Caryn B. Keppler, Esq.


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Caryn B. Keppler joined Pierro, Connor & Strauss as Partner in the New York City office in January 2021. She has extensive experience in all aspects of estate, gift and charitable planning for foreign and domestic individuals, artists and collectors, conventional and alternative families, as well as business succession and continuity planning.  Caryn’s areas of focus also include representing individuals regarding prenuptial, post-nuptial and domestic partnership agreements and assisting families in planning for their disabled children.  She has represented artists’ foundations, both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in the administration of domestic estates and trusts, as well as estates and trusts with contacts to international jurisdictions, and in litigation in the Surrogate’s Courts.  Prior to entering private practice, Caryn was an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service.

Ms. Keppler is recognized by Best Lawyers in 2022 for Trusts and Estates. Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.

Ms. Keppler is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist* by the Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc., an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners and Councils. Caryn is one of a select number of Estate Planning Law Specialists practicing in New York and New Jersey.

Ms. Keppler is a Director of the Estate Law Specialist Board Inc. and a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Real Property, Trusts and Estate Law, Income and Transfer Tax Planning Group, the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section, the New York State Bar Association Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section and the New York State Bar Association’s LGBTQ Law Section. She is also a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Committee, and its Art Law Committee, where she is Chair of Tax Subcommittee. Ms. Keppler is also a member of ArtTable, an association of professionals working in the arts. She is a member of the Estate Planning Council of New York City, a past president of the Rockland County Estate Planning Council and a former member of the Westchester County Estate Planning Council.

Ms. Keppler received her B.A. from Binghamton University in 1980 and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School in 1984.  She is admitted to practice law before the Courts of the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida, as well as the Federal District Courts of New Jersey and the Middle District of Florida.

In her spare time, Caryn is an active lindy-hopper who is rediscovering the American Songbook on her piano.

For a list of Caryn Keppler’s publications or to submit a request for a speaking engagement, please call 518-459-2100 x143 or email,

The Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc. is not affiliated with any governmental authority. Certification is not a requirement for the practice of law in the State of New York or in the State of New Jersey and does not necessarily indicate greater competence than other attorneys experienced in this field of law.

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