Jennifer F.





Jennifer F. Hillman

St. John's University (J.D., 2003); Marist College (B.A.,magna cum laude, 2000)




(516) 663-6672



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Jennifer F. Hillman is a Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., concentrating in Trust and Estate litigation.  Ms. Hillman’s practice includes all manner of Surrogate’s Court proceedings including accounting proceedings, probate contests, discovery proceedings, and commercial litigation related to estates. Ms. Hillman practices in the Surrogate’s courts as well as the trial and appellate courts throughout New York.

Ms. Hillman also has substantial experience in trial and appellate advocacy, and has handled a variety of commercial cases including contractual disputes, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, partnership disputes, and real estate litigation.

Ms. Hillman is an active member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section where she serves on the executive committee and is a co-chair of the Governmental Relations and Legislation Committee, where she actively assists the Trust and Estates Section in promoting new legislation. Ms. Hillman’s own legislative proposal, an amendment to Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act 1724, was signed into law on July 22, 2014. She is also a delegate to the NYSBA House of Delegates. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association and the Nassau County Women’s Bar Association. Currently, she is on the professional advisory committee of the Long Island Community Foundation.

Ms. Hillman frequently writes and lectures on trust and estate issues.  She has lectured on probate and trusts issues to the New York State Bar Association,  the New York City Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  She has co-written many articles for the New York Law Journal, and is a featured contributor to the Lexis Nexis Estate Practice and Elder Law Community on a variety of issues related to estate litigation.

Decisions of Interest:

  • Matter of Panebianco, 50 Misc3d 1203(A) Surr Ct Westchester Co 2015)
  • In re Elmezzi, 124 AD3d 886 (2d Dept 2015)
  • In re Saft, 41 Misc 3d 1219 (A) (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2013)
  • In re Demesyeux, 42 Misc 3d 730 (Surr Ct. Nassau Co. 2013)
  • In re Will of Friedlander, 34 Misc 3d 1216 (A) (Surr Ct. New York Co. 2011)
  • In re Nieto, 70 AD 3d 831 (2d Dept 2010)



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