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Gail E. Cohen

Vice Chairman and General Trust Counsel, Fiduciary Trust International

Ms. Cohen joined Fiduciary Trust in 1994 and currently serves as vice chairman and general trust counsel.  She is responsible for Fiduciary Trust’s client relationships, trust and estate services, and regional offices.  Ms. Cohen is a member of Fiduciary Trust’s Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Management and Executive Committees. Before joining Fiduciary Trust in 1994, she was a trusts and estates associate at the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton. Previously, she was an associate at the law offices of Edward S. Schlesinger, P.C.  In addition to her new appointment at the NYBA, she is also a member of the Trust Management Association of the American Bankers Association and former chair of the Trust and Investment Executive Committee of the New York Bankers Association. 


Ms. Cohen currently sits on the Investment Committee of the New York City Bar Association, is a former member of that Bar Association’s Committee on Estate and Gift Tax, which she chaired from 1998-2001. For 2010, she was named one of the Top 50 Women in Wealth, selected by Wealth Manager Magazine.  Ms. Cohen is a member of the New York City Ballet Advisory Board, The Rockefeller University Committee on Trust and Estate Gift Plans, and the Planned Giving Committee of the Anti-Defamation League.  She also serves as an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School.  Ms. Cohen received a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D., summa cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.   She is admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.

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