Arlene A. Newton focuses her practice on estate and gift tax planning and the administration of complex trusts and estates. She assists high-net-worth clients with implementing their estate planning objectives, including the preparation of wills, trust agreements and related instruments.


Ms. Newton also works on wealth transfer planning strategies, advising clients on the benefits of grantor retained annuity trusts, sales to grantor trusts, qualified personal residence trusts, family limited partnerships and limited liability companies, life insurance trusts and dynasty trusts. In addition, she has worked with nonresident aliens regarding planning for property in the United States and other cross-border planning opportunities. Ms. Newton has extensive experience working with family offices.

Ms. Newton served on the Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation of the New York City Bar Association and is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section, and the American Bar Association.



  • J.D., Albany Law School, Union University, 2009 (summa cum laude)
  • B.S., Siena College, 2006 (magna cum laude)


  • New York

Arlene A. Newton

Counsel, Private Clients/Trusts and Estates