MARKEWICH and ROSENSTOCK LLP,
Founding Partner 2006-Present
Blank Rome LLP, Partner 2000-2006
Tenzer Greenblatt LLP, Partner 1997-2000;
Trial and appellate court success, as well as extensive record resolving matters before litigation and/or before necessity of trial.
Widespread estates and trusts litigation experience, including probate, accounting and construction proceedings; representation of both petitioners and objectants. Complex matters including recovery of assets, posthumously disputed marriages, same-sex partnership rights.
Long-term experience in employment law, including counseling employers and representing them on claims of discriminatory employment terminations, enforcement of non-compete clauses, non-contractual duty of loyalty matters and general contract issues. Many successful settlements, as well as full-scale litigations.
Admitted to Practice: New York, Federal Courts, U.S. Supreme Court.
Columbia University, Juris Doctor, 1988 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1986 – 1987, 1987 – 1988.
Harvard-Radcliffe College, AB, cum laude, 1983.
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law Section; Executive Committee; Vice Chair, Estate Litigation Committee.
Amputee Coalition of America – Vice Chair, Board of Dir. 2006-2009.
New York County Lawyers Association, Committee on the Supreme Court.
New York County Democratic District Leader (1997-2004).
Lexington Democratic Club
“Of Sound Mind, Yes, but Did She Understand the Tax Clause?”, New York Law Journal, January 26, 2009
“Surrogate’s Court Procedure §1750-b: Guardians’ Unique Authority,” New York Law Journal, May 25, 2005, co-author with Peter C. Valente
“Getting Grounded on Ethical Issues,” New York Law Journal, February 14, 2005
“Interest: Forgotten Consequence of Leisurely Estate Administration,” New York Law Journal, October 29, 2004, co-author with Peter C. Valente
Recent Lectures and Programs
Faculty Participant- An Introduction to the Probate Process & How to Avoid It- New York City Bar Association, March 7, 2011
Program Chair- In Terrorem Clauses –CUNY Law School/Hudson Valley Blank – October 28, 2011
Program Chair- Crossing State Borders in Trust and Estate Law: What the New York Practioner Needs to Know about Florida, New Jersey, Delaware & Connecticut – Association of the Bar of the City of New York – December 12, 2007
Faculty Participant- Estate Administration and Litigation Proceedings in New York Surrogate’s Court: Key Issues Confronting Practitioners- Association of the Bar of the City of New York – November 28, 2007
Program Chair- Accounting Proceedings in the Surrogate’s Court – New York County Lawyers Association – February 28, 2007
Program Chair – Crossing State Borders in Trust & Estate Law – Association of the Bar of the City of New York – November 6, 2006
Faculty Participant – Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Accounting Proceedings in Surrogate’s Court – Association of the Bar of the City of New York – December 13, 2005
Faculty Participant/Planning Chair – Discovery and the Accounting Trial – New York County Lawyers Association –March 4, 2005
Speaker – A Day in the Life…. 1404 Exams, Will Contests and Ethical Issues – The Catholic Archdiocese of New York — February 5, 2005
Speaker – Justices Seminar on Abusive Discovery Practices – New York State Bar Association Commercial Division November 19, 2004
Amputee Coalition of America, Support Group Program, Wills and Living Wills – October 2004
Faculty Participant/Planning Chair – Basic Surrogate’s Court Practice – New York State Bar Association –September 24, 2004
Speaker – ACCA Fair Labor Standards Program – September 23, 2004
Speaker – Planning to Win a Will Contest – Effective Pre- and Post-Death Strategies – The Catholic Archdiocese of New York – May 19, 2004
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center Program: “Marriage: What Does It Mean For Your Financial Future?” – May 11, 2004
Faculty Participant –Lorman Education Services Seminar- Fall 2003
Speaker – “Internal Investigations of Employment Issues”; ACCA Employment Law Update: Compensation Issues In a Changing Legal Environment – May 16, 2003
Faculty Participant – Trial Advocacy Program– Hofstra University School of Law- January, 2003
Faculty Participant – Judicial Seminars -New York State Unified Court System -Summer 2002
Blank Rome LLP Deposition Skills Training Workshop – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated; SuperLawyers; Best Lawyers
Candidate for Surrogate, New York County, 2005; New York County Democratic Committee endorsement; rated “highly qualified” (highest rating), Association of the Bar of the City of New York.