Schlesinger Lazetera & Auchincloss LLP is led by Sanford J. Schlesinger, a nationally-recognized authority in matters relating to Trusts and Estates.

Schlesinger Lazetera & Auchincloss LLP represents a variety of clients, from individuals to not-for-profit organizations and provides a depth of knowledge and has experience in the following areas:


  • Estate and Tax Planning

  • Estate and Trust Administration

  • Estate, Fiduciary, Tax and Related Litigation

  • Charitable and Not-for-profit Planning

  • Closely Held Business and Family Succession Planning

  • International Estate and Tax Planning for Multinational and International Clients

  • Intellectual Property Asset Planning

  • Disability Planning

  • Artists/Art Collectors and their Estates

We prepare estate plans including wills, trust instruments, intra-family agreements and related documents. We provide advice regarding gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer taxation and the income taxation of estates and trusts. We structure estate and other valuation freezes. We are familiar with all aspects of non-U.S. citizen estate and tax planning including off-shore and on-shore planning techniques.

We have significant experience in handling the administration of complex estates and trusts, as well as all aspects of contested and litigated estate and trust matters.  Throughout it all, we are dedicated to providing legal services to our clients of the highest quality and, as a result, all matters receive the personal attention of our partners.