Dorothy J. Cannetti handles all aspects of estate and tax planning, estate and trust administration, and litigation matters in Surrogate’s Court.
In Dorothy’s planning practice, she helps individuals and families establish and implement their wealth-transfer plans to carry out their intentions, but also avoid adverse tax and legal consequences. Dorothy has spent nearly a decade in this space dealing with the more intricate and technical issues necessary to carry out particularly complex plans.
For estate and trust administration matters, Dorothy handles the required Surrogate’s Court proceedings and advises fiduciaries regarding estate, gift, generation-skipping transfer, and income tax issues. She also supervises the day-to-day administration of estates and trusts and oversees the preparation of estate, gift, and income tax returns and various other types of required filings.
As a part of her Surrogate’s Court litigation practice, Dorothy assists in the representation of fiduciaries and beneficiaries. Dorothy has participated in various types of proceedings including will contests, contested judicial accountings, and miscellaneous proceedings. Although contested matters are inherently acrimonious, her goal is to achieve the desired outcome for the client as efficiently as possible.
New York Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 2007)
New York Law School Law Review
University at Albany, State University of New York (B.S., summa cum laude, 2004)
New York State Bar Association: Trusts and Estates Section