Life’s challenges can dramatically impact your family’s finances and well-being. During these times, the quality of legal representation you receive directly correlates with your family receiving the best possible care and how your estate is managed and preserved for your family members.

Cuddy & Feder’s Trusts, Estates & Elder Law practice provides the full spectrum of estate planning, estate administration, charitable planning, elder care and disability planning services. We listen carefully to your concerns, fears and goals in order to properly guide and develop the strategies that best suit your needs. Our attorneys are sensitive to the many issues our clients face such as family conflict, divorce, remarriage, disability, illness and differing interests and goals.

Our Estate lawyers work with individuals and families – often in concert with our client’s accountants, financial planners, financial advisors, brokers, insurance agents and business associates – to develop flexible, sophisticated and comprehensive estate plans. These plans reduce the impact of taxation on wealth and preserve family-owned businesses and assets for the next generation. We ensure that our clients’ philanthropic goals are addressed as part of the planning process. In addition, our attorneys offer guidance in distributing qualified retirement benefits and have estate-planning expertise in the area of non-U.S. persons.

We also administer the estates of deceased loved ones. Our concern for the well-being of surviving family members motivates us to promptly implement the decedent’s plan, while handling all aspects of the estate with efficiency and compassion.

Finally, our Estate and Elder Care attorneys work with clients to develop personalized plans to deal with aging and disability issues. We strive to ease the process by developing both estate and care plans that guarantee a secure future for your elderly parents or disabled family members.

Cuddy & Feder is a full-service firm offering guidance and expertise among our diverse practice areas. We also offer our expertise in the area of Surrogate’s Court Litigation as an extension of our estate planning and administration services.


Estate Planning

Wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care forms and beneficiary designation forms

Estate administration

Counseling to fiduciaries

Prepare state and federal estate tax forms

Draft estate and trust accountings

Charitable Planning

Special-needs trusts

Guardianship proceedings

Medicaid Planning - applications for institutional or home care

On March 2, 2021, Leslie E. Levin, Special Counsel to Cuddy & Feder LLP, presented on a panel titled “Planned Giving for Your Family and the Charities You Care About” hosted by Mercy College.
Cuddy & Feder LLP is pleased to announce that Amanda M. Fenelon has joined the firm as associate in the Trusts, Estates & Elder Law group. Amanda joins from Saxe, Doernberger & Vita, P.C. where she was an associate.
Among many things, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the need to have important personal documents in place and updated, such as wills, trusts and health care proxies
I recently concluded the task of being the executor for a sizable estate involving art work, investment and multiple beneficiaries.  I was represented by lawyers at Cuddy & Feder, who consistently exhibited excellent judgment, gave sage advice and were always sensitive to requests for assistance.
Peter A. Jaskow, RN, BSN, CHPN