Trusts & Estates Litigation
Most fiduciaries and beneficiaries seldom face litigation arising out of trusts and estate planning; consequently, their learning curve is high and fraught with risk. Our trusts and estates litigation team has represented both fiduciaries and beneficiaries in all manner of trusts- and estate-related disputes. This experience has proven to be an invaluable resource for clients who are thrust into litigation.
Our familiarity with the various sides of the trusts and estates dynamic allows us to handle each engagement with insight and sensitivity. Executors, administrators, trustees and beneficiaries all value our ability to defuse disputes before they begin. Once engaged, if appropriate, we endeavor to resolve or settle disputes informally, through principled negotiation. Our clients’ needs and practical concerns serve as our guide.
Should litigation be required, our attorneys are experienced in the Surrogate’s Court—a unique environment governed by its own laws and conventions—and in handling hotly contested probate, administration, accounting and trust proceedings.