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Ian W. MacLean

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in White Plains, NY

The MacLean Law Firm, P.C.
235 Main Street, Suite 630
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-600-8401
Fax: 914-206-4081
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1993
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ian W. MacLean is the founder and managing attorney of The MacLean Law Firm, P.C., in White Plains, New York. A nationally ranked lawyer with more than 27 years of total legal experience, Mr. MacLean provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater New York City metro and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Estate planning, wills and trusts

·       Estate and trust litigation

·       Probate and estate and trust administration

·       Intestate administration

·       Supreme Court proceedings

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. MacLean has achieved considerable success helping his clients make the tough but important decisions regarding their end-of-life wishes while assisting them in creating a lasting legacy for their heirs and loved ones. He also has extensive experience advocating on behalf of his clients, as well as their beneficiaries and fiduciaries, in highly complex contested estate and trust matters.

At all turns, Mr. MacLean delivers the solid, trustworthy advice his clients need to make the best-informed decisions, and he has gained a reputation for his tenacity and tirelessly advocacy inside the courtroom. He has also become known as a recognized leader in his field, and he has written extensively and conducted numerous lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. MacLean has earned an AV-Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many in his community with their complex and pressing legal issues.

A 1987 magna cum laude graduate of St. Lawrence University, Mr. MacLean obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from New York Law School in 1992. While there, he earned the number three position on the Law Review editorial board, and he received many honors for his excellent academic achievements. He also received his Master of Law in taxation from New York University School of Law in 1997.

Mr. MacLean is an active member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section and Executive Committee, as well as the Westchester County Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Tax: Consumer
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Estate Planning, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Tax Law


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2022

About Ian W. MacLean

First Admitted: 1993, New York


  • AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
  • Leaders in the Law, New York Magazine, 2017
  • Legal Elite, Avenue Magazine, 2011
  • Rated 10 out of 10., AVVO

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New York State Bar Association - Trusts and Estates Law Committee, Executive Committee: District Representative, 1st Judicial District, former Co-Chair Government Relations and Legislation Committee, former Chair Estate Planning Committee, former Chair Newsletter and Publications Committee, former Vice Chair, Surrogate's Court Committee; Westchester County Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section: member; New York City Bar Association: member, Trusts, Estates & Surrogate's Court Committee, former member, Estate and Gift Tax Committee; New York County Lawyers Association: member, Trusts & Estates Section.
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York County Lawyers Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association, Trusts& Estates Section

Educational Background

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1997

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • LL.M. in Taxation, New York University School of Law, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Law
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Office Location for Ian W. MacLean

235 Main Street
Suite 630
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-600-8401

Fax: 914-206-4081

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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