Message from the Incoming NYSBA Trusts & Estates Section Chair

March 08, 2019

With the holiday season (as wonderful as it was) now in the past, and the new year (with all of the promise that it brings) upon us, the officers of our Section and I wish you the very best for 2019. We hope that you enjoy a year of health, happiness, and personal and professional growth, and that our Section contributes to making 2019 a success for you.

Apropos of our recent Annual Meeting, I would like to thank my predecessor, Natalia Murphy, for her excellent service as Chair of our Section in 2018. Natalia provided thoughtful, focused leadership to our Section, and set a wonderful example for the Section members with whom she worked closely and tirelessly. Thank you, Natalia, and congratulations on a job well-done!

In addition, I would like to congratulate Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr. for receiving the Chair’s Award at the Annual Meeting. Having practiced before Surrogate Czygier for ten years, I can personally attest to the excellent job that he did as the Surrogate of Suffolk County, running a user-friendly court that has a wonderful staff and a fine reputation. I can also attest to the fact that Surrogate Czygier is a dedicated member of our Section who is active on our Executive Committee and has been for many years. We appreciate Surrogate Czygier’s contributions to our Section and salute him for his excellent tenure as a judge.

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