Dena Guttmann, Associate

Dena Guttmann, Associate

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Dena Guttmann is an associate at the firm. She focuses her practice on estate litigation including defending and contesting wills and trusts, estate and trust administration, estate and gift tax planning and guardianship matters. Dena concentrates on developing strategies and planning techniques for clients to help them achieve their long term planning goals, often including tax savings and liability protection. Dena has also attended to planning for clients with international estate planning issues, including handling all matters related to compliance with the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program.

Dena also assists clients with charitable planned giving, having gained experience working at UJA Federation of New York, Planned Giving & Endowments department.  

Dena graduated from the Sy Syms School of Business, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She received her law degree from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she served as Submissions Editor of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.  She also participated in the Cardozo Bet Tzedek Legal Services Clinic where she represented elderly and disabled clients.

Dena is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates and Elder Law Section.

Bar Admission

  • State of New York – 2015
  • State of New Jersey – 2015
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District - 2016
  • United States District Court for the Southern District -2016


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D.
  • Yeshiva University, Sy Syms School of Business, B.S.

Bar Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association, Trust and Estates Section, Elder Law Section and Young Lawyers Section


  • Dear Olympic Medalists, Thank You for Representing Our Country in the Olympics, but It's Time to Pay Up! 22 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 85 (2013)

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