Leshkowitz Law, PLLC

Naftali LeshkowitzNaftali T. Leshkowitz
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Naftali T. Leshkowitz is the founding member of the firm. He is an experienced practitioner in the firm’s primary practice areas. He also has significant experience representing wealthy individuals in connection with other personal matters, including real estate transactions, formation and administration of tax exempt entities, and legal and tax issues with respect to personal investments. Naftali also has extensive experience advising clients on tax, contract, and aviation law relating to the ownership and use of privately owned aircraft (entire aircraft and fractional shares).

Naftali is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars. He was previously Counsel in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he practiced for more than seven years (2003-2010) in the firm’s trusts and estates department. Prior to that, he was an associate in the estates and personal group of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP (1998-2003). He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law (1997), where he was a member of the Fordham Law Review, and his B.S., summa cum laude, in accounting from Touro College, where he was the class valedictorian (1993). He also is a New York licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Rachel DemenyRachel R. Demeny
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Rachel R. Demeny is a member of the firm. She is experienced in advising clients in all areas of trusts & estates practice. She advises clients on structuring wills and trusts to achieve a variety of estate planning goals, including tax efficient wealth transfer and philanthropic objectives, taking individual and family needs and circumstances into account. She also advises clients serving as fiduciaries with respect to estate and trust administration.

Rachel is admitted to the New York Bar. Before becoming a member of Leshkowitz Law, PLLC, she practiced trusts & estates law for nine years, first at the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (2005-2013), then at the New York office of Loeb & Loeb LLP (2013-2014). She earned her J.D., cum laude, from the New York University School of Law, where she also earned an Advanced Professional Certificate in Taxation (Estate Planning Focus, 2013). Rachel graduated in 1994 from Amherst College, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in English and German. She was a Fulbright scholar in Germany (1994-1995) and completed degrees in German literature before turning to the study of law (M.A., University of Constance, Germany, 1997, and M.Phil., Columbia University, 2000).