Allan C. Bell, J.D., LL.M. is Chair of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group at Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C. Mr. Bell practices primarily in tax planning for individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, estates and trusts. He brings his innovative, in-depth tax planning experience as well as the ability to analyze, explain and implement sophisticated techniques to his clients. His insight into the government's interpretations and views on issues, he provides efficient and thorough services and work product without the necessity of "reinventing the wheel" for each new matter.
Mr. Bell is uniquely qualified to formulate creative and customized advice in estate and wealth transfer planning. His creative thinking transcends conventional planning and uncovers workable solutions to accomplish each client's unique objectives. Specific strategies might include advanced trust design in concert with asset valuation discounts, interfamily sales, charitable planning and other arrangements.
Recognized as an authority in his field, Mr. Bell often serves as a resource to other professionals (accountants, financial planners and other attorneys) who retain him themselves and recommend him to their most important clients.
He has lectured extensively and published on estate planning and related tax matters on both professional and general levels. Mr. Bell earned an LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law, a J.D. from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude.