Austin Bramwell


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New York

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New York, NY US 10001-2163

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Austin Bramwell is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm's Trusts & Estates Group.

Primary Focus & Experience

Mr. Bramwell’s practice focuses on advising individuals and families in their domestic and international estate and charitable planning. He also advises nonprofit organizations, including private foundations and public charities, on tax, compliance, best practices, and organization, as well as strategic matters, such as acquisition and de-accessioning of artwork and design and implementation of charitable programs. Mr. Bramwell represents corporate and individual fiduciaries in trust and estate administration matters, including in litigations.  In addition, he represents taxpayers in contested proceedings with the Internal Revenue Service and other taxing authorities.

Recognition & Accomplishments

Mr. Bramwell is the author of numerous articles in the tax and estate planning area and a frequent lecturer on estate planning topics, including for the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute, the New York City Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the Notre Dame Tax and Estate and Planning Institute, the University of Miami Heckerling Institute, and the American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel. In 2017 and early 2018, he served in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Tax Policy, where he helped craft the landmark Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, and worked on important tax regulatory projects within the Treasury Department. Mr. Bramwell is an Adjunct Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches income taxation of trusts and estates, and co-chair, estates and trusts, of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section. He rejoined Milbank in 2018. A USA Chambers-ranked attorney in Private Wealth Law (Band 2 – New York), he was named “Trusts & Estates Rising Star of the Year” in 2019 by Chambers HNW USA Awards. The 2019 edition of Chambers HNW notes that he "is earmarked as 'the star of the future'" and "a real thought leader."

Mr. Bramwell earned his J.D. cum laude from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude with distinction in Philosophy, from Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut. He clerked for the Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, Chief Judge of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Bramwell is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where he serves on the Washington Affairs Committee, and an Academician of The International Academy of Estates and Trusts Law.

Additional Details
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Yale University, B.A.
  • New York
  • Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich, (January 2004 - January 2005)