Overview

Brian K. Janowsky counsels high net worth clients and business owners. He tailors wealth transfer plans to each client’s objectives, always mindful that clients’ non-tax goals for their families, businesses, and philanthropic interests are the driving force behind any plan.

Brian has implemented sophisticated lifetime and testamentary wealth transfer techniques and advised fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the administration of trusts and estates. He also reviews and performs tax compliance (including estate, fiduciary, gift, and postmortem income tax returns), and has represented clients before state and federal tax authorities. He has represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in litigated matters in state court, as well.

Before joining Schiff Hardin, Brian served as counsel in the trusts and estates practice of a New York-based law firm. Brian began his career in the trusts and estates field as a Senior Fiduciary Tax Analyst at a global financial and wealth advisory institution, where he analyzed complex estate, gift, generation-skipping, and fiduciary income tax matters for high net worth clients.