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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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How Incomplete Non-Grantor Trusts can Help Avoid State Income Taxes

With the federal gift and estate tax exemption at $11.40 million for 2019, people whose estates are below the exemption amount are shifting their focus to income tax reduction. High-income taxpayers — particularly those who live in high-income-tax states — may want to consider incomplete non-grantor trusts, which make it possible to eliminate state taxes on […]

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Automatic Extension Available for Making Portability Election

Portability allows a surviving spouse to apply a deceased spouse’s unused estate tax exemption amount toward his or her own transfers during life or at death. To secure these benefits, however, the deceased spouse’s executor must have made a portability election on a timely filed estate tax return. The return is due nine months after […]

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A Pre-Nup or a DAPT: Which is the Better Choice?

If you or one of your adult children is getting married, you may be concerned about protecting your family’s assets in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement can be an effective tool for overriding marital property rights and keeping assets in the family. But these agreements have disadvantages. For many families, a better […]

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