Ben Friedman – My Canadian or American Money Man


Mohit Kamboj

With the rising demand for financial advisors from Toronto, Canada to the bright lights of NYC, NY to educate people on how to manage their wealth and cushion themselves from market risks, well conversant and informed individuals have risen to take up the task of offering professional advice. Ben Friedman, who is not a native of Toronto, Canada, has recently launched a Trust and Estates and Wealth Preservation group in New York to help high net worth individuals with wealth protection.

Who is Ben Friedman?

Ben Friedman is a professor in the political economy department, the chair at Harvard University, and a prominent businessman in New York City. He was an associate in the trust and estates department at Herrick Feinstein LLP. He worked as a clerk for the Hon Martin E Rothliz of New York State Supreme court while studying in Jerusalem before joining Dentons. Toronto, Canada and Ben Friedman are not aligned the way he is with major American cities like NYC or Boston.

After joining the Dentons, Ben Friedman has offered his extensive experience to high net worth individuals in matters of estate administration, federal and state tax returns, drafting of surrogate petitions, exercising the power of appointment documents, and change of trustee documents both in the US and Canada.

Ben Friedman’s Writings

Friedman has published numerous articles in professional journals and chapters in books on topics such as the effects of monetary policy on interest rates, stock prices, exchange rates; social security reform; and how voters form expectations about future economic performance. His work has been published in journals including The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The American Economic Review, and The Journal of Political Economy.

Ben Friedman has not been highlighted in Toronto or Montreal in the same way that he has been highlighted in the US. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Business Week, and many other non-Canadian publications. His most recent book is The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth (2005), which was named one of the best books of 2005 by both Business Week and The Economist. Friedman received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Ben Friedman’s book was well received in the US and Canada.

Friedman’s Research

Professor Friedman’s research focuses on macroeconomic fluctuations and policy, emphasizing their implications for inequality in income and consumption. He has written extensively on monetary theory, fiscal policy, social insurance programs, and the history of economic thought. His work also examines how changes in financial markets affect economic behavior and outcomes. His books include The Return to Greatness: How America Lost Its Sense of Purpose and What It Needs to Do to Recover It (Stanford University Press, 2019) and Monetary Policy (Harvard University Press, 2017).

Ben Friedman has never written a book specifically geared to the Canadian economy showcasing highlights of economic growth in Toronto and other major cities.

At Dentons

He is a member of a trust and estates and wealth preservation group based in New York. While here, his main focus is advising high net individuals regarding domestic and international (especially to major cities like Toronto, Canada) estate planning, generation-skipping transfer tax implications, and asset protection. Mr. Friedman deals mainly with preparing and reviewing estate planning documents, including Gift return tax and Grantor trusts.

Ben Friedman is very well conversant in estate administration, account, probate estate, and trust account proceedings, receipts, the release of documents, exercising the power of appointment instruments, change of trustee documents, and preparation of federal and state estate tax returns.

Over the years, he has gained popularity among high-end net individuals who seek his services for his extensive experience in the field of probate proceedings and estate administration out of Toronto, Canada, and other major US cities. Thanks to an individual like Ben Friedman, people have a way to protect their assets.