Trusts and Estates Law Section

  • Family Outing
    Welcome to the Trusts and Estates Law Section The benefits of your membership and active participation with the Trusts and Estates Law Section cannot be overstated. You will profit not just from the educational component offered by the outstanding Continuing Legal Education Committee, but also from the congeniality and friendships that endure throughout your career.
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    Trusts and Estates Law Section Annual Report The 2014-15 NYSBA Annual Report is now available online. View a brief overview of the Trusts and Estates Law Section’s accomplishments, activities and events this past year. (click image to view)
  • Upcoming Events
    • June 14 CLE Representing the Unmarried Couple

      Representing the Unmarried Couple: Tips for the Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Practitioner

      Tuesday, June 14, 2016
      9:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. 

      New York Society of Security Analysts 
      1540 Broadway, Suite 1010
      New York, NY 10036

      NYSBA Member: $135 
      Non-Member: $235

      Program Co-Sponsors: 
      Elder Law and Special Needs Section
      Trusts and Estates Law Section
      Committee on Continuing Legal Education

      4.0 MCLE Credits: 3.0 Professional Practice, 1.0 Ethics
      This program has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, including newly-admitted (less than 24 months). 

      Not Able to Attend in Person? 
      A Live Webcast Option is Available. (Note: Newly admitted attorneys (less than 24 months) can attend the webcast program and receive New York MCLE credit. The ethics portion must be viewed at the same time as the simultaneous webcast.)

      Who Should Attend: Trusts & Estates and Elder Law Practitioners; Tax Attorneys and Financial Planners; General Practitioners Representing Unmarried Couples.

      Program Description: 
      Attorneys representing married couples are fully aware of the well-established approaches to assisting their clients. However, representing unmarried couples often requires the practitioner to work with his/her client to structure solutions that approximate the benefits enjoyed by married couples. An experienced faculty of seasoned practitioners will share their tips and tried and true solutions to providing unmarried couples with appropriate resolutions tailored to their needs in the areas of elder law, tax planning and trusts and estates planning.  

      Register online

    • October 6-7, 2016: Trusts and Estates Law Section Fall Meeting

      Save the Date!

      The Trusts and Estates Law Section Spring meeting will be held October 6-7, 2016 at Gideon Putnam in Saratoga Springs, NY.

      Registration information to follow.

  • T&E Law Section Newsletter


    The Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practice of trusts and estates law on various topics including estate planning, will drafting, tax issues, guardianship, power of attorney, and probates. Recent New York State Decisions, Case Notes—Recent New York State Surrogate's and Supreme Court Decisions, and a Florida Update are featured in each issue. The Trusts and Estates Law Section Newsletter is published quarterly by the Trusts and Estates Law Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.

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