Claire Steinman is Counsel with Leech Tishman and a member of the Estates & Trusts Practice Group. Claire is based in the New York office, where she focuses her practice on estate and tax planning, estate administration, and the non-profit sector.
Claire is experienced in estates and trusts planning and administration, encompassing both simple wills and estates to complex matters involving trusts, minor beneficiaries, life insurance, real estate, and LLC interests. In addition to representing fiduciaries in estate proceedings, she routinely represents charitable beneficiaries in matters involving contested estates and testamentary trusts.
In the non-profit sector, Claire has experience working with not-for-profit and religious corporations seeking to incorporate and obtain federal tax exemption and has handled transfers of real property for charities, including those which require approval of the New York Attorney General.
Additionally, Claire is well-versed in insurance defense having practiced both in private practice and in-house for a statewide insurance carrier.
Prior to joining Leech Tishman, Claire worked in the New York City office of Wingate, Kearney & Cullen as a Partner in the Estates & Trusts Practice Group. In law school, Claire served as Notes Editor for the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender and represented clients through the Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic and the Guardianship Clinic.
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
B.A. in History and American Studies, cum laude, Brandeis University
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Wingate, Kearney & Cullen, LLP
Abrams, Cohen & Associates
Country-Wide Insurance Company
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