Edmund W. Granski, Jr.
I was born and spent my childhood in Plainfield, New Jersey, a suburb of New York City. Time spent with my brother, sister and cousins, as well as music, reading, and exploring the outdoors, defined my early years. I was a scout and continue as a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
Sports became increasingly important – I ran cross country and middle distances competitively for my high school, my university, and at a club level thereafter, including the marathon for several years. Today, I continue as a lifetime runner and an avid outdoorsman – cycling and hiking are important parts of my everyday life.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctor and Masters in Law degrees from Villanova University School of Law in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where I served on the Honors Board.
I began practicing law in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986. Later, from August, 1996, to February, 2002, I was an associate and then equity partner of the New York law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. From February, 2002, to February, 2004, I was a senior equity partner in the New York offices of the London based law firm Withers LLP. From February, 2004, to September, 2006, I was Managing Director, UBS AG, Head of Wealth Planning for the Americas (Argentina to Canada, ex. USA) and deputy in charge of Wealth Planning globally. I am also Senior Advisor to Meritus Trust Company in Hamilton, Bermuda.
I am a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Colorado, New York and New Jersey. Formerly, as a member of the American Bar Association, I served as Chair of the International Estate Planning subcommittee of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee (1997-2005) and the Foreign Trusts Subcommittee of the Fiduciary Income Tax Committee (1997-2005).
I am a member of the Collaboration for Family Flourishing. I am a member of the International Dark Sky Association and a lifetime member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
I’ve had the good fortune of having committed, talented teachers and mentors throughout my life.
I live in Glen Rock, New Jersey, and spend considerable time in the Hudson Valley and Colorado. My four children, each taking risks and following his or her passion, inspire me daily.