Life’s challenges can dramatically impact you and your family. It’s important to have comprehensive plans in place to ensure your needs are met, while preserving your family’s finances for the future. The quality of the legal representation you receive for estate planning and administration, as well as elder care, directly correlates with your family’s well-being. Our trusts, estates and elder law attorneys have deep experience protecting the interests of our clients and their loved ones.

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 estate 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.

Our lawyers also handle estate administration and probate for 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 Law 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 elder care plans that guarantee a secure future for your elderly parents or disabled family members.

Cuddy & Feder is a full-service law 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.

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 17 of its attorneys have been selected to the 2022 Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
When preparing an estate plan for business owners, it is crucial to consider family dynamics and estate tax exposure in addition to the transfer of control of a business. Legal tools typically included in an estate plan are a last will and testament, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, and life insurance policies.
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