Trusts & Estates Litigation Group

Led by Former Westchester County Surrogate, Honorable Anthony Scarpino, Dorf Nelson & Zauderer’s Trusts & Estates attorneys’ depth of experience is evidenced by their innovative, pragmatic, and hands-on approach to protecting and preserving each client’s financial legacy.


  • Abbie Rodriguez
  • Justine R. Cardenas
  • Micayla A. Costa
  • Xiaoming (Mia) Zhao

The seasoned attorneys in our Trusts & Estates Litigation Group apply the firm’s philosophy of probing for innovative solutions beyond the obvious or legal answer to resolve disputes related to wills, trusts, estates and fiduciary issues relating to Surrogate’s Court and Supreme Court matters.  We represent and counsel individuals and businesses, big and small in complex litigation matters.  Our team understands that sensitivity is essential when handling these matters because of the many family and personal issues involved and guide our clients through the often difficult and emotional court or alternative dispute resolution proceedings.

Our areas of concentration include:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Will Contests
  • Trust and Trustee disputes
  • Turnover Proceedings
  • Will or Trust Construction Proceedings