Ann Berger Lesk

Ann Berger Lesk

  • Of Counsel
  • Trusts & Estates
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8113
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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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. 

Professional Associations

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.

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York

Practices & Industries


Rutgers School of Law, Newark, JD – 1977
  • High honors
  • Editor-in-Chief, Rutgers Law Review
Radcliffe College, AB – 1968
  • cum laude


  • French
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