Glenn B. Asch
Glenn Asch’s affinity for academia is perhaps most evident in the thoughtful way that he responds to questions, gently educating as he goes. It is a style well suited to his area of practice in Estate Planning and Administration, Taxation and Real Estate – areas that may be unfamiliar territory to his clients. Similarly, his particular skills in drafting documents and in the technical aspects of estate law give him a deep understanding of complex issues, which informs his ability to resolve client problems.
“It’s true, I do like the academic environment,” he acknowledges. “And this practice area is especially close to academia; more so than many others.”
Glenn joined the Trust Department of Rubin and Rudman in March 2009. As an estate planner, Glenn focuses on counseling clients in the preparation of comprehensive estate plans that minimize federal and state estate, gift, and generation-skipping taxes, while fulfilling a client’s objectives.
Glenn serves as executor and trustee and also advises other fiduciaries in all aspects of the administration of estates and trusts. This includes advising clients concerning the probate process and the preparation and filing of estate, gift, and income tax returns. In addition, Glenn advises beneficiaries of estates concerning the probate, estate, and trust administration process.
He represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Massachusetts Department of Revenue concerning any tax controversies that may arise in the estate planning and estate and trust administration process.
Glenn and his wife live in Newton with their two children.
- Navigates estate tax audits with the IRS to minimize or eliminate any proposed increase in client’s federal estate tax.
- Represents and advises out-of-state fiduciaries in connection with the probate and administration of an out-of-state decedent’s Massachusetts property.
- Counsels clients concerning the preparation of sophisticated estate plans to provide for the client’s grandchildren and more remote descendants without adverse estate, gift or generation-skipping transfer tax consequences.
Professional and Community Involvements
- “The Probate Process for Accounting Professionals: From Start to Finish,” co-author, National Business Institute, Inc., 2001.
- Northeastern University Paralegal Program: Instructor, Probate Practice, 1994-1999.
- “A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Massachusetts,” co-author, National Business Institute, Inc., 1995.
- “Tax Implications of Divorce,” Chapter 21, Massachusetts Domestic Relations, 1993.
- “The Role of the Special Administrator,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Probate Law Section News, Winter 1989.
- “Hypnotically Induced Testimony: The Pendulum Swings Towards Admissibility,” Suffolk University Law Review, December 1981.
- Serves as general counsel to The Cape Cod Theatre Project, Inc., a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation dedicated to presenting new American plays in the creative environment of Cape Cod.
- Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, LL.M. in Taxation, 1984
- Suffolk University School of Law, Boston, MA, J.D., cum laude, 1982
- Connecticut College, New London, CT, B.A., Government, cum laude, 1979, Phi Beta Kappa