Lisa S. Presser



Lisa Presser is the attorney whom high net worth individuals engage to preserve family wealth. Lisa listens, applies her trademark intelligence and warmth, and then maps out a plan to meet clients’ personal and financial goals. Her skillful application of generation-skipping transfer tax planning and other techniques for the succession of family wealth have earned Lisa a loyal client base. Lisa is a long-time leader in the firm and currently leads its private client practice group, which includes a team of lawyers who advise on estate planning and estate and trust administration.

Lisa counsels individual and corporate fiduciaries with respect to probate matters, trust accountings, and the ongoing administration of trusts and estates. Her work in the estate administration area includes post-mortem tax planning and income tax planning.

Deeply familiar with the fundamentals and nuances of estate planning and estate and trust administration, Lisa is among a small cadre of go-to attorneys for high net worth individuals in her native New York, in New Jersey and beyond. She drafts wills and trusts using generation-skipping transfer tax planning, marital deduction planning and other sophisticated techniques for the succession of family wealth.

Personal Interests

Lisa enjoys travel, reading, cooking and doing Zumba.

Related Industries


Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
J.D. magna cum laude, Cardozo Law Review (1985)

CUNY Brooklyn College
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1982)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
  • New Jersey Bar Association
  • New Jersey Women Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • Highland Park, New Jersey Public Library — Trustee, 2004-present

Firm Leadership

  • Leader, Private Client Practice Group
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Managing Partner, 2012-16, 2018-20; Chair, Private Client Group, 2006-20


  • Best Lawyers® — Trusts and Estates, 2016-23
  • Executive Women of New Jersey — “Trailblazing Policy Maker,” 2022
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers — 2018-22
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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