People: William B. Norden, Partner

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William B. Norden

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-3316
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William B. Norden is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Norden focuses on trusts and estates law and has more than forty years of experience representing corporate executives, owners of closely-held businesses, real estate operators and developers, art dealers and collectors, and other high-net-worth individuals.

Representing both individual and corporate fiduciaries, Mr. Norden has been involved in all aspects of estate and trust administration and litigation, including Internal Revenue Service Appeals hearings, New York State court matters and U.S. Tax Court proceedings. Over the course of his legal practice, he has represented virtually every major New York City bank and trust company in trust and estate matters.

Among the array of Bill Norden's estate planning activities are his plan design services, preparation of "what if" calculations and coordination with other estate professionals (including appraisers, accountants, business consultants and insurance advisors), as well as the drafting of Wills, trusts, family limited partnerships and ancillary estate/trust documents. He is actively involved in assisting his clients with the transfer of their assets in order to accomplish their estate plan objectives, including the preparation of gift tax returns.

Mr. Norden has extensive experience in the not-for-profit section and has represented major public charities and private foundations as general counsel and as trusts and estates counsel, including matters with New York State and the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, he has served as a Director on the boards of private foundations, one of which had assets in excess of $500 million, and also public charities, including a museum and a college.

William B. Norden is a partner in the Trusts and Estates Practice Group in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Mr. Norden focuses on trusts and estates law and has more than forty years of experience representing corporate executives, owners of closely-held businesses, real estate operators and developers, art dealers and collectors, and other high-net-worth individuals.

Representing both individual and corporate fiduciaries, Mr. Norden has been involved in all aspects of estate and trust administration and litigation, including Internal Revenue Service Appeals hearings, New York State court matters and U.S. Tax Court proceedings. Over the course of his legal practice, he has represented virtually every major New York City bank and trust company in trust and estate matters.

Among the array of Bill Norden's estate planning activities are his plan design services, preparation of "what if" calculations and coordination with other estate professionals (including appraisers, accountants, business consultants and insurance advisors), as well as the drafting of Wills, trusts, family limited partnerships and ancillary estate/trust documents. He is actively involved in assisting his clients with the transfer of their assets in order to accomplish their estate plan objectives, including the preparation of gift tax returns.

Mr. Norden has extensive experience in the not-for-profit section and has represented major public charities and private foundations as general counsel and as trusts and estates counsel, including matters with New York State and the Internal Revenue Service. Additionally, he has served as a Director on the boards of private foundations, one of which had assets in excess of $500 million, and also public charities, including a museum and a college.

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law (1969)
  • B.S., Brooklyn College, The City University of New York (1967)

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. Tax Court