The attorneys in our Trusts and Estates department have extensive experience representing banks, trust companies, and individuals serving as executors or administrators of decedents’ estates and as trustees under living trust agreements and wills. Our attorneys and professional staff work together to produce maximum efficiencies while advising and assisting fiduciaries with all aspects of estate and trust administration.
In addition to providing general representation for trust and estate administration, we have particular experience assisting fiduciaries with the identification and preparation of all tax returns and documentation that are necessary to resolve issues involving creditors, tax agencies, claimants and beneficiaries. When necessary, we also represent our fiduciary clients in proceedings before New York’s Surrogate's Court and Supreme Court, as well as the U.S. Tax Court. We also routinely advise clients regarding tax elections and post-death tax planning issues such as the use of qualified disclaimers.