employee benefits and executive compensation, intellectual property, personal representation, real estate and tax law. The company is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Founded in 1835, New York University School of Law has a record of academic excellence and national scholarly influence. One of the first law schools to admit women, it has been long committed to welcoming students of diverse backgrounds, people who had been discriminated against by many other institutions. Located on the University's campus in Greenwich Village, NYU Law has been a leader, and continues to be, in areas such as law and business, clinical education, public service, interdisciplinary colloquia and global studies.

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Member, Tax Panel
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UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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