May 17, 2022

Volume XII, Number 137

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Robert W. Benjamin

Bob has over three decades of experience as an estate planning and probate lawyer and previously served as Chair of Wiggin and Dana's Executive Committee (2009–2015). He is a Partner in the Private Client Services Department and counsels foreign and domestic clients in matters relating to estate planning, probate, and the taxation and administration of trusts and estates. He often works with clients who have complex estate planning needs, such as family business owners and artists. He is also a resource to lawyers at other firms in situations where difficult family dynamics or complex assets or tax issues are involved.

He frequently represents charitable organizations, banks, and individuals in contested probate and trust matters in federal and state court. He also counsels tax-exempt organizations and members of charitable boards.

Bob is recognized in Best Lawyers in the area of Trusts and Estates, and he has also been named a New York Super Lawyer since 2006.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Robert W. Benjamin

Wiggin and Dana’s Private Client Services team is recognized by the National Law Review as a 2021 Go-To Thought Leader for their estate and wealth planning expertise. Wiggin and Dana's team provided insights on estate tax changes with the Biden administration, innovative wealth planning options, and spousal lifetime access trusts, which were all hot topics in 2021. Some contributors include Michael T. Clear, Veronica R.S. Bauer, Robert W. Benjamin, Daniel L. Daniels, Helen C. Heintz and Leonard Leader.

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