Barbara Lynn Pedersen
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.