Ruth Raftery, JD, CPA

Ruth Raftery is a Director in the Estate, Gift and Trust Services Group of Wiss’ Tax Department and is based in the New York City office. Ruth’s practice focuses on all aspects of estate, gift and trust taxation for individuals and families, including both domestic and international estate planning and tax compliance. 

As both an attorney and CPA, Ruth has a particular expertise in assisting clients who have international ties. Ruth is passionate about helping clients who have international tax issues (including U.S. citizens, residents and non-residents) navigate the U.S. tax system while complying with U.S. tax law.    

Ruth is a member of the Wiss Women’s Leadership Forum committee. Established in 2003, the Wiss Women’s Leadership Forum (WWLF) is committed to ensuring women have an opportunity to build rewarding careers.


BS – Accounting from the University of Scranton

JD from Temple University School of Law

Certified Public Accountant; Licensed to practice law in New York

Professional Affiliations

New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants

Estate Planning Council of New York City

Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners

American Academy of Attorney CPAs

Beyond Wiss

Ruth resides in Westfield, NJ with her husband and three daughters. When not in the office, she spends her time cheering on her girls in their various activities including Field Hockey, Soccer, Ice Hockey and Dance.


Early in Ruth’s career, she was introduced to the international  aspects of estate, gift and trust taxation and was able to grow that practice area for her then firm. Dealing with International issues is still her favorite area of practice. 

Ruth serves in a variety of positions for her professional associations, including Chair of the Estate Planning Committee for the NY State Society of CPAs as well as Vice President of the Estate Planning Council of NYC.

Ruth Raftery