Trusts & Estates Litigation

HDRB&B’s Trusts & Estates Litigation Department handles complicated and contentious trusts & estates disputes with skill and sensitivity. Trusts and Estates disputes are among the most difficult for litigants, from family members seeking to protect their rights, to individual and corporate fiduciaries whose conduct has been challenged, to businesses impacted by generational transitions. HDRB&B’s trial lawyers are experienced in both trusts and estates and complex business litigation and are uniquely qualified to handle these cases.  HDRB&B attorneys also have significant experience handling these cases in both New Jersey and New York.  The procedures in the Surrogate’s Court and Chancery Division and in the two states differ in important ways, and having experience in both venues can be critical to resolving cases that involve assets and parties in both states.

Services

  • Will contests
  • Breach of fiduciary duty actions
  • Guardianship proceedings and disputes
  • Estate administration actions
  • Probate proceedings
  • Accounting proceedings
  • Trustee and executor removal proceedings

Representative Matters

  • Represented beneficiary in action to remove trustee of $10 million trust for breach of fiduciary duty and self-dealing.
  • Represented defendant in multi-generational dispute regarding significant portfolio of family-owned real estate.
  • Represented trust beneficiary in dispute over disposition of millions in family-owned assets.
  • Represented executor in will contest regarding estate worth over $10 million.

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