It’s been a tough year filled with unprecedented challenges. Let’s take this moment to come together virtually as a community, celebrate 30 years of generosity in the Trusts & Estates community, and pay tribute to Glenn G. Fox of Baker McKenzie for his professional and philanthropic leadership.
United States Congressman Tom Suozzi joins our program as keynote speaker.
We’ll also recognize UJA’s lifesaving work in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
Glenn G. Fox
Partner, Baker McKenzie
See our list of generous corporate sponsors.
We are deeply grateful to our event chairs and committee for their leadership.
Glenn G. Fox is a partner of Baker McKenzie's Wealth Management and Tax Practice Groups and a member of the firm’s Global Tax Wealth Management Steering Committee. He is a domestic and international tax, estate planning, and tax-exempt organizations lawyer with vast experience working with closely held businesses, families, and charitable organizations from the US and overseas.
Glenn is a member of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, for which he is New York Downstate chair-elect; the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, for which he is New York Branch co-chair; the NYSBA House of Delegates; and UJA-Federation Trusts and Estates Group. He is ranked in Chambers Private Wealth Law and has been recognized by The New York Times as a "New York Super Lawyer"; in Who's Who Legal, Private Client; by US News; and by Legal 500 US.
Glenn received his LL.M. in taxation from New York University in 1994; his J.D., cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University in 1990; and his A.B. from Cornell University in 1987. He is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Glenn grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. He lives in Montville, New Jersey, with his wife, Randee, and served as president of their local synagogue, Pine Brook Jewish Center. Glenn's love for Randee and his three sons, Ethan, Parker, and Noah, is truly the inspiration for everything he does. Similarly, the love of his late parents, Edwin and Ruth Fox, made him and his brother Ross into the persons they are today. Glenn's son Ethan is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a software engineer at Capsule. Parker is a recent graduate in chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College, and Noah is a rising sophomore at Franklin & Marshall.
Tom Suozzi, trained as an attorney and CPA, is now serving his third term representing the Third Congressional District of New York. He is a member of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee in Congress and the only committee included in the United States Constitution.
Representative Suozzi is vice-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and co-chair of the bipartisan Long Island Sound Caucus, and he was appointed by the speaker to be a commissioner on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China. He is also a founding member and co-chair of the newly formed House Labor Caucus and was previously a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Armed Services Committee
Representative Suozzi previously served as mayor of his hometown, Glen Cove, New York, from 1994 to 2001, and as Nassau County Executive from 2002 to 2009.
Representative Suozzi has devoted his 25-year public service career to working across party lines to tackle tough issues such as immigration, the environment, common-sense gun reform, inequality, fiscal responsibility, and serving those most in need. His philosophy is to work with anyone who shares his values and the common goal of solving problems to deliver for the people he serves.
In Congress, Suozzi leads efforts to fully restore the State and Local Tax (SALT) deduction — a tax break that was in place to help middle-class families living in high income areas. The 2017 GOP tax bill unfairly imposed a cap on this deduction that has hurt many middle-class families across Suozzi’s district. In December 2019, the House, with bipartisan support, passed Suozzi’s legislation to repeal the cap. At the start of the 117th Congress, Suozzi introduced legislation to repeal the SALT cap with companion legislation in the Senate led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Representative Suozzi has been a leader in New York State to ensure the state receives its fair share of Covid relief. He has delivered funding for hospitals, front-line workers, small businesses, and those most in need. Additionally, he has relentlessly fought to provide aid to state and local governments that have shouldered the immense financial burden of battling the pandemic.
As a reformer and a problem solver, in 2004 Suozzi created FixAlbany.com, exposing and rooting out corruption in New York state politics. In 2005, he was honored as Governing magazine’s “Public Official of the Year.” In 2007, he was appointed by the governor to lead a state commission that proposed the first property tax cap, which has now become law. In 2008, the New York State League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) named him “Environmentalist of the Year,” and in 2011, Suozzi was honored by the New York Immigration Coalition for the work he had done as mayor and county executive to advocate for immigrant rights and foster a civil discussion on immigration.
In 2010, Suozzi returned to the private sector as a senior advisor to investment banking firm Lazard and as counsel at Harris Beach law firm. Prior to his time in elected office, Suozzi worked as a litigator for Shearman & Sterling, law clerk to the Chief Judge of the Eastern District, and an auditor for Arthur Andersen & Co.
Representative Suozzi resides in Glen Cove with his wife, Helene, and their three children: Caroline, 26; Joseph, 23; and Michael, 18.
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We are deeply grateful to our event chairs and committee for their leadership. See full list.
Trust & Estates Group Leadership
Kevin Matz, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Frank Levin, TD Wealth
Hannah Mensch, Ehrenkranz & Ehrenkranz LLP
Nancy Shavel Gabel, Evercore Wealth Management, LLC and Evercore Trust Company, N.A.
Jackie Garrod, Northern Trust
Alex Waxenberg, Fox Rothschild LLP
Next Generation Trusts & Estates Leadership
Shifra Herzberg, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
Jillian E. Merns, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Ariel Nelson, Herrick, Feinstein LLP
Lauren J. Rocklin, Bank of America Private Bank
Sean R. Weissbart, Blank Rome LLP
Amy Altman, Samantha Anderson, Orly Apelboim, Susan Taxin Baer, Emily Belfer, Ninette Bordoff, Sherri Cohen, Martin Danoff, Ronni G. Davidowitz, Mitchell Drossman, Pamela Ehrenkranz, Jeff Feinstein, Glenn Fox, Gary Freidman, Bradley Glick, Alan Halperin, Alan Hirschfeld, Caryn Keppler, Beth Kerwin, Ellyn Kravitz, Stanley S. Leffler, Jerome L. Levine, Jessica Nachman, Jonathan K. Pollack, Stewart Pollak, Sara Rabi, Joshua Rubenstein, Michael Shapiro, Jonathan Shenkman, Seth Slotkin, Peter Stambleck, Alan Swerdloff, Ivan Taback, Cheryl Tager, Zena Tamler, Lois Tilton, Jay Waxenberg, Daniel Yarmish, Jay Ziffer
Susan Taxin Baer, Stanley A. Barg, Mark G. Bosswick, Gail E. Cohen, Sherri Cohen, Ilene Sherwyn Cooper, Ronni G. Davidowitz, Laura Doyle, Mitchell Drossman, Michael K. Feigenbaum , Paul A Ferrara, Michael L. Frankel, Michael Galligan, Daniel Gornstein, Alan S. Halperin, T. Randolph Harris, Jonathan Herlands, Linda B. Hirschson, Joanne E. Johnson, Al W. King III, Sharon L. Klein, Ellen Kratzer, Ann B. Lesk, Daniel J. McSwiggan, Joanne Porrino Mournet, John J. Pettenati , Brad J. Richter, Jonathan Rikoon, Gideon Rothschild, Barbara A. Sloan, Elizabeth M. Sommer, Zena M. Tamler, Lois Tilton, Kathryn von Matthiessen, Jay D. Waxenberg, Caryn R. Young