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Benjamin G. Paster - Cranston, RI

1000 Chapel View BoulevardSuite 220 Cranston, RI 02920

Updated: 07/30/2020

Cranston Estate Planning Lawyer

Overview

Benjamin G. Paster, born St. Louis, Missouri, July 8, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, New York and U.S. Tax Court; 1976, Rhode Island.

His law practice sets special emphasis on estate planning for highly compensated executives/professionals; owners of closely-held businesses and the families of developmentally disabled persons. He is an authority on income tax planning, drafting will and trust documents, and probating and administering estates of decedents and persons adjudged incompetent...

Benjamin G. Paster, born St. Louis, Missouri, July 8, 1948; admitted to bar, 1975, New York and U.S. Tax Court; 1976, Rhode Island.

His law practice sets special emphasis on estate planning for highly compensated executives/professionals; owners of closely-held businesses and the families of developmentally disabled persons. He is an authority on income tax planning, drafting will and trust documents, and probating and administering estates of decedents and persons adjudged incompetent. Mr. Paster prepares all estate, gift and generation-skipping tax returns and often is engaged in resolving disputes with tax officials.

A contributor to scholarly journals on estate planning and tax law issues, Mr. Paster is a frequent lecturer to professional and consumer audiences.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a member of its Practice Committee. He is also a past President of the Board of the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island. Mr. Paster is the former Chairman of The Miriam Hospital Foundation and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Foundation. He is also a member of the Probate and Trust Committee of the Rhode Island and American Bar Associations.

About Benjamin G. Paster

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Business succession planning - wealth transfer /high net worth estate planning Wealth transfer planning Estate admin Trust

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1975
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1975
  • Rhode Island, 1976

Other Affiliations

  • Rhode Island Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American College of Trust and Estate (Fellow)

Past Positions

  • Yale University, Assistant Instructor, Constitutional Law, 1973 - 1974
  • Bryant College, Adjunct Professor, Master of Taxation Program, 1980 - 1981
  • University of Cambridge, Visiting Member, Faculty of Law, 1984 - Present

Education

  • Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, 1974
    J.D.
  • Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands
    J.D.
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1970
    B.S.
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Major: Economics
  • London School of Economics, London, England
  • University of Cambridge, LL.M., 1972

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon

Office Information

Address

1000 Chapel View BoulevardSuite 220 Cranston, RI 02920

Fax

  • (401) 455-9801

Achievements

Honors

  • Thouron Scholar
  • Curatorium Scholar

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