Benjamin Friedman


Ben counsels domestic and international high net worth individuals, families, and family offices on the management and transfer of family wealth. With over a decade of experience in estate and trust planning and administration, Ben offers his clients sophisticated and comprehensive guidance on the implications of estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes, as well as options for asset protection and charitable giving. 

Ben is involved in all phases of the preparation and review of estate planning documents, such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care proxies, decanting documents, family limited partnership agreements, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and gift and estate returns. 

He also has extensive experience in estate administration, including probate proceedings, estate and trust accounting proceedings, preparation of federal and state estate tax returns, drafting of Surrogate's Court petitions, receipt and release documents, change of trustee documents, and exercise of power of appointment instruments.

Prior to joining the firm, Ben was a partner in the Trusts & Estates and Wealth Preservation group of a large multinational law firm. He also clerked for the Hon. Martin E. Ritholtz of the New York State Supreme Court and spent time studying abroad in Jerusalem.

Ben earned his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yeshiva University.


Cozen O’Connor Continues to Build Its Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group, Adding Benjamin A. Friedman to Its New York Office

June 13, 2022

Friedman brings to the firm more than a decade of experience guiding domestic and international high-net-worth individuals, families, and family offices through the complex process of managing and transferring family wealth.

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.


  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, J.D., 2009
  • Yeshiva University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2006
  • New Jersey
  • New York