Alison Powers Herman

Alison Powers Herman

Alison Powers Herman


2 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
212-238-8761, Fax: 212-732-3232
herman@clm.comDownload Vcard

Practice Description

Alison Powers Herman practices in the areas of Trusts and Estates, Art Law, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Fiduciary Litigation. Ms. Herman advises high net worth individuals and families regarding wealth transfer planning, including charitable giving and estate, gift and generation-skipping transfer tax planning. She also advises beneficiaries and fiduciaries in all areas of estate and trust administration, including federal and state estate tax proceedings, post-mortem estate planning, probate filings, marshaling and valuation of estate assets, estate and trust accountings, consignment agreements, preparation of estate, gift and fiduciary income tax returns, trust decantings and removal, resignation and appointment of fiduciaries. Additionally, Ms. Herman advises tax-exempt organizations on matters including formation, corporate governance, compliance with state and federal law and dissolution, and counsels artists, art collectors and fiduciaries on art-related matters, including consignment, valuation, transfer and preservation of artistic legacy.


  • 2010 New Jersey
  • 2011 New York
  • 2012 U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York


  • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Secretary: International Human Rights Committee, 2011-2012)
  • American Bar Association


  • B.A., 2000 Binghamton University, State University of New York (Jack Berman Award for Service and Achievement)
  • M.F.A., 2005 Brooklyn College (Teaching Fellowship)
  • J.D., 2010 Rutgers University School of Law-Newark (cum laude; Order of the Coif; Teaching Associate, Legal Research and Writing Program; Managing Editor, Rutgers Law Review)
  • Certificate, 2014 New York University School of Law (Advanced Professional Certificate in Estate Planning)

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