Jay J. Scharf - McDermott Will & Emery


Jay J. Scharf advises high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families and family offices. He delivers customized strategies to help his clients attain their personal and estate planning goals and minimize income and transfer taxes. Jay guides clients through the design and implementation of sophisticated estate plans with a focus on preserving family wealth in a manner that meets each client’s unique goals.

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  • The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, Trusts and Estates, Miami, 2021-2024
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Estate Planning & Probate, 2020-2024
  • Chambers High Net Worth, Associates to Watch, 2022; New York: Private Wealth Law, 2022-2023


  • The Florida Bar, Tax Law Section and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, member
  • New York State Bar, Trusts & Estates Law Section, Tax Committee, member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Non-Profit Organizations Committee, Estate & Gift Taxation Committee, member


Boston University School of Law, LLM, 2016
Pace University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2012
Mesifta Talmudical Seminary, First Talmudic Degree, 2007

New York