Laura M. Belkner


Laura Belkner works with clients to develop comprehensive estate plans focused on asset preservation, the minimization of estate and gift taxes, and the multigenerational transfer of assets.  Laura also prepares and negotiates prenuptial agreements.  Laura advises clients on estate and tax planning matters and assists fiduciaries in administering estates and trusts.  She represents clients in their individual and fiduciary capacities before the Surrogate's Courts of the State of New York in a broad range of matters, including probate proceedings, judicial accountings, and will and trust construction proceedings.

Prior to joining Venable, Laura was an associate with a boutique trusts and estates firm in Westchester County, New York.




  • J.D. Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law 2012
    • Articles editor, Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law
  • B.A. Politics cum laude New York University 2009
    • Minor in Metropolitan Studies

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Section of Westchester County Bar Association
  • Member, Trusts, Estates, and Surrogate’s Court Committee of the New York City Bar, 2020 – 2023


  • 914INC. Magazine, Wunderkind, Westchester County, New York, 2016