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Rudolf J. Karvay

Rudolf J. Karvay

Practice areas:

Probate, Tax, Trusts, Litigation

About Me

Flat Fee Probate & Administration Available


 


The passing of someone you care about is undoubtedly emotionally challenging and dealing with the intricacies associated with his/her estate is often a demanding endeavor. There are numerous legal procedures involved with the administration and division of the property of an estate. Before an Executor is officially appointed, papers have to be submitted in the Surrogate's Court. Executors are faced with the burden of learning the intricate legal procedures involved. With over 20 years of experience, I understand how to hasten the process of estate administration. As a New York probate attorney I am focused on steering those faced with fiduciary responsibilities through this process smoothly and successfully.


 


The probate process and estate administration ought to advance smoothly and without problems, provided that the goals of a decedent are plainly expressed and legally sound. But the process could be delayed and lead to discord and litigation in a variety of situations. As a New York estate litigation attorney I have the practical experience to help with these significant personal and financial matters. I recognize that great aggravation can come about from the process and I go out of my way to lead you through every phase of the process. I have litigated a wide array of problems that arise in will and trust disputes, accounting proceedings as well as other estate litigation matters.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Trusts: 25%
    23 years
  3. Tax: 25%
    23 years
  4. Probate: 25%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($230-405/hour), Contingent (25-33%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
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  • Gary Howard Friedenberg

    He is an extremely competent attorney. He is very good with clients.

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    Gary Friedenberg Wills & Living Wills Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact Info

Berkman, Henoch, Peterson,Peddy & Fenchel, P.C.

100 Garden City Plaza
Suite 300
Garden City, NY, 11530

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 199303/13/2015
NJActive199205/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Richardson ScholarBrooklyn Law School1992
American Jurisprudence Award - Family LawLawyer's Cooperative1991

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBerkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C.2007 - Present

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Rotary Club of HauppaugeMember2013 - Present
Estate Planning CouncilMember2011 - Present
Long Island organizations (county)Professional Advisory Committee2009 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Brooklyn Bar AssociationVice-Chair1997 - 2003
Bleuler Psychotherapy CenterPresident Board of Trustees1993 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
In Re a Trust Created by Hildegard Von GontardI argued the appeal, my client prevaled and received her rightful share of the trust.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Hofstra UniversityArt HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
New York Society of CPA’s Suffolk ChapterWHAT THE PRACTITIONER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INFORMAL AND FORMAL ESTATE ACCOUNTINGS2014
Bud Rosner Memorial LI Estate, Tax & Financial Planning ConferenceEstate & Trust Accountings2013