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Marc Eric Selden

Estate planning Attorney at New York, NY

4.7   7 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    60%
    Wills, Trusts, Estate Tax Planning and Asset Protection Planning.

    22 years

  2. Business
    20%
    The formation of business entities for families and other groups of individuals with an exphasis on asset protection, business succession and tax planning.

    28 years

  3. Tax
    20%
    Tax attorneys concentrate in understanding the interplay of different tax laws and regulations, and in planning strategies to minimize people's tax liabilities.

    22 years

Licensed for 28 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 1994
Updated 06/05/2022

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Greenberg Taurig
MetLife Building
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10166

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Jason | February 4, 2013
Estate Planning and Asset Protection review
Marc assisted me to create a comprehensive estate and asset protection plan for my family. Through every step of the way, Marc and his staff both educated and guided me to make intelligent choices based upon the needs of my family and my personal preferences. It is clear that Marc has not only dedicated vast amounts of time to becoming an expert in his practice area, but also has committed himself to staying abreast of current trends in the ever-shifting seas of estate tax law and asset protection. If you are looking for a "hands-on" attorney to counsel you on a personal level, Marc is your guy. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Robert | January 29, 2013
Exceptional Expert!
I've known Marc for a few years. He was referred to me by a friend. We have a child with special needs that we were concerned about planning for his future. When my wife and I met with Marc the first time, I knew right away he was a pro in his field. He was very insightful, considerate, and supportive. Marc presented us with a well-thought out plan for our children. I couldnt've feel more comfortable anywhere else. I have and will continue to refer people to Marc because I feel confident that he always has me and my family's best interest at hand.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2011
Highly recommend for estate planning
As a financial professional I had met Marc through a work colleague. I was initially impressed by his presentation and sincerity. I started referring clients to him where I felt he would be a good match personality wise. I had heard very positive feedback from my clients that went forward with Marc for estate planning. When my wife and I had our baby I felt it was important to go through the process myself with Marc. Throughout our meetings Marc did a great job conveying how we should structure our estate plan and made it easy and straight forward to understand. If you are looking to protect your family and assets Marc will do a solid job.
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Posted by Marcy | April 20, 2011
Marc Selden Review
From the instant I met with Marc I knew I was in good hands. His knowledge of the law and his ability to explain all options available to me were priceless. I never felt rushed or overwhelmed. He was always available to talk things through, revise if need be and offer rational informed advise.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2011
By far the best estate planning attorney in NYC
Marc is a fantastic attorney. In addition to being brilliantly versed in estate planning law, he is also dedicated and hard-working. He assisted my family during a very difficult time with genuineness and compassion. I could not recommend a better lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2011
A true professional
Marc made the estate planning process a very nice experience and really educated our family! I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2011
Call Back was Fast; but I'm Not Happy with the Response
Mr. Selden responds was fast and he even responded on the weekend. This was a plus. However, after waiting all weekend to speak to him on a Monday about creating a trust agreement, he only told me to set up an appointment where he would charge me $500 for a consultation. Over the phone he suggested that I create an LLP and transfer the real property into the LLP before transferring it into the trust. This is after he was informed that the real property was valued under $5 Million and the Federal government gave a $5 Million gift exemption and NY had NO Gift tax. Thus, the property could be transferred directly into the trust without any tax liability. I found him a little combative and defensive.
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Response from Marc Selden April 22, 2011
I was disheartened to learn that the poster was dissatisfied with our 5 minute telephone call. I told the poster that I would need to be retained in order to give legal advice. There was no attorney/client relationship established. There are many estate and gift tax and non-tax reasons to suggest LLPs or LLCs for a $5 million estate, as the poster would have learned during a consultation. I object to the negative review in that we did not have an attorney-client relationship, we only spoke for 5 minutes and this review is not fair - I DID NOT HANDLE HIS TRUSTS MATTER. His assertion that I handled his Trusts matter is false.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • 2019 - Present
  • Member
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Partner
  • Wilk Auslander, LLP
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Counsel
  • Wilk Auslander, LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Principal
  • Selden Law Group, P.C.
  • 2001 - 2015
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • LL.M - Masters of Laws
  • 2015
  • Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors
  • Laureate in Advanced Wealth Strategies
  • 2008
  • Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors
  • Laureate in Wealth Strategies
  • 2007
  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • State University of Albany
  • BA, cum laude
  • 1990
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Associations

  • International Fiscal Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors
  • Resident Faculty
  • 2009 - Present
  • WealthCounsel - NY-NJ Metro Forum
  • President - Founding
  • 2009 - Present
  • Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors
  • Member - Laureate Circle
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Business Institute
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • 2008 - Present
  • WealthCounsel
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Awarded "Superb" lawyer rating 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Awarded "Superb" lawyer rating 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Awarded "Superb" lawyer rating 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Awarded "Superb" lawyer rating 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2011
  • Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating - 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2010
  • Awarded "Superb" Lawyer Rating - 10/10
  • AVVO
  • 2009
  • Selected to Wealth Counsel Speakers Bureau
  • Wealth Counsel, LLC
  • 2008
  • Laureate in Advanced Wealth Strategies
  • Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors
  • 2008
  • Laureate in Wealth Strategies
  • The Laureate Center for Wealth Advisors
  • 2007
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Introduction to Estate Planning - New York State Bar Association, New York, NY
  • Life Insurance Trusts and Retirement Planning
  • 2015
  • Dunham & Associates
  • A Post-Election Results Symposium - Keynote Speaker - NY, NY
  • 2012
  • NBI - Essential Asset Protection Techniques and Strategies - December 5, 2011 - Long Island, NY
  • Asset Protection Planning
  • 2011
  • Alliance Bernstein Conference
  • What Every Advisor Needs To Know About Asset Protecton Planning
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (21)
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I highly recommend Marc as an outstanding sophisticated Estate Planning and Asset Protection Attorney. I have worked with him on a number of occasions and found him extremely knowledgeable, bright and client conscious. What I like about Marc is that he has New York street smarts combined with a sound client approach and expert legal counsel. I highly recommend Marc and am honored to work with him on Estate Planning and Asset Protection matters."
Estate planning Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have know Marc for several years now through our relationship in the Southern California Institute (SCI) and the Laureate Program - professionals working collaboratively on holistic plans for affluent families - where Marc is a resident faculty member. Marc works the entire spectrum helping famililies and businesses in Estate, Business and related Planning. He is experienced, very bright, and brings the important quality of caring for his client families. Marc is our is our guy in New York."
Estate planning Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Marc through the Laureate Program, a wealth planning collaborative of distinguished professionals whose focus is on serving affluent clients. Marc is a highly skilled and knowledgeable estate planning lawyer trained in cutting edge sophisticated planning techniques to protect and preserve wealth. I highly recommend him."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc is one of those lawyers that loves to teach. If you are a lawyer, you are lucky to be in a room with him because you are bound to walk out of that room smarter than when you walked in. Mark is a great lawyer but what makes him really sparkel is the way he works so closely with other advisors. Who is the winner--his client."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent reputation. I refer clients to him."
Estate planning Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is my pleasure to give Marc Selden the highest endorsement. Marc has been a colleague in the Southern California Institute and Laureate Program for at least three years. It has been my pleasure to see Marc teach extremely complex tax subjects to large groups of professionals. Marc was well versed in the subject matter and handled the subject matter in a very competent manner. In addition to his professionalism, Marc is a patient collaborator as well as kind friend. Marc's professionalism and warmth make him an excellent lawyer. I give Marc the highest recommendation."
Estate planning Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Marc is an exceptional lawyer. He is extreme ly knowledgeable and willing to share his expertise freely. He helped me tremendously in a complex matter and did so competently, graciously, and quickly. His clients are fortunate to have his expert assistance."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Marc Selden's work without reservations. Marc is extremely knowledgeable about estate planning and extremely personable. Marc responds quickly to any request and is a great team player. Marc is an excellent attorney and I recommend him without any reservations."
Estate planning Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the pleasure of co-presenting a session with Mark on estate planning for high net worth families and individuals in San Diego earlier this year. We are both graduates of The Laureate Program sponsored by The Southern California Institute. I have known Mark for a number of years and would strongly recommend him to a family looking to work collaborately with a professional to achive their estate planning goals."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It has been my privilege to work with, and learn from, Attorney Marc Selden over the course of the past few years. I met Marc through the Laureate in Wealth Strategies program sponsored by the Southern California Institute (http://www.scinstitute.org). Marc impressed me with his knowledge of the law and his facility at analyzing myriad facts and distilling them down to an understandable essence. Just as important, Marc is a genuinely nice person who enjoys interacting with people and understanding who they are and what's important to them. He brings this perspective to his estate planning, which is invaluable in my opinion and experience. Marc is also a fine public speaker and is able to articulate his thoughts so that there's not doubt what his position is on a given matter Marc is a fine man and lawyer and I am proud to count him as a professional colleague and friend."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Marc is a professional with a warm approachable demeanor. I have seen him speak to groups of premier attorneys on highly technical topics with confidence and accuracy; he is competent to address the most complex planning issues. I think clients will appreciate that he is not only technically superior to most attorneys they might find but also down-to-earth and realistic about the family dynamics that are as important, if not more important, than the legal and tax issues."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Marc is a first-rate estate planning attorney. He cares about his clients and is creative in designing and implementing etate plans designed for each clients' needs. I highly recommend Marc for any estate and trust matter."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Over the course of many years I have worked on numerous matters with Marc as well as having referred a number of clients to him. He is unparalleled in the area of sophisticated Estate Planning. His depth of knowledge and interpersonal skills make him my go to person whenever I have issues in the Estate Planning field."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Marc for several years - he is meticulously concerned about his client's interests, is quite knowledgable, we have worked on matters together, we have taught seminars together, and I routinely call for his opinions, suggestions, or plain advice - we won't even get into how he's a swell dresser. Marc is well suited to handle large complex estates, and though not his norm, I know he will also handle more modest estates when there is a nice family involved. I would trust him with my own estate."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have had the honor and pleasure of knowing Marc both personally and professionally for close to a decade. Marc is the rare attorney that is well versed in the more complex areas of the law and yet he is capable of insuring that his client understand all that he is doing for them. Marc's clients have a professional that is caring, responsive and someone that strives to assist them with accomplishing their hopes, dreams and dreams for themselves and their loved ones. I am lucky to call Marc a colleague and a friend. I will continue to refer to him without and reservations or hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Marc since 2002 and have been working with Marc on a regular basis since 2004. Marc and I have collaborated together to provide for a number of high net worth client families. He is a dedicated attorney who continually delivers best of class legal services to his clients. He is an expert at taking the complex and making it simple. I highly recommend Marc and his firm."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am an immigration who has been practicing for over 25 years. I have known Marc for over 10 years. I see him work with his clients daily since we are in the same suite. He treats his clients professionally and fosters a close relationship with them. I highly recommend him for estate planning matters. Anyone who refers matters to him should feel assured that clients are treated with respect and that their matter will be given close attention."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Marc for several years through the Laureate in Wealth Strategies Program offered by the Southern California Institute. Marc is a fantastically gifted attorney and a brilliant individual with a great sense of humor and endless energy. I have had an opportunity to see Marc in action - analyzing complex estate planning issues, designing solutions and presenting them to clients. It is clear that he has a heart for his clients and a head for the complicated tax work they need. I would not hesitate to recommend Marc."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Marc Selden. I have known Marc since 2002 and have been working with Marc on a regular basis since 2004. Marc and I have worked together on many estate and business plans. Marc is technically superior in the estate planning and asset protections strategies and takes great lengths to continually educate himself by attending local and national estate planning conferences. Marc takes a counseling approach to planning and strives for strong relationships with his clients and their advisors. Marc teaches nationally for the Southern California Institute, an organization of attorneys, CPA's and financial and Insurance professionals how to work collaboratively on high net worth estate and business plans. Marc additionally teaches various high net worth estate, asset protection and business succession planning strategies. Marc is a compassionate and caring person who is devoted to achieving his clients goals. He is a devoted father and good friend."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Marc both through our membership in WealthCounsel (a national association of estate planning attorneys) as well as through our studies together at the Southern California Institute's Laureate in Advanced Wealth Strategies certification program. Marc is technically brilliant, has a warm heart, and is passionate about helping his clients create, promote and protect their legacy. He has the highest integrity and work ethic, and is also a caring and devoted father and loyal friend."
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New York Estate planning Lawyer Marc Eric Selden
Marc Eric Selden
Estate planning Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 28 years