Uniondale, N.Y. – February 28, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C. announced today that Partner, Lois Bladykas will be speaking at the NYSBA CLE Webinar titled, “What You Need to Know as a Guardian Ad Litem”, on Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 9AM to 1PM. The webinar will discuss the substantive rules and law of Part 36 of the Rules of the Chief Judge (22NYCRR Part 36) governing court appointment of fiduciaries, important ethical considerations, and the procedural aspects of serving as guardian ad litem as well as the substantive role of a guardian ad litem in various proceedings. The webinar will include experienced trusts and estates practitioners and Court personnel.
If you are interested in attending, please visit What You Need To Know As A Guardian Ad Litem – 2023 – New York State Bar Association (nysba.org)
Ms. Bladykas is a Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., where she is a member of the firm’s Trusts & Estates Department, Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation Practice Group and the Insurance and Insurance Litigation Practice Group. Her practice focuses on estate, trust and fiduciary litigation, including all manner of Surrogate’s Court proceedings such as probate contests, accounting proceedings, discovery and turnover proceedings, will and trust construction proceedings, and other complex disputes between beneficiaries and fiduciaries. This includes related litigation in New York State Supreme Court and appeals to the Appellate Divisions and the Court of Appeals. In addition, Ms. Bladykas has experience representing clients in SCPA Article 17 and 17-A guardianship proceedings and Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 guardianship proceedings. Ms. Bladykas is qualified to serve as Guardian ad Litem in Surrogate’s Court, and as Court Evaluator and Counsel for Alleged Incapacitated Persons in Article 81 guardianship proceedings. A portion of Ms. Bladykas’ practice also involves defending professional liability claims against attorneys where estate and trust issues are involved. As a complement to her litigation practice, Ms. Bladykas has significant experience in estate administration, including handling probate and administration proceedings, preparing fiduciary accountings, and preparing federal and New York State estate tax returns, as well as estate planning matters.
Ms. Bladykas is an active member of the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section, where she serves as Co-Chair of the Legislation & Government Relations Committee, and is a past Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Surrogate’s Court Committee. Additionally, Ms. Bladykas is a member of the New York State Bar Association Membership Committee, Nassau County Bar Association Surrogate’s Court Committee, and Suffolk County Estate Planning Council.