Jim Ledley is a partner in 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 has been named a "New York Super Lawyer" since 2007 and has been ranked by "Best Lawyer" since 2018.
New York University (LL.M. in Taxation, 1975)
Columbia University (J.D. 1972)
Journal of Law and Social Problems, Associate Editor, 1970-1972
Bates College (B.A., 1969)
1974, U.S. Tax Court
1973, New York
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1970-1972
New York City Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
American Bar Association