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Wendy Fitzsimons

Real Estate Tax Attorney


Wendy’s tax expertise along with her corporate, real estate and estate planning background brings a unique combination of skills to her practice. In addition to her real estate expertise, Wendy has had long time experience creating trusts, LLC’s and corporations for international and domestic clients.

Wendy was also an adjunct professor of business law at CUNY, Queens College and has given numerous presentations on tax and estate planning issues to a variety of business and professional organizations. Additionally Wendy has received numerous fellowships and academic honors. She was awarded a Unified Court System legal fellowship by the State of New York, and she began her career as a law clerk for New York Supreme Court Justice James A. Yates. Following her clerkship she was an associate in a number of boutique New York City law firms specializing in real estate law.

Real Estate and Small Business Law

The firm represents domestic and foreign buyers and sellers of residential New York real estate. Whether the client is purchasing a single residence or a commercial headquarters, the firm provides legal guidance through every stage of the transaction including due diligence, contract negotiations and closing representation. The firm also advises clients in business formations, such as limited liability companies, partnerships, and S corporations for asset protection and tax planning.

Representation of Foreign Buyers

Foreign buyers have unique concerns when purchasing or leasing New York real estate. Those concerns range from the type of property to acquire to how to structure the acquisition (such as with a foreign holding corporation, a domestic LLC or a trust). The firm is experienced in advising international clients regarding all aspects of New York real estate transactions and tax issues.

Trusts and Estate Planning and Probate

While each estate plan is unique, typical estate plans include a will or a revocable trust in addition to health care directives and powers of attorney. The firm advises in the planning process including the tax consequences of making gifts, and holding assets individually or through a trust. The firm also represents personal representatives in all aspects of the probate proceeding. Typically the process includes collecting the deceased’s assets, paying bills, preparing necessary tax returns, filing required legal documents, and distributing property to heirs.

Specializes in:

  • Real Estate Taxation
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Business Incorporation

Contact Information:

Phone: (212) 644-8149
Mobile: (917) 715-8616
Fax: (646) 349-1248

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