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Leslie Ann Effron Levin

Leslie Ann Effron Levin

Practice areas:

Probate, Estate Planning, Trusts, Elder Law

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About Me

Leslie practices in estate planning, probate, estate administration, trust administration, gift and generation-skipping tax transfer planning, asset protection, charitable planning, special needs planning and elder law.  She assists clients in reducing the tax impact on wealth, helps preserve family-owned businesses and offers her estate-planning expertise in the area of non-U.S. persons.  She has experience in transferring real estate, partnership interests and other assets. 


Leslie’s clients are diverse, ranging from entrepreneurs, professionals and retirees to new parents, grandparents and domestic partners, as well as directors and officers of charitable entities.  She also represents executors and trustees in connection with the administration of trusts and estates, including informal and judicial accountings.  Leslie serves as a trustee for a number of trusts and is an officer and director of a foundation.  She also serves as executor.

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Languages Spoken: Hebrew

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1998

  1. Trusts: 30%
    2 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    2 years
  3. Probate: 30%
    2 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    2 years

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Contact Info

Cuddy & Feder LLP

445 Hamilton Ave Fl 14th
White Plains, NY, 10601-1807

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Young Leadership AwardBrandeis University Alumni Association2004
Binyan AwardUJA-Federation of New York2002
Dor L'Dor AwardShaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem1997

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Special CounselCUDDY & FEDER LLP2007 - Present
Special CounselTROUTMAN SANDERS LLP (formerly JENKENS & GILCHRIST PARKER CHAPIN LLP)2005 - 2007
AssociatePHILLIPS NIZER LLP2000 - 2005
AssociateBACHNER TALLY & POLEVOY LLP1997 - 1999

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Brandeis University Alumni AssociationAlumni Club of Westchester & Southern CT Steering Committee2011 - Present
UJA-Federation of New York Westchester Business and Professional Division BoardCo-Chair; Executive Committee; Planned Giving Co-Chair2009 - Present
Westchester Women's Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Women's Bar Association of the State of New YorkN/A2007 - Present
The Jewish Education ProjectWestchester Regional Advisory Committee2007 - 2012
United Jewish CommunitiesWomen's National Young Leadership Cabinet2002 - 2008
Brandeis University Alumni AssociationLawyers Network, Founder, Past Chair, Past Steering Committee2000 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Women's Bar News of the State of New York, October November 2008, Volume 21, Number 1Failure to File2008
New York Dog Magazine, November 2005; QuotedFetching Farewell2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Brandeis UniversityNear Eastern and Judaic StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Trusts 101Trusts Used for Tax Reduction2013
23rd Annual Westchester Estate, Tax & Financial Planning ConferenceCreative Tax and Estate Planning Ideas – A Case Study2013
Top 10 Estate Planning TechniquesAnnual Exclusion Gifting and Wills2012
Estate Administration Procedures: Why Each Step is ImportantFoundations of Estate Administration Defined and Preparing to Begin the Administration Process2012
22nd Annual Westchester Estate, Tax & Financial Planning ConferencePlanning for Clients with $5 Million or Less2012
The Probate Process From Start to FinishAdministering the Estate Effectively and Determining If Spouse's Elective Share is a Reasonable Option2011
Estate Planning BasicsWills and Trusts and Charitable Planning2011
21st Annual Westchester Estate, Tax & Financial Planning ConferenceDivorce and Estate Planning: An Unholy Marriage2011
Probate Practice: The Essential BasicsInitiating the Probate Process and Common Probate Problems and How to Solve Them2010
20th Annual Westchester Estate, Tax & Financial Planning ConferenceNuts and Bolts of Forming and Administering Charitable Entities2010
Top 10 Estate Planning TechniquesWills and Annual Exclusion Gifting2009
19th Annual Westchester Estate, Tax & Financial Planning ConferenceAvoiding Ethical Minefields2009
What Will Your Legacy Be?What Will Your Legacy Be?2008
Charitable TrustsCharitable Trusts2002