Avi Guttman is a member of the Ontario Bar (2019), member of the New Jersey Bar (2014) and member of the New York Bar (2015). He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology (Honors: Dean’s List) from Yeshiva University – New York in 2010 and his Juris Doctor (Honors: Articles Editor, Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution; Cardozo Scholars Program Merit Scholars) from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law New York.
Prior to joining Altro LLP, Avi gained valuable experience in real estate, trusts and estates and civil litigation in particular in structuring estate plans to minimize tax liability and preserve family wealth, as well as drafting instruments to implement these strategies, including wills, revocable trusts, insurance trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, family LLCs, special needs trusts, durable powers of attorney, and advance medical directives. Representing estate executors throughout the estate administration process, including probate of wills, preparing inventory of estate assets, preparing estate tax returns and inheritance tax returns, and preparing estate and trust accounting. Representing plaintiffs and defendants in all aspects of civil litigation, including legal research, drafting pleadings, motion practice, taking and defending depositions, and arguing before New York and New Jersey state and federal trial courts. Representative practice areas include real estate litigation, complex commercial litigation, general business disputes, and estate litigation.
Avi is also a member of Bergen County Bar Association, New Jersey State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association (Trusts and Estates Law Section and Young Lawyers Division).