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New York, NY (August 27, 2018) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Lawrence D. Mandelker has joined the firm's Tax and Wealth Planning Practice as counsel in the New York office. Mr. Mandelker's practice focuses on representing high-net-worth individuals in the multigenerational transfer of assets; asset preservation; business succession planning; minimization of estate, gift, and income taxes; and the preparation of wills and trust agreements.

Mr. Mandelker brings more than a decade of experience representing clients in individual and fiduciary capacities regarding probate matters, the administration of trusts and estates, and estate and trust litigation. He also has a background in advising clients on private letter rulings, audits, and offshore voluntary disclosures before the Internal Revenue Service and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

"The recent tax reform legislation has significantly changed U.S. tax policies, which has impacted high-net-worth individuals, families, and businesses," said Matthew T. McLaughlin, partner-in-charge of the firm's New York office. "Lawrence's estate planning experience will help to complement our existing capabilities of solving our clients' complex trusts and estates issues."

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Mandelker said, "Venable has a stellar trusts and estates platform and is known for successfully providing careful planning, strategic advice, and a degree of sensitivity to individuals and companies that face unique challenges. I look forward to working with the tax and wealth planning attorneys across all offices."

Mr. Mandelker received his LL.M. in Taxation from the New York University School of Law in 2006, his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in 2003, and his B.A. in History from Columbia University in 2000.

At Venable, Mr. Mandelker joins a rapidly growing Tax and Wealth Planning Practice that has seen several high-profile additions across the country in the past few years. With more than 60 attorneys nationwide, the group has a number of top-ranked attorneys concentrating on domestic and international tax; sophisticated estate planning, which includes the preservation and protection of wealth for generations of families; the establishment and advising of private foundations; and other services for high-net-worth clients and family offices.

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