Angelo M. Grasso

Phone: 212-818-9240
Fax: 212- 818-1264
Email: agrasso@gss-law.com
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Angelo M. Grasso is a partner at Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP, whose practice is in trusts & estates litigation and Article 81 guardianships. Angelo represents clients in a variety of proceedings in Surrogate’s Court, including will contests, discovery proceedings, contested accountings, and guardianship proceedings. Angelo has served as lead counsel on trials in Surrogate’s and Supreme Court, and argued appeals in the Appellate Division.

Angelo is an active member of the Trusts and Estates Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, where he serves on the Executive Committee and is the Chair of the Surrogate’s Court Committee. Angelo co-chaired the section’s Spring 2019 program in Naples, Florida, and co-chaired the New York State Bar Association’s 2014 program on Discovery Proceedings. He is also a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Westchester County Bar Association.

Angelo has authored numerous articles on current topics in trusts and estates law, and has published articles on cryptocurrency, electronic discovery in trusts and estates litigation, and ethics. He was a co-author of the New York State Bar Association’s amicus curiae brief submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States in the 2019 case North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust. He is also a frequent lecturer on trusts and estates law, and has presented to the Surrogate’s Association of New York, New York State Bar Association, New York City Bar Association, and Nassau County Bar Association.

Angelo graduated from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, where he was an associate editor of the American Criminal Law Review, and was admitted to practice in New York in 2003. He received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1999, where he wrote his senior thesis on the history of American anarchism.

Prior to joining Greenfield Stein & Senior, Angelo was an associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, Mongelli, P.C., and Littman Krooks LLP. He joined Greenfield Stein & Senior in 2008, and became a member of the firm in 2016.

Angelo resides in Westchester with his wife Hilary, daughter Zoë, and goldendoodle Phoebe. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Music Conservatory of Westchester.

Articles and Publications

Co-Author of Amicus Curiae brief submitted by the New York State Bar Association to the Supreme Court of the United States in North Carolina Department of Revenue v. The Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust, (2019)

Bitcoins, Blockchains and Bubbles: A Trusts & Estates Practitioner’s Guide to Cryptocurrency, New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Journal, Vol. 52, No. 2 (Fall 2019)

Electronic Discovery in Surrogate’s Court Litigation, Part II: Surrogate’s Court Decisions, New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 51, No. 3 (Fall 2018)

Electronic Discovery in Surrogate’s Court Litigation, Part I: An Introduction to Electronic Discovery Concepts, New York State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 50, No. 4 (Winter 2017)

Current Ethics Issues for Trusts & Estates Attorneys, New York State Bar Association Program “Conducting SCPA §1404 Discovery,” Fall 2017

Speaking Engagements and Presentations

  • New York State Bar Association – Estate Litigation and Conducting SCPA 1404 Depositions (Fall 2019)
  • Surrogate’s Association of the State of New York – Cryptocurrency and the Modern Estate (Summer 2019)
  • New York State Bar Association – Trusts Go to Washington: North Carolina Department of Revenue v. Kaestner Family Trust (Spring 2019)
  • New York State Bar Association – Probate and Administration of Estates (Fall 2018)
  • New York State Bar Association – Conducting SCPA §1404 Discovery (Fall 2017)
  • Surrogate’s Association of the State of New York – Electronic Discovery in Surrogate’s Court (Spring 2017)
  • New York State Bar Association – The Spousal Right of Election (Spring 2017)
  • New York State Bar Association – 14th Annual Sophisticated Trusts & Estates Institute (Fall 2016)
  • New York State Bar Association – The Fiduciary’s Arsenal: Litigating Discovery Proceedings (2016)
  • New York State Bar Association – Accounting Proceedings (2014 and 2016)
  • Nassau County Bar Association – A Matter of Perspective: Estate Planning to Avoid Litigation (Fall 2015)
  • Strafford – Estate and Trust Fiduciary Litigation (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • New York State Bar Association – Discovery Proceedings (Spring 2014) (Program Co-Chair)
  • New York State Bar Association – Pre-Death Transfers to Family Members (Spring 2014)
  • New York State Bar Association – Estate Litigation (Spring 2011)

Selected Cases

  • Matter of Lawrence, 24 N.Y.3d 320, 998 N.Y.S.2d 698 (2014)
  • Matter of Durcan, 165 A.D.3d 585, 87 N.Y.S.3d 26 (1st Dep’t 2018)
  • Matter of Courant, 142 A.D.3d 614, 36 N.Y.S.3d 237 (2d Dep’t 2016)
  • Matter of Triestman, 137 A.D.3d 1049 27 N.Y.S.3d 626 (2d Dep’t 2016)
  • Matter of Lawrence, 106 A.D.3d 607, 965 N.Y.S.2d 495 (1st Dep’t 2013)
  • Matter of Parisi, 111 A.D.3d 941, 975 N.Y.S.2d 459 (2d Dep’t 2013)
  • Matter of Elyachar, 48 Misc. 3d 852, 14 N.Y.S.3d 869 (Sur. Ct. Westchester Co. 2015)
  • Matter of Lawrence, 33 Misc. 3d 1206(A), 939 N.Y.S.2d 741 (Sur. Ct. New York Co. 2011)
  • Matter of Kirk, 32 Misc. 3d 1205(A), 932 N.Y.S.2d 761 (Sur. Ct. New York Co. 2011)

Honors and Awards

AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell
Super Lawyer, New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2019
Rising Star, New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2014-2017