516-227-0700

Frank T.
Santoro

Estate Litigation

Partner

New York City & Uniondale

T: (646) 237-1807 |F: (646) 237-1817

About Frank

Frank T. Santoro practices trusts and estates law, concentrating in trusts and estates litigation. He represents clients in New York State Surrogate’s Court in probate contests, contested accounting proceedings, discovery proceedings, and other miscellaneous proceedings, and in actions and proceedings in Supreme Court and federal court relating to trusts and estates. He also represents clients in Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings before the Supreme Court.

Frank lectures to numerous organizations on various trusts and estates litigation topics. In 2011 and 2012, he co-presented, Till Death or Divorce Do Us Part, for the Matrimonial INNS of COURT at the Nassau County Bar Association; to the Nassau and Suffolk Academies of Law; to the New York Financial Planners Association, to St. John’s University School of Law and to the Queens Bar Association.

He has also lectured to the Nassau and Suffolk County Bar Associations on the subject of contested accounting proceedings in the Surrogate’s Court and is a contributor to Farrell Fritz’s New York Trusts & Estates Litigation blog.

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Credentials

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • State University of New York at Binghamton

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Western District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Nassau County Bar Association

Articles & Advisories

Guideposts in Addressing Claims in a Potentially Insolvent Estate

Reprinted with permission from: Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Spring 2013, Vol. 46, No. 1, published by the New…

February 01, 2013

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Planning Ahead: Second Circuit Clarifies Scope of Probate Exception to Federal Jurisdiction

Reprinted with permission from the New York State Bar Journal, January 2008, Vol. 80, No. 1, published by the New…

January 01, 2008

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Use of the "Secret Trust" Doctrine to Effectuate a Decedent’s Intent

Originally published in Volume 40, No. 1 of NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter (Fall 2006), a publication of…

March 01, 2007

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The Probate Exception to Federal Jurisdiction

Originally published in Volume 39, No. 3 of NYSBA Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter (Fall 2006), a publication of…

November 01, 2006

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News

Ones to Watch in Law: Frank T. Santoro

A partner at Uniondale-based Farrell Fritz, Frank T. Santoro concentrates his practice in trusts and estates litigation. Click on the…

October 15, 2018

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On Demand Webcasts

Discovery in Probate Contests in New York: Examining the Attorney Draftsperson

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Press Releases

29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2019 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz has a combined total of 29 attorneys selected to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 17, 2019

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Farrell Fritz Promotes Matthew D. Donovan and Frank T. Santoro to Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Matthew D. Donovan and Frank T. Santoro to partner effective January…

January 02, 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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Farrell Fritz Promotes Four Attorneys to Counsel

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotions of Kathryn C. Cole, David M. Curry, Frank T. Santoro and Aaron…

January 11, 2013

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Frank T. Santoro of Farrell Fritz Elected to the Queens Botanical Garden’s Board of Directors

Frank T. Santoro, an attorney in Farrell Fritz’s trusts and estates department, has been elected to the Queens Botanical Garden’s…

January 07, 2013

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Frank T. Santoro of Farrell Fritz to Receive The Queens Courier’s “Rising Star” Award

Frank T. Santoro, an attorney in Farrell Fritz’s trusts and estates department, has been selected by The Queens Courier as…

January 04, 2013

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Farrell Fritz Associate, Frank T. Santoro, Appointed to Nassau Academy of Law’s Advisory Council

Farrell Fritz, P.C. is pleased to announce that trusts and estates associate, Frank T. Santoro, has been appointed to the…

June 13, 2011

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A Winning Partnership: Hempstead High School, Lauren’s First & Goal Foundation & Farrell Fritz, P.C.

May 24, 2007

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Recognition

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro (Estate & Trust Litigation) 2018-Present

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The Queens Courier

Rising Star 2013

Community Work

Frank has served on the Queens Botanical Garden board of directors since he was elected in 2012.