Jason J. Smith
516-747-0300 Ext. 182
Jason J. Smith is a Partner in the Firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group.
Jason focuses his practice on estate planning, asset protection, estate and trust administration and litigation.
Jason’s estate planning practice includes assisting individuals and families with tax-efficient and practical estate and gift planning, including the preparation of wills, revocable living trusts, insurance trusts and qualified personal residence trusts, grantor retained annuity trusts and dynasty trusts.
He also counsels clients on asset protection strategies, including the use of trusts and the preparation of prenuptial agreements. His estate and trust administration practice dovetails with his trusts and estates litigation practice, where he advises clients in contested will and probate proceedings, fiduciary removal proceedings, trust construction cases, contested accountings proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings and conservatorships and guardianship matters. Jason’s trusts and estates litigation practice is augmented by his prior experience representing clients in complex commercial, class action, intellectual property and medical malpractice cases at the trial and appellate levels in both federal and state courts. He represents and advises a diverse range of clients, including those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans gender (LGBT) community.
Previously Jason practiced as a trusts and estates attorney at the Manhattan office of Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP.
Some of Jason’s recent publications include “Ding Dong, Is DOMA Dead? What Opportunities Exist for Same-Sex Couples as We Enter 2014?”.
Jason received his J.D. from Yale University Law School, and his B.S., magna cum laude, from New York University. While in law school Jason served as managing editor of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.
Jason is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut.