New York Probate and Estate Administration

Our Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island based attorneys provide top quality representation in all estate matters, including wills, trusts, tax and estate litigation in the Surrogate's Courts of all five boroughs of New York City, plus Nassau and Suffolk counties. In addition to routine will probate and estate administration matters, we have also had tremendous success and experience in litigation cases involving probate of contested wills, complex estates, trust accountings, and estates of unmarried and same-sex couples.

Gabor & Marotta LLC is well-known for handling multimillion-dollar estates and complex probate and estate matters, including litigation. We often receive estate and probate referrals from other firms. You can rely on our attorneys' knowledge and experience.

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Combining litigation experience with traditional estate planning, the firm provides comprehensive and sophisticated representation in all trust and estate matters, including:

  • Probate of wills and administration of estates
  • Objections
  • Accountings
  • Recovery of estate assets
  • Charitable giving and charitable foundations
  • Trusts and trust related litigation
  • Guardianships

Tax, Estate Planning and Asset Protection

The federal estate and gift tax exemption has increased to over $5 million per person, while the New York State estate tax exemption is increasing each year until 2019, when it will be linked to the federal amount. An estate is required to file a New York State estate tax return if the total of the federal gross estate plus the federal adjusted taxable gifts and specific exemption exceeds the New York State exemption amount, and the individual was either a New York State resident or had assets in the state.

Estate planning services for the firm's clients include drafting wills, tax and Medicaid planning, trusts for minors, charitable remainder trusts, special needs trusts, life insurance trusts and other trusts tailored to individual family and estate planning needs, including:

  • Avoiding probate
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Wealth preservation
  • Asset protection
  • Business succession
  • Elder law
  • Medicaid
  • Life estates
  • Power of attorney
  • Health care proxy
  • Taxable and non-taxable gifts
  • Postmarital divorce planning

For more info on trusts and estate planning, visit our online estate planning learning center.

Protecting Family Assets. Be Smart.

Our firm handles millions of dollars in family and business assets through wills, gifts, trusts, family limited partnerships and guardianship accounts. You don't have to be in the "1 percent" to know that it's time to talk to a professional about preserving and transferring your family's wealth, and providing for the orderly transition of your family business.

The cost of nursing home care in New York City is now in excess of $10,000 per month. Don't expose your business and family assets to creditors, the government, distant heirs or the spiraling costs of long term medical and institutional care.

Think Ahead and Contact Us Today

Our clients include business owners, doctors, lawyers, architects and other professionals that know a little planning goes a long way in providing for your children as well as making sure your parents are comfortable and cared for thoroughly in their later years.

Please call our Manhattan office at 212-349-1200 or our Staten Island office at 888-732-5690. You may also contact us online.