Jessica D. Soojian is a partner in the New York office of Milbank and a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Group.
Primary Focus & Experience
Ms. Soojian’s practice involves all aspects of estate planning, estate and trust administration, and philanthropic planning, with extensive experience providing sophisticated tax advice for ultra-high net worth individuals and families. Her clients include private equity principals, hedge fund principals, entrepreneurs, artists, art collectors and other ultra-high net worth individuals, as well as their family offices and foundations.
Ms. Soojian guides clients in identifying their unique objectives, providing creative and practical strategies tailored to meeting their specific goals, from both tax-oriented and personal perspectives. In her charitable giving practice, she counsels foundations on their formation, grantmaking, governance and compliance matters, with a particular eye on legacy planning. She further has particular experience in representing both individual and entity donors in the crafting and negotiation of complex charitable gift agreements.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Ms. Soojian received her J.D. from Yale Law School and her A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa; summa cum laude) from Georgetown University. Prior to joining Milbank in 2021, she spent several years at a large and notable New York law firm, and more recently at a prominent art law boutique, where she was a partner and the head of its Trusts and Estates practice.
Ms. Soojian is a member of the Committee on Estate and Gift Taxation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, for which she also has served as a frequent lecturer on such topics as charitable planning with works of art. Her recent publications include “Celebrity Estate Planning: Misfires of the Rich and Famous III”, published in the September 2020 edition of Probate & Property magazine.
- Yale Law School, J.D.
- Georgetown University, A.B.
- New York