Meltzer, Lippe, Goldstein & Breitstone, LLP is pleased to announce that Jerome M. Hesch, Counsel to the firm’s Business & Real Estate Taxation, Trusts & Estates, Tax Exempt Organizations and Private Wealth & Taxation practice groups has been named the recipient of Bloomberg BNA’s prestigious Leonard L. Silverstein Lifetime Achievement Award, named after the founder of the Tax Management Portfolios, for his expertise and longstanding contributions to the field of estates, gifts, and trusts tax.
Jerry has been a driving force behind many contributions to the Bloomberg Tax Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal for many years, including not only his personal journal contributions, but also his efforts to expand the Journal’s network of authors to other practitioners, including those who have contributed forward-looking articles from the Notre Dame Tax & Estate Planning Institute. Jerry has authored numerous articles for the Bloomberg Tax Estates, Gifts, & Trusts Journal and indirectly contributed to the publication by encouraging practitioners to submit contributions.
“Jerry is truly a thought leader in the estate, gifts and trusts practice area and Bloomberg Tax’s customers derive great value from his contributions,” said Lisa Fitzpatrick, president, Bloomberg Tax & Accounting. “It is our honor to recognize Jerry Hesch for his many accomplishments and initiatives toward advancing the estate, gifts, and trusts profession.”
Jerry is the Director of the Notre Dame Tax and Estate Planning Institute and is on the Tax Management Advisory Board. Jerry is a Fellow of the American College of Trusts and Estates Council and the American College of Tax Council. He is also a member of the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame. He has published numerous articles, Tax Management Portfolios, and co-authored a law school casebook on federal income taxation, now in its fourth edition.
The award was presented at a luncheon at the 57th Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, which took place in Orlando from January 9-13.