Christopher D. Wright, JD, CPA

Partner, Estates and Trusts

Christopher D. Wright

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New York City
685 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212.201.2258
Fax: 212.201.2259


Christopher D. Wright, JD, CPA, Partner in the Private Client Services Group at Marks Paneth LLP, focuses on estate planning and gift, estate and trust taxation.

With over 30 years of experience in accounting, tax and nonprofit organizations, Mr. Wright is adept at working with clients and their professional advisors to assist in developing estate plans that provide both estate tax savings and efficient transfer of assets to the next generation and to charitable organizations. His estate planning experience includes a special focus on the changing needs of same-sex couples.

Mr. Wright also advises trustees and beneficiaries on foreign grantor and non-grantor trusts, as well as gift tax planning for non-resident non-citizens (NRNC). In addition to his experience in estate planning, Mr. Wright is knowledgeable in the administration of complex estates and trusts.

Mr. Wright began his career at a Big Four accounting firm, working in their Portland, Oregon and New York offices. Prior to joining Marks Paneth in 2014, he was in private practice. His practice in Portland, Oregon focused on assisting business owners with their accounting, legal and tax needs. 

He has served on numerous nonprofit boards and since the beginning of his career has worked with nonprofits in the healthcare, arts and entertainment industries.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Estate Planning Council of New York City, Inc. (EPCNYC) as a Director of Accounting.


Linfield College
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, cum laude

Lewis & Clark College, School of Law
Juris Doctorate

Professional Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
     Tax Section
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
     Estate Planning Committee
New York State Bar Association

Practice Areas

Trust & Estates
Gift Tax
Estate Planning
Fiduciary Services

Licensed In

New York
New York Bar
Admitted to Practice, United States Tax Court