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Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Estate Planning: 50%
    51 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Elder Law: 25%
    51 years, 500 cases
  3. Tax: 25%
    51 years, 1 thousand cases

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Levene Gouldin & Thompson, LLP

Po Box F1706
Binghamton, NY, 13902-0106


FLMember in Good Standing198109/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 196503/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in AmericaMarquis2000
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Surrogate Judge and Acing Supreme Court JusticeNew York State Unified Court System2001 - 2011
Adjunct Professor Of TaxationBinghamton University1972 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationVice President1999 - 2002
New York State Bar AssociationChair, Trusts and Estates Section1989 - 1990
Broome County Bar AssociationN/A1965 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Matter of ThomasDecision for Executor
Matter of Jon Z.Independent Guardians Appointed
Laura G. vs. Peter G.Decision for Plaintiff Wife
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Publication nameTitleDate
Warrens' Heaton Legislative& Case DigestWithdrawls from Guardianship Accounts and Investment of Guardianship Funds2012
Warrens' Heaton Legislative & Case DigestHow to Get Paid in Surrogate's Court2011
New york State Bar Association Pitfalls of Practice HandbookTrusts and Estates2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1965
Wesleyan UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1962
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New York State Surrogate's AssociationAdministtering Insolvent Estates2012
New York State Bar Association, Trusts and Estates Law SectionShow Me the Money; Administering Illiquid and Insolvent Estates2012
UpdateWhat's New in Surrogate's Court2009