Kara Schissler

Kara Schissler is the head of the firm’s Estate Administration Practice. Ms. Schissler concentrates her practice in trusts and estates law including personal and tax driven estate planning, probate, and complex estate and trust administration. She has significant experience in estate audits with the Internal Revenue Service, estate litigation, and contested and uncontested judicial and informal accountings.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Schissler worked at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, New York, NY, from 2001 through 2010.


  • Benjamin Cardozo School of Law (J.D., 2001, cum laude, Order of the Coif, Cardozo Law Review)
  • Cornell University, (B.S., 1998)


  • New York


  • New York City Bar (Secretary of Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation 2004-2007)  
    - Committee of Estate and Gift Taxation (2007-2010) 
    - Trusts, Estates and Surrogate's Court Committee (2011-2014) (2014-Present)
  • New York State Bar
    - Co-Chair Trusts and Estate Section, Committee on Taxation 2023-2026


  • New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter (Winter 2003) - The New York Non-Resident Estate Tax: A Tax That Can Be Less Than It Seems to Be
  • Cardozo Law Review (November 2000) - Come and Knock on Our Door: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act's Intrusion Into New York's Summary Proceedings Law