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Henry Christensen, III

Henry Christensen, III, American lawyer. Bar: New York 1970, United States Tax Court 1973, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea. circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1975.

Background

  • III, Henry Christensen, was born on November 8, 1944 in Jersey City. Son of Henry Junior and M. Louise (Brooke) C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Yale University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Harvard University, 1969.

    Career

    • Associate Sullivan & Cromwell, New York City, 1969-1977, partner, 1977—2007, McDermott Will and Emery, New York City, since 2007. Adjunct associate professor New York University, New York City, 1985-1988, 06-, University Miami Law School, since 1997.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1970, United States Tax Court 1973, United States Court 2nd District Court of Appea. circuit) 1973, United States Supreme Court 1975.

    Works

    • Author: International Estate Planning Matthew Bender & Company, 1999, annual supplements, 1999^. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Chairman Prospect Park Alliance, Brooklyn, 1985-2007, chairman emeritus, since 2007. Trustee American Fund for the Tate Gallery, since 1987, Peddie School, Hightstown, New Jersey, 1986—2009, co-chair, 2007-2009, Brooklyn Academy Music, since 1992, Alex Hillman Family Foundation, since 2000, Friends of the Prince's Trust, since 2001. Director, secretary, Freedom Institute, New York City, since 1980, chair, since 2008.

    Director, vice president American Friends of Whitechapel Art Gallery Foundation, since 1991. Trustee, member executive committee American Center Oriental Research in Amman, since 1993. Director Theatre for a New Audience, since 2008.

    Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel (chairman international estate planning committee 2003-2006, regent 2005-2011). Member New York State Bar Association (chairman estate and gift tax committee 1983-1984, chairman exempt organization committee 1986, chairman income taxation of trusts committee 1984-1985, 87-89, executive committee tax section 1983-1989), International Academy Estate and Trust Law (past president).

    Connections

    • Married Constance L. Cumpton, July 1, 1967. Children: Alexander, Gustavus, Elizabeth, Katherine.
    • father: Henry C. Junior
    • mother: M. Louise (Brooke) C.
    • spouse: Constance L. Cumpton
    • children: Alexander III
    • Gustavus III
    • Elizabeth III
    • Katherine III
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    Born November 8, 1944
    (age 73)
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