David E. Stutzman is a member of the Trusts and Estates and Charitable Organizations Group of Seward & Kissel LLP. Mr. Stutzman has been practicing law since 1988 and focuses primarily in the areas of estate, trust and charitable planning and administration. He joined the firm as Counsel in 2001.
His practice seeks to reconcile the unique goals of his individual and family clients with the often complex and changing requirements mandated by the nation’s gift, estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws and the interplay of U.S. and foreign transfer taxes for individuals and families with interests in multiple jurisdictions. In addition, Mr. Stutzman counsels his clients, both opposite-sex and same-sex, on prenuptial and postnuptial planning. He is also counsel to and advises charitable trusts and private foundations. He has spoken and written on various topics in his practice area in New York State and New York City Bar Association programs, and in corporate and charitable presentations.
Mr. Stutzman is a member of the Estate and Gift Taxation Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and the Estate Planning Council of New York City. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Historic House Trust of New York City and a member of the Professional Advisory Council of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. From 2001-2007 he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of The HealthCare Chaplaincy. He is admitted to practice in New York State, Connecticut, the District of Columbia and the United States Tax Court.
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law (1988)
B.A., University of Virginia (with distinction, 1985)
Bloomberg Tax Management Portfolios
Planning for Authors, Musicians, Artists, and Collectors (Portfolio 815)
This Portfolio addresses the unique issues involved in planning and administering estates that consist of assets created by the decedent's personal literary or artistic efforts.