Cole Schotz P.C.



Steven D. Leipzig
New Jersey Office
Court Plaza North, 25 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ 07601
T: 201-525-6340 / C: 201-715-4108 / F: 201-678-6340
Legal Practice Assistant: Tracy Campbell
T: 201-489-3000, ext. 5016


Steven D. Leipzig is a member of the Tax, Trusts and Estates Department. Steven counsels individuals, families and business owners in all phases of tax and estate planning, trust and estate administration, corporate matters and business succession planning.

Steven is a frequent lecturer and author in the tax and estate planning areas. He lectures to many professional groups including the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Taxation, the New Jersey Law Journal and the New York Law Journal.

Awarded an AV rating for his professionalism and the quality of his legal work for Martindale-Hubbell, the premier directory of legal professionals, Steven has been selected by his peers for inclusion in 2014 and 2015 in Best Lawyers, New Jersey Super Lawyers and Top Lawyers in Bergen County.  No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. See Award Methodology.

Steven received his B.A. from Queens College (CUNY), his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School and his LL.M in Taxation from New York University School of Law.


New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 1985University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., with honors, 1979; Member, Law ReviewQueens College, B.A., 1975

Bar & Court Admissions

New Jersey, 1985Wisconsin, 1979New York, 1980U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1985



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Recent Events

Planned Giving Seminar
Attorney Speaking: Steven D. LeipzigFebruary 9, 2011



Simple Goals in a Complex World

The Hedge Fund Law Report March 18, 2010

Steven D. Leipzig, Steven M. Saraisky and Lori I. Wolf
Guiding Wealth Through the Generations

New Jersey Law Journal February 11, 2008

Steven D. Leipzig and Lori I. Wolf
Source of Estate Tax Payment is Now an Issue

New Jersey Law Journal Wills must be properly drafted to account for the new deduction for state death taxes November 14, 2005

Steven D. Leipzig and Gary A. Phillips
The Importance of Estate Planning

Exceptional Parent Magazine November 2004

Steven D. Leipzig and Lori I. Wolf

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