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Dana W. Hiscock

Dana W. Hiscock

Retired Partner


  • Trusts and Estates
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations

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Dana Hiscock is a member of the Firm’s Trusts and Estates group. Mr. Hiscock's practice focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, charitable gift and bequest planning, and exempt organizations matters. He represents high net worth individuals and families, including owners of private businesses, corporate and financial services executives, and U.S. citizens residing abroad. He serves as a trustee of various trusts established by clients and their families. Mr. Hiscock’s exempt organizations practice has focused on the establishment and representation of charitable entities, particularly private foundations and charitable trusts, hospitals and other medical care and research entities, and foreign charities.

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • New York
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • New Jersey


  • Columbia Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1970)
    • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Clark University (B.A., with honors, 1967)
Areas of Practice

Tax-Exempt Organizations | Trusts and Estates

Professional Career

Professional Activities and Experience

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Trusts and Estates; Recognized in Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning & Probate; Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committees on Estate and Gift Taxation (1994-1997); New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Section); Florida Bar Association; New Jersey Bar Association; Trusts, Estates and Surrogate's Courts (1988-1991), Philanthropic Organizations (1980-1984)); Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (Chair, Board of Directors, 2002-2005); The Rogosin Institute, Inc.; Simon's Rock College, Board of Overseers; Mario Negri Institute Foundation; Lecturer, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Practising Law Institute and other groups on Choice of Entity Planning (1995); Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations (1996); Use of Life Insurance in Estate Planning (1995, 1998); Marital Deduction Planning (1998, 1999)

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