Probate & Estate Planning

The Surrogate’s Courts in New York appoint estate Executors and Administrators and Trustees. These appointments make the appointee a fiduciary. As a fiduciary, the person has many obligations and duties. Any failure on the part of an appointee may result in a breach of fiduciary duty. In general, a fiduciary has an obligation to collect and to protect assets, pay various expenses and other obligations such as taxes, and to provide payments to or on…
Archer is pleased to announce that attorneys Melissa Osorio Dibble, Pete Jamison and Jonathan P. Rardin have been named partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2020. The new partners were previously associates with Archer, one of the region’s largest law firms. They represent a diverse base of clients in several practice areas, which include estate and trust litigation, environmental law, trade secret protection and non-compete, and commercial litigation. “We are proud to promote these…