Education

The College of William and Mary in Virginia (B.A., 1987)
The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1991)
Temple University School of Law (L.L.M., Taxation, 1994)

Barbara Lynn Pedersen

Partner

  • New York
  • 120 Broadway
  • 32nd Floor
  • New York, NY 10271
  • 212-238-3064

Barbara Lynn Pedersen is a partner in the Trusts & Estates, Private Client & Not-For-Profit group.  She joined the firm in January of 2013 and focuses her practice on all aspects of estate planning and estate and trust administration, including counseling individuals with respect to sophisticated and straightforward estate plans, probate avoidance, business succession, wealth preservation, estate and gift tax planning and the creation and administration of all types of trusts and charitable entities.  She represents both individuals and families of moderate to substantial wealth.  

Barbara has developed specific expertise in planning for members of the lesbian and gay community and their families.

She handles both contested and uncontested estate and trust matters. In addition, Barbara represents corporate fiduciaries in their capacities as executors and trustees and advises not-for-profit organizations and their leadership with respect to their fiduciary obligations.

Barbara frequently lectures on topics related to estate planning, estate and trust administration, gift and estate taxation and charitable planning. Some of the many organizations and banking institutions for which Barbara has been a guest lecturer include the New York Chapter of Lambda Legal, Philanthropic Planning Group of Greater New York, Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc. (formerly The New York Coalition of Professional Women in the Arts and Media), Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch, Citibank - Women & Company, Barclays International and Morgan Stanley.

“The Trusts & Estates, Private Client & Not-For-Profit practice at Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP focuses on providing its clients with personal service while drawing upon the broad depth of its attorneys’ experience and expertise.”

Admissions

New Jersey, 1991
Pennsylvania 1991
New York 1997
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

The College of William and Mary in Virginia (B.A., 1987)
The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 1991)
Temple University School of Law (L.L.M., Taxation, 1994)

Professional Activities

Pro Bono legal counsel to The Center for Architecture Foundation (2005 to 2012)
Special Advisor to Women in the Arts and Media Coalition, Inc. (1998 to 2001)

Community Involvement

The College of William & Mary in Virginia Arts Council (2012 to present)
Blue Hill Troupe (2000 to present)
Yale Alumnae Chorus (2005 to present)

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