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NYSBA: Trusts & Estates Law Section Spring Meeting

Loeb & Loeb LLP is pleased to annouce that partner Jerome L. Levine will be speaking on a two-day panel titled "The Anatomy of a Settlement" at the upcoming New York State Bar Association Trusts & Estates Law Section Spring Meeting.

Selected Agenda
Friday, May 4, 2012
1:40PM - 4:45PM
- The Anatomy of a Settlement: Considerations, Negotiations, Implications

The harmony of the Horowitz family has evaporated. Harry, a successful businessman, has died, and his three children, David, Barry and Ellen, and his second wife of fifteen years, Wanda, are at each others’ throats. Harry’s goals of taking care of Wanda, passing his two corporations to David and Barry separately, and transferring substantially all of the balance of his assets to Ellen, is not exactly working out. The three co-executors, Barry, David, and Wanda, can barely agree on anything. Both David and Barry are accused of usurping corporate opportunities and self-dealing. There are significant tax, corporate, property, and construction issues which polarize everybody. The estate tax returns are due shortly.

Will Gary B. Freidman and Jerome L. Levine advise Wanda to exercise her right of election? Will Donald Novick and Stephen F. Melore, representing Barry, be successful in their claim that David has usurped a business opportunity? Will Ellen, represented by Ann B. Lesk and Joseph T. La Ferlita, be successful in her multiple accounting proceedings alleging breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, and seeking a constructive trust on Harry’s valuable art collection? Will David, represented by John R. Morken and Professor Mitchell M. Gans, be able to survive attacks from everyone? Finally, will the attorneys, with the assistance of Surrogate Czygier, be able to help their clients settle their differences?

Saturday, May 5, 2012
9:20AM - 12:30PM
- The Anatomy of a Settlement: Considerations, Negotiations, Implications (Continued)

In addition, Gary B. Freidman will present on conflicts arising from fiduciaries serving in multiple capacities, the duty of impartiality, and self-dealing; and Judge Czygier will lecture on the enforcement of settlement agreements.

Panelists:
Hon. John M. Czygier, Jr., Suffolk County Surrogate’s Court
Gary B. Freidman, Greenfield Stein & Senior LLP
Mitchell M. Gans, Spizz & Cooper, LLP
Joseph T. La Ferlita, Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Ann B. Lesk, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
Jerome L. Levine, Loeb & Loeb LLP
Stephen F. Melore, Farrell Fritz, P.C.
John R. Morken, Farrell Fritz, P.C.
Donald Novick, Novick & Associates, P.C.
Marian C. Rice, L’Abbate Balkan Colavita & Contini, LLP

Additional Details
For more information, including how to register, please see the New York State Bar Association website.