Education

  • Columbia Law School (J.D. 2005)
  • Barnard College (B.A., summa cum laude, 2002)

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Aliza F. Burns is a partner in the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department. Aliza counsels clients on estate planning and related tax matters, estate and trust administration, charitable giving and the operation of charitable organizations and closely held businesses. Highlights of her practice experience include:

  • Drafting wills, health care proxies, and powers of attorney
  • Creating revocable trusts, insurance trusts, family trusts, GRATs, QPRTs and annual exclusion trusts
  • Advising clients in connection with the creation and operation of private foundations
  • Assisting nonprofit organizations with estate and gift matters.

Before joining HDRBB, Aliza was an associate for eight years in the Personal Representation Department of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City. Aliza received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Barnard College, where she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa.