The Leadership Behind Our Firm

Sam Radin

Mr. Radin founded National Madison in 1984 with the express idea of bringing a high level of technical knowledge and long-term service to the professional community and their clients. Mr. Radin, who previously had practiced trusts and estates law, is known as an expert in the sophisticated use and design of life insurance products.[1] With more than 30 years of experience in personal, business planning with an emphasis on income, estate, gift and generation skipping transfer tax planning, Mr. Radin brings a strategic approach to addressing the issues facing the firm’s clients. Because New York City is a world capital, he has developed the firm’s considerable international practice.

He has served as a member of various bar association tax committees, and is a frequent speaker to accountants, attorneys, and financial planning professionals. He has been cited on the topic of estate taxation in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Forbes, and has appeared as a guest commentator on PBS-TV’s Nightly Business Report. A member of the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU), he is the author of numerous articles. Mr. Radin is a contributing author of Executive Compensation Answer Book (Panel Publishers, New York, 1998) and the co-editor and contributing author of Estate and Retirement Planning Answer Book, Second Ed. (Panel Publishers, New York, 1999). Mr. Radin is listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in America.

A unique aspect of his practice is planning for writers and other creative professionals, including the disposition of their copyright catalogues. A bibliophile, he is a member of the Advisory Council of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, the leading repository for papers of twentieth century British and American authors. Mr. Radin also served as an adjunct professor at New York University from 2007 through 2012 where he taught a course on the evolution of our legal system.

B.A., Columbia College, 1973
J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1976
Recipient of the Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize


[1] Mr. Radin is not engaged in the practice of law and does not provide tax or legal advice.