Brenda M. Crandell

Chair, Taxation and Estates
Practice Area: Taxation & Estates

Brenda Crandell is Partner and the Chair of the Taxation & Estates Group. She has 30 years of experience advising professional business practices and general corporate clients.

Ms. Crandell is responsible for identifying opportunities and implementing sophisticated corporate, income and transfer tax (estate, gift and GST) planning techniques, including the integration of the corporate and personal needs of clients on a multi-generational basis.

Ms. Crandell advises clients on ways to meet the personal, family and business objectives of each client in a tax efficient manner.  Her estate planning practice includes transactional strategies, gift planning, probate, trust administration and wealth preservation. She also advises clients on Will contests, fiduciary disputes and prenuptial agreements.

Ms. Crandell structures and implements various business combinations, buy-sells, compensation arrangements and agreements for medical, legal and accounting professionals for corporate and professional practices.


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

J.D., Albany Law School of Union University

B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo



New York

United States Tax Court


New York State Bar Association (Trusts & Estates Law Section)

American Bar Association (Real Property, Probate & Trust Section and Taxation Section)