Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Tax Attorneys

Welcome to the Schwartz, Fang, and Keating, P.C. Lawyer's website. We are estate planning, probate and estate tax lawyers, serving Long Island, New York City, and New Jersey.

Our commitment at Schwartz, Fang, and Keating, PC is to excellence and our focus is on the individual concerns of our clients. This is what sets us apart from the other estate planning and probate law firms. We are known as "problem solvers" and "trusted advisors" for our clients, taking a proactive approach to their needs. We represent many prominent families and businesses in the metropolitan NYC and Long Island areas.

Whatever stage you are in life, Schwartz, Fang & Keating understands that your situation is unique and your estate plan should custom fit your needs. It is important to work with an estate planning attorney that has the experience and knowledge to assist you in all areas of your estate planning and administration.

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Adequate Disclosure: Why You Should File Gift Tax Returns Even If They’re Not Required

Whenever you transfer property to another person — especially a family member — consider filing a gift tax return, even if it’s not technically required. Why? Because a timely filed gift tax return that meets the IRS’s “adequate disclosure” requirements starts the clock on the statute of limitations.   An Unexpected Tax Bill Generally, the […]

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Foreign Financial Accounts: Don’t Overlook FBAR Requirements

In recent years, the IRS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) have stepped up their enforcement of foreign account reporting requirements. An important tool in this effort is FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). Often misunderstood or overlooked, the FBAR can be a costly trap for the unwary. It […]

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International Estate Planning: If You’re A Non-U.S. Citizen, The Rules Are Different

Traditional estate planning strategies generally are based on the assumption that all family members involved are U.S. citizens. However, if you or your spouse is a noncitizen, special rules apply that require additional planning. Let’s take a look at how the rules change when one or more noncitizens are involved.   Defining “Residency” and “Domicile” […]

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