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Laurie Ruckel concentrates her practice on estate planning, succession planning, estate and trust administration and estate taxation. Her experience encompasses wills and trust agreements, estate and gift tax audits, succession planning for closely held businesses and prenuptial agreements. Laurie's principal clients are high net worth individuals, closely held businesses, real estate clients and executives of publicly held companies.

Laurie also lectures on the subject of estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates.

  • Ackler Wealth Management’s Webinar “Estate & Legacy Planning From the Heart: An Approach on Values Based Planning Considerations”
  • Belizean Grove Virtual Table Topic: "Having Your Estate Plan Together In The Time of COVID-19"
  • Citi Private Bank Family Office Leadership Program: Legal Protections for Family Members – A Practical Approach to Prenups, Family Ownership and Trusts
  • New York Historical Society
  • New York Junior League Membership Training Presentation
  • Real Talk for Women: Lunch & Learn
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  • Boston University School of Law, J.D.
  • Barnard College, Columbia University, B.A., cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

Bar Admissions

  • New York


  • Named "Best Lawyer" in Trusts & Estates, The Best Lawyers in America, published by Woodward White, Inc. (2019-2024)
  • Highest "AV Preeminent (5 out of 5)" Professional Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named among the "Leading Women Lawyers in New York City" by Crain's New York Business (2018)
  • Named "New York Metro Super Lawyer" in Estate Planning & Probate by Thomson Reuters (2011-2019)
  • Named "New York Metro Super Lawyer" The Top Women in Estate Planning & Probate by Thomson Reuters (2016)


  • Member, of the Professional Advisory Council, Central Park Conservancy
  • Member, of the Professional Advisory Council, Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Member, Trusts and Estates Law Section, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association; Member, Estate and Gift Taxation Committee
  • Instructor, NYU Summer Institute on Taxation