Leslie Wilsher
Professional
Biography

Prior Experience:

  • GREENFIELD STEIN & SENIOR, LLP
    600 Third Avenue, 11th Floor
    New York, New York  10016
    Partner
    January 2001 - December 2013
     
  • LESLIE J. WILSHER, ESQ.
    New York, New York
    Solo practice
    January 1995 - December  2000
     
  • KELLEY DRYE & WARREN, LLP
    New York, New York
    Associate - Private Clients Group
    September 1985 - December 1994
     
  • PHILLIPS, NIZER, BENJAMIN, KRIM & BALLON
    New York, New York
    Associate - Trusts and Estates Department
    April 1981 - August 1985
     
  • SCHWAB GOLDBERG PRICE & DANNAY
    New York, New York
    Associate - Intellectual Property, Trusts and Estates
    April 1980 - March 1981

Education:

  • NEW YORK PEACE INSTITUTE
    Brooklyn, New York
    Basic Mediation Training
    September 2012
     
  • Apprenticeship Program
    Coursework completed April 2013
    Video evaluation (passed) June 2013
     
  • Divorce Mediation Training
    September 2013
     
  • COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL
    New York, New York
    J.D. - May 1979
    Stone Scholar
     
  • DOUGLASS COLLEGE
    New Brunswick, New Jersey
    B.A. - January 1976 with General Honors
    Dean’s List, Pi Sigma Alpha, Russian Award

Bar Admission:

  • NEW YORK STATE
    March 1980

Bar Activities:

  • ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    member since 1980
     
  • Committee on Estate & Gift Taxation
    September 1997 - June 2000
    and September 2009 - June 2012
     
  • Committee on Trusts, Estates & Surrogate’s Courts
    September 1993 - June 1997
     
  • NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
    Member since 1993
     
  • AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
    member since 1980

Lectures:

  • FORDHAM UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL
    New York, New York
    Adjunct Professor
    Trusts & Estate Drafting
    January to May 2011
     
  • NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION
    Practical Skills: Probate and Administration of Estates – Program Chair
    October 2001
     
  • Introduction to Estate Planning – Testamentary Gifts
    October 2011
     
  • ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
    Hot Topics in Estate Planning 2010 – Final Section 2053 Regulations
    May 2010
     
  • Estate Planning for Larger Estates – Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits
    February 1996, February 1998, December 1999 and October 2000
     
  • Estate Administration for Beginners and Non-specialists – Program Chair
    May 1997
    – Ethical Considerations
    September 1999 and September 2000
     
  • Living Together Under the Law: Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples – Ethical Considerations
    November 1998 and April 2002
     
  • NEW YORK COUNTY LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
    Estate Planning for Non-Traditional Couples – Basic Will Drafting, Basic Trust Drafting
    January 2010 and October 2005
     
  • Drafting Testamentary and Inter-Vivos Instruments: Beyond the Basics – Estate Planning with Retirement Benefits
    March - April 2003 and April - May 2008
     
  • The Effective Use of Trusts: the Basics and Beyond – Trust Clauses
    April 2004
     
  • Drafting Basic Testamentary Documents – Introduction to Estate Tax, Drafting Trusts
    November 2004 and March 2008
     
  • Will Drafting 101 – Will Clauses
    June 2005, February 2006, and June 2011