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Estate Litigation

Estate Litigation

 


A well- written will  should leave no ambiguity about the beneficiaries or the intentions of the Testator. But sometimes the documents written are not so clear as to the intentions or a party may choose to object to a Will in any case.

A Contested Will proceeding is complex and it requires that someone be very familiar with estate planning as well as the special rules that apply only to actions in the Surrogate's Court.  It is not the same as other litigation matters as it occurs in a special court, Surrogate's Court and it has unique rules and procedures that do not apply to other litigation matters. It is therefore essential that when one chooses to object to or defend a Last Will, that only an attorney familiar with these special rules and proceedings handle this kind of matter.

For plaintiffs involved in a civil litigation matter, the objective is to right a wrong, honor an agreement, or to obtain compensation for an injury.  On the other hand, defendants in a civil litigation matter want to aggressively protect their rights in opposing the plaintiff’s claim.

Whether you are a plaintiff or defendant, hiring a qualified civil litigation attorney is crucial in achieving a successful outcome in your case.Our civil litigation lawyers represent plaintiffs and defendants including individuals, partnerships, shareholders and corporations.

Our civil litigation attorneys work closely with clients to evaluate their potential claims or defenses related to the commercial, professional, employment, and personal dispute that is the subject of litigation.   We represent clients before administrative agencies, alternative dispute resolution proceedings such as mediation or arbitration, jury or court trials in state and federal court as well as proceedings before appellate courts. We help clients prepare their cases and counsel them on steps and procedures involved.  A skilled civil litigation attorney can help clients leverage their negotiating position to reach a beneficial settlement which may be the most appropriate and economical manner of handing certain cases.  However, when a dispute cannot be resolved satisfactorily, taking a case to court may be the best or only option.

When required, our civil litigation attorneys will engage and work closely with experts including investigators, accountants, economic impact analysts, and other relevant professionals. 

If your legal dispute has risen to the level of civil litigation, our attorneys are ready to help.


Lewis and Garbuz, P.C. represents clients throughout New York City and the surrounding areas, including: Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Westchester, Nassau County, New Jersey and Rockland County and Florida.

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