TEL: 646-563-8931 / MOBILE: 646-337-9685 / FAX: 646-563-7931 / gphillips@coleschotz.comLegal Practice Assistant: Deborah Melamed TEL: 201-489-3000 ext. 5013 

Gary A. Phillips is a member in the Tax, Trusts and Estates Department. Gary counsels individuals, entrepreneurs, families and business owners in all aspects of estate planning, tax planning, corporate planning and business succession planning.

Licensed to practice law in New Jersey, New York and Florida, Gary frequently counsels clients on domicile and residency issues in these states. He edited the firm’s guidebook on relocating to Florida titled “On the Road to Florida: Cole Schotz’s Practical Guide to Changing Your Residence from New Jersey or New York."

Gary has lectured in the area of trusts and estates and business planning on topics such as general estate planning, estate administration, use of family business entities together with estate planning and buy-sell agreements.

He has been with the firm his entire career and has been awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work from Martindale-Hubbell, the publisher of the premiere directory of legal professionals. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

A frequent author of articles and blog postings on various areas of estate planning, Gary has been quoted in CCH periodicals as an expert in estate planning law.

Gary earned his B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, his J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark and his L.L.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law.



New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1999

Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, J.D., 1995

Washington University, B.S.B.A., 1992

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1995Florida, 1995New York, 2009U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1995
2022 Changes to Estate and Gift Tax Exclusions

Tax, Trusts & Estates Law December 29, 2021

David J. Choyne and Gary A. Phillips

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