direct telephone number: 212-716-3284
Columbia Law School, J.D. 1974; Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Union College, B.A. 1970, summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa
1975, New York
AV Preeminent® Rated
New York Super Lawyers - Trusts and Estates
2006 - 2015
Eugene V. Kokot joined the firm in 1997 and heads the trusts and estates department. He has extensive experience in all aspects of estate planning, trust and estate administration, transfer taxation, and fiduciary taxation, including representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in litigated cases.
In addition to representing a broad spectrum of business and entrepreneurial clients, Eugene has many clients who are prominent in entertainment, the arts, and the literary world. He also serves corporate fiduciary clients in the administration of estates and trusts and in fiduciary accounting matters.
He has been very active in the New York State Bar Association, having served for twelve years on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the State Bar’s Trusts and Estates Section. He also served on the Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogates’ Courts of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Eugene lectures frequently on topics of estate planning and administration to Bar groups and non-lawyers.
Eugene is legal counsel to several charitable organizations, some of which he serves as a board member, trustee, and/or officer.
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