James Kronenberg

James L. Kronenberg

Chief Fiduciary Counsel and Head of Wealth Planning

Mr. Kronenberg is Chief Fiduciary Counsel at Bessemer Trust. In this role, he is responsible for the firm’s trusts and estates department, including its trustee and executor services. He also oversees Bessemer’s entire suite of wealth planning capabilities: estate planning, tax consulting and management, insurance and risk management, philanthropic advisory, family wealth stewardship, and private asset advisory. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and Management Committee. 

Prior to joining Bessemer, Jim was an attorney at Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP in New York City, practicing in its trusts and estates and tax-exempt organizations departments. Before that, he worked in the General Counsel’s office at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

Jim earned a J.D. and an LL.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law and a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania.