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Law Firm Exclusively Devoted to New York Estate, Probate, Trust & Inheritance Law
The New York Law Firm of Mitchell Wilensky limits its practice to New York estate, probate, inheritance and trust law. The firm's expertise and extensive experience within its practice concentrations allows it to distinguish itself from those attorneys that are more "general practice" oriented.
Handling Both Uncontested and Litigated Cases
Whether it is a simple uncontested matter or complex estate litigation, the New York Law Firm of Mitchell Wilensky has the experience, skills and knowledge to achieve superior representation, and to make certain that the interests of its clients are always paramount.
Representing New Yorkers and Out-of-State Clients
For over 35 years Mr. Wilensky has provided quality representation and personal attention in protecting and securing the rights of his clients in New York probate, inheritance, and estate matters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester, Long Island (Nassau & Suffolk counties), and other New York counties.
A sizeable percentage of our clients do not reside in New York State. National demographic factors have impacted many traditional New York families. Family members that have "migrated" out of New York who now require legal representation for New York inheritance, probate, and estate matters can successfully be represented by Mr. Wilensky with the utilization of electronic mail, overnight delivery services, and video conferencing. In some cases an out-of-state-executor or administrator need not have to come to New York.
Experienced, Knowledgeable and Compassionate
Mr. Wilensky received his B.A. from Cornell University and his J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has lectured in the probate and estate field and has been quoted in the New York Times and Newsday. He is currently listed as a reference & resource on LegalZoom's Wills & Trusts Legal Info website. The firm has been involved in leading cases, including a landmark case in the New York County Surrogate's Court regarding the right to a jury trial in a proceeding to invalidate a lifetime trust, as well as a litigated Kings County (Brooklyn) administration case in an estate of a victim of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
(See the "Reported Cases" section of this website.)
- Will Contests – Disinherited Heirs
- Estate Litigation – all NYS Surrogate's Courts
- Fiduciary Removal Proceedings
- Kinship Proceedings – Establishing Heirship
- Spousal Inheritance Disputes
- Contesting Powers of Attorney
- Wrongful Death Proceedings
- Breach of Fiduciary Duty
- Fraudulent Transfers
- Administering & Settling Estates
- Probating Wills – Simple to Complex
- Estate Tax Returns and Audits
- Intestacy (Dying with no will)
- Estate & Trust accountings
- Representation of Executors & Trustees
- Representing Administrators
- Representing Beneficiaries
- Sale of Decedent's Home
If you are named as an executor in a Will and are seeking an attorney to probate the Will and assist you in administering the estate, you should be aware that you are not legally bound to retain the attorney who drafted the Will or handled the decedent's affairs. For more than 35 years Mr. Wilensky has successfully represented executors, administrators, and trustees for reasonable fees in a timely and pro-active fashion without having previously performed legal work for the decedent.