Russell J. Fishkind

Russell J. Fishkind

A partner in the Personal Wealth, Estates and Trusts Practice, Russell Fishkind focuses his practice on high net worth estate planning, business succession planning, family office consulting, estate administration and probate litigation.

Prior to joining the Firm, Russell served as Chair of the Trusts & Estates Team at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A. in Woodbridge, New Jersey. Following law school, he was a trust and estate administrator and financial officer for the United States Trust Company of New York. He was also the founding partner of Rudolph & Fishkind in New York City and East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Russell is an Assistant Adjunct Professor in New York University's Department of Finance, Taxation and Law where he teaches estate and business succession planning. He frequently writes and lectures about trusts and estates related issues.


He is the author of “Legacy of a Lifetime,” a layman's guide to understanding estate matters and a co-author of J.K. Lasser Pro'sTM “Estate Business Succession Planning - A Legal Guide to Wealth Transfer.” Also, learn more about  Russell's book, “Probate Wars of the Rich & Famous: An Insider's Guide to Estate Planning and Probate Litigation.”

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