Meet Our Team
George studied philosophy at Amherst College, graduating in 1989 with a B.A., cum laude. During a year internship in Amherst's Public Affairs Office as the College's Sports Information Director, he applied and was accepted to Yale Law School.
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.
- New York University School of Law, LL.M. (in Taxation), 1995
- Yale Law School, J.D., 1993
- Amherst College, B.A., 1989
- New York, 1994
- Connecticut, 2006
- New York State Bar Association
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Amy Kawa Posner, Esq. is an Associate Attorney with Bischof & Bischof LLP, where she focuses her practice on wills, trusts, and estates. She has significant experience in both litigation and transactional work, spanning a broad range of practice areas including estate planning, real estate, landlord/tenant, family law, nonprofit and general business law. Prior to joining Bischof & Bischof, Amy was the founder and managing attorney of OpusLegal, a virtual law office for the arts, where she provided accessible, affordable and compassionate legal services to artists and arts organizations throughout New York State.
In addition to her legal experience, Amy has a background in the arts, stemming from her roots as a Juilliard-trained classical pianist. After working for several years in the financial services industry, Amy earned a master’s degree in arts administration at Boston University. During her studies, she developed an academic interest in arts policy and the legal issues affecting arts organizations. As a result, Amy attended law school as a Chancellor’s Scholar at Syracuse University.
Amy is dedicated to helping people achieve their estate planning goals so that they and their loved ones have peace of mind. To that end, Amy listens and communicates with empathy, provides thoughtful and knowledgeable advice, and drafts documents with clear and concise language.
- Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
- Boston University, M.S. in Arts Administration, 2007
- The Juilliard School, B.Mus. in Piano, 2001
- New York, 2014
- Florida, 2011
- New York State Bar Association
- Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
Marie Pesch is the firm’s Client Service Specialist. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Marie joined the firm after graduating from SUNY New Paltz with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at New Paltz, Marie conducted research on voting laws and gender disparities in United States elections, and she also interned at The Normandy Group, a government relations firm in Washington D.C.
Marie works with our clients to ensure they have a seamless and fruitful experience putting plans in place to provide for and protect loved ones, regardless of family structure or balance sheet. Marie is keenly aware that each client’s objectives are uniquely different and that the path to “ink on paper” is not always a straight line. She works closely with each client, and their sometimes-demanding schedule, to capture their needs and final wishes in a thoughtful and effective estate plan. She sees each engagement as an opportunity to establish and foster a meaningful relationship that will help families and their loved ones for years to come.
Outside of work Marie enjoys going to the gym, watching a good political drama, and baking for her friends and family.
- SUNY New Paltz, B.A. in Political Science, 2022