Serving Northern New York Since 1876

Estate Administration

Constantly changing tax laws and increasingly complex court proceedings require sophisticated legal knowledge to process even the most basic estate. Our firm can provide assistance with:

  • Guardianship under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law
  • Guardianships for Infants and Individuals under Disabilities pursuant to Article 17 and 17-A of the Surrogate’s Court Procedure Act
  • Settlement of all estates, whether by probate or non-judicial
  • We can also assist in all of the financial details of the estate, such as: bookkeeping, bank account management, payment of bills, and providing income tax information to tax preparers
  • Estate Litigation including Elective Share representation for spouses and Will contests
  • Settlement of Trusts

Our attorneys and staff understand and are sensitive to the challenges in Estate Planning and Estate Administration. Each case is handled according to the specific family situation with sensitivity. We strive for an ongoing relationship with our clients knowing that family needs change and estate plans evolve.

For your convenience, appointments may be arranged outside of the firm’s office.


Watertown Office

407 Sherman Street
Watertown NY 13601
Phone: (315) 788-5100
Fax: (315) 788-3463

Carthage Office

307 State Street
Carthage NY 13619
Phone: (315) 493-0030
Fax: (315) 493-7549

Canton Office

2 Judson Street
Canton NY 13617
Phone: (315) 386-8544
Fax: (315) 379-0126