Allan C. Bell is Chair of the Trusts and Estates Practice Group. Mr. Bell practices primarily in tax planning for individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, estates and trusts. He brings his innovative, in-depth tax planning experience as well as the ability to analyze, explain and implement sophisticated techniques to his clients. His insight into the government’s interpretations and views on issues allows him to provide efficient and thorough services and work product without the necessity of “reinventing the wheel” for each new matter.

Mr. Bell is uniquely qualified to formulate creative and customized advice in estate and wealth transfer planning. His creative thinking transcends conventional planning and uncovers workable solutions to accomplish each client’s unique objectives. Specific strategies might include advanced trust design in concert with asset valuation discounts, interfamily sales, charitable planning and other arrangements.

Recognized as an authority in his field, Mr. Bell often serves as a resource to other professionals (accountants, financial planners and other attorneys) who retain him themselves and recommend him to their most important clients.

He has lectured extensively and published on estate planning and related tax matters on both professional and general levels.


  • Tax, Trusts and Estates

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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2009-2024, Trusts and Estates; Tax Law
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2011, Estate Planning and Probate
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Sections on Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, New Jersey State Bar Association

  • Member, Sections on Taxation and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, American Bar Association

  • President Emeritus, Alumni Class Leadership Council, University of Pennsylvania

  • Trustee, University of Pennsylvania

  • Member, Executive Board, Penn Fund

  • Community Affiliations
  • Chair, Endowment Committee, Jewish Family Service, Inc. of Bergen County

  • Chair, Development Committee, Dwight-Englewood School

  • Chair, Planned Giving Committee, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Foundation

  • Secretary, Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity National Foundation Board of Directors


  • LL.M. (Taxation), New York University School of Law
  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey