Practice Areas

Trusts, Estates and Taxation Law

Education

City College of the City University of New York (B.A., 1971)

University of South Carolina Law School (J.D., with honors, 1974)

New York University School of Law (L.L.M. in Taxation, 1979)

Bar Admissions

New York

U.S. Tax Court

U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York

U.S. Claims Court

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Michael A. Zimmerman
Of Counsel

Email: mzimmerman@kanekessler.com
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Tel: 212.519.5137
Fax: 212.245.3009


Michael A. Zimmerman is counsel to the firm and chairs the firm’s Trusts, Estates and Taxation practice group. Mr. Zimmerman represents a wide range of corporations and individuals in areas that include corporate tax planning, sophisticated estate planning involving large estates, the drafting of wills, trusts, private
annuities, qualified personal residence trusts and similar documents. He also represents individuals and corporations before the United States Tax Court, the Internal Revenue Service, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and other courts and governmental agencies.

Mr. Zimmerman does a substantial amount of work in the area of international taxation, creating Offshore Asset Protection Trusts which protect individuals assets from judgments obtained within the United States. Mr. Zimmerman also engages in foreign and international tax planning for United States citizens in numerous jurisdictions outside the United States as well as representing foreign individuals and citizens engaged in United States businesses.

While at the University of South Carolina Law School, Mr. Zimmerman was admitted to the Order of Wig and Robe and was a member of the South Carolina Law Review. Mr. Zimmerman was a Tax and Trial Attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service from 1974 to 1977.