History

We founded Bischof & Bischof LLP in 2005 to advise individuals and families on estate planning (wills and trusts) and estate administration (probate and intestacy).

Several factors distinguish an engagement with our firm.  For wills and trusts, once we have a sense of the project, we charge a flat fee.  Because we are a boutique practice, we can deliver a level of service and attention unavailable with big firm economics.

Families use our services to protect their loved ones and to be financially responsible.  We help people discuss their plans, and then we draft clear, binding documents.  When young children are involved, our clients are assured that the right people will become guardians/trustees and that those fiduciaries will have appropriate guidance. Clients who have children with special needs, children of a prior marriage, or same-sex partners also benefit from specific tailored provisions.

With proper planning, many of our clients lower or entirely eliminate estate tax exposure, leaving more for their relatives, friends, and charities.

The firm also works in the probate courts to assist clients with a smooth estate administration, advising executors/administrators, beneficiaries, creditors, trustees, and other interested parties.

 

Our team


While at Yale, his activities outside the classroom included Barrister’s Union, Moot Court, and the Journal of Law and Feminism; he also took Gross Anatomy at the medical school and did get-out-the-vote work for various political campaigns. He received his J.D. in 1993.

After graduation, George obtained his LL.M. (in Taxation) at NYU School of Law while working in the tax department at Gordon, Altman, Butowsky, Weitzen, Shalov & Wein, where he remained on a full-time basis following graduation. After working at LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae on tax issues specific to the insurance industry, he returned to a general federal practice at Willkie Farr & Gallagher, where he advised a mix of individual, partnership, tax-exempt, and corporate clients on federal and state tax issues.

In 2000, George moved to the New York office of Australia’s Macquarie Bank Limited, where he developed and marketed cross-border structured finance products. He and a colleague then led the expansion of the bank’s cross-border leasing practice into the U.S. lessee market; they were then recruited in 2003 to Global Capital Finance, a lease advisory boutique, to expand their practice into the U.S. George returned to the practice of law in 2005.

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. (in Taxation), 1995
  • Yale Law School, J.D., 1993
  • Amherst College, B.A., 1989

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 1994
  • Connecticut, 2006

ASSOCIATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Alex graduated from Bowdoin College as a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar in 2011, having majored in Government & Legal Studies and minored in Theater. He later attended University of Maine School of Law, from which he graduated cum laude in 2014.

Alex is an active member of the New York City Bar Association's Estate & Gift Taxation Committee, where he contributes to the advanced research and work the Committee performs. Alex is admitted to practice law in New York, Massachusetts, and Maine. He is also an Eagle Scout and enjoys swimming, having swum competitively for his college.

EDUCATION

  • Bowdoin College, 2011
  • Maine School of Law, 2014

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 2016
  • Massachusetts, 2014
  • Maine, 2015

ASSOCIATIONS

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Estate & Gift Taxation Committee, Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Naz graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in 2017 where she majored in International Relations. She focused her studies on traditional political economy theory and specialized in the Middle East and North Africa. She studied abroad in Rabat, Morocco.

Born and raised in Ankara, Turkey, Naz is a certified classical pianist, enjoys Italian cinema, and loves traveling.

EDUCATION

  • Brown University, 2017

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Turkish Women's International Network (TurkishWIN)

As part of the Vermont Legislative Research Service, she was responsible for drafting Medicare/Medicaid Policy Reports to be used by Vermont State Legislators, and spent over a year conducting research and doing the footnotes and bibliography for the political biography John William McCormack by Garrison Nelson (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). She is primarily interested in identity politics regarding prominent political figures and the history of the Supreme Court.

Brenna loves horror films and moved to New York after spending a semester in the Czech Republic. She enjoys all things the city has to offer from jazz shows to story-telling and community building events. She received her Gold Award as a Girl Scout for her work in environmental sustainability and despite her Brooklyn residence, still loves a good hike.

EDUCATION

  • University of Vermont, 2017