Susan Peckett Witkin


Blank Rome LLP

Susan Peckett Witkin concentrates her practice in the areas of trusts and estates and tax law.

She also advises clients regarding pre- and post-nuptial agreements and tax and property issues relevant to divorces and separations.

Ms. Witkin is an adjunct professor of law at New York University School of Law and previously taught as an adjunct professor of law at St. John’s University School of Law.

Ms. Witkin served for many years as a chair of various committees of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law (now the Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estates Law), including the Estate and Gift Tax Committee, the Marital Deduction Committee, and the Lifetime Transfers Committee. She also served on the Section’s Nominating Committee. Recently, she was one of the principal authors of the April 2012 report of the NYSBA’s Tax and Trusts and Estates Law Sections titled “Report on Notice 2011-101: Request for Comments Regarding the Income, Gift, Estate and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Consequence of Trust Decanting,” providing the Internal Revenue Service with a response to its requests for comments on various tax issues implicated in the decanting of trusts.