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G. Warren Whitaker

Day Pitney LLP

New York, NY, USA

G. "Warren" Whitaker assists high net worth individuals and multinational families with complex domestic and international estate planning and related income tax, corporate and personal financial planning. Clients seek his experience with sophisticated international transactions; trust and estate issues, both domestic and international; family office needs; and trust services and fiduciary compliance. He is a member of the firm's Executive Board.

Warren is a prolific writer and international speaker. Since 2003, he has been published or cited nearly 80 times in respected news sources, such as Bloomberg, The New York Times and Worth Magazine. Warren wrote one of the standard references in his field, Estate Planning for Foreign Persons, Trusts, and Assets, and co-authored the United States sections of Tottel's Succession Law and Bloomsbury's International Succession Laws.

He has also served in variety of leadership roles in his professional community, including serving as U.S. chair of the U.K.-based Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), member of the STEP Worldwide Council and chair of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, as well as the Section's International Estate Planning Committee and Estate Administration Committee and a former district representative.

Among his honors and recognitions is selection as a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel (ACTEC) and its International Estate Planning Committee.

For years, Warren's peers have named him to lists of top lawyers. As Chambers USA described him, "Warren Whitaker is the leading figure in the practice and is sought by clients for 'his depth of experience and intellect, and his very good grasp of cross-border taxation.'" Worth Magazine has named Warren as one of the nation's 100 Top Wealth Advisors. He also speaks French.


Columbia Law SchoolJ.D.

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

editor, The Journal of Transnational Law
Rutgers CollegeB.A.

Phi Beta Kappa


State of New York
State of New Jersey
U.S. Tax Court

Ranked in Chambers Global 2008, 2009 and 2010 Editions

Chosen for inclusion in the Chambers USA Legal Directory as a leading wealth management attorney, 2009-2015

Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, 2007-2014

Named in Worth Magazine's 2006 "100 Top Attorneys" List

Chosen for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Trusts and Estates, 2006-2015

Recipient of 2015 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Founder Award for Outstanding Achievement


Shakespeare's Globe USA, Director

New York Philharmonic, member, Bankers and Lawyers Advisory Committee

Library of America, Fellow

G. Warren Whitaker is associated with the following items:
Journal Chapter  Journal Chapter Estate Planning in the Trump Era - The Current: The Journal of PLI Press, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Summer 2017), Monday, July 10, 2017

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