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Michael Markhoff

Michael Markhoff

Practice areas:

Trusts, Estate Planning

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Michael Markhoff concentrates on estate planning and estate administration, representing professionals, executives and small businesses owners. Michael works with clients on minimizing (and often eliminating) estate and gift taxes through the coordination of pension benefits, business assets and other assets in the estate plan while preserving the client's assets for future generations. He analyzes liquidity needs for the payment of estate tax, including the use of life insurance products, family limited partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts and generation-skipping trusts. Michael also advises individuals with regards to charitable giving including the formation of not-for-profit corporations. He has also worked on numerous estates and estate plans involving clients who have non-citizen spouses. Michael works closely with accountants, financial advisors and insurance underwriters using a "team approach" to identify the clients' goals and provide creative and appropriate solutions.

Michael is a graduate of Columbia College (1987) and Brooklyn Law School (1990) and is listed in Best Lawyers in America - Trusts and Estates Category. He is Past President of the Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, Inc. (where he served on the Board of Directors from 1998-2001), Past Chairman of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Westchester County Bar Association (1998-2000), Past Director of the Westchester Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (2001-2005) and Past President of the Northern Westchester Bar Association (2001-2002) and the White Plains Bar Association (2004-2005). Michael was the Ninth District Delegate to the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section (2003 - 2005) as well as a member of its Executive Committee (2000 - 2005) and was the Ninth District Delegate to the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association (2005-2008).


Michael is the Vice-President of the Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council. Michael has also been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Bedford Free Library since 2005.

Michael is also a member of the Westchester County (Sections on Tax and Trusts and Estates), Connecticut (Estates and Probate Section) and American (Sections on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law) Bar Associations as well as the Estate Planning Council of Rockland County, Inc.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Estate Planning: 50%
  2. Trusts: 50%

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Lisa Michelle Solomon

    I have known Michael Markhoff for approximately 9 years. He is a well-respected lawyer who is active in the local legal community. I wholeheartedly endorse him.

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Contact Info

Danziger & Markhoff LLP

123 Main Street
White Plains, NY, 10601

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CTActive199107/14/2015
NYCurrently registered 199103/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers in America -Trusts and Estates CategoryBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in America - Trusts and Estates CategoryBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Best Lawyers in America - Trusts and Estates CategoryBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers - Trusts and Estates CategoryNew York Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
AV Rated AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hudson Valley Estate Planning CouncilPresident2012 - 2013
Westchester Community FoundationBoard of Advisors2012 - Present
Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, Inc.President2007 - 2008
Bedford Free LibraryBoard of Trustees2005 - Present
New York State Bar Associations, Ninth Judicial District House of DelegatesMember2005 - Present
White Plains Bar AssociationPresident2004 - 2005
New York State Bar Associations, Ninth District DelegateMember2003 - 2005
Northern Westchester Bar AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
New York State Bar Associations, Trusts and Estates Law Section; Executive CommitteeMember2000 - 2005
Westchester County Bar Associations, Trusts and Estates SectionChairman1998 - 2000
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
White Plains Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Connecticut Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Westchester County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Westchester County Bar NewsletterEstate Tax Update - 2010 Tax Act2011
New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates JournalAlternatives to Funding Life Insurance Premiums2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Columbia UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Westchester County Bar AssociationEstate Planning with Life Insurance and Irrevocable Trusts2011
Pace Law SchoolEstate Planning and the Use of Life Insurance and Retirement Plans2011
Big Apple Dental MeetingEstate Planning for Dentists2011
21st Annual UJA Westchester Estate Planning ConferenceEstate Planning with Irrevocable and Revocable Trusts and Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts2011
Westchester Women's Bar AssociationEstate Planning, Retirement Planning and Partnership Agreements for Attorneys2010
Westchester County Bar AssociationAsset Protection2010
NYS CPA SocietyAsset Protection2010
New York State Bar AssociationAdministering the Estate2010
New York State Bar AssociationEstate Planning After Divorce2010
Westchester County Bar AssociationEstate Planning, Retirement Planning and Partnership Agreements for Attorneys2009
UJAEstate Planning with a Close Corporation2009
Stamford Dental SocietyEstate Planning for Dental Practice Owners2009
New York State Bar AssociationEstate Planning Devices: Transfers on Death2009
Hudson Valley BankEstate Planning with Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts2009
Estate Planning Council of Westchester County, Inc.Asset Protection2009
Estate Planning Council of Hudson Valley, Inc.What's In It For Them? Wills and Trusts2009
Connecticut Society of Certified Public AccountantsPreparation and Audit of the Federal Estate Tax Return2009