Mark W. Smith is an estate planning lawyer who has practiced in New York City since 1991. He often speaks and writes on estate planning topics. He hails from Texas originally, where at various points he lived in Dallas, Houston, Austin and Plano. Mark is an alumnus of Rice University (B.A. French and Psychology 1984), The University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1989), and New York University School of Law (LL.M. in Taxation 1990). He is rated AV by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, its highest rating.
After practicing at firms from small to very large over the past twenty years, Mark now maintains a solo practice in the City. His online presence includes two websites, estateplanningnewyorkcity.com and samesexmarriagenyc.net. His email is “Mark” at either of those domains.
Below is a sampling of articles he has published in legal journals over the past several years:
- “Remembering The GRIT: Smart Planning For A Diverse Clientele,” Estate Planning, September 2005
- “The Incapacitated Trustee,” Trusts & Estates, February 2006 (co-Author)
- “Careful Pre-Immigration Planning Can Save Significant Taxes,” Estate Planning, February 2007 (highlighted in Howard Zaritsky’s Estate Planning Update, Vol. 6, No. 22, 1-15-2007)
- “An Introduction to Estate Planning in the United Kingdom,” Estate Planning, April 2010