Edward A. Renn


Ed is partner in the private client and tax team.

He focuses on domestic and international private client matters. Ed provides legal advice on US and international estate planning, income maximization strategies, FLP and LLC planning, wealth preservation, business succession planning, international tax planning for entities and individuals, trust structures and estate administration.

Ed often uses sophisticated domestic and offshore insurance strategies to solve client problems. He is a frequent speaker and has co-authored several books on estate planning.


He is an outstanding lawyer and he is extremely clever… His responsiveness and knowledge of tax law are excellent.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021

Aside from having a deep technical knowledge of tax laws in multiple jurisdictions, Ed listens to what a client’s goals are and what they are looking to accomplish overall.

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021





State of Connecticut, 1988

Registered Foreign Lawyer in the UK, 2002

Washington DC, 2003

State of New York, 2004

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 2007

3 Things State Tax Pros Should Know About the Inflation Act,’ Law360 - August 12, 2022, quoted

Build Back Better Born Again (Sort Of),’ Accounting Today - August 2, 2022, quoted

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Member, Financial Planning Association

District of Columbia Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

American Bar Association

New York Bar Association

‘Must-Know Rules Relating to IRAs and Qualified Plans for 2022,’ Surgent Knowfully Webinar Series - September 12, 2022, speaker

‘Weekly Expert Update,’ Surgent Knowfully Webinar Series - August 11, 2022, speaker

‘The American Families Plan Tax Compliance Agenda,’ Surgent Accounting & Financial Education Expert Hour - May 27, 2021, speaker



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