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On the evening of December 5, 1975, celebrity NY estate lawyer Roy Cohn walked into the hospital room of his longtime friend, Lewis S. Rosenstiel.  Rosenstiel was the founding owner of Schenley Distillers, a hugely successful liquor company behind many world renowned liquor labels including but not limited to Jagermeister and Dewars.  After Rosenstiel’s passing Schenley Distillers…
As a NY probate lawyer with more than two decades of experience litigating NY estates I can tell you that inheritance rights of non-marital children can often be ambiguous.  This is because while marital children enjoy the presumption of marital paternity, that their father is in fact their father, non-marital children do not.  Therefore, individuals born of…
Also called a Last Will & Testament, a NY will is actually a piece of paper, hopefully drafted by and executed in front of your NY estate lawyer, directing who will control and receive the assets within your NY estate after you are gone.  Absent a NY will, the assets of your NY estate pass through…
As an experienced NY estate lawyer with over two decades of experience litigating NY estates we come across some awfully strange wills.  While it is almost always better to have your NY will drafted by an experienced NY estate lawyer there are still no guarantees.  In fact, some of the wackiest NY wills we have come across…