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James R. Ledley

551 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10176
Direct dial:
(212) 880-9896 jledley@kkwc.com

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Jim Ledley chairs the Estate Planning and Administration Department at Kleinberg Kaplan. Jim focuses on the firm's extensive estate planning practice, including wealth preservation, asset protection, multi-generational and international estate and succession planning for high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as the firm's busy estate administration practice. Jim also gives advice on the Federal and state income tax issues of estates and trusts, a subject that has become important to many clients.

Jim's clients vary in size from high-net-worth individuals to ultra-high-net-worth families. He advises clients in a broad spectrum of businesses and professions, including many in the financial services industry, as well as public company CEOs and directors, entrepreneurs and major real estate owners. For some clients, Jim has become their personal "general counsel." Jim was named a New York Super Lawyer in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

1973, New York
1974, U.S. Tax Court

New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1975)
Columbia University (J.D. 1972) 
Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Social Problems, 1970-1972
Bates College (B.A., 1969)

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1970-1972

New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association