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A New York Probate Attorney with a Record of Client Satisfaction

Albert Goodwin, Esq. is a New York probate attorney who is widely praised by his clients and is respected in the legal community. Contact us to see what we can do for your probate needs.

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5.0 6 reviews

  • Avatar Glen Davis ★★★★★ 3 weeks ago
    Thank you for the work you provided regarding the trusts. I would be remiss if I didn't let you know I feel you did … More an outstanding job. You analyzed the information I provided from a legal perspective and your experience with trust law. Then you providing me with not only commission figures (Supplemental Memorandum) but a comprehensive narrative (Memorandum of Law) explaining why and how you came to your conclusions. This narrative was written in language I could easily understand (not legalese), often not the case between council and client communications. What's more, you caught several of my errors regarding calendar-day-counts as well as arithmetic calculations. Your attention to detail is outstanding.
    I took a shot and contacted you after an internet search for an attorney with trust expertise, not knowing what to expect. You far exceed my expectations and I suspect the scope of work you did exceeded the reasonable fee you charged. If anyone ask you for a reference, feel free to give them my number.
    Thank you for your help. I hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future. Glen Davis
  • Avatar carl straker ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Albert Goodwin is one of the most professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and honest attorneys I know. I had been searching … More for an attorney to set up a trust for my family and after I called him, he explained the entire process to me in detail. It was this phone call that made me realize that I had the best person for my estate planning services. If you need an attorney to handle all of your estate planning issues, DO NOT hesitate to call Albert Goodwin. He is a great attorney and a better person. Mr. Goodwin, thank you for your services!
  • Avatar SUVin ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Mr. Goodwin is professional, knowledgeable, honest, persistent, compassionate and responsive - isn't this the definition … More of a good lawyer! He's very meticulous and down to the point , always ready to explain things in great detail, so at all times I had clear understanding of the case status and the steps to be taken next.
    Immediately after our initial conversation - as I was still "shopping" for an attorney to handle an Estate case - my search for a lawyer was over - based on how that conversation went I knew right away that I found one whom I can trust and whom I can rely on to get the case to the desirable outcome. never even once through the case I had any regrets of that decision - just in contrary I consider myself lucky to have hired Mr. Goodwin.
    I deeply appreciate all his work on my case, his legal advise and all his guidance.

Albert Goodwin, Esq. is a New York probate attorney who helps executors open estates and settle probate proceedings in a timely and professional matter. We are be able to close and settle estate matters without unneeded expenses and delays.

We are serious about helping loved ones carry out the last wishes of the decedent. We take pride in representing administrators in estate proceedings and executors in probate proceedings.

From the first stages of filing the Petition to the time of the Order discharging the Executor of an estate, we will meticulously follow your estate administration proceeding, helping you to carry out your duties.

If you nominated as an executor of a will, a probate attorney can do the following:

  • Draft a Petition for Probate of the Will, Waivers, Notices, Citations and other necessary documents for your appointment as Executor
  • Make sure all the documents and waivers are signed by all appropriate parties
  • Deliver all relevant documents to the court, and keep track of the proceeding and make changes or supply additional documents as needed by the court
  • Assist and advise you in the probate of the estate including the marshaling of assets and the discharge of liabilities
  • Advise you as to post mortem planning alternatives including asset valuation options, disclaimers, elections for tax deferral or exclusions and other tax options
  • Review estate tax returns and fiduciary income tax returns to be prepared an accounting firm separately engaged by you to perform such services
  • At your option, prepare the final accounting and all related notices, waivers, consents and decrees necessary for the closing of the estate

As a qualified probate attorney, I will assist you in the inventory, collection, and appraisal of the estate's assets, advise you which creditors need to be paid and will help you decide how to distribute assets in a way that preserves the estate and benefits the beneficiaries.

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After getting to know our firm, call us or meet with us to discuss ways in which we can be of service to you. We can be reached at (212) 233-1233 or (718) 509-9774.

We are looking forward to handling your estate probate matter and securing the estate property for generations to come.