Executor of an Estate

Qualities of an Executor of an Estate, And Does He/She Need a Lawyer?

Who should you chose to be the executor of an estate? Good question. There are several criteria that go into choosing an executor: your executor should be someone you consider trustworthy; they should understand and respect your wishes regarding the provisions in your last will; they should be capable of performing the duties of an executor of an estate; if the estate is complex, a professional executor, like a trust company,  may be advisable; your executor should of course be someone likely to outlive you.

While executor of an estate doesn't necessarily need to hire a lawyer, there are many reasons why someone may want to hire a lawyer.  Most people are not familiar with the probate, administration or estate settlement process.  Since an Executor is responsible to the Court and the beneficiaries for the protection of estate assets, the payment of taxes and other activities, it is advisable to obtain the advise of an attorney and other professionals with experience handling these matters.

If you're the executor of an estate, and you want to know if you might need the help of a lawyer, I have many years of experience successfully working with and advising clients in creating and executing wills, the probate process and administering estates and helping clients who were an executor of an estate.

I graduated in the top 10% of my class at New England School of Law in Boston and then served on the prestigious “Law Review.” I have been an attorney at law in my own law practice in New York City since 1985.  I enjoy working hard for each of my clients to meet their needs. I am dedicated to working through the nuances of case detail, uncovering something that didn't initially seem obvious and coming to grips with things that can't be controlled in order to resolve your case.  I represent clients throughout New York.

I am available to answer your questions or address any concerns you may have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact me now at (212) 355-2575 or e-mail