Estate Litigation

Protecting our clients’ interests and assets in all types of disputes. Estate Litigation

The experienced estate litigation lawyers at Farrell Fritz have handled some of the most complex, high-profile cases in New York, including the Estates of Doris Duke, Jean Stralem, Andy Warhol, Arthur Sackler, Brooke Astor and Huguette Clark.

Our estate litigation team combines extensive experience in taxation, acute understanding of estate planning and administration and in-depth knowledge of the Surrogate’s Court practice and procedure, offering the skill and expertise required for any estate proceeding.  Our attorneys have successfully represented individuals and entities in a broad range of Surrogate’s Court litigation, including contested probate proceedings, contested fiduciary accounting proceedings, proceedings for the discovery and turnover of estate or trust assets, and other proceedings involving fiduciary duties and responsibilities, confidential relationships, investment performance, interests in closely held corporations, and matters involving undue influence.

Success Spotlight

It took Arthur Sackler decades to amass his world-renowned collection of more than 20,000 pieces of contemporary and ancient Asian art; it took just days...

Read more

In addition to Surrogate’s Court matters, our estate litigators have appeared in estate-related matters in many other judicial settings, including appellate courts, federal district court, tax court and state Supreme Court.