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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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Only Certain Trusts Can Own S Corporation Stock

S corporations must comply with several strict requirements or risk losing their tax-advantaged status. Among other things, they can have no more than 100 shareholders and only one class of stock. They are, as well, permitted to have only certain types of shareholders. In an estate planning context, it’s critical that any trusts that will […]

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If You Made Gifts Last Year, You May (Or May Not) Need To File A Gift Tax Return

Gifting assets to loved ones is one of the simplest ways of reducing your taxable estate. However, what may not be as simple is determining whether you need to file a gift tax return (Form 709). With the April 17 filing deadline approaching, now is the time to find an answer.   Return Required A […]

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Life Insurance: A Powerful Estate Planning Tool for Nontaxable Estates

For years, life insurance has played a critical role in estate planning, providing a source of liquidity to pay estate taxes and other expenses. It’s been particularly valuable for business owners, whose families might not have the liquid assets they need to pay estate taxes without selling the business. Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs […]

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