Law Offices of John F. Lang - Judgment, Experience, Dedication

Estate Litigation -
Representative Matters

Our attorneys have represented individuals and businesses in a broad range of trust and estate litigation or tax litigation contexts:
  • When the relatives of a deceased businessman were confronted with an unexpected codicil to the businessman’s will giving much of his wealth to a person who had just been disinherited, John Lang took the case to trial in Surrogate’s Court, where a jury found the codicil to be a forgery.
  • When the widow of the owner of a nationwide chain of stores was faced with hostile guardianship proceedings, John Lang helped her avoid the guardianship and also obtained the suspension of a hostile trustee of a trust to which she was a beneficiary.
  • When the estate planning and offshore asset protection trusts of a family of very high net worth individuals came under attack by various federal agencies, John Lang was called upon to provide advocacy and consulting services to family lawyers.
  • When a trustee and holder of a power of attorney refused to provide an accounting to a co-trustee and beneficiary, our Firm obtained a court order directing that a prompt and full accounting be filed with the court.
  • Provided litigation consulting services to Trust and Estate practitioner representing beneficiary of spendthift trust who was being mistreated by trustee.
  • Sustained the sale of trust property and successfully defended the actions of a trustee when challenged in N.Y.S. Supreme Court by disgruntled beneficiaries.
  • Represented the attorney draftsperson of a will in a Section 1404 proceeding.
  • Served as lead counsel in team of attorneys representing beneficiary of estate in mediation with co-trustee of estate.  Issues mediated involved wasting and looting of estate assets.  Settlement obtained.
  • John Lang has advised Trust and Estates counsel regarding ethics and professional representation disputes.

Law Offices of John F. Lang, PLLC

One Grand Central Place
60 East 42nd Street
Suite 4700
New York, NY 10165

Telephone: (212) 300-0646
Facsimile: (212) 300-0648

Free initial consultation.

Challenges welcome.

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