Jessica Galligan Goldsmith

Firm: Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP
Location: White Plains - NY

  • One North Broadway 12th Floor
    White Plains, NY 10601
  • Tel : (914) 285-9800
  • Fax : (914) 285-9855

Ms. Goldsmith is co-Managing Partner  of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP and Chair of the Trusts and Estates department. Ms. Goldsmith is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC), a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated attorney and a New York Super Lawyer, and has been named as one of the top 25 attorneys in Westchester. Since 2013, Ms. Goldsmith has also been named as one of the top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro area.

An active practitioner for more than 30 years, Ms. Goldsmith practices in the areas of estate and gift planning, estate administration, planning for closely held businesses, charitable planning and administration, and related private client services.  Ms. Goldsmith works closely with clients to implement individualized and tax efficient gift and estate plans for the transfer of wealth, including business succession planning.   Ms. Goldsmith regularly represents clients with closely held real estate businesses, and is well versed in the unique aspects of this practice area. She also represents charitable entities and  negotiates and implements agreements between individuals or their foundations and public charities. Her practice also includes negotiating and drafting prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements. In addition, Ms. Goldsmith has extensive experience representing taxpayers in Federal estate and gift tax audits. Ms. Goldsmith employs sophisticated estate and gift tax planning techniques and strives to find creative solutions for each client’s personal and financial objectives.

Prior to joining Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, Ms. Goldsmith worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP before joining a boutique trusts and estates practice in New York City and then founding her own law firm.


  • Harvard University (J.D., 1985)
  • Bryn Mawr College (B.A.,1982, cum laude)


  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • United States Tax Court



  • New York City Bar Association
    • Trusts, Estates and Surrogate’s Court Committee
      • Secretary, 1989–91, 1992–93
      • Member, 1994, 2004–05, 2013–2014
    • Estate and Gift Taxation Committee
      • Member, 2014-2017
      • Affiliate Member 2017-present
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation for the Trusts and Estates Law Section
      • Member 2016-present
    • Tax Committee for the Trusts and Estates Law Section
      • Co-Chair 2017-present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Metro New York Philanthropic Advisors Network


  • Therapeutic Equestrian Center Inc. (Director)
  • Stonecrop Gardens, Inc. (Director)


Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP

Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP is the firm of choice for high quality, sophisticated legal services for individual and corporate clients.

Clients come to the firm for creative solutions. We listen closely to identify legal issues and determine how best to meet the needs of each client. We routinely match our excellent resources to individual client needs. The firm is committed to achieving each client’s goals as quickly, efficiently and effectively as possible without sacrificing quality.

The Firm’s tax attorneys handle a wide array of cases. Their practical experience, combined with their knowledge of the tax laws, allows them to assess our clients’ goals and meet their objectives.

We have an active tax practice which offers clients sophisticated tax planning for individuals and business entities. Our tax attorneys provides counsel to individual clients seeking tax advice with respect to income and estate planning, business planning and personal transactions and tax collection issues. We advise public and private companies in connection with business formation, ongoing operations and a broad range of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, compensation planning and debt restructuring. In the event of an audit, our tax attorneys are experienced in tax controversy work involving income, estate, real property, sales and other taxes. We regularly represent clients before state agencies, local officials, and the Internal Revenue Service, as well as in federal and state courts.

Our tax attorneys work closely with our trusts and estates attorneys to assist clients with asset protection planning. We counsel our clients on estate planning techniques to minimize tax consequences now and in the future. Our attorneys are experienced in using sophisticated and creative methods of structuring the ownership and transfer of assets. Through the use of trusts, family limited partnerships, private foundations and other gift-giving programs. We minimize the impact of estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer taxes for our clients.

The Firm also offers clients an expertise in international taxation. Our foreign clients come to us for assistance with issues which arise when they seek to make investments in the United States.