Laura Angel-Lalanne is special counsel at Schulte Roth & Zabel. She represents high-net-worth individual clients in the areas of estate planning and trust and estate administration, with an emphasis on charitable planning and the administration of trusts and estate with charitable interests. Laura creates sophisticated estate plans for clients, helping them to balance their sometimes competing objectives, particularly for clients who wish to achieve tax efficiencies, benefit family members and ensure a lasting philanthropic legacy. Laura assists individual clients with the creation and administration of private foundations, including multigenerational succession planning with respect to such entities, and advises both private foundations and individual donors with respect to charitable grants and gifts, including negotiating and drafting agreements for substantial grants and gifts to museums, universities and other charitable institutions. Laura also advises educational institutions and other public charities, including many of the firm’s pro bono clients, with respect to formation and recognition of tax-exempt status, board governance, policies and procedures, endowment administration and planned giving.
Laura received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she co-chaired the HLS ArtsPanel, and received her B.A., with high honors in linguistics, from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Only Make Believe and a member of the New York Historical Society’s Planned Giving Advisory Council.