Trust and Estate Litigation
Elman Freiberg has a well-deserved reputation as a leading complex trust and estate litigation practice. We represent beneficiaries and all types of fiduciaries, including corporate trustees, personal representatives and guardians. We counsel our clients in their most challenging personal disputes, federal and state tax matters, charity and foundation issues, and the full gamut of business disputes within trusts and estates.
While we are most at home in New York Surrogate’s Court, we regularly appear for our clients in courts throughout the country. We are experienced counsel in probate contests, accounting proceedings, removal and surcharge actions, all types of fraud, and breach of fiduciary duty claims. Elman Freiberg combines sophisticated expertise, aggressive yet efficient lawyering, and tax-practical advice to help our clients successfully resolve their fiduciary litigation matters.
Defending Lawyers and Law Firms
While we are always prepared to aggressively litigate for our clients, we recognize that “bulldog” litigation tactics are not appropriate in every situation. Corporate clients often need to resolve conflicts amicably so that they can return to running their businesses. Through careful negotiation, we help our clients reach resolutions while preserving the integrity of their businesses.
Our lawyers also litigate and arbitrate securities industry disputes throughout the country. We have successfully represented aggrieved investment bankers, brokers and senior executives in all types of disputes. We are equally at home in court and in FINRA proceedings. Our lawyers always try to achieve an early negotiated resolution. But when that is not possible, we are fully prepared to see matters through to the end. Our undefeated track record at FINRA arbitrations speaks for itself.
Real Estate Litigation
We represent employees and employers in the negotiation of employment and severance agreements in a variety of industries including finance, banking and fashion. We help our employee clients navigate their job transitions to avoid conflict, and to be best prepared if conflict ensues. And when conflict is unavoidable, we defend our clients’ rights in federal and state courts and in arbitration before the AAA, FINRA, and other tribunals.