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Martin Zelner - New York, NY

630 Third Avenue23rd Floor New York, NY 10017

Updated: 11/29/2021

New York Probate & Estate Administration Lawyer


Mr. Zelner's area of specialization is in estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. For over thirty-five years he has advised clients on the dispositions of their estates, formulated estate plans and drafted the documents to implement those plans. Mr. Zelner has substantial experience in the use of techniques to transfer wealth at minimum estate and gift tax cost...

About Martin Zelner

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Counsel

Practice Areas

  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Taxation Law


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1964
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1966
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1966
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1966

Other Affiliations

  • The Tax Section of The American Bar Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member)
  • Estate Planning Council of New York (Member)
  • The American Bar Association, Estate and Gift Tax Committee (Member)
  • The American Bar Association, Subcommittee on Estate and Gift Tax Reform (Chairman)
  • ABA Task Force on the Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax (Chairman)
  • New York Bar Association, Tax, Trust and Estates and Elder Law Sections (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, Practising Law Institute
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, New York University Tax Institute
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, New York University Estate Planning conference
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, New York Law Journal Seminar - Press
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountant
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, Metropolitan President's Organization
  • Lecturer, Estate Planning, The Young President's Organization and B'nai B'rth

Pro Bono Activities

  • Harvard Club of New York City, Member

Past Positions

  • Parker Chapin Flattau & Klimpl LLP (now known as Troutman Sanders LLP), Administrative Partner of the Trusts and Estates Department


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1962
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York, 1958
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: Political Science


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630 Third Avenue23rd Floor New York, NY 10017



  • Achieved the highest rating for professional skill and legal ethics in Martindale-Hubbell

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