Ralph Engel heads the New York Trusts and Estates practice. He has many years
of experience in the planning and administration of estates and trusts, as well
as business succession planning, fiduciary accounting, estate and trust-related
litigation, contested accountings, and tax planning.
Ralph's practice includes counseling clients with respect to and then
handling the design and implementation of both simple and complex estate plans,
including the preparation of wills, insurance, living, generation-skipping,
dynasty, marital, QDOT, bypass, qualified personal residence, charitable,
intentionally defective grantor and numerous other types of trusts, pre- and
post-marital agreements, shareholders' agreements, and other documents used in
sophisticated estate planning.
He is also involved with the planning for, as well as the creation and
administration of, charitable entities, including private foundations. Ralph has
represented numerous individuals and families of moderate to very substantial
wealth, as well as many of the major banks and trust companies that serve the
New York Metropolitan Area