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Love him or hate him, Hugh Hefner was the visionary who founded Playboy Magazine becoming one of the most iconic businessmen of the 20thcentury.  When Hefner launched his risqué magazine in 1953 at the age of 27 nobody could have predicted how successful the young entrepreneur would become. Over the course of the next 60 years, Hefner

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Jan

When successful aerospace executive passed away at the age of 82 on February 1, 2019, he left behind his $10 million dollar estate to his third wife of 9 months, Francine Coppola, no relation to Francis Ford, to the exclusion of his five children.   Bob Rau was born into a working class family of nine

When our loved ones are no longer able to care for themselves we would like to think that those entrusted with their welfare are in fact living up to their obligations. Most importantly we expect those parties entrusted with our loved ones when they are most vulnerable to not take advantage of them. Or so we

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience drafting and probating NY wills for families I have come across and reviewed thousands and thousands of NY wills.  Our office encounters all types of NY wills for probate from ancient wills, to out of state wills, to handwritten wills, to self-made wills, and

When 75 year old hall of fame front man for The Cars, Ric Ocasek passed away in his $15 million dollar Gramercy Park townhome on September 15, 2019 he was in the midst of a divorce from third wife Paulina Porizkova. Ocasek founded the revolutionary band The Cars in 1978 ushering in a new sound and

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Oct

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

When asked should I act as executor of a NY estate any Queens estate lawyer with enough experience will tell you to be careful what you ask for.  An executor of a NY estate is the individual written into the will as the fiduciary by the Queens estate lawyer drafting the will.  Aside from the possibility of

As a NY estate lawyer with more than two decades of experience drafting and probating NY wills we are also NY will contest lawyers.  When drafting NY wills for families in NY we are very aware of the circumstances surrounding each distribution and the realities those distributions may create in the future.  While no two families are

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

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Aug

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