Ann Berger Lesk is of counsel in Fried Frank's Trusts and Estates Department, resident in the New York office. She joined the Firm in 1978 and became a partner in 1984. She was head of the Trusts and Estates Department from 1992 to 2011.
Ms. Lesk advises high-net-worth individuals and families concerning sophisticated estate and gift tax planning strategies, international tax planning issues, estate and trust administration and related matters.
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Former President, New York County Lawyers' Association
Former Treasurer, New York County Lawyers' Association Foundation
Former Co-chair, Section on Estates, Trusts and Surrogate's Court Practice, Committee on Trusts and Estates Legislation and Governmental Affairs, New York County Lawyers' Association
Former Member, House of Delegates, American Bar Association
Vice-president, First District, and Member of the Executive Committee, New York State Bar Association
Committee on Trusts, Estates and Surrogates' Courts, New York City Bar Association
Director, Appalachian Mountain Club (a 90,000-member conservation organization)
Member, Professional advisory committee, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Member, Professional advisory committee, Museum of Arts and Design
Member, Professional advisory committee, Anti-Defamation League
Member, Professional advisory committee, Friends of Israel
Prior to joining Fried Frank, Ms. Lesk clerked for Justice Worrall F. Mountain, Jr. of the New Jersey Supreme Court.