Brian P. Corrigan focuses on trusts, estates and fiduciary litigation. He is experienced in a variety of Surrogate’s Court matters, including will contests, contested accounting, fiduciary removal, fiduciary surcharge, will construction/reformation, and discovery proceedings. Brian represents clients in New York State Supreme Court and in federal district court in disputes related to inheritance interests, trusts and estates. He handles contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings in New York State Supreme Court and New York Surrogate’s Court.
What attracted you to practicing estate litigation?
I went into estate litigation out of a strong desire to help people overcome difficult situations in their lives. This is a very personal practice; the outcome of any given case may dictate family dynamics and financial stability. While it is challenging, it is also rewarding. You know you have truly earned a client’s trust when they ask you to continue representing their family’s interests for future generations. Few experiences are as professionally gratifying as that.
“Success is guiding a client through a personally challenging situation and achieving the best possible result.”
Why did you choose to join Farrell Fritz?
Throughout my career, I had litigated against Farrell Fritz a number of times. When you know someone as an adversary, you get true insight into their personality, professionalism, and skills. After experiencing firsthand how collaborative, dedicated and skilled the attorneys at Farrell Fritz are, when the opportunity arose, I decided to join them.
In what way do you give back to the community?
Part of what drew me to Farrell Fritz was the firm’s commitment to pro bono work. Giving back is extremely important to me; I strive to devote at least 100 hours to pro bono work each year. It is our obligation as legal professionals to use our skills and abilities to help those who can’t afford the quality of representation they need and deserve.