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Ian William MacLean

Ian William MacLean

Practice areas:

Litigation, Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts

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About Me

The MacLean Law Firm helps people with all aspects of probate, contested probate, will contests, estate administration, estate litigation, trust litigation, turst administration, estate and trust accountings, wills, estate planning, asset protection and business succession planning. We develop customized, estate planning solutions integrating our clients' financial, accounting and insurance professionals.


We Help People Enforce Their Rights, Protect Their Assets and Plan for the Future.TM

 ~ Estate and Trust Litigation ~ Will Contests ~ Contested Accountings ~ Probate ~ Estate & Trust Administration ~ 

Estate Planning ~ Asset Protection ~ Business Succession ~  


  • We believe in making the law transparent, in building relationships, in providing peace of mind.

  • We believe that litigation should have realistic goals, well thought out benchmarks and back up plans.

  • We help trustees and executors fulfill their fiduciary duties; beneficiaries receive their inheritances; and the mildly well off


    to the abundantly wealthy

     design, implement and maintain estate and asset protection plans that are values based and goals targeted.



Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Litigation: 40%
    22 years
  2. Probate: 30%
    22 years
  3. Trusts: 15%
    22 years
  4. Estate Planning: 15%
    22 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

The Maclean Law Firm, P.C.

100 Park Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY, 10017


NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
New York Metro Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe MacLean Law Firm, P.C.2004 - Present
Associate AttorneySlade & Newman2002 - 2004
Senior Trust Officer - Director of Trust AdministrationNew York Life Insurance Company, Trust Company1999 - 2002
Trust OfficerMorgan Stanley Trust Company1997 - 1999
Trusts & Estates AttorneyLaw Office of Ian W. MacLean1993 - 1997
Associate AttorneyGraubard Mollen Horowitz Pomeranz & Shapiro1992 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationTrusts & Estates Law Section, Executive Committee, EinC Newsltr.N/A
Westchester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publication NameTitleDate
New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Fall, vol. 46, no. 32013 Legislative Update and Summary2013
Probate and Administration of N.Y. EstatesJurisdiction of the Surrogate's Court2011
New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Summer, vol. 44, no. 22011 Legislation Update2011
New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section NewsletterEditor-in-Chief2010
New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section NewsletterEditor-in-Chief2009
New York State Bar Association, Trusts & Estates L. Section NewsletterExculpatory Clauses in Inter Vivos Trusts: What Remains of a Trustee's Duty of Loyatly?2004

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawEstate, Gift and Generation Skipping TaxationLL.M - Master of Laws1997
New York Law SchoolLawJ.D. - Juris Doctor (cum laude)1992

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Multigenerational Estate Planning and Asset ProtectionMultigenerational Estate Planning, Tax Reduction and Asset Protection2008
Everything a Life Insurance Agent Needs to Know About Estate PlanningEstate Planning and Asset Protection2008
Everything a Financial Advisor Needs to Know About Estate PlanningMultigenerational Estate Planning and Asset Protection2008
Taking ChargeEstate, Financial and Life Planning2006