Estate, Trust and Fiduciary Litigation

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek has acclaimed expertise in estate, trust, and fiduciary litigation, having represented fiduciaries and beneficiaries in some of the largest and most complex litigations in the New York region. We handle all types of cases involving Wills, estates, and trusts, including the following:

• Contested probate proceedings
• Trust validity proceedings
• Will and Trust construction proceedings
• Contested accountings
• Discovery proceedings
• Proceedings to remove an executor or trustee
• Estate asset recovery, including turnover and reverse turnover proceedings
• Spousal right of election proceedings
• Controversies concerning estate tax-related issues
• Contested guardianship proceedings
• Elder financial exploitation claims, involving claims of fraud, undue influence, and mental incapacity

Although a number of law firms handle trust and estate litigation, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek is one of the few with a legal team devoted exclusively to this highly specialized practice of the law. Our attorneys are experienced in litigating estate-related matters, including those in the Surrogate’s Court, Supreme Court, the Appellate Division, Federal District Court, and the Court of Appeals. Family disputes, challenges to the performance of a fiduciary, high net worth estates, and disputes with local tax authorities are just some of the circumstances that can disrupt the otherwise smooth disposition of an estate, resulting in the need for litigation.

Protecting our clients’ interests is of paramount importance. To that end, we offer a deep understanding of estate law combined with the skill and sensitivity essential to achieving the desired outcome. Given the serious and unexpected issues that can sometimes arise during estate litigation, only an estate planning attorney with specialized estate litigation skills will do.


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