Beth D. Tractenberg concentrates her practice in the field of estate planning, with a focus on international estate planning, contested matters, estate administration, prenuptial agreements and nonprofit organizations. She advises high net worth individuals, family offices and family enterprises on all aspects of estate planning and cross-border tax planning, including succession planning for closely held businesses. Beth’s practice successfully balances intra-family dynamics with efficient tax planning.
Beth represents a number of wealthy individuals and families with significant real estate and business holdings in the United States and abroad. Drawing on her tax and trusts and estates experience, she serves as personal and family advisor on numerous business, management and related personal issues for her clients. She assists international clients with pre-immigration planning, gifting, estate planning and other tax issues. Beth acts as a family attorney, assisting in resolving business disputes and succession planning across generations of family members of all ages.
She has created scores of nonprofit entities and has obtained tax-exempt status for them. Beth serves as counsel to numerous charitable entities, advising on issues including compliance and fundraising.
Beth writes and lectures on developments in the law and unique estate planning techniques. She has presented to the Practising Law Institute, the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, National Financial Partners and New York Society of Securities Analysts and before professional groups including accountants, investment advisors and insurance brokers. She served as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, teaching Tax Exempt Organizations in the Graduate Taxation Program.