Ian W. MacLean

Top rated Estate & Trust Litigation attorney in White Plains, New York

The MacLean Law Firm, P.C.
Ian W. MacLean
The MacLean Law Firm, P.C.

Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1993

Education: New York Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

The MacLean Law Firm, P.C.

235 Main Street
Suite 630
White Plains, NY 10601 Visit website


The MacLean Law Firm, PC is a trusts and estates litigation and administation boutique. We represent clients primarily in the Surrogate's Courts and Supreme Courts of New York State. We advocate strongly for our clients to enforce their rights, protect their assets, and ensure that fiduciary duties and obligations are fulfilled. We respresent beneficiaries and fiduciaries involved in contested and uncontested probate, trust disputes, accounting, discovery, kinship, administration and a host of miscellaneous proceedings. We counsel and assist trustees and executors in administering trusts and estates and fulfilling their fiduciary duties. We counsel fiduciaries in estate and gift tax audits. We help will and trust beneficiaries receive their inheritances and enforce their rights.  And we counsel fiduiaries and beneficiaires in uncontested matters to help fascilitate a smooth, efficient and complete probate, estate administation and fiduciary accounting. When consistent with our clients' goals, we are effective negotiators who help our clients reach resolution through settlement or keep the litigation small. We work with our clients to set ambitious and attainable goals.

We also help clients with estate planning and asset protection, focusing on designs and strategies intended to minimize or prevent the family fight before it starts. Designing, implementing and maintaining estate and asset protection plans here is client-values based and client-goals oriented. We believe in making the law transparent, in building relationships, and in providing peace of mind.

If you would like our help and guidance with a contested matter, probating a will, administering an estate or trust, fulfilling your responsibilities as an executor or trustee, contesting or defending a will, trust or accounting, enforcing your rights as a beneficiary, bringing or defeating a guardianship matter or implementing and maintaining a plan that will realize your goals, minimize your concerns and provide peace of mind, please contact us.

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Practice areas

Estate & Trust Litigation, Estate Planning & Probate, Tax: Consumer

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 1993, New York

  • 2013-2022 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

Office location for Ian W. MacLean

235 Main Street
Suite 630
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-600-3161


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

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