Russell is an attorney whose practice centers on trust and estate planning, with a focus on special needs planning, high net worth estate planning, business succession planning, and family office consulting. He also is the father of a special needs child.  Russell teaches at New York University and literally wrote the book on trust and estate planning as co-author of J.K. Lasser Pro’s™ Estate Business Succession Planning – A Legal Guide to Wealth Transfer. Russell has drafted more than 3,000 estate plans during his career along with several books and numerous articles, and appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, MSNBC and U.S. News & World Report.