Diane K. Roskies is a principal in the firm’s New York office where she advises high-net-worth, U.S. and non-U.S. citizens on complete trust and estate plans. This includes preparing estate and gift tax returns, charitable giving strategies, post-mortem estate planning and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. Diane has served as a trusted attorney for law firms, a national bank, an investment house, family offices and an accounting firm.
Diane routinely represents both high-net-worth and ultra high-net-worth individuals and their families and has developed estate and trust plans for those with assets valued at over $2 billion. Her clients include a family on the Forbes Billionaire Top 100 List, for whom she designed a complex estate plan for three generations of investors.
A substantial part of Diane’s practice includes international trust and estate planning and administration, often involving multiple jurisdictions. Diane interprets global estate tax treaty positions in the law of inheritance to advise on planning strategies through the creation of trusts and other investment structures. Additionally, Diane helps administer estates for non-U.S. citizens to transfer real property and assets in the U.S. upon their demise.
Before attending law school, Diane completed a doctorate at Harvard University in educational psychology. This insight is crucial to her approach, as she often counsels in the emotional state of planning for their future or processing the loss of a relative. Her emphasis on building relationships and understanding each client’s unique situation has earned their loyalty and respect. She develops plans for multiple generation of families who value her discretion, meticulous research and knowledge of current and impending estate and tax laws.
Diane has been invited to speak on the topic of Trusts and Estates on behalf of private clients, bar associations and various industry associations.