Brian P.

Estate Litigation


New York City & Uniondale

T: 646-237-1804

About Brian

Brian P. Corrigan focuses on the areas of trusts, estates, and fiduciary litigation. He has represented clients successfully in a variety of Surrogate’s Court matters, including will contests, contested accounting, fiduciary removal, fiduciary surcharge, will construction/reformation and discovery proceedings. Brian has further achieved favorable results for clients in disputes related to powers of attorney, the spousal right of election, and joint accounts/pay on death accounts. He is experienced in contested and uncontested guardianship proceedings in New York State Supreme Court and New York Surrogate’s Court.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Brian was a partner at Holland & Knight LLP, where he practiced for the first 15 years of his career. He was a member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice, concentrating in estate litigation.

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  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Providence College

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association, Executive Committee, Trusts and Estates Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Co-Chair, Estate Litigation Committee, Trusts and Estates Section
  • New York State Bar Association, Past Chair, Committee on Practice and Ethics, Trusts and Estates Section
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association, Past Chair, Estate, Trusts and Surrogate’s Court Practice Section
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Vice Chair, Surrogate’s Court Trust & Estate Committee
  • New York City Bar Association
  • The Estate Planning Council of New York City
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Articles & Advisories

’Till Death [And Divorce] Do Us Part

The Surviving Spouse’s Right of Election vs. A Former Spouse’s Rights in the Decedent’s Estate under a Separation Agreement Spousal separation…

August 29, 2018

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Proving a Joint Account with Right of Survivorship or Totten Trust Account Without the Signature Card

This article was originally published in the November/December 2015 issue of the New York State Bar Association Journal.  A frequent…

January 23, 2016

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Injunctive Relief in Surrogate’s Courts: Trends & Considerations

Written by Brian Corrigan with Faith L. Carter An excerpt from the article: An executor commencing a turnover proceeding for…

September 22, 2014

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Exercising the Power to Adjust Between Principal and Income

Brian Corrigan co-authored a New York Law Journal article titled, “Exercising the Power to Adjust Between Principal and Income”. The…

January 31, 2011

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Pre-Mortem Probate: Has the time arrived?

Some New York courts are allowing “pre-mortem probate”, ostensibly to protect the elderly. Brian Corrigan investigated whether proving a will’s…

August 07, 2007

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Strategies for Trusts and Estates in New York: Leading Lawyers on Analyzing Recent Developments and Navigating the Estate Planning Process in New York

Brian P. Corrigan authored the attached Defensive Estate Planning chapter for the 2016 edition of  Strategies for Trusts and Estates in New…

June 22, 2016

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Press Releases

Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.…

August 09, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2017

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 21, 2016

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Brian P. Corrigan Joins Farrell Fritz’s Estate Litigation Department as Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Brian P. Corrigan recently joined the firm’s estate litigation department as a partner.…

June 23, 2016

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Litigation - Trusts & Estates 2019

Community Work

Brian is a member of the Professional Advisors Council of Calvary Hospital, Save the Children, and the Smile Train PAC.