Freidman, Gary B. Esq.
Address: 600 3rd Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Lawyer Firm: Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP
Phone: 212- 818-9600
Fax: 212- 818-1264
|Areas of Practice||Estate and Trust Litigation, Will Contests, Contested Accounting Proceedings, Will Construction Proceedings, Kinship Proceedings, Fiduciary Litigation, Article 81 Guardianship Proceedings, Probate & Estate Administration|
GARY B. FREIDMAN was graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 1978 and was admitted to the New York bar in 1979. He received a Master’s degree in Taxation from New York University Graduate School of Law in 1982.
From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Freidman served as an appellate law assistant to the Justices of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court, Second Judicial Department. There, he was responsible for the preparation of confidential bench memoranda analyzing pending appeals for the Justices. In 1981, he joined Greenfield Stein & Senior, LLP (then known as Greenfield Eisenberg Stein & Senior) as an associate, becoming a member of the firm in 1986. His practice is in trust and estate related litigation.
Mr. Freidman has been involved in numerous contested Surrogate’s Court proceedings and has participated in various trials and hearings in the Surrogate’s Court. These matters have involved diverse issues such as the validity of a charitable remainder unitrust, objections to wills and accountings, the jurisdiction of the Surrogate’s Court and the validity of pre-death gifts.
In addition, he has been appointed as a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of minor children in New York, Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Bronx and Kings County Surrogate’s Court in contested probate, advice and direction, and accounting proceedings.
Mr. Freidman has lectured on Surrogate’s Court matters before the following: • New York State Bar Association – 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Annual Sophisticated Trusts and Estates Law Institutes – November, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 • New York State Bar Association – Contested Accounting Proceedings in Surrogate’s Court – Fall 2009 • New York State Bar Association – The Anatomy of an Estate – October 2006 • New York State Bar Association – Estate Litigation – December 2002 (Program Co-Chair) • New York State Bar Association – Sleepless in Boston: Administering the Problem Estate – October 2002 (Program Co-Chair) • New York State Bar Association – Representing the Fiduciary: The Problems and the Remedies – September 2000 • New York State Bar Association – Settling Litigation in the Surrogate’s Court – January 1999 (Program Co-Chair) • New York State Bar Association – Surrogate’s Court Proceedings – Spring 2000 • New York State Bar Association – Administration of Decedent’s Estates and Related Surrogate’s Court Proceedings – Spring 1995 • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Estate Planning That’s Not Code-Dependent – June 2007 • The Association of the Bar of the City of New York – Estate Litigation for Beginners – March, 1999 • The Surrogate’s Association of the State of New York, the Elder Law Section of the New York State Bar Association• The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Richmond and Suffolk County Bar Associations. In addition, Mr. Freidman has lectured on Surrogate’s Court and litigation matters at Cardozo Law School, Fordham Law School and the New School for Social Research.
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