Eve Rachel Markewich


Legal Experience


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.

Educational Background

Columbia University, Juris Doctor, 1988 Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1986 – 1987, 1987 – 1988.

Harvard-Radcliffe College, AB, cum laude, 1983.

Organizational Affiliations

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.

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