Trust and Estates Litigation

The Firm routinely litigates claims arising out of our trust and estates matters, working closely with the Trust and Estates Group to draw on their experience.  We have litigated a broad range of these matters in Surrogate’s Court, as well as prosecuted and defended claims in both federal and state court.  We have brought claims on behalf of trust beneficiaries against banks and other trustees for mismanagement of trust funds; prosecuted claims for estate proceeds on behalf of beneficiaries; contested probate proceedings; brought claims over a letter of wishes of a trust; defended trustees and beneficiaries against litigation brought by other beneficiaries; and contested as fraudulent conveyances transfers of property made in the context of putative estate planning.