STEPHEN J. KRASS, ESQ., is a member of the law firm of Krass,Snow & Schmutter, P.C. in New York City. Mr. Krass received his B.S. (Accounting) from The Ohio State University and LL.B. and LL.M. (Taxation) from New York University School of Law. Mr. Krass is a member of the American Bar Association Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law and the New York State Bar Association Section on Trusts and Estates, and is a Charter Fellow of The American College of Employee Benefits Counsel. He has served as President of the Estate Planning Council of New York City and has also been a member of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Krass is a member of the Advisory Boards of the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation and Wolters Kluwer Financial and Estate Planning Reporter and has served as a member of the Planned Giving Committee of Yeshiva University, The Ohio State University Foundation Planned Giving Committee, and the East Coast Major Gifts Committee of The Ohio State University. Mr. Krass has been a panelist on many programs, including New York State Bar Association, AICPA, New York State Society of CPAs, Practising Law Institute, AALU, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and New York County Lawyers' Association programs. He has spoken at the NYU Institute on Federal Taxation; The Ohio State University College of Law; Fordham Law School; New York Law School; Baruch College; Columbus (Ohio) Tax Conference; Purdue University Insurance Marketing Institute; OJA-Federation Annual Tax, Estate and Financial Planning Conference; The American College-CCR National Conference on Financial Planning; Institute of Certified Financial Planners Annual Conference; International Association for Financial Planning; American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Hofstra University-Center for Business Studies; C. W. Post Tax Institute; and Iona College Tax Institute. Mr. Krass has been an instructor in the Long Island University Paralegal Program. He has contributed articles to The Journal of Taxation of Estates and Trusts; Estate Planning; Taxes-The Tax Magazine; Journal of the Institute of Certified Financial Planners; The Pension Actuary; The Practical Accountant; CLU Journal; CCH Financial and Estate Planning Reporter; The Journal of Financial Planning; Journal of Pension Planning & Compliance; Taxation for Accountants; and Taxation for Lawyers.