Kim E. Baptiste focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, trusts, charitable foundations, tax planning and estate administration.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Yale University, Kim obtained a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, where he served as note and case editor on the Boston University Law Review, and an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. Kim is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and a former member of its Business Planning Committee, a former member of the New York State Bar Association and a past member of the NYSBA Tax Section’s Executive Committee and a past co-chair of the Committee on Taxation of Trusts and Estates. Kim is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Tax Program of the NYU School of Law. He has been listed as a leading lawyer for Private Wealth Law by Chambers High Net Worth and was selected for inclusion by New York Super Lawyers, which lists the top five percent of attorneys, by state and practice area, as selected by their peers. He presents the “Understanding Grantor Trusts” session for the NYU Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates II course and also presented “Structuring and Restructuring Your Management Company” and “Estate Planning, Charitable Giving and Other Considerations” at past SRZ Annual Private Investment Funds Seminars.

Publications

“Living Wills and Health Care Proxies,” Practising Law Institute, 1992

“Probate and Administration of Estates,” New York State Bar Association, 1988

“Basic Will Drafting,” Practising Law Institute, 1986

“Trusts for Children and Others,” Practising Law Institute, 1986

“Marital Dissolution and the Lifetime QTIP Trust,” Trusts & Estates, 1984

“Attacking the Urban Redlining Problem,” Boston University Law Review, 1976

Speaking Engagements

“Understanding Grantor Trusts,” NYU Income Taxation of Trusts & Estates II, 2013-2015

“Estate Planning, Charitable Giving and Other Considerations,” SRZ 24th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, 2015

“Structuring and Restructuring Your Management Company,” SRZ 20th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, 2011

“Donor-Advised Funds,” Jewish Communal Fund Charitable Giving Briefing, 2011

“Estate Planning Opportunities in Today’s Environment,” Convergent 10 Symposium, 2009

“Starting it Up and Keeping it Going: Employment Law, Office Leasing and Estate Planning,” SRZ 16th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, 2007

“Grantor Trusts,” Fifth Annual Sophisticated Trusts & Estates Law Institute, 2007

“Recent Changes in Estate Planning and Tax Law,” New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual Estate Planning Conference, 1993

“Current Developments in Estate Planning,” New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Annual Estate Planning Conference, 1992

Memberships

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
    • Business Planning Committee
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Executive Committee of New York State Bar Association Tax Section
    • Co-Chairman of New York State Bar Association Committee on Taxation of Trusts and Estates

Distinctions

  • Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, Graduate Tax Program
  • New York Super Lawyers
  • Chambers High Net Worth

Prior Experience

  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges