516-227-0700

John J.
Barnosky

Estate Litigation

Partner

Uniondale

T: 516-227-0730

About John

John J. Barnosky practices trust and estate law, concentrating on estate planning, probate and administration of estates and trusts, and taxation. He also represents clients in litigated trust and estate matters, including will contests, disputes over the validity of trusts, contested accounting proceedings, and tax disputes before the Surrogate’s Courts and other courts throughout New York.

Jack’s clients include families, individuals, banks, foundations, and other institutions. In addition to his work at Farrell Fritz, he is a frequent lecturer at New York State Bar Association seminars on trust and estate practice.

Jack also is a contributor to Farrell Fritz’s New York Trusts & Estates Litigation blog and has previously written articles published in the New York Law Journal, The Nassau Lawyer, and the Journal of the Suffolk Academy of Law. He is a co-author of the treatise, “Revocable Trusts,” published by Thomson West, and has written sections of Warren’s Heaton on Surrogate’s Court Practice.

Previously, he was an adjunct professor of law at Touro Law School.

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Credentials

Education

  • Assumption College (BA)
  • New York University School of Law (LL.M.)
  • St. John’s University School of Law (JD)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Tax Court

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State EPTL/SCPA Advisory Committee
  • American Bar Association, Taxation Section
  • American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel, Fellow
  • North Fork Bank Estate Review, Past Editor
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Past Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law Committee Estate and Trust Law Section, Chair, Court Reorganization Task Force, Member
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Articles & Advisories

Client Advisory – Recession Presents Opportunities for Estate Planning with Real Estate

As we all know, commercial real estate holdings have been significantly impacted by the recession. Vacancy rates have risen, rents…

October 01, 2010

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Client Advisory – The 2010 Federal Estate Tax “Repeal”

As you may already know, much to the astonishment of the legal community, Congress has failed to pass legislation extending…

February 23, 2010

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Steps Taken While Testator is Alive Can Play a Key Role in Upholding Client’s Estate Plan After Death – Journal | December 1999

A few careful steps taken during a testator’s life can minimize the chances of a will contest and protect the…

December 04, 1999

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News

Farrell Fritz Named to 2013 U. S. News & World Report’s National Best Lawyers – “Best Law Firms’ List

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the firm has received a Tier 1 (highest) ranking in the 2013 Edition of…

January 02, 2013

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Farrell Fritz Launches New York Trusts & Estates Litigation Blog

Farrell Fritz trusts and estates associates, Jaclene L. D’Agostino, Robert M. Harper and Frank T. Santoro will also contribute to…

January 26, 2009

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Investment News Blog: John Barnosky on Structuring of Beneficiary Designations

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IN retirement: John Barnosky on Structuring of Beneficiary Designations

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Lack of Estate Planning Can Lead to Family Blowups

July 13, 2007

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Press Releases

Four Farrell Fritz Partners Receive Top Awards

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that John J. Barnosky and Robert E. Sandler both received the Best Lawyers in…

October 04, 2019

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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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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2020

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020.…

August 15, 2019

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Leading Lawyers in Their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 13, 2018

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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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31 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2017 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 31 attorneys selected to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and New…

September 20, 2017

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Ten Farrell Fritz Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.…

August 15, 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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Farrell Fritz & Estate Litigation Partners Receive Ranking in the Prestigious Chambers High Net Worth Publication

Farrell Fritz proudly announces that the firm has been recognized as one of two New York Leading Firms in Chambers…

August 30, 2016

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Nine Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

Farrell Fritz congratulates nine partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017.…

August 16, 2016

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys selected to the 2015 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 16, 2015

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Seven Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2016

Farrell Fritz congratulates seven partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2016.…

August 21, 2015

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30 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2014 Leading Lawyers in their Respective Areas of Practice

Farrell Fritz had a combined total of 30 attorneys named to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers and New York…

September 23, 2014

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Six Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 List

Farrell Fritz congratulates six partners on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015.…

August 18, 2014

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five partners on being recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®…

August 15, 2013

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five partners on being recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®…

November 14, 2012

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

Farrell Fritz congratulates ten partners and one counsel on being selected for the 2012 New York Super Lawyers – Metro…

October 11, 2012

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Farrell Fritz Partner, John (Jack) J. Barnosky, Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that trusts and estates partner, Jack Barnosky, was recently selected by his peers for…

November 08, 2011

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Farrell Fritz Partners Named to the New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Farrell Fritz congratulates seven partners on being selected for inclusion on the New York Super Lawyers 2011 – Metro Edition…

October 27, 2011

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to 2010 Super Lawyers List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in the 2010 New York Super Lawyers®. The five partners…

October 15, 2010

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Five Partners Named to 2009 Super Lawyers List

Farrell Fritz congratulates five attorneys on being selected for inclusion in 2009 New York Super Lawyers® – Metro Edition. The…

October 16, 2009

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Five Farrell Fritz Partners Named to 2008 Super Lawyers® List

October 02, 2008

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John J. Barnosky Included in The Best of the U.S. 2008 Best Lawyers in the U.S.

February 20, 2008

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John J. Barnosky and John P. McEntee Named Super Lawyers

October 19, 2007

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Recognition

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The Best Lawyers in America

Long Island Lawyer of the Year 2017–2018, 2020

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Super Lawyers

New York Metro (Estate & Trust Litigation) 2007–Present

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Chambers High Net Worth

Leading Individual, NY Private Wealth: Disputes 2016

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The Best of the U.S.

List of the Best Lawyers in the U.S. 2008

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American Lawyer

One of the Best Trusts & Estates Lawyers in America 2004

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AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell

Peer Review Rating

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The Best Lawyers in America

Litigation—Trusts & Estates and Trusts & Estates 1999-Present