Barry I. Lutzky

Partner

P 212.216.8068   F 212.216.8001
1350 Broadway
New York, NY 10018

 

Barry I. Lutzky

Partner

P 212.216.8068   F 212.216.8001   blutzky@tarterkrinsky.com

Barry I. Lutzky is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Group. He focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration, estate & trust taxation and elder law & special needs planning. Barry crafts customized solutions to meet the individual needs of his clients, and his experience ranges from protecting the assets of the middle class to preserving the wealth of high net-worth individuals.

Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Barry was a partner at Schiff Hardin, which merged with Mazur Carp & Rubin, where Barry was a partner, in July 2013. Barry was previously the managing partner at Freedman, Fish & Grimaldi LLP, one of the nation’s first elder law firms.

Representative Experience

Barry regularly handles a variety of issues related to estates and trusts, including:

  • The use of discounting techniques to reduce the size of taxable estates
  • Pre- and post-mortem tax planning
  • Planning for individuals with significant retirement assets
  • The use of trusts to provide clients with economic security while also effectuating their charitable goals
  • Implementation of various planning techniques for elderly clients and persons with disabilities to maintain their eligibility for governmental benefits
  • Estate and trust administration
Education
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1982, with honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1979
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Awards and Honors
  • Best Lawyers in America, Elder Law, 2016-2020
  • New York Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2009-2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell®, 2009-2019
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section
  • Estate Planning Council of New York City
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Elder Law Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Heart Association, Advisory Council

Quote I Live By: “Better to be silent and thought of as a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

Favorite Book/Last Read: Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Favorite Sports Team: Mets

What I Do When I’m Not Practicing Law / In My Spare Time: Running, Bicycling

Education
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D. 1982, with honors
  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1979
  • University of Pennsylvania, M.A., 1979
Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Awards and Honors
  • Best Lawyers in America, Elder Law, 2016-2020
  • New York Super Lawyers, Estate Planning & Probate, 2009-2019
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell®, 2009-2019
Memberships
  • American Bar Association, Real Property and Probate Section
  • Estate Planning Council of New York City
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Elder Law Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • American Heart Association, Advisory Council

Barry Lutzky

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