David M. Lehn


David is a partner in the private client and tax team.

He has extensive experience in federal and state income, estate and gift taxation. With David’s wide range of business and financial knowledge, his clients look to him to apply his experience to structure complex business transactions and relationships and solve a variety of business-oriented problems while utilizing the benefits of trust, estate and tax planning.

David’s clients include investors, entrepreneurs, senior level executives, family offices and fund managers and principals. His practice includes structuring investments and acquisitions, asset protection and preservation, and trust and estate planning. These issues generally involve coordinating income tax issues, estate and gift tax issues and many other concerns in one comprehensive plan to maximize the benefit for clients as they address the myriad of issues that face high net worth individuals and their families.

He lectures frequently on a variety of tax areas, including individual income and estate tax planning as well as corporate and business tax issues.

David is regularly quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Hearst Publications and various other professional journals and newsletters.





State of Connecticut

State of New York

State of Florida

Retroactive Tax Hikes Seen as Unlikely Under Biden Administration,’ Tax Notes - November 11, 2020, quoted

‘The Art of Passing Down Heirlooms,’’s PENTA - March 28, 2020, quoted

American Bar Association

American College of Tax Counsel

New York Bar Association (Tax Section, Trust and Estates, Entertainment, Sports, Arts Law)

Florida Bar Association (Tax Law, Real Property, Probate Law, Entertainment Arts and Sports)

Connecticut Bar Association (Estates and Probate, Tax, Sports and Entertainment)

Checklist 2020::“Moving forward”:https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwcc.on24.com%2F&eventid=2824647&sessionid=1&key=42E418A274C8C65647233D39B36620F7&regTag=&sourcepage=register,’ Withersworldwide webinar - November 10, 2020

‘The Kaestner Case and Surveying Recent Developments in Income Tax Jurisprudence,’ Wilmington Tax Group, Wilmington, Delaware - September 2019

‘Tax Treatment of Carried Interest: Planning Opportunities for Tax, Private Equity and Real Estate Professionals’, Strafford Publications - July 2018, updated August 2019, webinar



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