Uniondale, N.Y. August 17, 2023 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, P.C., announced today that Michael Feigenbaum, Of Counsel, has been recognized by Best Lawyers® for The Best Lawyers in America (2024 Edition). Mr. Feigenbaum is recognized for Litigation – Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates Law. Kera Reed, Of Counsel, has been recognized by Best Lawyers for The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2024 Edition) in Elder Law, Litigation- Trusts and Estates and Trusts and Estates Law. Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review.
“We congratulate Michael and Kera on their well-deserved recognition. Each of them continues to demonstrate exemplary leadership in our firm with an undeniable passion and business acumen for providing exceptional client service in order to create a positive impact in the community,” says Managing Partner, Adam Silvers.
Mr. Feigenbaum is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, and is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Feigenbaum is a leading authority in trusts and estate planning, administration and litigation. With over 40 years of trusts and estate experience, both in the private and public sectors, he ensures that the firm’s trusts and estate clients receive superior meaningful counsel. Mr. Feigenbaum provides counsel on all aspects of estate planning and administration, including preparation of wills and trusts, tax and insurance planning, probate and Surrogate’s Court proceedings, including litigation, and other fiduciary matters such as conservatorships and guardianships.
Mr. Feigenbaum’s more notable professional activities include his membership on the executive committee of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, where he was the former chair of the government relations committee, and his presidency of the Queens County Bar Association (1986–87). In addition, he is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an international association of lawyers skilled and experienced in estate planning and the administration of trusts and estates. He has lectured extensively on estate planning, tax and estate litigation issues. Mr. Feigenbaum has been in private practice since 1974, representing fiduciaries and beneficiaries in litigation involving some of the largest and most complex estates in the New York metropolitan area.
Ms. Reed is a member of the firm’s Trusts and Estates Department, the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation practice group. Kera’s practice includes all Surrogate’s Court proceedings to appoint an Executor or Administrator of an estate, SCPA Article 17 and 17-A guardianship proceedings, preparation and litigation of fiduciary accountings, and preparation of New York State and Federal estate tax returns. She also is qualified to serve as Guardian ad Litem in Surrogates’ Court proceedings. In addition to her Trust and Estate practice, Kera is certified to serve as counsel and court evaluator in Supreme Court Guardianship matters. She is a Co-Chair of the New York State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Trust, Estates, Wills and Guardianships Committee and is the past Co-Chair of the Surrogates Court Committee of the Suffolk County Bar Association. She currently serves as Treasurer of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association and as one of the Suffolk County Women’s Bar Association’s delegates to the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York. Kera has served on the New York State Office of Court Administration E-Filing Advisory Committee which assisted in implementing E-filing procedures statewide.
For over 50 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., headquartered in Uniondale, has built a reputation as one of the region’s leading providers of innovative legal services. Its attorneys are practical, experienced advocates who measure their success by their clients’ success. Cornerstone groups in all major practice areas of the law are represented at the firm, including corporate and securities, corporate restructuring & bankruptcy, commercial lending, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment, not-for-profit, cybersecurity and data privacy, energy, and trusts and estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.