Gideon Rothschild

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As Co-Chair of Moses & Singer's Private Client Group, Gideon Rothschild focuses on domestic and international estate planning and asset protection.  He is a nationally-recognized authority on the use of offshore trusts and estate planning strategies for wealth preservation and succession planning.  His practice also includes estate administration and the representation of clients in taxpayer disputes at the federal, state and local levels.

Gideon serves high-net-worth individuals with assets ranging from $5 million to more than $1 billion. His clients include professionals, entrepreneurs, real estate developers and owners, closely-held business owners and directors of publicly-held companies. 

Gideon distinguishes himself from many of his peers in that his estate planning recommendations are integrated with asset protection objectives. By educating his clients on the non-tax benefits available with trusts and other vehicles and how they can be drafted in a flexible manner, his clients can achieve both tax savings and wealth preservation. Such benefits include protection from divorce, creditors or litigation exposure.

Gideon is a former Chair of the ABA's Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section, a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel, an Academician of the International Academy of Estate & Trust Lawyers and a Director of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) - US Region.

Clients describe Gideon as "one of the top asset protection attorneys in the country" and is regarded by peers as "a leading authority on asset protection."  Since 2006, Gideon has been listed in  New York Super Lawyers®, appearing as one of the "Top 100 New York Super Lawyers" - the only Trusts and Estates lawyer who received the highest point totals in the New York Metro area. He's consecutively ranked in Chambers USA each year while the directory acknowledges him as "a very accomplished attorney"  who is "preeminent in the trusts and estates field."   Gideon has been peer-recognized by Best Lawyers in America for over 10 years.  In 2017 and 2018, Gideon has been selected as New York City's Lawyer of the Year for his outstanding contributions in Trusts & Estates.  He further has the distinction of being an AV® Preeminent™ Rated lawyer and one of New York's Top Rated Lawyers in his field by Martindale-Hubbell.

Gideon’s other notable honors and awards include:

  • Chambers HNW 2019
  • Private Client Global Elite 2019
  • Bloomberg BNA: Estates, Gifts and Trusts, Tax Portfolio Author of the Year
  • "World's Leading Practitioners," Who's Who Legal: Private Client 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America® for over 10 years, The Best Lawyer 2019 Edition
  • "Best for Asset Protection - New York,"  2019 Legal Awards
  • Citywealth Leaders List 2019
  • Winner, STEP Founders Award of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners 
  • “World’s Leading Trust & Estate Practitioners,” Euromoney’s Expert Guides
  • “Top 40 Tax Advisors,” CPA Magazine
  • “Top 100 Attorneys” serving private clients, Worth/Robb Report
  • “Distinguished Accredited Estate Planner” award, National Association of Estate Planners & Councils
  • Best Lawyers in America®, American Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in New York®, American Lawyer
  • 2008 Honoree, UJA-Federation of New York, Trusts & Estates Group of The Lawyers Division
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • AV® Preeminent™, Martindale-Hubbell
  • AVVO rated "Superb" (with a score of 10 out of 10)
  • AVVO Clients' Choice Award 2012
     

Gideon is the co-author of BNA Tax Management Portfolio on "Asset Protection Planning" and is a member of the Advisory Boards of BNA Tax Management and Trusts & Estates magazine.  He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami School of Law and New York Law School Graduate Programs.  He lectures frequently on asset protection and advanced estate planning strategies to professional groups.

Gideon is active in numerous charitable organizations including the Anti-Defamation League where he serves as National Planned Giving Chair and is a board member of the Anti-Defamation League Foundation. He also serves on the professional advisory committees of the NY Historical Society (co-chair) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Gideon is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.

Publications
Presentations [View All]
  • ABA RPTE Skills Training for Estate Planners Program, Asset Protection Planning and Cross Border Planning, New York Law School, 2012-2017
  • Accountants Club of America 2014
  • Advisors4Advisors, 2009, 2010, 2013-2014, 2017
  • ALI-ABA CLE, 1998, 2002, 2005-2006, 2008, 2012
  • American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, 2013
  • American Bankers Association, 2004
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2008
  • American Bar Association, 1995, 1997-2007, 2009, 2012-2014
  • American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, 2006-2008, 2010, 2017
  • American Foreign Law Association (AFLA), 2009
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1995, 1998, 2001-2008
  • Anti-Defamation League, 2007-2008, 2010-2013, 2017
  • Attorneys for Family Held Enterprises Annual Conference, 2002, 2004
  • BNA Tax & Accounting, 2011, 2013, 2015
  • Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, 2010
  • Christiana Bank & Trust Roundtable, 2007
  • Colombia Business School Alumni Club of New York, 2012
  • Connecticut Bar Association, 2008
  • Delaware Trust Institute, 2015
  • Estate & Elder Planning Summit, InterActive Legal, November 4, 2015
  • Estate Law Institute, 2008
  • Estate Planning Councils (various chapters), 1995-2014
  • Family Office Insights, "Keeping It All in the Family," 2015
  • Financial Planning Association of New Jersey, 2008
  • Foundation for Accounting Education, 1995-1998, 2001-2003, 2014
  • Foundation for Accounting Practitioners, Inc., 2007
  • Georgia Society of CPAs, 2006
  • Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council, Woodfield Country Club, February 16, 2016
  • Guild for the Blind, Lighthouse Guild, Estate Planning Through an Asset Protection Lens, April 2016
  • Hofstra Law School, 2011
  • HSBC Seminar, 2010
  • Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994-1996, 2001, 2005
  • Institute for International Research, 1999-2002, 2005-2006
  • Institute on Estate Planning - STEP/UCLA
  • Institute on Tax, Estate Planning and the Economy, 2014
  • InterActive Legal Systems, 2009
  • International Academy of Trusts & Estates Lawyers, 2017
  • Jewish Communal Fund, 2013
  • Jewish National Fund, 2009
  • Lawline.com, 2008
  • Lighthouse International, 2007, 2009, 2011
  • Maryland Financial Planning Association, 2009
  • Massachusetts CLE, 2001-2003
  • Metropolitan Elder Care and Law Institute, Village Club, Lake Success, October 20, 2015
  • "Moses & Singer Family Office Forum," Moses & Singer Program, November 2013
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, 2004, 2014,
  • National Association of Personal Financial Advisors, New York, 2016
  • National Association of Estate Planning Councils, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2017
  • National Law Foundation, 1999-2003, 2008
  • New Jersey Federal Tax Day Symposium, 2010
  • New York City Archdiocese, 2002, 2004
  • New York City Bar Association, 1997-2000, 2005, 2011
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association, 1997-1999, 2002
  • New York Law School, July 17-22, 2016
  • New York State Bar Association, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2007-2014
  • New York State Bar Association, STEP Institute on International Estate Planning, March 2016
  • New York State Society of CPAs Westchester Tax, 2011, 2012
  • NYU Summer Institute of Federal Taxation, 1994-1995, 1999-2017
  • NYU Summer Institute in Taxation, Asset Protection: Keeping It All in the Family, July 2016, 2017
  • Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute, 2010
  • N.Y. Metropolitan Elder Court Law Institute, Asset Protection Planning, May 2016
  • Opal Financial Group, 2011
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2001-2003, 2006, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute (PBI), 2008
  • Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, 2004
  • Pennsylvania Financial Planning Association, 2007
  • Practising Law Institute, 1997, 2000-2005, 2011, 2017
  • Private Wealth and Tax Institute, Asset Protection Planning, Hofstra University School of Law, May 2016
  • Sacramento Estate Planning Council, McGeorge Law School, 2016
  • Smith Barney, 2007, 2009
  • Southern Federal Tax Institute, 2000, 2014, 2015
  • STEP 5th Annual Institution Tax, Estate Planning and the Economy, Newport Beach, CA, 2016
  • STEP Chicago, 2017
  • STEP/NYS Bar Association Annual International Estate Planning Institute, 2008-2017
  • STEP International Tax and Estate Planning Forum, Laguna Beach, CA, May 2016
  • STEP Israel, 2017
  • STEP Los Angeles, 8th Annual West Coast Conference, International Private Client Planning, May 2016
    The 8th Annual STEP West Coast Conference
    The 8th Annual STEP West Coast ConferenceAsset Protection Update, May 6, 2016
  • STEP Wyoming Conference, 2012, 2014
  • Tel Aviv University, 2010
  • Tiger 21, 2004-2008, 2014, 2015, 2017
  • The ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, 2007
  • UJA Federation Estate Planning Conference, 1997-2008, 2010-2013, 2015
  • University of Miami Law School, Philip Heckerling Estate Planning Institute, 2001-2002, 2006, 2012-2014, 2017
  • University of San Diego, Procopio Tax Institute, 2014
  • Virginia CLE Seminar, 2004, 2006
  • Wells Fargo Private Bank, 2011
  • WealthCounsel Symposium, Cross Boarder Estate Planning, October 2016
  • Young Presidents' Organization, 2008
Professional Affiliations [View All]
  • Peer-elected Fellow, The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC) and active Member of both International Estate Planning and Asset Protection Committees
  • Academician, The International Academy of Estate and Trust Law
  • Member, American Bar Association, Real Property Trust & Estate Law Section, Chair (2014-2015)
  • Member, Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (New York Chapter) , Chair (2007- 2010), Vice-Chair (STEP USA)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Trusts & Estates magazine
  • Member, Advisory Board, BNA Tax Management, Estates, Gifts and Trusts
  • Member, Professional Advisory Committee of the Museum of Art & Design
  • Member, Professional Advisory Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Member, Professional Advisory Committee of the American Friends of Israel Museum
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