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Cheryl E. Hader counsels clients on domestic and international estate planning, probate and trust administration, as well as prenuptial matters, the creation of private foundations and gifts to public charities. In addition to general estate planning and the preparation of wills and trust agreements, Ms. Hader assists clients in navigating the complex issues involved in estate, gift and income tax planning in connection with closely held business interests, commercial real estate, private equity funds, hedge funds, and the disposition and administration of intellectual property rights. She also advises and assists in the creation and operation of private charitable foundations to enable those clients to fulfill their charitable goals, and has facilitated the formation and serves as a director of a number of family foundations.

Ms. Hader advises numerous prominent New York families in connection with gifts of substantial assets to trusts for younger generations. Among her recent notable work, she formulated an estate plan to utilize and leverage the generation-skipping exemption to pass many millions of dollars of commercial real estate down several generations free of tax.

Ms. Hader also counsels and represents clients in litigation relating to contested probate matters, the administration of estates and trusts, and complex business disputes. She recently defended a family in a claim against a decedent’s $300 million estate, and handled a significant multifaceted trust and business litigation on behalf of a group of siblings against their trustees.

Ms. Hader is the author of Estate Planning and Chapter 14: Understanding the Special Valuation Rules, from the Practising Law Institute, now in its second edition.

LL.M., New York University School of Law, 1991
J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1988
B.A., summa cum laude, Yale University, 1985
New Jersey, 1989
New York, 1988
    -Best Lawyers (2011-2016)
    -Chambers USA (2011-2015)
    -Legal 500 US (2013-2015)
    -New York Super Lawyers Super Lawyer (2009-2014)
    -New York Super Lawyers Top Women Attorneys in New York (2014)
    -Top Women Attorneys, Avenue Magazine (2011)
    -American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, Fellow
    -New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section
    -New York City Bar Association
    -Estate Planning Council of New York City Inc.