Fox Rothschild LLP

Gary S. Moriwaki


New York, NY


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Gary has more than twenty-five years experience in estate planning and administration. His clients include domestic and foreign business owners, professionals, and executives from a spectrum of industries. Gary is well-versed in advising clients who have complex, multi-national issues involving ownership of assets in multiple jurisdictions, domestic and foreign estate and inheritance taxes, choice of laws and succession concerns.

As a member of various charitable organizations, Gary is experienced in charitable giving techniques and the formation and operation of private foundations. He is currently President of the Japanese American Association of New York, a Trustee of the Japanese American National Museum, Vice Chair of the Asian American Federation and a member of both The U.S.-Japan Council and the Japan Society, in addition to numerous other NPOs

Before Fox Rothschild

Gary was a founder and partner at the firm of Young Moriwaki & Greenfader prior to its merger with Fox Rothschild. He began his career as an author writing on complex estate planning and administration issues for Prentice Hall Publications.

Beyond Fox Rothschild

Gary co-authored Estate Planning, published by the New York Institute of Finance, and Probate and Estate Administration with Matthew Bender in 1985. Gary is very active in the Japanese-American community and has served as general counsel to a major multi-national Japanese corporation, as well as the Games Organizing Committee of the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

Client Resources

Gary shares his knowledge of art litigation and finance in the firm's Art Law Blog, which covers such topics as art recovery, art preservation, art as collateral and valuation of art as well as recent trends in the art market.
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Practice Areas

Taxation and Wealth Planning
Nonprofit Organizations
Family Business and Succession Planning
Federal Estate and Gift Tax Planning
Trust & Estate Law & Administration
Bar Admissions

New York


J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 1976

B.A., Columbia University, 1973


New York State Bar Association

Westchester County Bar Association

Westchester County Estate Planning Council

Board of Directors

Japanese American Association of New York, Inc.

Board of Trustees, Japanese American National Museum

Board Member, Asian American Federation of New York, Inc.


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