Manhattan lawyer, Gerry Wendrovsky has represented a wide range of clients in the areas of estate, wills and probate law and litigation. Whether you need estate planning, are an administrator, executor, or estate beneficiary, Mr. Wendrovsky assists with all matters in the Surrogate Court.
As a wills, estates and probate lawyer, Gerry Wendrovsky routinely discusses with the client basic family background information, and ascertains and understands the wishes and needs of every client requiring a will. He prepares and supervises the execution of simple wills; and those requiring trusts, tax benefits, in terroram clauses, guardianship nominations, and other provisions.
Providing clients advice in estate planning, wills, and probate, Mr. Wendrovsky regularly advises clients on:
various methods of preserving the 'estate plan' established by a will, including the changing of beneficiaries on dedicated retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF, 401k, and pensions;
as part of a basic estate plan, he prepares a power of attorney, and both a health care proxy and living will, which will permit a designated agent to assist the client with their personal business and medical decision-making, in the event of their incapacitation or inability to carry out the normal affairs of life.
As a lawyer regularly practicing in the Surrogate Courts of New York City, Gerry Wendrovsky has represented numerous executors, administrators, beneficiaries and legatees in litigated (contested) and uncontested proceedings involving-
administration dbn and cta;
small estates (voluntary administration);
discovery and other proceedings
He assists all of his clients, after their appointment as Executors or Administrators, in the-
prompt marshaling of assets;
establishment of estate accounts,
negotiation, settlement and payment of legitimate estate debt and claims, and the
proper distribution of the estate.
Mr. Wendrovsky has negotiated, drafted and implemented a number of international co-administrator agreements, as a way of resolving and avoiding conflicts.
Mr. Wendrovsky frequently represents Executors and Administrators who reside outside New York City, in other states, and internationally, including in Europe, Asia, and Canada.
Gerry Wendrovsky has been appointed by the Surrogates (judges) on numerous occasions as guardian ad litem by the Surrogate Courts of New York and Bronx Counties, to represent the interests of incapacitated minors, or 'unknown distributees' or parties, and to act as the Guardian of property.