Trusts & Estates Department Announces Major Expansion

Uniondale, Long Island, New York, June 14, 2011 – Ruskin Moscou Faltischek announced today it has undertaken a major expansion of its Trusts & Estates Department with the establishment of a new entity, the Mediation Solutions Group.

Headed by former Surrogate C. Raymond Radigan, a resident ofSyosset, the Mediation Solutions Group offers attorneys and their clients a practical, settlement-oriented way to resolve trust & estate disputes. This approach is designed to limit costs and resolve acrimonious, contested matters.

For 20 years, Judge Radigan served as a judge in the Nassau County Surrogate’s Court. Previously, he served the Nassau Surrogate’s Court as Chief Clerk and Deputy Chief Clerk and as a law assistant to Surrogate John D. Bennett. As chair of the Advisory Committee to the legislature on the Estates Powers and Trusts Law, and the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act, he continues as a driving force in the revision and update of trusts and estates law and practice in New York State.

Joining Judge Radigan as mediators will be:

  • Michael K. Feigenbaum – Co-chair of the Trusts & Estates Department and a member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, Mr. Feigenbaum is chair New York State Bar Association and former chair of its Government Relations Committee. He is also a former president of the Queens County Bar Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an national association of lawyers skilled and experienced in estate planning and trust and estate administration.
  • Peter K. Kelly – A former member of the staff of the Nassau Surrogate’s Court, Mr. Kelly served as Law Secretary to Judge C. Raymond Radigan and later as a Court Attorney/Referee. Prior to joining the Surrogate’s Court, Mr. Kelly was Law Secretary to the Hon. Raymond Harrington, then Acting Nassau County Surrogate. Mr. Kelly was most recently President of the New York State Surrogate’s Law Association.

For more than 40 years, Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, 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 & securities, financial services, commercial litigation, intellectual property, health care, real estate, employment and trusts & estates. Clients include large and mid-sized corporations, privately held businesses, institutions and individuals.

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