I am a retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps. I... more
I am a retired Lt. Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps. I served on both active and reserve duty from 1971 through 1995. My law practice now includes clients onactive duty, reserve, and retired military and their families in family law matters, including divorce, division of military pensions, entitlement to military benefits, child support and alimony, Survivor Benefit P... view profile
I concentrate my practice in two primary areas of the law: estate planning and... more
I concentrate my practice in two primary areas of the law: estate planning and complex commercial litigation. I have practiced in both of these areas since opening my own practice in New York City in 1994. Ibegan my career as a felony prosecutor with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, followed by several years in my own practice, during which I was a frequent guest commentator on Cou... view profile
Experienced Real Estate and Probate attorney with emphasis on title related matters,... more
Experienced Real Estate and Probate attorney with emphasis on title related matters, title claims, foreclosure proceedings, loss mitigation, REO, as well as vast experience on residential and commercial real estate transactions. Current member of Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund/Old Republic National Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Insurance Group.
Probate is the legal process used to carry out a person's will after their death; a probate attorney advises you on how to perform the steps in the process. In general, once you have identified and collected the dead person's belongings, including their money, property, and other assets, you pay the person's debts and taxes. Once all debts have been paid, you distribute their money and property according to the language of the will. If there is no will, the laws of the state where the dead person lived control how the property is distributed. A probate attorney helps you plan what happens to your property when you die, as they can probate wills and act as your probate court estate representative. A probate attorney also represents family members and beneficiaries wishing to challenge wills.