Trust and Estate Litigation
Disputes can often arise in the administration of a trust or a probate estate, especially when there are substantial amounts of money involved or when family conflict is present. These disputes can arise between beneficiaries, between a trustee, personal representative or other fiduciary and beneficiaries, or from third parties.
Our trust and estate attorneys have a track record of successfully resolving these disputes using informal means, saving clients valuable time and money and enabling them to avoid unwanted attention. When litigation proves unavoidable, our experienced trust and estate litigation attorneys have successfully prosecuted and defended their clients’ interests. We represent both beneficiaries and fiduciaries, including high-net-worth individuals and their families, corporate trustees such as banks and trust companies, executors, trustees, administrators and other fiduciaries, as well as non-profit organizations. We combine in-depth understanding of trust and estate law with experience in litigation. We also draw upon the breadth of substantive knowledge within our firm to advise on special aspects of a given dispute, including real estate and corporate law. Our experience includes litigating trusts and probated disputes involving claims for breach of fiduciary duty, beneficiary disputes, contested heirship, disputed creditor claims, judicial construction and modification of wills and trusts, will and trust contests, will and trust validity, capacity, undue influence, elder abuse, contested powers of attorney, contested accountings, fraudulent transfers, partition actions, spousal right of election, family and estate management disputes, conservatorships and guardianships, among other issues.