Amy F. Altman

Phone: (212) 871-6954
Fax: (212) 818-1264

Amy F. Altman is a Partner at Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP. Ms. Altman focusses on fiduciary litigation matters such as probate contests, discovery proceedings, accounting proceedings, kinship matters and other miscellaneous litigation in Surrogate’s Court. She has also been appointed to act as guardian ad litem to represent minors, unknown heirs and incapacitated individuals by Surrogates in multiple counties. Ms. Altman provides her clients with the time, attention and tools to understand how to best navigate their matter within the Surrogate’s Court.

Ms. Altman is a contributor to Trusts & Estates Magazine,, the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Newsletter and the Nassau Lawyer.

Prior to joining Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP, Ms. Altman was a partner and head of the Trusts and Estates Department in the Long Island office of Abrams Fensterman, LLP, where her practice focused on fiduciary litigation, estate planning and estate administration.

Ms. Altman is a member of the Trusts and Estates Section of the New York State Bar Association and on board of directors of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Ms. Altman received her B.A. from New York University and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. Ms. Altman is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. Ms. Altman lives in Nassau County with her husband Erik, and their three daughters.

Articles and Publications

Co-author of Proving the Family Tree: Navigating A Kinship Proceedings in Surrogate’s Court Nassau Lawyer, April 2020;

Preventing Morbid Litigation, Trusts and Estates Magazine, February 2017;

Co-author of Have We Got It All Wrong, Rethinking the Fabric of Estate Planning, February 2016.

New Inheritance Rights for Children Conceived After Death, Nassau Lawyer, published August 2015.

The Public’s Interest In Charitable Trusts: Unsettled Issues, Amy F. Altman and Kristin Booth Glen, New York Law Journal Special Section, published January 5, 2015.

The Balance of Equities: Murder, the Insanity Plea and Right to Wrongful Death Proceeds,, July 21, 2014.

Art Law Part 2: The Legal Entanglement of Modern Art from Degenerate Art to Cornelius Gurlitt,, September 30, 2014.

Lost Trusts in New York—the Case for Statutory Intervention, NYSBA Trusts and Estates newsletter,, Summer 2014.

Inheritance Issues Abound for Children Conceived After Death,, March 10, 2014.

Art Law Part 1: From Eagles to Ivory, The Art of Lost Value,, May 12, 2014, and republished in the NYSBA Trusts and Estates Section newsletter, Fall 2014.