Trust & Estates Litigation
We Don’t Just Dabble in Trusts and Estates Litigation. We Are Immersed In it.
The Firm’s reputation in the Surrogates’ Courts of the State of New York is surpassed by none. The Partners have tried cases involving contested probate, accountings, breach of fiduciary duty, removal of fiduciaries, turnover and Will construction proceedings. They have litigated issues as varied as the enforcement of in terrorem clauses, to the meaning of the word “child” in a Will. They regularly appear in the Surrogate’s Courts throughout New York City, as well as Nassau, Rockland, Westchester and Suffolk Counties.
The Partners’ business litigation background makes them particularly well-suited to disputes that include matters with complex business and accounting issues. Many of the Firm’s matters are litigated on different issues, simultaneously, in both the Supreme and Surrogates’ Courts.
The Partners’ published articles and participation as Faculty in numerous forums helps to enhance the Firm’s reputation among the Bar and the Bench. This reputation, along with the partners’ depth and breadth of experience also enables them to bring cases to successful resolution without requiring a trial or prolonged litigation.
No two trusts and estates matters are the same, but they all share one commonality: The disputes are personal and emotional. Whether we are dealing with issues involving millions of dollars, or claims to personal property with sentimental value, we apply the same rigorous analysis. Because we represent both fiduciaries and beneficiaries, corporations and individuals, we are never caught off-guard by an argument from the other side; we always know what’s coming.