Brad J. Richter

Brad J. Richter

  • Partner
  • Trusts & Estates
  • New York
  • T:   +1.212.859.8630
  • F:   +1.212.859.4000
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Brad J. Richter is the chair of Fried Frank's Trusts and Estates Department, resident in the New York office.  He joined the Firm as a partner in 2005.

Mr. Richter's practice focuses on all aspects of trusts and estates representation, including sophisticated tax and estate planning, the administration of large estates and trusts, succession and business planning, and the formation and operation of charitable foundations.

He represents high-net-worth individuals; principals and sponsors of private equity funds; executives, entrepreneurs, and financial services personnel; family and real estate business owners; and fiduciaries of estates, trusts and charitable organizations.

Mr. Richter counsels individuals seeking to engage in all forms of wealth transfer planning.  He assists clients in structuring new business entities; transferring fund, private equity or closely-held family business interests; and establishing multi-generational trusts.  He also helps clients implement general or specific charitable desires, analyze retirement plan issues, and fulfill fiduciary responsibilities with respect to unusual aspects of both foreign and domestic estates and trusts.  He represents clients engaging in litigation with, or under audit by, the IRS, and clients engaging in litigation with third parties before the Surrogate's Court on contested tax and probate matters.

Honors & Awards

Mr. Richter is recognized by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leading individual in Wealth Management: Eastern Region (Nationwide).

Professional Associations

Member, American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trusts Law Section; Taxation Section; Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries)
Member, New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Law Section; Entertainment, Arts & Sports Section)
Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Estate & Gift Taxation Committee, Estates and Surrogate’s Courts Committee)
Member, New York County Lawyers Association (Estates, Trusts & Surrogate's Court Practice Section, Committee on Pro Bono)

Bar Admissions/Licensed Jurisdictions

New York, Massachusetts

Practices & Industries


New York University School of Law, JD – 1991
  • cum laude
  • Member, Law Review
Amherst College, BA – 1987
  • magna cum laude
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