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Erica Howard-Potter is a partner in the firm’s Tax and Wealth Management Department. She focuses her practice on estate planning and administration, charitable giving, trust and estate litigation, business succession planning and taxation.

Ms. Howard-Potter develops, structures, drafts and implements all aspects of estate plans and administers complex estates. She also handles all aspects of the gift planning process, including forming entities, drafting trusts, obtaining and reviewing appraisals, coordinating discount valuations and preparing and filing gift tax returns.

Ms. Howard-Potter’s work also includes advising clients regarding offshore reporting obligations and IRS amnesty programs and representing clients in audits and other disputes with the IRS. In addition, she assists in the litigation of trusts and estates matters, including objections to probate and fiduciary accountings and Will construction proceedings.


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M. in Taxation, 2007
  • Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., cum laude, Estate Planning Concentration with honors, 2006
  • Union College, B.A. in English with departmental honors, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association, Real Property, Trust and Estate Law, and Tax Sections, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Section, Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Estate and Gift Tax Committee Member

Other Distinctions

  • Named among “NY Super Lawyers Rising Stars,” 2014-2017*
  • Executive Editor, Albany Law School Journal of Science and Technology

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