Manhattan Breach of Fiduciary Duty Attorneys
Conflicts over the Management of Trusts, Estates or the Finances of a Dependent Person
A fiduciary is a person responsible for the proper handling of financial matters relating to a will, trust, or the assets of a dependent person (such as an elder parent).
"Fiduciary litigation" is becoming increasingly common in New York because of claims of breach of fiduciary duty. Most often this occurs because of mismanagement or theft from an estate. Fiduciary litigation usually occurs after the death of a loved one, when beneficiaries become aware of the extent of losses caused by a fiduciary.
Fiduciary litigation is complex and requires the assistance of a skilled estate litigation attorney. The trust and estate litigators at GREENFIELD STEIN & SENIOR, LLP, have extensive experience in handling those types of cases.
Contact one of our attorneys at our Manhattan estate planning and litigation law firm for assistance bringing a fiduciary litigation claim. Examples of claims we have litigated include:
Claims against family members or care givers who have misused a power of attorney to take funds from an elderly or disabled person
Claims of self-dealing by a trustee or executor who has improperly profited by the management of a trust
Claims by one fiduciary against one or more other fiduciaries in trust disputes over conflicts of interest or differences of opinion on management or tax strategies used by a trust or estate
Claims by beneficiaries that a fiduciary failed to make distributions from a trust that the beneficiary was entitled to receive
Fiduciary removal proceedings to remove a fiduciary of an estate or trust
Contested administration proceedings to protest the appointment of a particular fiduciary when there is no will
You will find few law firms in New York who can match the GREENFIELD STEIN & SENIOR, LLP trust and estate litigation experience and results for claims involving breaches of fiduciary duty.